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Elounda Bay Palace

Crete, Elounda

Child friendly

The contemporary and stylish Elounda Bay Palace lies on the beach amidst 20 acres of bougainvillaea-filled, jasmine-scented gardens. A member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World', this hotel enjoys panoramic views over the island, where secluded sandy beaches contrast with the beautiful clear waters of the Aegean Sea.

The Prestige and Gold Club concepts allow the opportunity to choose the level of exclusivity and service to suit, whilst an impressive series of guest rooms and bungalows offer a supreme standard of comfort.

A superb choice of gourmet opportunities awaits: from the informal and atmospheric Greek taverna, to the award-winning Thalassa Restaurant set on a romantic waterside deck.

With outstanding service and an excellent range of facilities, this hotel is undoubtedly one of Crete's finest.

Please note that a small number of rooms at the hotel have not recently been refurbished. 

A range of hotel child prices applies to ages 4 - 8 & 9 - 14 years.

The hotel has 264 rooms, 4 floors and 2 lifts.

  • A modern and stylish seafront hotel
  • Accommodation includes bungalows with pools
  • Try Cretan specialties at the seaside tavern
  • Excellent kids’ club and teen hang-out
  • Five tennis courts and PADI diving centre
  • Two secluded white sandy private beaches with sunbeds, umbrellas and watersports

Added value

Early booking discount

Save up to 25% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 20 April - 02 November 2018 booked by 31 December 2017.

Spa offer

Guests receive 50 Euros Spa voucher per adult per week (minimum of 5 nights stay) to use at the Espace Vitalité Chenot located at the Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas for holidays between  20 April - 02 November 2018.


Bars & Restaurants

Thalassa Waterfront Restaurant

Serving a wide selection of gourmet seafood delicacies in a romantic and relaxing atmosphere, right by the water's edge overlooking the sparkling bay. Gentle live music plays in the background.

Guests on half board can receive a credit towards meals at this restaurant.

Ariadne Tavern

A classic seaside tavern serving light à la carte lunches of grilled fish, meats, delicious fresh salads and other appetising regional specialities.

Guests on half board can receive a credit towards meals at this restaurant.

Aretoussa Restaurant

Serving traditional Greek and international cuisine, the restaurant faces out onto a striking panoramic view of the bay, making it the perfect place to relax.

Guests on half board can eat at this restaurant.

Guests who do not wish to have dinner in the buffet buffet restaurant will receive a dinner credit voucher from the hotel at a value of 30 Euros per adult and 20 Euros per child (9-14 years old) &
10 Euros per child (4-8 years) per day, non transferable, which can be used in all a la carte restaurants (excluding drinks).

Argonaut Restaurant

Located at the adjacent Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, this open-air restaurant offers snacks, fresh salads and fish for lunch and Italian cuisine for dinner.

Blue Lagoon by Mistura

Located at the adjacent Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, Blue Lagoon by Mistura is a modern and dynamic restaurant offering gastronomic Peruvian cuisine.

Dionysos Restaurant

Located at the adjacent Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, Dionysos Restaurant is an à la carte restaurant serving fine Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary twist accompanied by an extensive wine list.

Kafenion Restaurant

Located at the adjacent Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas and close to the beach, this restaurant is set as if in a traditional Greek village, serving delicious homemade-style dishes.


The hotel has three bars where guests can enjoy a range of refreshing drinks from fresh juices, sumptuous cocktails, fine wines and locals beers.

Beach & Pools


The hotel is located on a beautifully secluded, white sandy beach and guests can make use of the complimentary sunbeds and umbrellas.

Swimming Pools

The hotel features an outdoor seawater swimming pool, as well as a pool for children and an indoor heated pool.

Spa & Wellness

Espace Vitalite Chenot Spa

Guests are able to use the spa at the adjacent Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas and can choose from a wealth of treatments.


Activities & Entertainment

Sports and fitness

Guests can take part in a variety of sports including tennis, basketball and volleyball.


There is also a watersports centre offering scuba diving, sailing, water-skiing, fishing and jet skis. 

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
50 minutes from Heraklion Airport
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Great location and rooms
guy d, London, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Nov 28 2017
The Elounda Bay Palace is a great resort with a variety of rooms, apartments and suites. The location and small beaches are delightful, and the rooms and gardens are maintained to a high standard...
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A lovely, relaxing stay at Elounda Bay Palace
sruelf, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Oct 18 2017
My husband, daughter and I booked with Sovereign for our stay at Elounda Bay Palace in early September. We had a warm welcome and all staff at the hotel were friendly and efficient throughout our...
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