• Apartments
  • View
  • Garden
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Free parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
  • 24-hour front desk

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Alianthos Garden Hotel is a family-run complex, situated just 50 metres opposite the wonderful beach of Plakias, in Rethymno area. It offers free Wi-Fi access and free private on-site parking. Located just few minutes’ walk from the shops and tavernas of the village, the overall tone at the Alianthos Hotel is informal and truly perfect for relaxing. The renovated guest rooms and apartments of Hotel Alianthos Garden are well-equipped and offer comfortable beds with orthosomatic mattresses by Cocomat as well as a pillow menu. They all feature balconies with panoramic views of the surrounding area. Guests at the Alianthos Garden Hotel may enjoy exotic cocktails at the bar, or the sun by the large fresh water swimming pool.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Alianthos Garden has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 2 May 2009.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Plakias, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site

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Accommodation Type
2 single beds
1 sofa bed
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 sofa bed
1 large double bed
1 single bed
4 single beds
2 double beds
2 single beds
2 sofa beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 3+
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Plakias
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  • Joyce
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The quality of the breakfast and dinner was outstanding with an amazing choice at both. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Our room was spotlessly clean and the bed very comfortable. The reception/bar area was spacious and modern and the...
  • Utku
    Very friendly staff, overall peaceful feeling in the whole hotel and its guests. Restaurant is awesome, both for breakfast and dinner. Bar is also pretty good. The services they offer and their flexibility with things are great as...
  • Joan
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Amazing selection of food.....fabulously cooked and presented. The best. The place had a 'heart', staff were so friendly and helpful. Had a wonderful evening of a Greek band and dancing Wished we had booked for longer. Would highly recommend.
  • Olivier
    very nice hotel and very friendly staff. the breakfast and the dinner were very good. the beach of Skinari- 5 km by car is fantastic
  • Marco
    Very friendly staff, breakfast and dinners, relaxed atmosphere
  • Stephen
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The Hotel was in a perfect location, it had a lovely feel to it as all of the staff were so welcoming, helpful, charming and accommodating. The food was excellent, so much choice at the buffet breakfast and dinner. The whole place was very well...
  • Mila
    Great stuff! We are very grateful for all of them, very helpful and understanding. Food is delicious and variable even for our fussy eater child. Assistant helped us to choose entertaining and also hotel provides a car with a really good price....
  • Benoit
    We were there for 4 days earlier in July 2023. Welcoming was great as we were taken care of right upon our arrival, making us feel very special, we sat down, got a drink and a small snack while going through how the hotel works and so on. Hotel is...
  • Aleksei
    Perfect location, great food and nice staff. Everything was good and we really enjoyed our stay in Alianthos Graden. Highly recommended!
  • Володимир
    Great location in the beaitiful town. Very close the sea. Very friiendly staff and delicious breakfasts.

Property questions and answers
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  • How far is the nearest beach?

    Plakias Beach is just a few foot stepas away, a long beachfront. It is a well-organized, kid-friendly with blue-green waters where everyone can swim, ..
    Answered on 20 August 2022
  • how big is the double room?

    Our double rooms are 20-30m² big.
    Answered on 3 October 2022
  • Hi, How much does the airport transfer cost for 3 persons (2 adults, 1 child) in one way ? Thanks

    Thank you for your request. In order to send you an individual offer, please send us directly a message with your flight details.
    Answered on 20 August 2022
  • Is the property within walking distance to local restaurants/bars? Is there good nightlife for a family dinners etc?

    walking distance to local restaurants/bars?100 -200m
    Answered on 10 October 2021
  • Hello, are drinks included with the half board option?

    All drinks are exclude for accommodation rate. Best regards Georgia Vardaki
    Answered on 18 June 2022
  • Do you have connecting rooms?

    We do not have connecting rooms, but we have fully equipped and smartly designed apartments featuring two different living spaces - a separate bedroom..
    Answered on 20 August 2022
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Host Information

Company review score: 9.3Based on 7,260 reviews from 21 properties
21 managed properties

Property information

If you are just looking for any hotel in Crete, then you are going to have to deal with a whole lot of choices, good and bad. But if you are looking for a beautiful, quiet, authentic and hospitable family hotel in Crete, combining comfortable and quality accommodation with a fascinating journey in Cretan tradition, history and nature, then the decision becomes much easier. It is not by chance that over 90% of our guests say that they would choose Alianthos Garden Hotel for their holidays again. And it is not by chance that over 30% of them do so, for many consecutive years. This is our reward, our gift. Alianthos Garden Hotel is located in the peaceful and beautiful Plakias, in Southern Crete, in front of the immense and mystical Libyan Sea. Everything here is made for holidays, even the “architecture” of the natural scenery. It is like God has specifically designed this place for the clearing of the mind and the relaxation of the soul. But it is not just its location in the heart of Plakias that makes Alianthos Garden Hotel one of the most beautiful hotels in Crete. Above all, it is the kindness, the hospitality and the open heart of our people.

Neighbourhood information

Horse riding,Scuba diving,Cycling,Boating and fishing, Water sports and Climbing. Plakias Beaches:The Blue Flag awarded beach of Plakias is one of the most famous and at the same time one of the longest beaches in Crete (1.3 km length). Every year thousands of visitors enjoy its turquoise, crystal-clear, cool waters and sandy coastline. It is a well-organized beach with many comforts (sunbeds, umbrellas), while, at the same time, it is perfect for scuba diving activities (scuba diving tours, scuba diving lessons), windsurfing and much more. The road along the beach is ideal for walking or cycling. Every September, the famous alianthos flower spreads a beautiful white “blanket” all over the beach. The eastern part of the beach is called Paligremnos. It is actually a group of huge vertical cliffs that rise to a great height above the sea. These cliffs are suitable for climbing. As such, they attract many enthusiasts of the sport, from all over Crete, not only in the summer. Natural attractions in South Crete: Based in Plakias you can visit places of unparalleled natural beauty. Do not waste any time. Start putting together a trip schedule.

Languages spoken


Property surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Amalthea Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      Greek • Mediterranean
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options

Facilities of Alianthos Garden
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Bar
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Refrigerator
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
Media & Technology
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Soundproofing
  • Iron
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Common areas
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Seasonal
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Billiards
    Additional charge
  • Skiing
Services & Extras
  • Wake-up service
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
Outdoor & View
  • View
  • Car hire
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Children's playground
Cleaning services
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business centre
    Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Safety deposit box
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • German
  • Greek
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

House rules

Alianthos Garden takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 13:00 to 00:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.


From 07:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Alianthos Garden accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that the property offers a daily cleaning service.

Please inform Alianthos Garden in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Swimming pool #1 is closed from Tue 07 Nov 2023 until Tue 30 Apr 2024

License number: 1041K013A0117900

FAQs about Alianthos Garden

  • Alianthos Garden has 1 restaurant:

    • Amalthea Restaurant

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Alianthos Garden on this page.

  • Guests staying at Alianthos Garden can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free

  • Check-in at Alianthos Garden is from 13:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Alianthos Garden has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 1 bedroom

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The nearest beach is just 50 yards from Alianthos Garden. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Alianthos Garden is 250 yards from the centre of Plakias. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, Alianthos Garden is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Alianthos Garden can accommodate the following group size:

    • 4 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The prices at Alianthos Garden may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Alianthos Garden offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Children's playground
    • Billiards
    • Skiing
    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Beach
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Walking tours
    • Cooking class