Joan Palace

  • 1Km to beach
  • 100m to town centre
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans

Joan Palace is located 1 km from a sandy beach. The closest city to the hotel is Rethymno (100 m). Located in Rethymnon, the hotel offers 70 rooms and was renovated in 2011, air ... Continue reading

Joan Palace is located 1 km from a sandy beach. The closest city to the hotel is Rethymno (100 m). Located in Rethymnon, the hotel offers 70 rooms and was renovated in 2011, air conditioning and 2 elevators are available. To make your stay more comfortable a lobby, a lounge and a reception are available. The staff in this 5 storey hotel speaks English and German. Mobility on holiday is simplified through motorbike and car rental. A fresh water swimming pool, seasonally open is available. Sunshades and sunbeds are available for an additional fee at the beach and free of charge at the pool. The hotel is within easy reach of supermarkets, disco, bus stops, taxi stands, cinema, medical services, bars and restaurants, city centre, theatre and shops. Distance from the hotel to: Forteza Castle (600 m), Arkadi (17 km), Knossos Palace (80 km), airport HER (77 km) and Venetian Harbour (600 m). For your entertainment the hotel features a TV lounge. Vehicles may be parked in the parking lot.


  • Bicycle rental
  • Library
  • Massage
  • Sauna

Other facilities

  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Terrace


  • Air conditioning
  • Car hire
  • Free WiFi
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Food and Drink

The breakfast type is Buffet and it is provided from 07:30 - 10:00. The hotel has one restaurant. Evenings can be spent at the lobby bar.

Other Information

Payment facilities include Euro/Master Card, Visa Card and Diners Club. Additional fees may apply for certain facilities, amenities or activities.

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 Joan Palace in Rethymnon easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Joan Palace 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

Patchy rain possible
21°C Low 16°C
Today: Fri 28 Oct
21°C Low 14°C
Sat 29 Oct
24°C Low 14°C
Sun 30 Oct
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Mon 31 Oct
Partly cloudy
23°C Low 14°C
Tue 01 Nov

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