Faros Beach Hotel

  • Sun terrace
  • Free WiFi
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans

Located at the picturesque Venetian harbour of the Old Town of Rethymno, Crete, Faros Beach Hotel features a rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of the harbour and the Cretan ... Continue reading

Located at the picturesque Venetian harbour of the Old Town of Rethymno, Crete, Faros Beach Hotel features a rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of the harbour and the Cretan Sea beyond.The Hotel enjoys a central location within the Old Town and is ideal for those who wish to explore Rethymno's historic quarter with its narrow streets and traditional tavernas.The hotel offers cosy rooms and suites with private balconies and patios offering panoramic views of the harbour and the Cretan Sea.All units are equipped with air conditioning, a 32-inch HD TV,  fridge, hair dryer and a kettle.Complimentary Wi-Fi offered throughout the hotel is consistently rated as ‘excellent' by our guests.  


  • Air conditioning
  • Allergy-free room
  • Designated smoking area
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Soundproof rooms

Other facilities

  • Daily maid service
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace

Price Overview

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Faros Beach Hotel in Rethymnon easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Faros Beach Hotel with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

Anyone could be forgiven for mistaking the hugely popular package tour holiday resort town of Rethymnon for a sort of Cretan-inspired theme resort, but the best thing about the town is that its picturesque historic heart is actually genuine. The old town is just that: old, its winding alleys overhung with pretty wooden flower-bedecked balconies flaunt historic Venetian and Turkish architectural influences. Fortunately a recent mad spate of tourist development has left the old town untouched, so it can now delight the many photo-happy visitors and serve as a bustling venue for tavernas, restaurants and souvenir shops. To the east is one of Crete's longest sandy beaches, which has become the target of developers and is lined with apartment blocks and hotels. Excursions are easily made to Heraklion, Chania or the monastery of Arkadhi.

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Daily boat excursions are the latest activity in Rethymnon, taking holidaymakers to the beautiful beaches at Bali or Marathi, and include lunch at a local taverna with unlimited wine. Evening cruises are also a popular activity, and there are opportunities for hiking and horseback riding. Sights within the city include the mosque of Sultan Ibrahim Han and the Venetian fortress as well as an archeaological museum.


The inner harbour of Rethymnon sports an array of restaurants perfect for holidaymakers and fish tavernas, many of which are expensive for what they are; the Samaria taverna is more reasonably priced and among the best here, while Famagusta offers a range of food from Greek cuisine to western and Chinese. Better value can be found in the streets around the Rimóndi fountain where there are some old-fashioned cafes serving local fare including delicious helpings of traditional yoghurt and honey. These include Kyria Maria, Agrimia and Othonos, all overlooking the fountain.


Nightlife in Rethymnon ranges from noisy pubs and bars around the inner harbour or inside the old town, to more relaxed bars on the beach where holidaymakers can enjoy the sounds of the sea while sipping on the favourite drink. Fortezza Disco is the flashiest in town, along with other dance clubs like the Metropolis, New York Club and the Opera Club. A new younger bar scene has appeared above the inner harbour around the Platía Plastira, with music bars sporting outdoor terraces.


There is an overwhelming amount of gift shops geared towards holidaymakers offering tourist souvenirs, as well as a variety of handicrafts such as pottery, baskets, woodcarving and woven goods. Cretan embroidery can be found at Haroula Spridaki, while various items carved from olive wood are at Olive Tree Wood. Palaiopoleiou offers genuine antiques and old textiles and those interested in modern ceramics and Greek pottery should stop at Omodamos. Self-caterers will find numerous general stores and mini supermarkets scattered about, and there is a daily market below the Porta Guora, as well as a bakery just behind the Rimóndi fountain.


Rethymnon doesn't have the ruins and archaeological sites that many Greek holidaymakers expect for such an old city.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Greek,
Currency: Euro (€)

This week's weather forecast

22°C Low 16°C
Today: Wed 26 Oct
24°C Low 14°C
Thu 27 Oct
Patchy rain possible
22°C Low 16°C
Fri 28 Oct
Patchy rain possible
20°C Low 14°C
Sat 29 Oct
23°C Low 15°C
Sun 30 Oct

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Hotel address : Venetian Ηarbor, Eleftheriou Venizelou 88, Réthymno Town, Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands, 74100

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