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Elounda Beach Hotel and Villas

Crete, Greece

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Overlooking Mirabello Bay and island of Spinalonga, the luxury resort on the island of Crete offers superb suites and award-winning cuisine, marina, tennis, wedding chapel, art gallery, and scuba diving center. There's supervised programs for kids and teens, plus an acclaimed spa for adults.

All guests making reservations made through Five Star Alliance will receive the following complimentary amenities: a welcome seasonal fruit and beverage in the room upon arrival; full use of gym, sauna, hammam spa, and tennis courts; WiFi; and accommodation for children 0-8 years of age sharing with parents. For guests staying a minimum of five (5) nights, a 50 Euro voucher per adult, per stay will be available at The Espace Vitalité Chenot Elounda Beach Spa.

Elounda Beach Hotel and Villas
Set upon 40 acres of colorful gardens along the northeastern coast, Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas includes several mini-resort-like clusters, like the Yachting Club, featuring state-of-the-art bungalows with electric sliding glass doors and retractable television screens, the Ambassador’s Bungalows with private gyms, and multi-room villas for families.

There are six restaurants and four bars, including the world class Dionyssos Restaurant with Mediterranean fusion cuisine and a legendary wine cellar, plus Argonaut with Italian cuisine and ocean views. There's also additional options at the adjacent Elounda Bay Palace, such as the Thalassa Restaurant.

The Espace Vitalité Chenot focuses on a holistic approach to rejuvenation and relaxation. Providing body and facial treatment, the spa incorporates ancient traditions with Chinese medicine, and scientific advances. There's a range of beauty and salon treatments available, plus hair removal and waxing services. Plus, a spa pool, fitness center with cardio machines, and fitness classes.

For recreation, there's a supervised kid's program and playground for children, as well as water sports and movie screenings in an open-air theater for teens.

The resort is open seasonally from mid April through late October.
Hotel Address:
  • Elounda Beach Hotel and Villas
  • 720 53 Elounda
  • Elounda
  • Crete, Lassithi 72053
  • Greece

Location Summary
Situated on the northeastern coast of Crete, the resort offers breathtaking views over Mirabello Bay and the island of Spinalonga with its Venetian Fortress. Four miles from the town of Aghios Nikolaos and 1-mile from the fishing village of Elounda. The resort is a one-hour drive from Minoan Palace of Knossos and the archaeological Museum and 45 minutes from Heraklion International Airport.

Directions to Hotel
By car from Heraklion Airport: Drive North East to Agios Nikolaos (63 km) , then turn left and drive to Elounda Village (7 km).

Heraklion International Airport is served by several daily flights from Athens (35 min) and other major European cities.

By boat: Heraklion Port offers connections to nearby islands. The Aghios Nikolaos Port is a 10-minute drive from the resort.
Conde Nast Award Winner
Banquets & Meetings
3 conference halls, 4 meeting rooms, and open-air amphitheatre.
Disabled Access
Rooms for disabled guests are available upon request; an accompanying guest is required for assistance.
Fine Dining On Site
Dionyssos Restaurant with Mediterranean fusion cuisine and a legendary wine cellar.
Fine Dining Nearby
Additional dining options at Elounda Bay Palace, a sister property, including the Thalassa Restaurant.
Fitness Center
Fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment, plus fitness classes.
Child Programs
Children's playground and supervised programs.
Pets Allowed
Pets weighing up to a maximum of 5kg permitted only in bungalows or villas with garden (Pets are not allowed in public areas).
Pool Indoor
Indoor pool available for guests at sister property, Elounda Bay Palace.
Spa Facility
Espace Vitalité Chenot provides body and facial treatment, the spa incorporates ancient traditions with Chinese medicine, and scientific advances. Beauty and salon treatments available, plus hair removal and waxing services.
Tennis Courts On Site
5 floodlight tennis courts.
The hotel has two private sandy beaches.
Two motor yachts, a catamaran and a sailing boat are available for individual or private boat trips.
The Crete Golf Club is located 45 km from the hotel.
Sailing and sailing lessons can be arranged in the hotel.
Scuba Diving
PADI certified Diving center in the hotel.
The town of Aghios Nikolaos with a variety of boutiques is about 9 km away.
Water Skiing
Water skiing and water skiing lessons are available in the hotel premises.
Recommended Rooms
Yachting Villa Waterfront accommodations have private heated pools with 3 decking areas, spacious bedrooms and living areas, which may be separate or open plans, according to preferences, state-of-the-art technology, and opulent bathrooms with sunken tubs and steam baths.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pets Allowed
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Biking Mountain
    - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Jet Skiing
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Volleyball
    - Water Skiing