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From world famous beaches and food to action and festivities, Crete is a world of its own! What you will love about this island is the way that this sense of fusion extends to a family vacation.

Rethymnon, the third largest town on Crete, is an intriguing mixture of old-world charm and lively Cretan life. The vivacious atmosphere of the old town is just the place for a stroll on long summer evenings. The different eras and influences on the town can be seen in the unusual architecture and buildings. Around the picturesque harbour one can see the Venetian influence that later gave way to the Turkish regime. The multitude of bars, cafes, tavernas, kafenions, and discos are guaranteed to provide entertainment to suit everyone's taste.
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Rethymnon, the third largest town on Crete, is an intriguing mixture of old-world charm and lively Cretan life.

Like no other Greek island, Crete welcomes you with its wealth of myths, legends, and history, a blessed and dramatic landscape, and an abundance of choices and experiences.

Explore the endless awarded Cretan beaches with unspoilt seas of crystal clear waters.

Live Life at the Agreco Farm, a fairytale traditional farm in Rethymno, taste the legendary nutritional Cretan cuisine and be a farmer for the day.

The famous Rethymno exotic beach at the exit of the imposing Kourtaliotikos Gorge. Walk along the tropical river of the gorge with the palm trees and swim at the cold ponds formed.

Be amongst the first to explore the new Eleutherna Museum and Archaeological Park set in the gorgeous Cretan landscape at the foothills of Crete's highest mountain!


  • Machis Kritis 197, Platanias
  • GR 74100, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
  • Tel: (+30) 28310 29232
  • From Rethymno: 6 km
  • From Chania: 60 km
  • From Chania Airport: 67 km
  • From Heraklion: 72 km
  • From Heraklion International Airport: 75 km
  • From Aghios Nikolaos: 135 km
  • From Elounda: 145 km
By Car/Motorbike
Car rental desk in hotel
Motorbike rental from reception

Taxi Service
To Rethymnon (6 km): app. 10€
To Heraklion (72 km): app. 100€
To Heraklion Airport (75 km): app. 120€
To Chania (60 km): app. 100€
To Chania Airport (67 km): app. 105€
To Ag. Nikolaos (135 km): app. 180€
To Elounda (145 km): 190€

Bus Services
Bus stop at 250 m 
1. From Heraklion International airport
Distance 75 km about 1 hour & 6 minutes

1. Head southeast  30 m
2. Exit the roundabout 650 m
3. Slight right onto the ramp to Irakleio  240 m
4. Merge onto Vorios Odikos Axonas Kritis/E75  76 km
5. Slight left onto Palaia Ethniki Odos Rethymnou-Irakleiou  3.7 km
6. Turn right onto Kaisareias (signs for Platanes/Arkadi) 150 m
7. Turn right onto Leof. Machis Kritis 400 m
6. The Grand Leoniki Residence is on the right

2. From Chania airport
Distance 67 km about 1 hour 10 mins

1. Head west on EO Aerodromiou Soudas  42 m
2. Turn left to stay on EO Aerodromiou Soudas   2.6 km
3. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on EO Aerodromiou Soudas  4.3 km
4. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit  1.7 km
5. Continue onto Akrotiriou  3.1 km
6. Akrotiriou turns left and becomes Plotarchou Maridaki  900 m
7. Turn left onto Leof. Soudas  650 m
8. Turn right onto Agiou Nikolaou  64 m
9. TTurn left at the 1st cross street onto Ethnarchou Venizelou  600 m
10. Continue onto Palea EO Chanion Rethimnou/PEO90  1.7 km
11. Turn left onto EO Chanion Rethimnou/Vorios Odikos Axonas Kritis/E75/EO90  55 km
12. Turn right toward EO Kaisareias  15 m
13. Merge onto Nikomidias  400 m
14. Turn right onto Leof. Machis Kritis  450 m
15. The Grand Leoniki Residence is on the right


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