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Porto Elounda Hotel Crete Greece
Hotel Type: 5 Star

Porto Elounda Hotel Crete Greece

Elounda, 720 53 Crete, Greece

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The Porto Elounda is the latest five-star creation of architect Spyros Kokotos, designer of all the well-known luxury resorts in Elounda. Unique in many respects, Porto Elounda is the only 'Insignia Resort' in Greece.

The Resort lies 500m from the renowned Hotel Elounda Mare, the only Relais & Chateaux in Greece. Both Hotels are under the same management and receive the personal attention of the Kokotos family.

The Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort is built on the seafront, on a plot of 110,000 m² with a 150 meter long private sandy beach. The view from the Main Building, the Villas and Bungalows over Mirabello Bay and the distant mountains, is magnificent. The rooms and suites in the main building have all been renovated in 2003/2004, providing excellent accommodation with large balconies or terraces. The public areas are decorated with antique and contemporary furniture and rugs. Porto Elounda is also the sole Greek resort that includes an Executive nine-hole Golf Course and a Golf Academy.

The first view from the hilltop is a panorama of the Bay of Mirabello, where the foreground is dominated by the Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and the green expanse of its golf course. Designed with respect to the architectural tradition of the land, this unique complex is an oasis of recreation and discreet luxury comprising the hotel and the seafront bungalows and villas.

Staying at Porto Elounda is a delight of traditional Cretan architecture and interior design. The typical whitewashed surfaces bind harmoniously with the brown and gray rock walls, the local carob and olive trees. The decoration is exclusively antique pieces of folk-art: carpets, chests, tapestries, mantelpieces with fine Cretan marble throughout the Halls and Salons.

Some Rooms have direct access from their balconies to the large oblong pools. Right on the seafront are Bungalows with direct access to the sandy beach or platforms on the rocks and there even is a Grande Suite with its own private beach, outdoor pool and garden, indoor pool and more.

The Resort has been awarded the European Blue Flag for the past six consecutive years in recognition of the continuous efforts of maintaining the environment in pristine condition, for efficient water management, wastewater treatment and for the participation in the raising of environmental awareness among the staff and local schoolchildren.


Porto Elounda Hotel Crete Greece - Accommodation

The Main Building is constructed in terraces and comprises 95 Rooms and 9 Suites. All Rooms face the sea and have a Veranda with plants. Five swimming pools with Sea Water, which run along the Main Building, allow direct access to Guests occupying Rooms on the Pools level
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8 Single Porto Rooms Side Sea View with balcony
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62 Porto Deluxe Rooms with large Balcony
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21 Porto Deluxe Rooms with Terrace and direct access to shared Swimming Pool
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6 Suites, with Terrace and direct access to shared Swimming Pool
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3 Suites with Large Balcony

Tasteful and simple, this is the hotel's kind of luxury. Soothing to the sight and serene to the soul, yet pampering with the amenities you have come to expect:
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Air-conditioning/heating
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Satellite Television
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Direct-dial Telephone
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Mini Bar
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Safe Deposit Box
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Hairdryer

Luxurious marble Bathroom most with hairdryer, telephone, towel heaters, audio sound and make-up/shaving mirrors.
Control Panel with 'privacy/service please' buttons
* Some Rooms and Suites have private access to large oblong Pools where one will rarely encounter another swimmer, even when all the rooms are occupied.

Water Front Bungalows and Villas:
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29 Waterfront Bungalows
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4 Waterfront Bungalows with Private Pool
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3 Villas with Private Pool and Private Garden
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5 Villas 2-Bedrooms with Private Pool and Private Garden
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9 Beach Villas 2-Bedrooms with Private Pool and Private Garden
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3 Villas 3-Bedrooms with Private Pool and Private Garden

Water Front Bungalows:
The 50m² large Seafront Bungalows are built on two levels: an upper level with the Bedroom, Wardrobe and Bathroom and a lower level with the Sitting area and oblong veranda. Steps of local rock lead directly to the sea.

All accommodation is spacious and decorated in simple, but tasteful local style. Modern amenities included such as:
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Air-conditioning/heating
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Satellite Television
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Direct-dial Telephone
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Mini Bar
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Safe Deposit Box
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Hairdryer

Luxurious marble Bathroom most with hairdryer, telephone, towel heaters, audio sound and make-up/shaving mirrors.
Control Panel with 'privacy/service please' buttons

Villas: The Villas, each with its own garden and Swimming Pool give you the privacy of a seaside home. Complete with Bar, Dining area and spacious Lounge, they hardly give an excuse to ever leave.

The Villas offer one, two or three bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom. Featuring a spacious living room, an indoor as well as outdoor dining area and their own garden with a seawater swimming pool, they provide the sense of a private holiday home, with all the benefits of a luxury resort. The recently refurbished Beach Villas offer a heightened degree of luxury, with direct access to the private beach, luxurious marble bathrooms with air-bath tubs and steam showers, CD/DVD players and high-speed internet access.

Accommodation in Villas has been designed for the ultimate in island living. Arriving at your Villa you are immediately aware of the balance between luxurious living and natural beauty. In this most idyllic setting, one can enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay. The split-level Living Room has direct access to a private garden with its own little seawater Swimming Pool. All Rooms face the sea, have Air-conditioning and are tastefully furnished in Greek style. Each Bedroom has its own private marble Bathroom.

The Villas with private Pool have one, two or three Bedrooms, each with its own Wardrobe and en-suite Bathroom. In each Villa there is a Living Room with an open Fireplace and Dining area. All Rooms face the sea; have individual Air-conditioning units and direct access to a private garden with a seawater Swimming Pool.

Fully Refurbished 2-Bedroom Beach Villa
Consist of 2- Bedrooms, each with its own marble tiled bathroom with steam shower, air-bath and separate WC, and a Living Room with a PC-ready study and high fidelity electronics. The Private Garden offers an unparalleled view to the sea and to the Private Seawater Swimming Pool. Steps from the garden provide direct access to the beach area.

All the above accommodation faces the sea and has seawater Pools.


Porto Elounda Hotel Crete Greece - Characteristics and Facilities
The Porto Elounda Sports facilities include floodlit Tennis Courts and a Fitness Gymnasium designed for the most vigorous aerobic and weightlifting workouts. The Tennis Instructor will be glad to give you a lesson or a match on the Court or on the two green set Courts at Elounda Mare.

The versatile fitness person that seeks relaxation can then visit the bathing quarters, where a traditional Finnish Sauna and marble Turkish baths cleanse the body and spirit.

Surrounding the heated indoor Pool is the only complete indoor spa in Elounda, with a Sauna, Plunge Pool and a Turkish Steam Bath fitted entirely with pink marble. Health and Beauty services invigorate the body with Massage, Aromatherapy and Hairdressing. The indoor Fitness Gymnasium is also there and designed for the most vigorous aerobic and weightlifting workouts.

Next to the beach and the freshwater swimming pool with children’s paddling pool, set within the shelter of the bay, is the sea sports center. Supervised by experienced coaches, a variety of exciting services are available, including jet-skis, windsurfing, water-skiing, and laser craft rental. Luxury yachts are also available for charter, with a range of excursions or tailor-made itineraries offered. The PADI certified scuba diving center teaches and awards diplomas up to the highest levels of proficiency. The crystal clear waters and rock formations of the bay, home to fascinating flora and fauna, are considered amongst the finest to be found in Greece.

Water-skiing is at its best in the early morning, when even avid mono-skiers and barefoot-skiers are towed by the 'Ski Nautique' Correct Craft. As the wind picks tip, sailors and windsurfers set out to harness the waves, while snorkellers and Scuba divers find the rocky seabed bustling with colorful life.

Next to the long sandy beach is the water sports center with its experienced coach and top of the range equipment. Later, when the Meltemi wind picks up, windsurfers and lasers are manned to conquer the waves. Scuba Diving is organized by an internationally Certified Instruction Center that teaches and awards Diplomas up to the highest levels of proficiency.

Behind the “Blue Flag”-awarded long, sandy private beach, featuring luxurious sundecks and waiter service, lies "Playiada". Inspired by a Greek village square and covered by a robust wooden pergola, it is the ideal location for taking shade during the day and for theme festivities in the evening. A variety of boutiques, the art gallery and the pro shop are all located around the orthodox chapel of Prophet Elias.

At the Sea Sports department of Porto Elounda Mare, Water-skiing, Windsurfing and Sailing, Jet Ski, Canoes, Pedaloes as well as Parachuting are available. All equipment is top-of-the-range and the atmosphere is relaxed and sporty.

» Golf: Executive 9-hole, par-3 Course, Golf Academy and Pro Shop
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Sea Sports: Water ski, windsurfing, sailing, parasailing, Scuba diving
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Communications: 24 hour Telex and Telefax service
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Currency Exchange: Available at the Front Desk
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Access to Rooms: One Guests' Elevator & Stairs
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Check-in: 14:00
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Check-out: Noon
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24-Hour Room Service
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Daily Laundry & Dry Cleaning with next day delivery, except Sundays & Bank Holidays
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Limousine Service: Air-conditioned luxury cars, available from the Front Desk
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Shopping: Boutique, handicraft shop, Jewellery shop, newspaper stand, and yachting gear
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Wellness: Heated Indoor Pool, Sauna, Turkish Hammam, Gymnasium, Massage, "Six Senses" signature treatments as of summer 2005.
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Private Sandy Beach featuring sunshade/lounger platforms with waiter service

Recreation: The recreational facilities of Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort, in addition to the nine-hole par-3 golf course, include two tennis courts and a Fitness Center with a variety of fitness equipment. To relax and rejuvenate the body, there is a health spa with a heated freshwater indoor swimming pool, original Finnish sauna and marble Turkish Hamam

Near the Children’s Pool is a Playground and Table Tennis, whereas Babysitting services are available for the younger ones. There is also a Pool Table, Electronic Games and Card-playing Tables within the Main Building lounges.

DININGS & BARS:
Breakfast buffet and table d’hôte dinner are served in ‘Nafsika’ restaurant, offering wonderful views.
During summer, Mediterranean and Cretan à la carte dining is available in the olive grove of ‘Elies’ Restaurant,
Lunch is served a la carte at ‘Odysseus’ tavern, right at the water’s edge, with a selection of fresh seafood and Greek dishes.

Behind the beach with its freshwater swimming pool and Bar lies the exquisite Playiada, inspired by a Greek village square and protected by a robust wooden pergola, it forms the center of attention for the evening's festivities. The evenings are festive at the marvellous Playiada, the covered square around the Chapel of Prophet Elias with its fine-dining restaurant. Traditional cooking really comes into its own, benefiting from the abundance of fresh olive oil, basil, rosemary and parsley. Breakfast buffet is laid here for the occupants of Villas and Bungalows. The Restaurant at Playiada offers Buffet Breakfast and a la Carte dining in this marvellous environment.

The Kirki Bar, offering delightful views across the bay, is the perfect place for aperitifs and cocktails, accompanied by piano music in the evening, whereas at the Beach Bar drinks and snacks are served throughout the day.

Down by the beach is the Beach Bar for snacks and refreshments between dips in the shade of a robust wooden umbrella entirely out of chestnut logs

When at Porto Elounda, you are invited to dine at the Restaurants of sister hotel Elounda Mare. The menus at the scenic Yacht Club and the more intimate Old Mill Restaurant, combined with the family's wine-making tradition, have won Elounda Mare sole Greek membership of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux chain.

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