Elounda Mare Hotel
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The esteemed Relais and Chateaux Elounda Mare is renowned for its genuine warmth and friendliness, proudly upholding a tradition that has spanned more than 25 years of excellence in service and cuisine.
Built as a Cretan mansion, Elounda Mare remains loyal to its traditional architecture and design with antique furniture and artwork throughout the hotel. Hidden within the gardens of this charming Relais and Chateaux hotel are two of the three outstanding restaurants including the Old Mill, set around an ancient millstone, and the Yacht Club which overlooks the sea.
Guests at Elounda Mare can also enjoy the many dining options and fabulous spa and children’s facilities at neighbouring sister properties, Porto Elounda and the Elounda Peninsula.
Room and Suite features
Breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, private balcony or terrace, individually controlled air conditioning, LCD flat screen TV with satellite channels and music channel, DVD & CD player, direct dial telephone, high speed internet connection, data port, mini bar, electronic safety deposit box, dressing table with hairdryer, hypo allergenic and feather pillows, marble bathrooms with Airbath tub, shower, audio sound, telephone, make up & shaving mirrors, towel heater, bathrobes, slippers and signature bath amenities.
Bungalows with Private Pool
All bungalows have a furnished private garden with full sea view and a private sea water swimming pool. Each bungalow is individually designed and nestled in the seafront gardens of the property.
Twin or Double Rooms (main building Sea View)
These rooms have a sitting area and balcony or terrace with wonderful sea views. Most bathrooms have a separate walk-in shower. Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 1 child.
One-Bedroom Suite (main building Sea View)
These suites have a separate living room with dividing door and a balcony or terrace with wonderful sea views. Bathrooms have a separate walk-in shower. Maximum occupancy 3 adults.
One-Bedroom Superior Suite (main building Sea View)
Larger and more luxurious than a normal suite, these suites have a separate living room with dividing door and a balcony or terrace with wonderful sea views. Bathrooms have a separate walk-in shower. Maximum occupancy 3 adults.
Two-Bedroom Superior Suite (main building Sea View)
These suites have a master bedroom with en-suite deluxe bathroom and walk-in shower and a second bedroom with en-suite bathroom. There is also a separate living room with dividing door and a balcony or terrace with wonderful sea views. Maximum occupancy 5 adults.
Deluxe and Superior Bungalows with private pool
Each bungalow has antiques incorporated in the traditional individual design and have a comfortable sitting area, some with dividing door between the bedroom and the living room. There are superb sea views extending from a small furnished private garden. Superior Bungalows are similar to the Deluxe Bungalows but are better located and offer more privacy and a wonderful view to the sea. Maximum occupancy 3 adults.
Two & Three Bedroom Superior Bungalows with private pool
Similar in style to the Deluxe bungalows but some of these bungalows have two floors, as does the 3 bedroom (maisonette). Each of the bedrooms has an ensuite marble bathroom with a superb sea view extending from the bedrooms, balconies and the furnished private garden. 2 Bedroom maximum occupancy is 5 adults. 3 Bedroom maximum occupancy is 7 adults.
Minoan Royalty Suites with private pool
These One Bedroom and Two Bedroom Suites are uniquely designed bungalows which have a spacious living room, open fireplace and a private furnished garden with sun terrace and private sea water swimming pool. They are located in a prestigious front row close to the sea, offering unobstructed views. Some of the suites have a larger pool and King Minos has its own fitness facilities as well as a sauna and Turkish marble steam room. Maximum occupancy in the 2 Bedroom Suite is 5 adults.
- Private Sandy Beach (Blue Flag)
- Swimming Pool
- 7 Restaurants (3 located at Elounda Mare)
- 5 Bars (1 located at Elounda Mare)
- Six Senses Spa with Thalassotherapy Suites , Tepidarium, Sauna, Hammam at Porto Elounda
- Water sports (at extra charge) including; water skiing, wakeboarding, towable inflatables, canoes, pedal boats and wave runners, windsurfing and sailing.
- PADI-Certified Scuba Diving Centre
- Private Golf Course (9 hole, par -3) at Porto Elounda
- 3 Astroturf Tennis Courts
- Dedicated card playing lounge
- Kids Ark (4 months – 5 years) at Porto Elounda
- Kids Park (5 - 12 years) at Porto Elounda
- Teenagers World (13 - 17 years) at Porto Elounda
- Arsenal Soccer School Camp (5 - 16 years) at Porto Elounda
- Girls Dance School at Porto Elounda
- Shopping Arcade
- Shuttle Bus
- WiFi and Broadband
The resort has a ‘Dine Around’ scheme in conjunction with its neighbouring sister hotels. 24-hour in-room dining service is also available and a beach menu can be found at the private sandy beaches of all the properties.
Old Mill (located at Elounda Mare)
Amidst a beautiful garden and ancient old millstone, this award-winning restaurant is the perfect place to savour authentic Cretan dishes whose menu is menu is designed entirely from local ingredients next to the soothing sea.
Yacht Club (located at Elounda Mare)
Perched on a dramatic edge overlooking the beach, this Mediterranean restaurant serves local seafood specialities and is the ideal place to sample the catch of the day whilst looking out to amazing sea views under the stars. Guests can also enjoy a fresh seafood buffet at the weekly Fisherman’s Evening.
Deck Restaurant (located at Elounda Mare)
Boasting magnificent sea views, this elevated al fresco restaurant is renowned for its immaculate service. The guests of Elounda Mare can also enjoy a sumptuous a la carte breakfast here to start the day.
Aglio e Olio (located at Porto Elounda)
This impressive restaurant allows guests to experience al fresco dining under the green-grey leaves of an old olive grove. Aglio e Olio sits by the private beach and specialises in Italian cuisine. An open air barbeque and wood fired oven are used for its flavoursome main dishes.
Nafsika Restaurant (located at Porto Elounda)
Nafsika boasts spectacular panoramic ocean and mountain views and a large selection of tempting dishes with an array of international specials. The guests of Porto Elounda can also enjoy an American style buffet breakfast here.
Calypso and Wine Cellar (located at Elounda Peninsula)
With stunning sea views, this elegant restaurant specialises in gourmet cuisine. As one of the finest restaurants in Greece, winning multiple Toque d’Or awards, elite service is provided and private dining can be arranged for up to 8 guests. The Wine Cellar offers an expansive collection of wine from all regions of Greece, as well as Old World and New World vintages. Guests of Elounda Peninsula can also enjoy an American style buffet breakfast here.
Koh Restaurant (located at Elounda Peninsula)
Set in a magnificent setting on the waterfront, guests can experience pan-Asian cuisine next to a little tranquil harbour. Dress Smart/Elegant.
Karavia (located at the Elounda Mare)
Karavia is an ideal place to enjoy an aperitif in cosy lounges furnished with folk art, antiques and ancient artefacts, overlooking the stunning Aegean Sea.
Kirki (located at the Porto Elounda)
As a prime location to gather, Kirki sits between two of Porto Elounda’s main pools and features an extensive outdoor terrace with sea views.
Beach Bar (located at the Porto Elounda)
This vibrant curved bar is situated next to the beach and seaside pool of Porto Elounda. Cocktails and snacks are enjoyed all day and accompanied by entertaining music under an impressive wooden canopy.
Peninsula Lounge (located at the Elounda Peninsula)
The Peninsula Lounge, designed in a seamless old-world style, resembles the bridge of a luxurious yacht sailing the high seas with amazing views of the Sitia Mountains.
Elounda Mare welcomes and accommodates for children of all ages with a variety of children’s services available at neighbouring sister hotel, Porto Elounda.
In an animal-themed ark, children up to the age of 5 are fully supervised by a team of professional child-carers. The Kids Ark features two shallow pools, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, vegetable garden, evening events, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, sleeping quarters, showers and toilets, with a range of entertaining activities. Activities involve: Greek cookie baking, acting, circus acting, construction of doll or mask, mini Olympic Games, drawing, ceramics, batik, collage, treasure hunt, garden cultivation and traditional nature games.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (Closed Sunday)
Children between the ages of 5 and 12 can enjoy the park’s ball games court, waterslides, pools and covered table top play area with a trampoline, ramps, swings, slides and olive grove. The Kids Park is fully supervised and set in its own part of the resort.
Children aged 13 to 17 can enjoy the Entertainment Centre that features a games room with ball games and sports lessons, as well as benefiting from the resort’s other facilities such as the AstroTurf tennis courts.
Arsenal Soccer School Camp
For children aged 5 to 16, youngsters are invited to develop their technical and creative football skills between April and October, whilst making lots of new-found friends.
Dancing lessons, by the choreographer Fokas Evaggelinos and his dance school, will be available mid-June to end of September. Children will have the opportunity to dance hip-hop and zumba either in private or in a group with other kids.
The resort is located in a beautiful and romantic Mediterranean setting where many couples have chosen to have their dream wedding day. Experienced and well-trained staff can help organise a unique day down to the finest detail.
Luxurious honeymoon packages are available.
Transfer time: approximately 60 minutes by car from Heraklion Airport