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.
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Nice place to stay and the view is awesome...activities for kids and great food for everyone. Golf course needs some help but was still fun to play. This resorts staff is well above average in pretty much every way...was a great place to end our visit to Greece.
This is not a hotel we would rush back to during October and March.... because, unfortunately, it is closed during those months! If it were open I can tell you we would certainly be there just to enjoy everything at this hotel and the facilities on offer.
It is a very rare occurrence that we find a hotel where, upon entering its doors, you feel as though you are going back to "family". with the added advantage that you don't have to take presents! This is just one of those establishments that everything is perfect and the staff feel like friends. It is affiliated to2/3 other hotels owned by the family where you can eat at the restaurant and, believe me, the standard of food on offer is fabulous. Yes, I know that it sounds boring, but there is little need to actually leave the hotel and eat outside. The watersports for the kids is fantastic and it is worth mentioning that the travel company, Powder Byrne, who run kids activities have a presence at this hotel and as cruel as I sound, it is an absolute pleasure for me and the wife not to see our daughter between 10 o'clock and 4:30 pm giving us the chance to have a relaxing holiday. Please don't think twice about putting this hotel down for your next holiday and if I sound as though I have shares in this hotel then I assure you I wish I had. (I forgot to mention that we came here last year as well and we will be here next year.
Porto Elounda and its sister hotels, Elounda Mare and Peninsula offer top class service and amenities, by any standards. Everything is perfect. The staff throughout the hotel are tireless and always charming and helpful. A perfect place for a relaxed summer holiday.