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Aquila Elounda Village

Crete, Elounda

Exclusively for adults

Nestled on the water's edge in Mirabello Bay, the whitewashed bungalows of the Aquila Elounda Village slope gently towards the sea, affording breathtaking views over the nearby islands from throughout the resort. Cascading pools, set in colourful Cretan gardens, and a private beach ensure you'll be able to find the perfect spot to relax and appreciate the peaceful panoramas. Elegant guest rooms are beautifully decorated in blue and white with wooden furniture, and have lovely garden or sea views. The hotel's three restaurants serve a variety of cuisine, where you can enjoy a delicious meal and views of the sunset, and the spa offers a range of treatments and facilities including a sauna and steam bath.

This hotel does not accept guests under the age of 16 years.

The hotel has 235 rooms.

  • Adults-only waterfront hotel
  • Private beach and three seawater pools
  • Very spacious rooms, suites and bungalows
  • Pick from three restaurants including Greek
  • Activities include dance lessons and wine tasting

Optional All Inclusive - what's included

Premium All Inclusive includes buffet breakfast, early and late continental breakfast from 05:00 - 07:15 and 10:30 - 11:00, buffet or à la carte lunch, buffet or à la carte dinner, one candlelit gala dinner per week as well as selected theme nights. Coffee and cakes from 16:00 - 18:00. Ice cream from 10:00 - 18:00. Day time snacks from 10.30-12.00 & from 14.30-16.00. Midnight snacks from 23:00 - 24:00. A selection of non-alcoholic and local alcoholic drinks from 10:00 - 01:00. Minibar stocked with soft drinks and local beer. Tennis courts (reservations required). Water aerobics. Table tennis. Billiards. Darts. Greek cooking lesson, cocktail making lesson, Greek language lesson, Greek wine tasting, backgammon lesson and dance lessons once per week.

Added value

Honeymoon offer

Honeymooners receive an extra 10% discount, one candlelit dinner for two in the a la carte restaurant with one bottle of wine during their dinner for holidays between 29 March - 31 October 2018.


Bars & Restaurants

Main Restaurant

Opening Times:
07.15 - 10.30 (11:00 continental breakfast)
19:00 - 21.30

Included With:
Bed & Breakfast , Half Board , Premium All Inclusive

Dress Code:A smart casual dress code (with long trousers for gentlemen) is implemented in all restaurant from 18:00.

The hotel's main restaurant serves American buffet breakfast and continental breakfast later in the morning. Local and international cuisine is on offer in the evenings with a full buffet and live show-cooking stations.

Mirabello Restaurant

Opening Times:
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00

Dress Code:
A smart casual dress code (with long trousers for gentlemen) is implemented in all restaurant from 18:00.

Enjoying beautiful sea views, this a la carte restaurant offers a superior selection of local and Mediterranean dishes for lunch and dinner.

Guests on half board receive credit towards lunch or dinner at the restaurant (an extra charge applies for theme evenings).

Symposium Restaurant

Opening Times:
19:00 - 23:00

Dress Code:
A smart casual dress code (with long trousers for gentlemen) is implemented in all restaurant from 18:00.

Symposium is located in the hotel gardens by the Greek Orthodox chapel, offering a wide variety of traditional Greek and Cretan specialities.

Guests on half board receive credit towards lunch or dinner at the restaurant (an extra charge applies for theme evenings).

Beach Bar

Opening Times:
10:00 - 00:00
Snacks served till 16:00

Enjoy a refreshing drink or a tasty snack whilst soaking up the sun on the beach.

Lobby Bar

Opening Times:
16:00 - 01:00

Dress Code:

A smart casual dress code (with long trousers for gentlemen) is implemented in the Lobby Bar from 16:00.

Enjoy a selection of cooling drinks and wines from the Lobby bar.

Beach & Pools


The small sandy beach has a paved pier and a wooden decked platform, offering sun loungers, changing cabins and showers.Enjoy a relaxing swim in the hotels freshwater pool which is heated between the months of April and October. There are two small beaches one of which is sandy and one which is shingle, sunbeds and umbrellas are complimentary.

Swimming Pools

Relax by one of the hotel's three sea water swimming pools situated on different levels, all with the beautiful views of the Mirabello bay.

Spa & Wellness

Aquila Elounda Village Spa

Opening Times:
10:00 - 18:00

Treat yourself to a visit to the Aquila Elounda Village Spa and try one of the many facials, massages, scrubs and body wraps. For added relaxation, there are also three steam rooms, two saunas and a Laconium. A heated indoor pool as well as a well equipped fitness centre are available for those wishing to work out and a range of beauty treatments is on hand for the all important finishing touches.

Children under 16 years are not allowed in the spa.

Activities & Entertainment

Sport and Leisure Activities

An array of sports facilities is available to keep you entertained throughout your holiday. Test your skills on a tennis court, enjoy the water and try windsurfing, pedaloes, canoes and more. If you would like to discover the underwater world, a PADI certified dive centre is also available, providing courses and excursions for adults and teenagers.

During the day, there are dance lessons, cooking lessons and wine tasting as well as local culture events and in the evening, the extensive programme includes entertainment shows, dancing evenings, folklore shows and more.

About the location
Once a down-to-earth fishing village, Elounda has blossomed into one of Crete's premier luxury resorts, pulling in a cosmopolitan brand of clientele. Like nearby Aghios Nikolaos, it's got a killer location, with the Bay of Mirabello on one side and hills blanketed in almond and olive groves on the other. A lot of the village's old-fashioned charm has been preserved, particularly in the main square, where you'll find a smattering of Greek tavernas and little shops, and a pretty church looking out over the harbour. Out in the bay is the mystical island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony and the subject of Victoria Hislop's best-seller, The Island. The ruins of its town and Venetian fortress are ripe for exploring - as are the calm waters around the Spinalonga peninsula, which hide the remains of the ancient city of Olous.
Transfer time
1 hour 45 minutes from Heraklion airport
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Nice stay, wish we had upgraded though
Michaela11091987, Bath, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Mar 13 2018
had a lovely stay celebrating my 30th and wedding anniversary all int he same week - location was good although i wouldn't like to have to walk into the town in the heat as down some steep hills...
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Tripadvisor review Feb 04 2018
We had a wonderful stay at this lovely hotel. Modern, stylish, with great food, wonderful staff, and a relaxed atmosphere. Overall it exceeded my expectations. Despite being one of the lower grade...
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