5* Elounda Beach Hotel and Villas - Crete, Greece

Stunning Views | Beach | Location

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A member of the Leading Hotels of The World… Elounda Beach Hotel and Villas is the ultimate hideaway in a unique waterfront location. 

A picturesque, cobble-paved, whitewashed resort that offers two private beaches, an outdoor pool that is surrounded by stunning gardens and olive trees, seven restaurants, with an impressive array of accommodation to suit all – ideal for family getaways or private, intimate retreats.

Perfectly sat on the north-wester coast of Crete, looking out over Mirobello Bay and just a 15 minute stroll to the picturesque fishing village of Elounda.

Why we love this

The stunning array of accommodations here are second to none, with varying levels of luxury and design all well equipped to meet the needs of all guests. From a classic room with a sea view which sleeps two, waterfront bungalows with direct sea access from your own private platform, an island villa with a sea view and private pool to state of the art high-tech yachting villas with retractable televisions, electric sliding glass doors and ambassador bungalows with private gyms and an indoor outdoor private pool, which is a real wow! One of our favourite concepts is that you can have three rooms side by side that share a pool, so you can enjoy the privacy of your own accommodation whilst enjoying the outside space and pool as a family and or group. When entering your room for the first time, you will be greeted with beautiful fresh flowers and a sumptuous fruit basket (which is replenished daily) to enjoy and this comes as standard, a welcome and thoughtful addition as well as the Nespresso Coffee Machine.

Although the resort has a grown up elegance to it, they are will equipped for the younger members of your group should you be staying with children. With a supervised kids programme, playground and a wealth of water sports available. The Blue Flag beach is ideal for kids with shallow waters and lovely soft sand for those little tootsies. A little tip, there is a perfect beachfront two-bedroom bungalow sleeping six, where you could sit and watch the children play, it is well appointed with a secure gate which leads straight onto the beach.

The resort covers 120,000 sqm. Golf buggies are on hand to transport you around the hotel grounds all day, every day. It’s the little things that count… they take you around the back routes of the resort so not to disturb guests within the main areas. It is these considerate little touches that shows the resort really does have the guests comfort as a priority.

There are seven restaurants across both Elounda Beach Hotel and Villas and Elounda Bay Palace for you to choose from, giving you a dine around experience – from Mediterranean, Italian, modern Cretan, Japanese and Peruvian flavours. You won’t need to eat at the same restaurant twice, unless you want to. Our favourite has to be the award-winning Dionysos (quite possibly one of the best restaurants in Crete) – picture the most romantic courtyard setting, with twinkling lights, cobbled stone paving, beautiful olive trees and flowers intricately placed and the beautiful sound of song as you are serenaded while you eat. The food and service are delicious and impeccable, we were blown away by the exceptional quality and ambience of each restaurant making it as much an experience as a meal. If you are looking for a fine dining experience you won’t be disappointed.

The resort also boasts an impressive rooftop Chenot Spa which has generous views over the resort, and is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The spa promotes a holistic approach to wellbeing, complete relaxation and revitalising treatments. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the team of therapists who talked us through the various treatments available. We chose an hour long, full body massage, which was divine, no joint or muscle was left untouched, resulting in it being a fantastic massage and honestly was one of the best massages we have ever received and one we would highly recommend.

The Spa hosts several facilities as you would expect, a sauna, spa pool, beauty salon, treatment rooms and a rooftop outdoor pool, beautiful Balinese beds with tranquil sea views. Should you require any medical beauty treatments they have a qualified doctor to do these.

If you are looking for ultimate relaxation, let time slip away with a pure pampering experience, this will be one you are sure not to forget.

To summarise, this resort is an understated 5* gem in the most perfect location – if you are seeking a relaxing escape where you will be made to feel special, with attentive service and attention to detail then this is absolutely the resort for you. The staff are the heart of this beautiful resort and they do not miss a beat!” ~ Karen, Carrie, Amy & Josie

All the things you need to know

Within the following categories there are different levels of room type. All with comfortable home from home amenities. 

  • Building and Bungalow Accommodation 
  • Deluxe Hotel & Bungalow Suites 
  • Premium Suites & Villas 
  • The Waterfront Dream Line
  • Platinum Club 

Choose from seven restaurants and their exciting cuisine and be spoilt with a fusion of flavours that will delight your senses. 

Guests making their reservation on a half board basis are entitled to a three course dinner in any of the a la carte restaurants at the Elounda Beach Hotel, excluding drinks. 

  • Dionysos :  Named after the hedonistic God of Wine, Dionysos lives up to the promise of indulging all your senses with its awarded modern cuisine.
  • Argonaut Seaside Restaurant : At Argonaut you will discover top-standard healthy and enticing Mediterranean snacks during lunch hours, whilst in the evening the waterfront restaurant lures you with its splendid variety of fragrant Italian dishes, designed by Italian chefs.
  • Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Sushi Bar : A chic, glittering atmosphere and delectable, authentic Japanese and Peruvian tastes. Experiment with a plethora of the most refined and exotic flavours, which have captured the hearts of connoisseurs from around the world. Its acclaimed sushi bar is of the highest standard, providing classic and internationally adored sushi cuisine as well as its own very original.
  • Kafenion Greek Restaurant : Here you can sample the nutritious delights of the world-renowned Cretan cuisine. Pure, simple homemade-style delights are served in the quaint and laid-back setting of a traditional Greek village square, refreshingly shaded by olive trees and only a stone’s throw away from the beach.
  • Artemis Restaurant : Let your senses float along the shimmering crystal blue view of the swimming pool next to the restaurant and its surrounding gardens, breathing in delicate scents of colourful flowers as you enjoy your breakfast.
  • In-Room Dining : In-room dining offers the ultimate experience in the privacy and comfort of your own guest room or suite.
  • Wine Cellar : Awarded with the distinction “Best of Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator magazine, the wine list here comprises 1,100 labels!

Enjoy a wide variety of leisure activities within the hotel giving you the unique opportunity to create your own tailor made holiday experience. 

  • Outdoor seawater swimming pool
  • Secluded private white sandy beach 
  • Extensive gardens 
  • Bridge Lounge 
  • Shopping arcade 
  • Cretan Museum of popular art 
  • Open-air amphitheatre 
  • Daily fitness program
  • Gym & personal training 
  • Five tennis courts 
  • Volleyball
  • Badmington 
  • Table tennis 
  • Football pitch
  • Mini golf

Water sports : 

  • Boat trips by traditional Kaiki – To spinalonga Island, Agios Nikolaos, Fishing trip, Sunset cruise  
  • Water skiing, Wakeboarding, Wave runners
  • Diving centre – Ranging from elementary courses to specialised courses, PADI certified


Explore Elounda

Elounda Town

Elounda is a pretty fishing village and you will love it if you are looking for a traditional Greek destination which isn’t to commercialised. The locals are extremely friendly, the streets are picturesque and the views across the bay are sensational.

The shopping, tavernas and boutiques or Elounda are very stylish however, the village does get busy during peak season.


Spinalonga Island

The island is a former leper colony. Sufferers from Crete and sometimes mainland Greece, were forcibly relocated to the island in an attempt to stop the spread of the disease. The leper colony closed in 1957, some years after a cure was found, so the island today is a popular excursion and one we would highly recommend.

You can now visit Spinalonga by taking a boat across from the main island. Boats leave regularly from Elounda harbour and take approximately 30 minutes to reach the boat dock at Spinalonga.

More recently, the novel ‘The Island’ has brought attention to Spinalonga Island, the small coastal hamlet of Plaka just 5km north of Elounda. 

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