Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
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Porto Elounda is an excellent family resort with an outstanding array of facilities and a private sandy beach. Part of the ’Elounda SA Hotels & Resorts’ group, whose sister properties are the neighbouring five star Elounda Mare and Elounda Peninsula; Porto Elounda is considered the preferred choice for families within this luxury collection.
The property has stunning sea views over the Bay of Mirabello and the Cretan influence of the resort is ever present in the architecture and décor, extending to the traditional village square with its own private chapel. There are a variety of restaurants at Porto Elounda, whilst guests can also enjoy additional dining options at the esteemed Relais and Chateaux Elounda Mare and the Elounda Peninsula.
It is the many facilities that define this excellent resort from other luxury hotels in Crete, most notably the Arsenal Football Academy and the children’s club, complimentary for children aged 5-12 years, with water slides and supervised activities. Children aged 4 months – 5 years are catered for in the well-equipped and supervised crèche.
Porto Elounda is also the only resort hotel in Crete to have its own private 9-hole, par-3 golf course, creatively designed with multiple tees, enabling guests to play the course as an 18-hole. Guests who prefer a more relaxing holiday will luxuriate in the Six Senses Spa.
Room and Suite Features
There are 133 rooms and suites that reflect traditional Greek styling. All rooms feature individually controlled air conditioning & heating, hypo allergic pillows and feather pillows, Coco mat bedding, control panel with privacy and service please buttons, LCD flat screen satellite television with music channel, DVD & CD player, desk high speed internet connection, direct dial telephone, DATA port line, mini bar, electronic safety deposit box, dressing table with hairdryer.
Porto Sea View Rooms
These rooms are traditionally furnished with a small sitting area and have stunning sea views from the furnished private balcony or terrace. Interconnecting rooms are also available. Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child.
Porto Sea View Rooms Shared Pool
The same as the Porto Sea View Rooms, but with direct access to a shared seawater swimming pool, reserved for these rooms only. Maximum occupancy 3 adults.
Porto Sea View Rooms Individual Pool
The same as the Porto Sea View Rooms, but with direct access to an individual seawater swimming pool. Maximum occupancy 3 adults.
- Private Sandy Beach (Blue Flag)
- Swimming Pool
- 7 Restaurants (3 located at Porto Elounda)
- 5 Bars (2 located at Porto Elounda)
- Six Senses Spa with Thalassotherapy Suites , Tepidarium, Sauna, Hammam
- Water Sports (additional charge)
- PADI-Certified Scuba Diving Centre
- Private Golf Course (9 hole, par -3)
- 3 Astroturf Tennis Courts
- Indoor Games Room with billiards tables, card-playing tables, role-playing computer stations, pinball and table football
- Table Tennis
- Kids Ark (4 months - 5 years)
- Kids Park (5 - 12 years)
- Teenagers World (13 - 17 years)
- Arsenal Soccer School Camp (5 - 16 years) including, for one week (end of June - early July) - the Arsenal Advanced Camp
- Girls Dance School
- Shopping Arcade
- Shuttle Bus
- Wi-Fi and Broadband
The resort has weekly themed nights, barbeque nights, special seaside buffet dinners with Greek music and dancers and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This comprehensive resort warmly welcomes and accommodates for children of all ages with a variety of children’s services, as well as ‘Children’s World’.
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 minute drive from Heraklion International Airport