In a breath away from our hotel, you will find that your soul craves! Everything, since our emerald is built on two building blocks and has two facades. One on the coastal road, which is the entrance, and on the back side of the city’s most commercial street. If you love shopping, here you will find your paradise.
The Venetian Castle, Fortezza, the Acropolis of the Venetian at 200 meters from us. On your way and the Rimondi Fountain. All our museums scattered all around us.
Loggia, Folklore Museum, Contemporary Art, Palaeontology, and the Life-Being Museum.

Traditional taverns, restaurants, pizzerias, gala restaurants, racadas, beer bars, coffee bars, all here, next to you.
Supermarkets, public hospitals, pharmacies, car rental agencies and excursion offices to explore the whole of Crete, endlessly, to choose what you want.
The coastal avenue in the evening turns into a pedestrian street with all the goodies! Sampionara wears her nights and transforms into a high-level lady!
But the real emerald of our region is the endless lacy sandy beaches that start from our hotel and overtake the city limits. Organized beaches with colorful sun loungers, lifeguards and magnificent beach bars to cool off and indulge in the hot summer sunshine and the coolness of the Cretan Sea. Here at our golden sandy beach. The one who fell in love with Fatma. And maybe you are the lucky ones and find yourself the lost Fatma ring, the gift of Aga, the only emerald that swallowed the sand of Sampionara !!!

So we could not give another name to our hotel from Smaragdi.
What Fatma once lost, in the years past.
And why not, for us is our emerald!
Finally, the name of the current owner, Smaragdi and that! Random;

Closer points of interest

  • Byzantine Art Center0,2 km
  • Venetia Port 0,2 km
  • Archaelogical Museum of Rethymno 0,3 km
  • Municipal Garden 0,3 km
  • Historical and Folklore Museum 0,3 km
  • Fortezza castle 0,7 km
  • Monastery Arkadi 15,2 km
  • Archaeological Museum of Eleftherna 18,2 km

Restaurants and Supermarkets

  • Samaria restaurant 0 km

Nearest airports

  • Souda Airport 36 km
  • Heraklion International Airport 63,3 km