Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, tap water is safe to drink, but bottled water is generally preferred.
Power supply in Greece / Crete is 220V. Sockets accept two-round pin plugs. Adaptors are readily available at any supermarket, or just ask Martin, our friendly hotel manager, to help you out. Power cuts happen occasionally, especially in summertime, due to strained generating capacity.
Crete, like the rest of Greece, is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Time (GMT +2) and adjusts to summertime at 4am on the last Sunday in March. It is set back to winter time at 4am on the last Sunday in October.
Shop opening hours vary, but are usually from 9am until 11pm daily in summertime. Banks and post offices are open Mon – Fri from 08.00 – 14.00 hours.
Bus services are operated by the KTEL cooperative and buses are comfortable, fast and fairly frequent. For supraregional lines and timetables to Agia Galini with departure from Rethymnon, click here. For other departure points and timetables, please click here.
Crete has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters.
Heraklion, Crete’s capital, is about 60km north-east of Agia Galini. Heraklion International Airport is about 65km north-east of Agia Galini.
Yes, the Astoria hotel provides (central) Internet access and has a free Wi-Fi.
Car rentals are readily available, or just ask Martin, our reliable hotel manager to assist you.
The Astoria Hotel is within easy reach on foot (about 5min.) to Agia Galini’s cozy village centre and to the lovely beach. Agia Galini’s shops and inviting taverns are just a few minutes away. (See also Location).
The Astoria Hotel is open from the beginning of April until mid November.
The Astoria Hotel is situated in a quiet environment in the village Agia Galini and has no problems with noise.
Our hotel staff is Greek, English and German speaking.
Check in is at 14.00h and check-out is at noon, 12:00. A late check-out can be arranged at a small charge on request and upon availability.
We accept all currencies and all major credit cards.
Yes, our premises offer a free parking space.
No, we’re sorry, but pets are not welcome in our hotel. Personally we have nothing against them, but not all guests at Astoria Hotel are charmed by pets.
Yes, there are excellent English / German speaking doctors in Agia Galini. Agia Galini has a private medical centre on a 24/7 base, as well as a qualified dentist and several pharmacies.
Agia Galini belongs to the municipality of Lambis in Rethymnon, Crete / Greece. The municipality has a population of around 6,000 and covers a surface area of about
Yes, a bus stop is nearby (in front our hotel) and a taxi can be called at anytime.