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Joan Palace, Crete

The Joan Palace Hotel is situated in the heart of Rethymnon, one of the most beautiful cities in Crete. Rethymnon is well known for the medieval fortress Fortezza, a picturesque old town with narrow streets full of traditional shops, cafe and tavernas, markets offering a wide range of beautiful clothes, gold, furs and souvenirs at competitive prices.


The hotel has 52 hotel rooms, 15 rooms with kitchenette and three suites with kitchenette. All rooms are equipped with marbled private bathroom/shower, fridge, safe deposit box, hairdryer, satellite TV, individual A/C unit, fully computerised telephone system, balcony. They stretch over a four floor building of neo-classical architecture.

Food & Beverage

Within the hotel guests will find a Roof Garden, pool bar Oasis overlooking the city of Rethymnon, Fortezza, Municipal Gardens, the mountains surrounding Rethymnon and the sea. The main restaurant Nefeli offers breakfast and dinner buffet style and a variety of selected wines. The main bar Le Bistrot offers coffees, drinks and top class cocktails.

All Inclusive Food & Drinks

The AI programme consists of breakfast (07:30-09:45), lunch (12:30-13:30) and dinner (19:00-21:00), all buffet style, served in the main restaurant. For up to 20 people, lunch is served as a choice of two set menus - a la carte (two courses menu, salad, dessert & fruit). During meals local wine, local draught beer and refreshments are offered. Tea & coffee time with ice cream is between 16:30 & 18:00 at the main bar. Locally produced alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks like wine, draught beer, brandy, raki or ouzo and refreshments are served at all bars from 11:30-23:00.

All Inclusive Sports & Entertainment

Leisure facilities at the hotel include events such as Cretan dances, beach parties, etc.

Facilities & Services

Facilities and services which are available in the hotel are a swimming pool with running water which is situated on the roof top, a TV room with SAT, books refering to Crete island available in the sitting area, a Hydromassage and Sauna. Also on offer is the Antigoni conference room which is available for meetings, exhibitions and presentations accommodating up to 40 delegates.

All Inclusive General Info

All drinks, except the above described, are available on 50% discount at any time & department. With one day notice, AI guests can enjoy their AI in the sister hotel Joan Beach. Transfer from Joan Palace to Joan Beach by shuttle bus provided (except Sundays).

Information on Distances

The hotel is situated 77km from Heraklion Airport and 60km from Chania airport. The port of Rethymnon is 800m, Rethymnon center is 50m, the bus stop is 50m, and Knossos is 80km.

Opinion of local rep

Joan palace is a city hotel, offering professional services and high quality accommodation, recommended for couples and guests who want to explore the island with comfortable starting point.
Maintenance Works at the Hotel - Spring 2006
Please note that the roof pool and the pool bar at Joan Palace are being refurbished and closed due to this reason. Works will last till the 15th of May.


Board Types

Half Board / All Inclusive



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