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Why Stay At Palazzo Rimondi
This 20-room boutique hotel is set in a Renaissance palazzo in Crete's medieval town of Rethymno, known for its winding streets and Venetian fortress.
In the historic center of Rethymno, one of Crete's most picturesque towns, Palazzo Rimondi, set in a 15th-century palace, is a seamless mix of old and new. Public spaces are classic and grand, though modern studios and suites have double-height ceilings, white-on-white beds, and full-service kitchenettes. Many rooms overlook the small pool in the hotel's pebble-cobbled courtyard, or one that enjoys a view onto the medieval tangle of pedestrian alleys leading to the city's Venetian Fortezza, home to Rethymno's summer Renaissance Festival. Hungry? The nearby Xanthoudidou Street is packed with Greek restaurants, and the harbor, just a 10-minute stroll away, is lined with seafood restaurants.
Forgo the hotel's tiny breakfast room; instead, bring your coffee and croissants to the shaded courtyard by the pool or up to the sun-drenched roof terrace.
The hotel's location, in a quiet pedestrian zone, is lovely—unless you arrive by car. The closest parking is blocks away on Melissinou Street; ask to have staffers pick up your luggage.
Arrive at Chania Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport (CHQ) which is approximately 42 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 90 minutes of travel time.21 Xanthoudidou str, Rethymno, Crete, Greece
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Sun Deck
- Outdoor Pool
- Rooftop Terrace
- Bell Boy Service
- Car Rental
- Travel Concierge
- Air Conditioning
- Flat-screen TVs
- Satellite TV
- In-room Safes
- Outdoor Lounge Area
- In-Room Dining
- Restaurants nearby
- Early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability)
- Bottle of wine and fruit tray
Why We Love Crete
Rethymno is perhaps the most postcard-perfect city on Greece's largest island, with sandy beaches and a historic center that's largely free of modern development.
22 Xanthoudidou St.
Best Beach: Board a replica pirate ship with Dolphin Cruises (based in the Venetian Harbor) for a coastal cruise past sea caves to the secluded beaches of Panormo, Bali, or Marathi.
Must-See Museum: Rethymno's small but engaging Historical and Folk Art Museum gives a peek into traditional Cretan life and customs; the exhibits are set in a restored 17th-century Venetian mansion.
28 Vernàrdhou St.
Where to Eat: For an affordable and authentic Cretan meal, try To Pigadi for traditional dishes (lamb with feta, garlic, and tomato) and items that are more creative (a sautèed chicken fillet with orange and chocolate sauce). Sit on the dining terrace, next to a 16th-century well.
31 Xanthoudidou St.
Why Go Now
April 1-8, 2012
Churches around town host holy processions and candlelight masses on Easter Sunday.
July 1-7, 2012
Cretan Wine Festival
The Municipal Park is packed each evening for a week of Cretan wine tasting and traditional and modern music performances.
August 27-September 5, 2012
Rethymno celebrates its history with a week of Renaissance music and theater performances.
Erofili Theatre, Fortezza.