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Grecotel Marine Palace & Aqua Park

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Tailor-made for active families, this beautiful beachfront complex is a firm favourite in picturesque Panormos. With a 6000 square metre aqua park to explore, water babies will be in paradise - and the amazing choice of dining venues are sure to satisfy even the most discerning foodies.

How far is the nearest beach?

The hotel is by its own private, Blue Flag-accredited beach.

Distance from Airport

The hotel is 61km from Heraklion Airport, and 89km from Chania Airport.


The hotel’s elegant Double Rooms can be found amongst the beautifully-kept gardens, and boast cool bamboo furnishings for a traditional twist on modern accommodation. In-room amenities include an en-suite bathroom with a hairdryer and complimentary amenities, along with air conditioning, an LCD satellite TV, a fridge, and a private balcony or terrace.

In the mood for even more luxury? There are eight room upgrades to choose from, ranging from colourful Bungalows and Family Rooms, to super-spacious Family Bungalow Suites and Apartments. Plus, for the ultimate treat, there’s a collection of Deluxe Bungalow Suites, which come complete with private Jacuzzi baths.

Food & Drink

There are five fabulous restaurants on offer at the Marine Palace, beginning with the eponymous main restaurant, which serves up local and international fusions in a rich open buffet. For Asian-inspired fare, there’s also the al fresco flavours of Asiana Bamboo, whilst the Italian Hot Stone is the ultimate hotspot for a la carte cuisine. Plus, the traditional Deep Blue tavern is on hand with a moreish Grecian snack menu, and Barbecue at the Beachfront dishes up tender grills right by the waves. In the hotel's new Food Court you can enjoy an all-day extravaganza of tasty beach food choices from crepes, ice creams and waffles to Souvlaki, homemade pizzas and pies.

For drinks, there’s a choice of seven bars dotted across the complex, including a beach bar, pool bar and two aqua-park bars. Please be aware that the outdoor bars are available subject to weather conditions.

Please note that reservations are required for all venues, with the exception of the main buffet restaurant. Dress codes apply across all restaurants and bars, with resort-casual attire required during the day, and smart-casual in the evening. Beachwear and shorts may not be worn after sunset, and gentlemen must wear long trousers and sleeved shirts when visiting any of the restaurants/bars.

Sports & Entertainment

The gigantic new waterpark, Kingdom of Poseidon, is bursting with laugh-a-minute fun for all ages, complete with six thrill slides, a colourful kids’ splash park, and over 100 games celebrating the very best of H20. Five extra pools can be found throughout the rest of the complex, along with luxurious sun terraces overlooking the sea - and there’s tons of aqua activities to enjoy, including water polo and aqua-gym.

Terra firma more your thing? The outstanding animation team is on hand with an exceptional array of games, competitions and classes - and sports fans can get stuck into activities such as tennis, archery and beach volleyball. Plus, tiny and teen travellers can check out the Grecoland kids’ clubs, which provide hours of fun for ages 4-12 and 13-16 - whilst the Elixir Spa (local charge) is a haven of tranquillity for the grown-ups, featuring a pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath. Finally, to keep connected during your stay, you can enjoy free wireless internet in all hotel areas and guest rooms. The hotel also offers a 24-hour WhatsApp concierge and guest portal online information and services.


  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Aerobics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Aqua Park
  • Archery
  • Babysitting
  • Bar
  • Beach Bar
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Cots (On Request)
  • Darts
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Hairdryer
  • High Chairs
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Pool Bar
  • Private Beach
  • Reception
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Sports Facilities
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
  • Turkish Bath
  • Water Sports
  • Wifi