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What We Love

  • A suite or villa at a Small Luxury Hotel of the World, with breakfast, plus a private-pool optionChoosing between a super luxurious suite or villa – decisions, decisions
  • Going for all-out indulgence with a Jacuzzi session at the spa, followed by a full-body massage
  • Relaxing with a cocktail by the main infinity pool, near a cascading waterfall

What To Know

  • All pools are salt water
  • Villas have fully equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, and private pools
  • Free WiFi is speedy
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Overview

A five-star stay on the beautiful island of Crete, with an array of luxe suites or villas for you to choose from

The Lowdown

Greek getaways don’t get much more idyllic than an escape to the enchanting fishing village of Elounda, on the sunny, beach-strewn island of Crete – especially when you’re staying at the five-star Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites. This prestigious property is tucked into a cliff, overlooking the glittering Aegean Sea.
Just steps from the water, the resort boasts plenty of adventurous and leisurely activities to choose from. You’ll be able to try sailing, scuba diving, horseback riding, windsurfing, water skiing – or even book a helicopter tour. To relax, there’s an outdoor seawater swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a sumptuous spa, offering a divine full-body massage, deep tissue, and other heavenly treatments. And, if you’re traveling with kids in tow, you don’t have to worry about keeping them entertained while you indulge, thanks to the hotel’s Kid’s Club and crèche.
This illustrious, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning Small Luxury Hotel of the World also has two chic à la carte restaurants, where you can enjoy gourmet meals on a spacious veranda. If you’re feeling indulgent, you can arrange for a sunset cruise, a massage in the privacy of your room or an intimate candlelit dinner, looking out across the twinkling Gulf of Mirabello.

Villas and suites

The Deluxe Senior and Massage suites are intimate one-bedroom retreats, providing 645-800 square feet for you to get comfortable in. Deluxe Senior suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows that open out onto a balcony with sea or garden views. Meanwhile, the Massage suites are spread out across two levels and contain a massage room and steam bath. There’s also a private seawater infinity pool that can be heated for an extra charge and features an atmospheric nightlight with 36 color combinations. For more space, upgrade to one of Elounda’s larger offerings. Deluxe Family suites, boasting incredible views of the azure sea, feature two bedrooms and cover a generous 1,075-1,290 square feet. For a real opulent stay, stay in an Aegean Pool villa, palatial in size, boasting three bedrooms and measuring 1,600 square feet. The luxurious master boasts a luxe en-suite, while the two additional bedrooms share an equally lavish bathroom. A comfortable seating area, open-plan kitchen and an elegant, private pool terrace complete this decadent getaway.
Amenities- DVD/CD player- Marble bathroom- Bathrobes and slippers- Pool towels

Dining

Feast on delicious à la carte international and Mediterranean dishes at the fantastic Argo Restaurant. The expert chefs always strive to use local products and ingredients in their cuisine, and the restaurant’s extensive wine list, featuring international and local Greek wines, has the perfect pairing for whichever dish you choose. The hotel’s second gourmet, option, Daphni Restaurant, invites you to enjoy local specialties on the lovely outdoor terrace.

Spa

Elixir Spa is pure bliss, with a substantial treatment list, including a deep-tissue massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, craniotherapy, Swedish massage and lymphatic drainage massage. The spa area’s fitness facility is outfitted with a gym and studio to keep your beach body in shape, a seawater swimming pool, a refreshing sauna and a Jacuzzi to knead your tired muscles while submerged in warm water. For a completely relaxing experience, book a divine full-body massage after a Jacuzzi session.

Location

On the gorgeous island of Crete, the quaint fishing village of Elounda is the perfect location for a relaxing retreat. There are plenty of golden beaches with dazzling Mediterranean waters for you to discover. Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites also affords gorgeous views of Spinalonga Island.If you’d prefer to explore the nearby town Aghios Nikolaos, you’ll find plenty of restaurants and tavernas serving delicious food. You’ll also be located an hour’s drive from Heraklion city, which houses the remains of Crete’s Knossos Palace, plus the famous archaeological museum.

How to Get There

Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites
Elounda, 72053 Greece

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 532 Reviews
wonderful week.....didn't want to leave...
Reviewed 6 days ago

set on the side of a mountain, this great hotel ticks so many boxes.....but above all, the level of service is outstanding....everyone who works there seems to have your comfort and "holiday happiness" as their aim......we had a massage suite...lovely contemporary room...but with its own pool and stunning view...we just didn't want to leave......no need for the gym if you walk up and down to your room - its some steep hill!!!..but a buggy and smiley driver is never far away for us lazy people! We have a few restrictions with food...not a problem.....Manos and Sophie just brillant...small issues with room..Ria .Nicky, and Maria just see to it...no fuss...just a smile....
so would we return...yes please!

just amazing!!!!
Reviewed 7 days ago

Elounda gulf villas, (EGVs)!!! Just a fantastic place! Beautiful villas and suites!! Breathtaking view! We stayed in Samos villa. It was an increadible experience! The gulf of Elounda in front of our bed! Beautiful gardens everywhere! It;s just a paradise! A place where luxury and elegance was everywhere around! A typical case of Greek or better Cretan hospitality! The villas and the surrounding were perfectly clean. The staff?? Was superb! So kind and friendly! Delicious breakfast with Cretan also 5 stars products. The dinner just 5 stars quality!
Having stayed in many 5 stars resorts, I am convinced that EGVs is the best! We will definitely come back!
I would like to thank both owners and staff for the unforgettable weekend!
A brillant accomodation and staff!

Amazing Vacations
Reviewed 1 week ago

Elunda Gulf Villas the place where luxury and elegance meets Greek hospitality!! The breathtaking view and the excelent service during our stay made our experience unforgetable! The breakfast was enriched with delicius Cretan products and the dinner was absolutely perfect with well cooked dishes and excellent deserts. We will come back!!

A BIG MUST
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of 5star hotels in the area !
But EGVS is the Best !!!!!
The most amazing staff
The most amazing food
The most amazing views
U will not need to lift a finger as everything is done for you
Miss u ALL

Peace and quiet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited before and this time we noticed several small changes which make a big difference. The staff remembered us from our visit 2 years ago and nice to see they are all still there and enjoying their work. Staff are lovely and friendly and do all they can to make guests stays very comfortable. We went out a couple of times for meals outside of the villas and also ate in the restaurant in the complex. Greek night was good fun with dancing and singing. All in all we had a lovely peaceful stay and did exactly what we wanted to- recharge our batteries and relaxed. Would recommend if you want a peaceful quiet holiday.