Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas
Considered one of Crete’s finest properties, Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas was the first hotel on the island’s north-east coast and has reigned supreme ever since. Spread across 40 acres of oasis-like gardens are a wide variety of accommodation options, from gracious rooms and elegant suites to magnificent villas with private pools and priceless views across Mirabello Bay.
There are countless ways to while away your stay, from relaxing by the seawater pool or on one of the hotel’s two Blue Flag-awarded, private sandy beaches, to treatments at the intimate Chenot Spa, watersports, tennis, basketball, volleyball and daily fitness programmes. You could even challenge the kids to a game of mini golf. If, that is, you can tear them away from the excellent kids’ club, which offers everything from sports activities to movie screenings at the open-air cinema.
With no less than seven restaurants, guests are spoiled for choice with menus spanning from the flavours of the Mediterranean to the tastes of modern Asia. Indulge in authentic Japanese and Peruvian dishes at the chic Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Sushi Bar, or Cretan cuisine at the Kafenion Greek Restaurant, with its laidback setting in the style of a traditional Greek village square. Connoisseurs of the grape will also be delighted by the exquisite collection of wines available in the hotel’s Wine Cellar, where organised tastings are available.