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Achillion Palace Hotel

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Achillion Palace is situated in the most beautiful quarter of the city, just a breath away from the seafront and very close to the entrance to the old settlement, whose narrow streets lead to the imposing medieval castle and the picturesque Venetian port.

Modern and well-organized, it perfectly blends unique comfort with the traditional Cretan hospitality and aspires to become the ideal base for your activities in the city or your escapes in the greater area.

ACHILLION PALACE is a modern four-star hotel that meets today’s highest standards of accommodation. Its fully renovated facilities permeate finesse and discreet luxury, while its friendly staff offers impeccable service round the clock.

How far is the nearest beach?

The hotel is situated 100 m from a unique sandy beach.

Distance from Airport

This hotel is located 69km from Chania Airport and 81km from Heraklion Airport


All 72 spacious rooms of ACHILLION PALACE combine the finesse of a beautiful indoor with a balcony turned to the sea or the verdant indoors garden. Cosy and warm, the rooms are equipped with contemporary amenities, including:

  • air-conditioning

  • telephone

  • safe

  • satellite TV

  • refrigerator

  • hair-dryer

  • Wireless Internet.

Food & Drink

At ACHILLION PALACE, you will start your day in the bright dining room or our verdant indoors garden with a filling and tasty breakfast, made of the best local ingredients. It includes eggs, milk, yogurt, honey, cheese, fruit and vegetables, Cretan rusks, homemade preserves and other delicacies that make up a true gourmet experience. For the other meals of the day, it is worth trying our exceptional cuisine in the main restaurant, if you are a member of an organized group, or enjoy a tasty snack in one of the hotel’s bars.

Using ACHILLION PALACE as you base, you can also set out on an interesting gourmet tour in the surrounding area, sampling Cretan, Greek and European dishes in the restaurants, taverns and raki bars of Rethymnon.

Sports & Entertainment

Your stay at the ACHILLION PALACE is meant to be a most entertaining experience. Our neat and cozy facilities form and ideal place to unwind, while the hotel’s proximity to the historical and commercial centre of Rethymnon makes it a perfect base for sight-seeing.

Enjoy your drink at the bar or the refreshing indoors garden of the hotel. Sip an ice-cold cocktail at the Roof Garden with the panoramic view to the sea and the entire city. Initiate yourself into the secrets of our organized wine-cellar, filled with famous Cretan wines. Also, with the hotel as your starting point, explore the fascinating old city, visit the key sights of the area, walk on the beautiful seashore or go shopping in the stores of Rethymnon.

We will gladly provide any information you may need to discover the charm of our city. We will supply you with updated maps, share with you the area’s little secrets and, if walking tires you, we will provide a rented bike at the best rate.

Historical Rethymnon, the third largest city of Crete, is the centre of a thriving tourist area which has turned to account the competitive advantages that were bestowed upon it by nature, history and local tradition.

Resembling a modern big city that bustles with life, it has yet managed to maintain in its heart the memories of the past, reflected in the narrow streets and the facades of the buildings of the old city – one of the best-preserved Renaissance settlements in Europe.

In the shadow of an imposing medieval castle, by the old port that survived intact through the ages and very close to the sandy beach of Rethymnon, lies the old city. Full of sights and loaded with Venetian and Oriental elements that have merged in the course of time, Rethymnon is a living museum of the history of the area, as well as the hub of its modern tourist life.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • By the Beach
  • Lifts
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone
  • Wifi