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Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas

Crete, Elounda

Child Friendly

Surrounded by luscious gardens and enjoying an enviable seafront location, the outstanding Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, a 'Leading Hotel of the World', truly achieves unbeatable tranquillity. Inspired by a traditional Cretan village, this hotel offers a complete range of superb accommodation, from luxurious rooms to opulent waterfront bungalows and multi-room villas with private heated pools, each one enjoying a remarkable level of personal service. A choice of excellent restaurants takes dining to a new level where supreme attention to detail is evident throughout. A visit to the Espace Vitalite Chenot will complete your luxurious experience. Offering rejuvenating and relaxing holistic therapies in a tranquil atmosphere, you can enjoy a personal service and renowned treatments.

A range of hotel child prices applies to ages 4-8 & 9-14 years.
The hotel has 244 rooms, 3 floors and 1 lift.

  • Prime seafront location
  • Inspired by a traditional Cretan village
  • Choose from luxe rooms and waterfront bungalows
  • Seven à la carte restaurants including Greek, Mediterranean, Japanese & Peruvian cuisines
  • Two secluded white sandy private beaches with sun beds, umbrellas and watersports



Bars & Restaurants

Dionysos Fine Dining Restaurant

Opening Times:
19:30 - 23:30

An à la carte restaurant serving fine Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary twist accompanied by an extensive wine list.

Guests on half board can have a 3-course à la carte dinner (excluding beverages).

Dress Code: Smart Casual/Formal

Blue Lagoon by Mistura Restaurant

Opening Times:
19:30 - 23:30

A modern and dynamic restaurant offering gastronomic Peruvian cuisine created by Chef Dimitris Katrivesis.

Guests on half board can have a 3-course à la carte dinner (excluding beverages).

Dress Code: Smart Casual/Formal

Kafenion Greek Restaurant

Opening Times:
12:00 - 23:00

Set as if in a traditional Greek village square and close to the beach, Kafenion serves delicious homemade-style dishes.

Guests on half board can have a 3-course à la carte dinner (excluding beverages).

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Argonaut Seaside Restaurant

Opening Times:
12:30 - 16:30 & 19:30 - 23:30

An open-air restaurant offering Mediterranean snacks, fresh salads and fish for lunch and Italian cuisine for dinner.

Guests on half board can have a 3-course à la carte dinner (excluding beverages).

Dress Code: Casual (lunch) Smart Casual/Formal (dinner)

Artemis Restaurant

Opening Times:
07:15 - 10:30 & 19:00 - 21:30

The main restaurant serving a buffet breakfast and dinner.

Guests on half board can have a buffet dinner at this restaurant (excluding beverages).

Dress Code: Casual (lunch) Smart Casual/Formal (dinner)

Ariadne Tavern

Opening Times:
12:00 - 18:00

Located at the adjacent Elounda Bay Palace, this traditional seaside tavern is situated next to the beach. Ariadne serves delicious Mediterranean light lunches including salads and grilled meats and fish.

Dress Code: Casual

Thalassa Waterfront Restaurant

Opening Times:
19:00 - 23:00

Set on the water's edge at the adjacent Elounda Bay Palace, Thalassa Restaurant offers a romantic setting to enjoy delicious Cretan seafood dishes, with regular live music.

Guests on half board can have a 3-course à la carte dinner (excluding beverages).

Dress Code: Smart Casual/Formal


The hotel has five bars in a variety of different settings throughout the resort.

Veghera Jetty Bar - 17:00 - 02:00
Lito Lobby Bar - 10:30 - 01:00
Neraida Pool Bar - 10:30 - 19:00
Beach Bar - 10:30 - 19:00
Sail-in Bar - 10:00 - late (located next to the adjacent Elounda Bay Palace)

The hotel also has a  wine cellar, awarded 'Best of Award of Excellence' by Spectator Magazine, it boasts a wine list of 1,100 labels.

Guests are invited to sample the wines during organised tasting events, including some highly exclusive labels. 

Spa & Wellness

Espace Vitalité Chenot Spa

Opening Times:
10:30 - 19:00

The Espace Vitalité Chenot Spa offers a range of therapeutic treatments to help guests relax and rejuvenate during thier stay.

Activities & Entertainment

Sports and Fitness

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. Personal training sessions are also available at the hotel's gym.

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
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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Relax in peace and luxury
luvlondon_8, london uk
Tripadvisor review Sep 08 2018
Our 16 th visit and as always it was a great holiday Lovely location,incredible restaurants and very special staff that make all the difference A few changes every year keep the whole hotel looking...
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Good location
nikolas m,
Tripadvisor review Sep 04 2018
Good hotel with good room service in a very good location, the rooms it's not so much new and prices with room standards is not fair. Very good breakfast with many traditional and local products with...
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