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About the hotel
Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort, located in East Crete; nearest Airport is Heraklion (approx. 45 minutes transfer)
Please note; The resort will be reopening April 2021
SETTING & STYLE
On the waterfront overlooking the deep blue waters of Mirabello Bay along the coast of Elounda, this fantastic classic resort offers exceptional service and superior facilities that include a 9-hole 3-par golf course and the first Six Senses Spa™ in Europe.
With its 128 rooms, set on a gently sloping hill with gardens leading down to the private sandy Blue Flag beach, the Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort is the ideal place for a relaxing family holiday.
Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort is part of the 'Elounda SA Hotels & Resorts' collection that also includes Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux Hotel and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
Guests staying at one of the three Elounda Hotels & Resorts properties can choose to dine at a variety of restaurants across the resort (free shuttle is provided). The resort has 8 restaurants and 4 bars/lounges.
Nafsika. By the pool, with a terrace right over the waters, the Nafsika restaurant at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort is the stage for every morning's buffet breakfast, from 07.00 to 10.30, and opens again for dinner with a large selection of dishes served buffet-style and a-la-minute cooking, themed around a Mediterranean array of specials that will surprise you time and time again. Not to mention, of course, that the views to the sea and the distant mountains of Crete are simply breath-taking.
Deck. Located at Elounda Mare Hotel, The Deck restaurant is a perfect setting for al fresco dining with its magnificent sea views and superb service. A sumptuous buffet and a la carte breakfast are served here, from 07.00 to 10.30 every morning during the entire season.
Aglio e Olio. The Aglio-e-Olio restaurant's splendid Italian cuisine is served al fresco under the grey-green canopy of an ancient olive grove, next to the beach and seaside pool. A favourite of families with children, the Aglio e Olio is busy every night and combines perfectly with the Beach Bar and Lounge for an aperitivo, digestivo, or after-dinner cigar from our collection of top Habanos.
Koh. Waterfront pan-Asian restaurant located at Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel. A truly magnificent and romantic setting, right on top of the lapping waves, with mesmerizing views of the rising moon, the Koh Sushi restaurant is a one-of-a-kind experience. Immensely popular every night, this restaurant showcases lounge music and a bar literally on the rocks, a truly special place.
Odysseas. Named after the ingenious seafarer of Homer’s Odyssey, this seaside restaurant is a beautiful choice for enjoying a family lunch next to the fish swimming in the clear waters of our quaint little harbour at Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel! The menu selection honours traditional Greek favourites with a twist of elegance and character, while also catering perfectly for the needs of children.
Old Mill. The resort's Cretan fine dining venue is set around an ancient millstone at Elounda Mare Hotel. Located in a blooming garden over the waters, it serves an astounding menu and wine list which has devoted fans returning over and over again for the past 30 years.
The innovative Cretan Fusion cuisine at the Old Mill has a timeless character which has always appealed to the most demanding palate and has received multiple "Toque d'Or" awards as one of the finest restaurants in Greece.On certain nights the restaurant features "Toddler free Gourmet Evenings".
Calypso & Wine cellar. French fine dining with amazing sea-views, located at Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel. The Calypso has received multiple "Toque d'Or" awards as one of the finest restaurants in the whole of Greece, often as the sole recipient of this prestigious award. With majestic design and commanding panoramic sea views, dining at this restaurant is a truly unique experience.
On certain nights the restaurant features "Toddler free Gourmet Evenings".
The Kelari wine cellar hosts an impressive collection of wines from all regions of Greece, as well as an expansive collection of Old World and New World vintages and is available for private dining of up to eight guests.
Yacht Club. The Yacht Club Restaurant at the Elounda Mare Hotel, perched on a dramatic edge and overlooking the beach below, serves dinner in the summer months with a varied Greek full-flavoured menu composed mainly of local seafood and products of the earth, prepared in traditional ways. A la carte lunch is served here during the entire season. "Fisher’s Evening" takes place at the Yacht Club on a weekly basis, with a rich seafood buffet and the daily catch served as fresh as it gets.
Kirki. The Kirki Bar, taking its name from the mythical sorceress in Homer's Odyssey, is a meeting place throughout the day and night with an extensive outdoor terrace and astonishing sea views. With its soaring ceilings and panoramic vistas, the Kirki Bar's lounges are bustling with life every evening. Kirki bar is located at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort.
Beach bar & Lounge. Next to the beach and the seaside pool of Porto Elounda GOLF & SPA RESORT is the vibrant round bar where everyone meets during the day for refreshments under the impressive wooden canopy. Cocktails and snacks are served here all day.
At night, the beautiful lounge bar next to it offers a calm and relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a drink and a cigar from our vast collection.
Peninsula Lounge. At Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, it features panoramic sea views of the Mirabello Bay on all sides. The lounge resembles the bridge of a luxurious yacht sailing the high seas in perfect old-world style.
Karavia. The Karavia Bar invites you to enjoy an aperitif, while taking in the stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Complemented by several cozy lounge areas decorated with folk art, antiques and ancient artefacts, the Karavia bar is the heart of the hotel’s evening life. It’s located at Elounda Mare Hotel.
The hotel offers 2 outdoor swimming pools, located near the beach.
Health & Spa
The award-winning Six Senses Spa, with its 21 treatment rooms, private thalassotherapy suites and beautiful indoor/outdoor infinity pool with panoramic sea views, has an extraordinarily extensive list of therapies and wellness activities. Enjoy traditional facials and massages, scrubs, wraps and even aromatherapy Ayurveda, as well as aqua yoga and Qi Gong. Six Senses Spa has been recognised by Conde Nast as one of top ten spas in Europe (the only one in Greece to achieve the award).
Elounda’s main beach, just to the north of the harbour, is a 200-metre stretch of golden sand. It flies the Blue Flag for cleanliness, as does the quieter Driros Beach, a 15-minute walk south along the coastal path. Or if you’ve got a car, a 5-minute drive takes you to the pebble beach at Plaka, which comes with a promenade backed by tamarisk trees.
Deckchairs, sunshades and towels by the pool and at the main beach are at our guests' disposal free of charge.
The facilities at Porto Elounda GOLF & SPA RESORT include a private gym with Cybex equipment, with magnificent sea views.
Kid’s Ark - The Crèche. Available for children from 4 months to 4+ years old and open 6 days a week from 10am to 6pm (Sundays closed). Equipped with both indoor and outdoor playground and a vegetable garden, it features two shallow pools which are always supervised. Activities include: Drawing, collage, safe swimming, painting, storytelling, playing outdoors, traditional games in nature, and much more!
Kid’s Ark – Juniors Club. Designed for children from 5 to 11 years old, it’s located in its own corner of the resort, near the gold course. It features a mini water park with 2 water slides, an outdoor playground and a covered play area. Some of the activities include: Pyjama Parties, Cinema Nights, Quiz Nights, Treasure Hunts and much more. All the activities are always supervised.
Kid’s Ark – Teenagers’ Centre. Young people from 12 years old and up will enjoy golf and tennis lessons, water skiing, sailing lessons and a vast array of ball games. Teenagers have their own designated area in the evening, where they can use Wi-Fi, play computer and board games.
A wide variety of water activities is available at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort: water skiing, wakeboarding, towable inflatables, canoes, pedal boats and wave runners. Windsurf and sailing courses are also available, together with guided speedboat tours and self-drive small motor boats. Private yachts are available for hire. The resort also features its very own PADI-certified scuba diving centre.
Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort offers 3 AstroTurf tennis courts. Professional instructors are at hand to offer their advice, play at any level of competition, and organise doubles and classes of varying sizes. Many children's classes take place every week and cover every level of competence.
Excellent bicycles and experienced guides at our fully equipped rental and service station inside the Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort are some of the newest offerings. Working with Cretan Sports Cycling, organisers of the amazing Tour of Crete, we ensure top-tier services for cyclists of every level, novices to experts, as well as lessons for children, teenagers and adults.
The resort features a private 9-hole par-3 golf course offering Golf Academy for children and adults, run by a PGA professional team. The Pro-Shop, located in the shopping centre of the hotel, can provide all the necessary equipment and souvenirs.
For the more experienced guests, The Crete Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course, is located just 30 minutes away from the hotel.
- Room Facilities:
The airy rooms have wooden floors and a sea-view veranda with teak furniture and blooming plants. Equipment includes an LDC TV with satellite and cable channels, and a furnished seating area.
Porto Sea View Rooms: Rooms featuring a small sitting area, luxurious marble bathroom, a furnished spacious terrace with views of the sea. Max Occupancy 2 adults + 1 child (up to 11 years old). 37sqm.
Porto Seaview Room with Shared Pool: Rooms featuring a sitting area, luxurious marble bathroom, a furnished spacious terrace with views of the sea and direct access to a seawater pool. Max Occupancy 3 adults. 40sqm.
Two Porto Sea View Interconnecting Rooms: 2 rooms with interconnecting door, only for families with children. Rooms featuring a sitting area, luxurious marble bathroom, a furnished spacious terrace with views of the sea. Max Occupancy 2 adults + 3 children (up to 11 years old). 70sqm (combined).
Porto Sea View Superior Room Individual Pool: Larger room with sea views and direct access to a private sea water pool. Rooms featuring a sitting area, a luxurious marble bathroom, a furnished spacious terrace with views of the sea and the golf course. Max Occupancy 2 adults + 2 children (up to 11 years old). 50-55sqm.
Porto Sea View Suite: The suite has a separate living room, a luxurious marble bathroom, magnificent sea view from the extensive furnished balconies. It is ideal for young families. It features panoramic views across the Aegean Sea. Max Occupancy 3 adults. 67sqm.
Porto Sea View Suite Shared Pool: The suite has a separate living room, a luxurious marble bathroom, magnificent sea view from the spacious furnished terrace and direct access to a shared seawater pool. It is ideal for young families. Max Occupancy 3 adults + 1 child (up to 11 years old). 60sqm.
Porto Sea View Suite Individual Pool: Located at the ground or first floor, the suite has a separate living room, a luxurious marble bathroom, magnificent sea view from the spacious furnished balcony or terrace (depending on the floor) and access to a private seawater pool. It is ideal for young families. Max Occupancy 3 adults + 1 child (up to 11 years old). 60sqm.
Porto Sea View 2-Bedroom Suite: The suite has 2 bedrooms with en-suite marble bathrooms and separate living rooms, large balconies with wonderful sea views as located on higher floors. Max Occupancy 5 adults + 1 child (up to 11 years old). 95sqm.
Porto Sea View 2-Bedroom Suite Private Pool: Ideal family accommodation located next to the Six Senses Spa. Features 2 bedrooms with en-suite marble bathrooms and separate living room, large terrace with wonderful sea views and private pool, 1 double bed and 2 twin beds. Max Occupancy 5 adults + 1 child (up to 11 years old). 95sqm.
Porto Sea View 2-Bedroom Villa Private Pool: The villa provides the sense of a private holiday home, with all the benefits of a luxury resort. Each bedroom with its own en-suite bathroom. Featuring a spacious living room, an indoor as well as an outdoor dining area in its own spacious private 80sqm garden, with a private seawater swimming pool. The Villa is located near the private beach. It features 2 bedrooms with en-suite marble bathrooms and separate living and dining room, large terrace with wonderful sea views. Max Occupancy 5 adults + 1 child (up to 11 years old). 110sqm.
Porto Exclusive 2-Bedroom Suite Private Pool: The largest and most luxurious accommodation of the hotel - 2 bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes, en-suite marble bathrooms and separate living room, large furnished 130sqm terrace with wonderful sea views and a large private pool. Max Occupancy 6 adults. 120sqm.