Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas

Crete, Elounda

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  • A ‘’Leading Hotel of the World’’, set on the most enviable waterfront location in Elounda
  • Ideal accommodation for couples and families, including waterfront bungalows and villas with private heated pools
  • Two private sandy beaches with sunbeds, umbrellas and beach butler service
  • Five a la carte restaurants offering Greek, Italian, Mediterranean, Japanese & Peruvian cuisines
  • Penthouse Espace Vitalité Chenot Spa with 20 treatment rooms and an indoor & outdoor pool


Situated on an enviable waterfront location in Elounda, this exclusive resort offers breathtaking views over Mirabello Bay and is renowned for its unique location, world-class hospitality and finest luxury.
Spanning 40 acres of luscious gardens and two private, Blue- Flag awarded sandy beaches, this ‘’Leading Hotel of the World’’ is a firm favourite for couples and families looking to embark on a luxury break, right on the water’s edge.

Luxury guest rooms and suites ooze style and sophistication. New bungalows and villas are home to private heated pools and large private terraces, perfect for those seeking for extra privacy and comfort.

A selection of award-winning restaurants and bars allow you to indulge in the best signature Greek as well as fine Italian, Peruvian and Japanese gastronomy and discover a fascinating world of fine dining. Combining contemporary elegance with unique scenery and unparalleled service, Elounda Beach offers an unforgettable culinary journey. Choose from five a la carte waterfront restaurants and their exciting cuisines. Options include the multi- award-winning Dionysos Fine Dining restaurant, the unique Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Sushi Bar, the Argonaut Mediterranean Restaurant and Kafenion taverna. 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.

Leisure facilities include a kids club, water sports as well as a fitness centre, tennis, football and basketball courts. For extra pampering, the penthouse Espace Vitalité Chenot spa offers vitality programmes and beauty treatments to rejuvenate body, mind and spirit.



Bars & Restaurants

Dionysos Fine Dining Restaurant

Named after the hedonistic God of Wine, 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 Restaurant & Sushi Bar

A chic, glittering atmosphere and delectable, authentic Japanese and Peruvian tastes. Experiment with a plethora of the most refined and exotic flavours, and taste the restaurant’s acclaimed sushi bar that provides classic and internationally adored sushi cuisine as well as its own very original – and vibrantly memorable to the palate –renditions.

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

Kafenion Greek Restaurant

Sample the irresistible and nutritious 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. Best of all, the Kafenion is a stone's throw away from the beach.

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

Argonaut Seaside Restaurant

Indulge yourself with the Argonaut's healthy, enticing Mediterranean snacks during the luncheon 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

Artemis Restaurant

Let your senses run wild next to the shimmering crystal blue of the Artemis's pool waters and surrounding gardens. Delicate breezes from a profusion of colourful flowers will soothe your soul as you enjoy an exciting American breakfast.

Cuisine: Buffet Style
Hours of operation (Breakfast): 07:15-10:30
Dress Code: Casual Beachwear - Smart Casual

Ariadne Taverna

Located at the adjacent Elounda Bay Palace, Ariadne offers you the classic seaside taverna; 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

Thalassa Restaurant

Situated at the Elounda Bay Palace, 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


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


This luxury resort is home to two private, Blue Flag awarded white sandy beaches, that come with complimentary sun beds and sun umbrellas, and beach butler service. There is also a Water Sports Centre and a PADI certified diving centre. Guests can enjoy experiences including jet skiing, water skiing and a range of towable toys.

Swimming Pool

There is one outdoor seawater swimming pool, overlooking the fragrant gardens and the open sea.

Spa & Wellness

Chenot Spa

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

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

There is a Fitness Centre within the hotel premises and personal training can be arranged as well. Extra facilities include five floodlit Tennis Courts, basketball, football and volleyball courts.

For Families

For Families

On top of family-orientated accommodation including connecting rooms, suites with 2 or 3 bedrooms and family bungalows with kitchenettes, guests will be pleased to see an abundance of activities and sports to engage in at the hotel. The 5* resort comes with 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 at the kids club, which is for children aged 4-12. Daily activities programme created to keep our junior guest amused with fun and creative activities and competitions. Additionally, there are separate teens and sports programmes with dedicated personnel and activities that change weekly.

Additional facilities include five floodlit tennis courts and football and basketball courts whereas activities and excursions around Crete, including to the nearby island of Spinalonga, can also be arranged.

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

Kids Club

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, table tennis and mini golf. 

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

With its unique waterfront location on the northeast coast of Crete, Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas represents the ultimate holiday destination for families, honeymooners, couples and prestigious travellers.

Set on 40 acres of fragrant gardens with panoramic bay views, the five-star hotel offers luxury accommodation, combining two private sandy beaches with personalised VIP services and award-winning cuisine.

The village of Elounda is within walking distance and the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos is a short 15’ drive away. The island of Spinalonga is also within close reach.

Transfer time

50 minutes from Heraklion Airport

Classic Room Sea View

Max 2 adults

Located in the Elounda Building, these rooms consist of one elegantly decorated bedroom, a lavish bathroom, and a private balcony that offers a breath-taking panoramic view of Mirabello Bay.


Classic Bungalow Sea View

Max 2 adults

These bungalows stand on the second and third row from the water’s edge, and are composed of a capacious, comfortable bedroom and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi bathtub (some with steam bath) and a TV set. The bungalows also have a large private terrace or delightful garden.


Deluxe Room Spa Garden View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

These rooms are located in the Imperial Spa Building. They consist of a bedroom with a sitting area and a luxury marble-lined bathroom, Jacuzzi bathtub and separate shower cabin with steam-facility. The rooms have a generously sized private balcony facing out on a beautifully landscaped garden. Two Deluxe Rooms Garden View may be reserved with a connecting door providing a more spacious option.


Deluxe Room Spa Sea View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

These rooms are situated in the Imperial Spa Building. This relaxing accommodation offers an exquisite and invigorating sea view of Mirabello Bay. Each room consists of one airily spacious bedroom with a sitting area, a bathroom with a Jacuzzi bathtub, separate shower cabin and steam bath and TV, and a sizeable, private balcony perfect for relaxing and enjoying the magnificent sea view. Two Deluxe Rooms on the ground floor may be reserved with a connecting door providing a more spacious option.


Deluxe Room Spa Sea View Shared Pool

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Three or four rooms sharing one pool, are designed to provide exceptional standards of comfort. They are situated on the ground floor of the Imperial Spa Building. They consist of a large, airy bedroom, a spa-like en-suite marble bathroom with a TV, Jacuzzi bathtub and a separate shower cabin with a steam bath feature. These luxury rooms offer beautiful sea views that can be enjoyed in the serenity of your private balcony or when floating in the shared swimming pool.


Island Bungalow Waterfront

Max 2 adults

This accommodation consists of one pleasantly sizeable bedroom with an exquisite en-suite bathroom with a TV, Jacuzzi bathtub, and a soothing steam bath. In order to make the holiday experience even more outstanding for our guests, the terrace of the Island Bungalows has been designed so that it leads onto a platform that allows direct access to the sea and is exclusive to these bungalows.


Luxury Bungalow Sea View with Private Pool

Max 2 adults

These are situated on the second and third rows from the water’s edge, offering a magnificent view of the horizon, and consist of one bedroom with an en-suite luxury bathroom with a TV, Jacuzzi bathtub and in some bungalows, a soothing steam bath. You can plunge into sheer relaxation on your private terrace or garden with private, swimming/whirl pool, which has a “Counter Current” feature.


Luxury Hotel / Bungalow Suite Sea View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

These Hotel/Bungalow Suites are located either in the Imperial Spa Building or as Bungalow accommodation around the hotel premises. They consist of one bedroom and a sitting area in an open plan style. The luxury bathroom is equipped with a TV, some with a Jacuzzi bathtub and some with separate shower cabin with a steam bath feature. The comfort of the suites pours onto an exquisite private balcony and the bungalows pours onto an exquisite private garden.


Deluxe Hotel / Bungalow Suite Sea View

Max 2 adults, 2 children

This accommodation is available in the Elounda building or in the form of a bungalow. It consists of one bedroom, a separate living room, which can be used as second bedroom, and one bathroom, accessible from both bedroom and living room, with a TV, Jacuzzi bathtub and a separate shower cabin, some of which have a steam bath feature. The comfort of the suites pours onto an exquisite private balcony or garden with a sitting area.


Premium Hotel / Bungalow Suite Sea View

Max 2 adults, 2 children

These suites are located either in the Elounda Building with balcony or in bungalow format with garden and consist of one bedroom and a spacious living room as separate rooms and one or two bathrooms. Enjoy the sea view from the spacious balcony or relax in your own garden. The suites include special features such as a Jacuzzi bathtub, a separate shower cabin, in most with a steam bath and a TV in the bathroom.


Family Hotel Suite Sea View

Max 4 adults, 1 child

This accommodation is available in the Elounda building and consists of two bedrooms, a separate living room, which can be used as third bedroom and two bathrooms with TV, one of them with Jacuzzi bathtub and separate shower cabin, some of which have a steam bath feature. The comfort of the suites pours onto an exquisite private balcony with a sitting area.


Hideaway Villas Sea View with Private Pool

Max 2 adults, 2 children

Perfect for those seeking privacy and relaxation, the Hideaway Villas Sea View with Private Pool come with a beautifully designed bedroom and separate living area. Enjoy your own private garden with pool to cool off from the Greek heat.

Premium Waterfront Junior Suite with Private Pool

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Right on the water’s edge, the Premium Waterfront Junior Suite with Private Pool is a haven of luxury. With modern décor throughout, this suite comes with a private swimming pool on the terrace as well as direct access to the sea.

Family Villas with Private Heated Pool

Max 2 – 6 people

With three bedrooms and three bathrooms there is plenty of space for the whole family. The Family Villas are comfortably designed with relaxing double or twin beds, and a spacious living area with kitchen.

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Amazing location with amazing staff


Tripadvisor review Jun 20 2024
My husband and I have just returned from an amazing holiday at Elounda Beach Hotel Crete. Everything about the resort was wonderful from the location to the crystal clear waters. We were spoilt for...
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The fantastic Elounda beach hotel

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Tripadvisor review Jun 19 2024
It’s around 30 minutes from Heraklion airport to the Elounda Beach hotel, which must rank as one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed at. Things actually got off to a shaky start on this family...
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