Elounda Bay Palace

Crete, Elounda

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  • Set in a waterfront location in Elounda
  • An abundance of leisure activities for adults and young guests
  • Two private sandy beaches with sunbeds, umbrellas and beach butler service
  • Within walking distance to the village of Elounda
  • Interconnecting rooms as well as suites, bungalows and villas available

Elounda Bay Palace, a member of ‘’Leading Hotels of the World’’, graces 20 acres of luscious grounds including two private Blue Flag awarded sandy beaches. With its serene waterfront setting and luxury accommodation, this 5* resort is a preferred destination of both couples and families.

The hotel offers a range of rooms, including interconnecting options, suites, bungalows and villas, all with private balconies. With premium features and services, each category is designed to enhance the holiday experience and make guests feel right at home.

A choice of different dining venues and bars means guests experience a gastronomical journey at the hotel. Allow yourself to indulge in the best signature Greek and Mediterranean dishes as well as fine Italian, Peruvian and Japanese gastronomy all in stunning spots. Breakfast is served at the hotel’s main restaurant, Aretoussa, where Greek & international cuisine dinner is also served, overlooking the magnificent bay in front of the hotel. For light snacks or lunch, opt for F Restaurant or the Greek taverna-style Ariadne.

Apart from dining at the hotel’s main restaurant, guests can also try out the famous seafood & fish dining Thalassa Restaurant or any of the evening a la carte dining restaurants at the adjacent Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas including Fine Dining, Mediterranean, Italian and Japanese & Peruvian specialities.

To round things out, three bars, including a lounge bar, pool bar and beach bar serve a range of local and international wines and spirits. Whether it’s a breakfast, lunch, an intimate dinner or a late-night bite, the in-room dining service offers the ultimate experience in the privacy and comfort of your own guest room or suite.

The wide range of activities for children and teens is a family’s dream come true. There’s a complimentary kids club as well as specially adapted children’s pool and playground. Water sports are also available.


Bars & Restaurants

Thalassa Waterfront Restaurant

This glamorous restaurant is famous for its delicious fish menu and wide selection of other gourmet seafood delicacies. Dining at Thalassa is a romantic and relaxing experience, as the restaurant is set right by the water’s edge overlooking the sparkling bay. Gentle live music accompanies you as you enjoy your evening meal.

Cuisine: Modern Healthy Cretan - Seafood Restaurant
Hours of operation (Dinner): 19:30 -23:30
Dress Code: Formal to Smart Casual

Ariadne Taverna

Elounda Bay Palace offers you the classic seaside taverna through Ariadne; just what you need when you step right off the beach in search of a light a la carte lunch of grilled fish, meats, fresh delicious salads and other undemanding yet appetizing regional dishes.

Cuisine: Greek Restaurant
Hours of operation (Lunch): 12:30 - 18:00
Dress Code: Casual Beachwear

F Restaurant

An exciting addition to Elounda Bay Palace, the waterfront restaurant “F” specialises in fresh salads, Tapas and light snacks in a casual-chic waterfront setting.

Cuisine: Fresh salads, Tapas, light snacks
Hours of operation (Lunch): 12:30 - 18:00
Dress Code: Casual Beachwear

Aretoussa Restaurant

Dining at the hotel’s main restaurant, Aretoussa is an exciting affair. Set in a charming setting with the striking panoramic view of the bay adds to the ambience of this dining experience.

Cuisine: Greek & international
Hours of operation (Breakfast) 07:15-10:30 & (Dinner) 19:00-21:30
Dress Code: Breakfast - Smart Casual & Dinner - Formal to Smart Casual

Dionysos Fine Dining Restaurant

Located at the adjacent Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, Dionysos lives up to the promise of indulging all your senses with its awarded modern cuisine. This outstanding restaurant offers a superb blend of Mediterranean gastronomy with contemporary influences, served in an understated, yet highly exclusive atmosphere.

Cuisine: Fine Dining Mediterranean
Hours of operation (Dinner): 19:30 - 23:30
Dress Code: Formal to Smart Casual

Blue Lagoon by Mistura Restaurant

Located at the adjacent Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, Blue Lagoon by Mistura offers a chic and glittering atmosphere with delectable, authentic Japanese and Peruvian tastes.

Cuisine: Japanese-Peruvian Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Hours of operation (Dinner): 19:30 -23:30
Dress Code: Formal to Smart Casual

Kafenion Restaurant

Also located at the adjacent Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas Kafenion Restaurant focuses on the delights of the world-renowned Cretan cuisine. Pure, simple homemade-style dishes are served in the rustic, laid-back setting of a traditional Greek village square, naturally shaded by olive trees.

Cuisine: Traditional Greek
Hours of operation (Lunch & Dinner): 12:00-23:00
Dress Code: Casual Beachwear - Smart Casual

Argonaut Seaside Restaurant

Just next door, at Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, Argonaut provides a menu of healthy, enticing Mediterranean snacks during lunchtime hours. During the evenings, the seaside restaurant lures you back again with its mouth-watering variety of fragrant Italian dishes, prepared to perfection by the Italian chefs.

Cuisine: Snack Delicatessen and Italian Restaurant for Dinner
Hours of operation (Lunch & Dinner): 12:30-16:30 & 19:30-23:30
Dress Code: Lunch - Casual Beachwear. Dinner - Formal to Smart Casual


The bars at Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas and Elounda Bay Palace are in a variety of different settings throughout the resort, including:

Veghera Bar: Sitting at Veghera bar, surrounded by sea, conjures a feeling of being on a glamorous private islet. Soothing atmospheric music, cocktails ranging from exotic to classic and a lively, friendly staff make Veghera the ideal spot to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail at sunset, or after-dinner drinks that might just continue into the early hours.

Lito Lounge: The Lito is the place to unwind and harmonize with your surroundings, along with live piano or harp music filling the air. Enjoy afternoon refreshments or savour evening drinks over a relaxed chat. Open until late into the night.

Poseidon Pool Bar: Step out of the pool and bright sunshine and take a break for a delicious light snack or fresh fruit juice under the refreshing shade of a tree at the casual Poseidon bar.

Sail in Bar: Set sail with a breezy refreshment, light lunch or snack at a bar comfortably located beside the beach. Three giant sails crowning the bar set it apart, as does its tranquil beach atmosphere and deck-like wooden floor.

Beach & Pools


The hotel benefits from two Blue Flag awarded, private natural white sandy beaches, with complimentary umbrellas and sun beds.

Swimming Pools

Elounda Bay Palace offers three pools; one outdoor seawater swimming pool, one indoor freshwater swimming pool and one children’s freshwater pool. All three pools overlook the hotel gardens and the sea.

Spa & Wellness

Espace Vitalité Chenot Spa

Located at Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas is the multi-award-winning penthouse Espace Vitalité Chenot, well-known for its impressive wellness and spa facilities, boasting endless treatments and rituals to be enjoyed.

The Chenot Method employs the latest scientific advances in relation to the functioning of the human body. It works along the lines of the ancient tradition of Chinese medicine, based on energy channels and balance, to establish a unity of body, mind and spirit.

The Spa has 12 luxurious treatment rooms, an indoor pool and an outdoor pool. Guests can choose from a decadent list of wellbeing and vitality programmes, beauty treatments, fitness and wellness facilities to help them relax, restore and rejuvenate during their period of stay, all according to the principles of Biontology. Hydro-aromatherapy, Phyto-mud therapy and detox treatments are just few of the available options.

Fitness Centre

Recreational facilities at Elounda Bay Palace Hotel include a contemporary Hammam/Sauna area with an expansive outdoor relaxation area, and a spacious Fitness centre overlooking the captivating crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean ocean and offering a wide range of Yoga, Pilates and Aerobic classes, suitable for all levels.

For Families

For Families

Guests of the Elounda Bay Palace will be pleased to see the abundance of activities and sports to engage in. The hotel hotels has its own water sports centre where adults and young guests can enjoy activities including jet skiing, banana boats and other exciting water activities for all family. There is also a world of fun for kids to be discovered with a kids clubs for children aged 4-12, teens and sports programmes with dedicated personnel and activities that change weekly.

The two private natural Blue Flag awarded sandy beaches are ideal for young guests and the hotel offers a children’s freshwater pool, on top on the main outdoor seawater swimming pool and the indoor freshwater swimming pool.

Babysitting as well as a wide range of baby equipment are also available on request.

Kids Playground

Dedicated staff are on hand to create the holiday experience for all the family. Happy kids, happy family, happy holiday!

Daily activities programme are created to keep junior guests amused with fun and creative activities and competitions.

The kids club comes with an indoor and outdoor area and is on complimentary basis for children aged 4-12 years old.

Activities & Entertainment


Guests can enjoy a range of activities including use of five floodlit tennis courts, mini soccer, basket and beach volleyball, badminton, and table tennis.

Watersports Centre

Guests can enjoy a variety of watersports including sailing and jet-skiiing plus there is a PADI-certified dive centre which caters for beginnners through to the more experienced diver.

About the location

Elounda Bay Palace Hotel is within walking distance from the picturesque fishing village of Elounda. The cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos is just 9km away from the hotel.

The airport of Heraklion is a short 45-50 minute private car transfer. The island of Spinalonga is also within close reach.

Set on 20 acres of colourful gardens, the five-star hotel offers luxury accommodation to suit all tastes, combining panoramic bay views, personalised services and award-winning cuisine with access to two private Blue Flag awarded sandy beaches and several leisure and recreation activities.

Transfer time

50 minutes from Heraklion Airport
Classic Room Mountain View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

These rooms provide a real feeling of comfort, offering wonderful mountain views. They consist of one bedroom with a twin or Queen sized bed, marble-lined bathroom and a private balcony. There is also the option of adding a single sofa bed.

Interconnecting rooms are available on request. 


Classic Room Side Sea View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

These stylishly furnished and nicely laid-out rooms offer a charming side view of the Cretan waters. They consist of one bedroom with a twin or Queen sized platform bed, marble-lined bathroom and a private balcony.

Interconnecting rooms are available on request. 


Classic Room Sea View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Apart from providing a breath-taking view of the sea, these rooms feature a marble-lined bathroom, a balcony, a twin or Queen sized bed.

Interconnecting rooms are available on request. 


Superior Bungalow Side Sea View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

These bungalows consist of a bedroom with a Queen-size bed, an open-plan living room designed with a marbled-lined bathroom with a bathtub while some have a separate shower cabin. The superior bungalow accommodation has a veranda with a patio and is located in the picturesque garden area close to the outdoor swimming pool.

Interconnecting rooms are available on request. 


Classic Bungalow Sea View with Shared Pool

Max 2 adults

These rooms consist of one bedroom with a concrete platform Queen-size bed and a marble-lined bathroom with a separate shower cabin. Their spacious private terrace leads to a heated pool, shared with either two or three other similar bungalows.


Two Bedroom Family Room Garden View

Max 4 adults, 2 children

This spacious accommodation is ideal for families and consists of two bedrooms with either a Queen & twin sized beds and two marble–lined bathrooms. The comfort of the room pours onto an exquisite private balcony which comes with mountain views. There is also the option of adding a single sofa bed.


Deluxe Room Sea View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

The Deluxe Room has been perceptively designed to provide style and comfort. Offering a sense of panache, these rooms consist of one bedroom with either Twin or Queen- sized beds, a marble-lined bathroom and a balcony or patio offering a spectacular view to the sea.

Interconnecting rooms are available on request. 


Deluxe Bungalow Sea View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

These stylishly revamped bungalows consist of a well-appointed bedroom with a Queen-size bed and sofa that lead out on to a balcony or terrace or terraced lawn with breath-taking views of the bay. The remodelled bathrooms feature shower cabins, while some also include bathtubs.

Interconnecting rooms are available on request. 


Superior Bungalow Front Sea View with Shared Pool

Max 2 adults, 1 child

The view alone from these bungalows is a beautiful breath of fresh air. But there’s more; the airy bedroom with a streamlined décor has a Queen-sized bed and a lavish, marble- lined bathroom. The bungalow pours out onto a restful private terrace overlooking the swimming pool (shared by seven bungalows) and the splendid waters of the Mediterranean Sea.


Family Suite Open Plan Garden View

Max 2 adults, 2 children

This suite consists of a convenient layout, luxury facilities, an enticing view, plus, a generously sized bedroom with a King-sized bed, as well as a single sofa bed, an elegant open-plan living room, a large, modern bathroom (some suites have two bathrooms), and a WC with a shower.


Deluxe Hotel Suite Sea View

Max 2 adults, 2 children

This exceptional space offers a complete feeling of comfort and style and is composed of one bedroom with separate or open plan living room spacious enough to accommodate an extra person. Includes one or two en-suite luxury bathrooms with a TV, Jacuzzi bathtub, separate shower cabin, some of which have a steam bath feature. The comfort of the suites pours onto an exquisite private balcony and offers majestic, view of Mirabello Bay.


Executive Bungalow Suite Pool View

Max 2 adults, 2 children

These bungalows are surrounded by verdant gardens and are situated near the main outdoor swimming pool. With an emphasis on sheer comfort throughout, they consist of a bedroom with a Queen-sized bed, a separate living room and two bathrooms (a large modern bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub and individual shower cubicle, and a WC with a shower). Some Executive Bungalows also feature a kitchenette to facilitate your daily needs. The graceful veranda has a private patio, perfect for entertaining friends or relaxing with a real and exclusive sense of space.


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Wonderful stay in warm September

Angela P,

Tripadvisor review Feb 29 2024
We returned after having such a wonderful time earlier in the year. It was my birthday in the June, and you can read my earlier review from then. We booked again to return 3 months later in early...
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Marian V, Bucharest, Romania

Tripadvisor review Jan 19 2024
Superb hotel. Second holiday in this hotel. Everything perfect. Delicious food. The beach and water are very clean. Also the pools. Professional staff: especially Anna Maria (guest relations...
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