Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
What We Love
- A five-star stay on the coast of Crete, with breakfast, dinner and sparkling sea viewsDrinking in views of the sea and the mountains while you relax in the heated outdoor thalassotherapy pool
- The daily wellness activities and watersports available, like yoga, yachting and scuba diving
- Vacationing in one of Europe's dreamiest jet-set beach destinations
What To Know
- Marble bathrooms have plush perks like heated towel racks and sound systems
- There are two restaurants and two bars on-site; head to Odysseus Restaurant for waterfront dining
- Home to the first Six Senses Spa in Europe, which has a Turkish Hamman, a Roman steam room and a Thalassotherapy pool
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Crete is a timelessly romantic destination with panoramas similar to those sought out by honeymooners in Santorini. Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort’s idyllic setting on the northeastern coast of this dreamy Greek island places it in good company among some of the most exclusive hotels in all of Greece.
With its EU blue flag private beach, wellness center and views of the sea and mountains, this five-star resort is centered around luxurious rest and relaxation. Fresh Mediterranean cuisine, beautiful rooms and exemplary facilities can be found here, including a heated pool, water sports, a golf course, two tennis courts and yacht rentals – in case you feel like living the high life on both land and sea.
Wake up each day to see the morning light gleam on the water, as each Porto Sea View room opens onto a dazzling sea scene from your furnished balcony. Rooms are bright and spacious, with air conditioning to keep you fresh and cool. Your decadent marble bathroom is fitted with heated towel racks and audio sound (so you can sing along in the shower). Up the relaxation stakes by opting for a Superior room, where you’ll enjoy extra space and a sitting area.
Nothing tastes better after a day of exercise than fresh, healthy Cretan cuisine. À la carte dining is available at Aglio & Olio Italian Restaurant, set among a picturesque olive grove, and you can nibble on fresh seafood for lunch right by the water’s edge at Odysseus Restaurant. For an evening cocktail, you can head to Kirki bar, and for light snacks, The Beach Bar is a great option.
The first Six Senses Spa in Europe, with a design that centers on the sea views and a jaw-dropping range of facilities, this spa is quite simply exceptional. No need to worry about tense, aching muscles after your work-out as there are more than enough treatments and therapies to see to that, like Oriental massage, Tai Chi, Reiki, a Turkish Hamman, a Roman steam room and a Thalassotherapy pool. The expert therapists use a natural Greek product range, leaving your skin soft and supple.
The fabulous fitness facilities are enough to keep you busy throughout your stay, but if you wanted to try something new in your free time, then you could take diving lessons at the PADI diving center, go waterskiing or wind-surfing, play tennis, use the gym, play a round of golf or even head out on a sailing excursion. If you feel like venturing outside the resort, Crete is full of beautiful beaches, ancient historic sites and charming villages to explore. You can request a guided tour of parts of the island or take a cooking or wine-tasting class.
How to Get There
The hotel is cited in a beautiful location. It offers a variety of activities or the opportunity to just relax and enjoy the view.
The staff were outstanding and the food was excellent too. We enjoyed everything we ate. Both the maitre d' and the rest of the staff were friendly, yet professional, quite helpful with our choices and discrete.
The premises are well maintained and eco-friendly. The beach is safe and clean but one may also use the excellent swimming pools.
The surrounding places such as Spinalonga, Knossos (day trip), Agiofarago gorge and beach, etc. make the hotel the perfect choice as a base for exploration.
What really sets this hotel on top of the competition is the personal touch, the people running it, staff and management who make you feel valued.
We definitely recommend this hotel and Crete as a fantastic place for the vacations of your dreams!
5 days and nights of bliss. My package included several spa treatments with half board. The room was fabulous with my own pool and view - such a serene treat for all the senses. Food was great, service fantastic, room excellent, excellent beach ... just so many features.
Took the half day yacht trip which was beautiful, especially swimming off the yacht in the blue lagoon - sail was with two crew and 5 other guests - just gorgeous. Also went to the Cretan dinner and show with excellent food and local dancing.
The spa is truly wonderful - highest standards of anywhere I’ve been in the world - spa facilities are without comparison.
The managers really looked after me, from proving several extra treats, to offering late checkout. I need to book for next year immediately! If you’re looking for a real treat, lol no further.
Our stay at the Porto Elounda resort on Crete was amazing and memorable in every way. The staff of the hotel, bars, spa, and restaurants were amazing. The room and view defy description. We will be back!
This is the second time in a number of years, since my husband and I have stayed at this hotel and we were not disappointed. It lived up to all of our expectations. We had a sea view room with private pool overlooking the golf course and part of the bay.
Our room was comfortable with a fabulous bathroom, comprising of two wash basins, bath, shower and bidet. Our towels were changed twice a day including pool towels along with toiletries.
Staff were very accommodating from the efficient room ladies, restaurant and reception staff.
Unfortunately I lost a very valuable diamond necklace which fell from my person and the staff did their utmost to find, unfortunately to no avail.
We made use of the tennis court and gym and enjoyed a great holiday and would not hesitate to return in the future.
Thanking the staff and management in their endeavourmenentto make our stay a pleasant one.
It really was 5 Star. The room was spacious with a balcony and a beautiful view. It was kept spotlessly clean by housekeeping. The amenities were as listed and all the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was amazing and the vegan in our party found plenty of variety. The Spa was indeed beautiful with such kind, helpful staff.
I know it sounds almost too good to be true but it was everything the agent Voyage Privee and website promised.
My sincere thanks to all the staff - especially the lovely reception and concierge staff who helped make it easy and memorable.
One note of caution if you visit. Take a private transfer. Cretan holidays took 3 hours on a shared transfer and I couldn’t contact them or “our local representative”. One the voice message was “full” and reps number was unobtainable. Go to the hotel - it’s wonderful but do avoid Cretan Holidays.