Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Porto elounda GOLF & SPA RESORT is situated on Crete, 50 minutes by car from Heraklion International Airport.
When arriving at Elounda, the first view from the hilltop is a panorama of the Bay of Mirabello, where the foreground is dominated by the porto elounda GOLF & SPA RESORT and the green expanse of its golf course. Designed with respect to architectural tradition, this unique resort is an oasis of recreation.
The seaview from the lobby is stunning and some refreshments at the “Kirki” bar below, with its delightful terraces, is the perfect starting point for any day, as breakfast and dinner are served next door at the ‘Nafsika’restaurant’s sumptuous buffet. A short walk down to the beach, through the golf course, reaches the Beach Bar, next to the seaside pool and always in a swinging mood with drinks and snacks throughout the day. Around the corner is “Playiada“, a Greek village square covered by a robust wooden pergola and hosting a variety of boutiques, including a jeweller’s, fashion apparel, kids’ and beach wear, as well as a souvenir shop, not to mention the lovely Greek Orthodox Chapel of Prophet Elias.
Right there between the shopping arcade and the beach, tucked away under a shady olive grove, is the Italian restaurant “Aglio & Olio”,while a little further along the beach, at the little marina, is the “Odysseus” restaurant, right on the water’s edge, serving lunch with a superb selection of fresh seafood. More dining options are available in the neighbouring sister establishments: elounda mare hotel Relais & Chateaux, and elounda peninsula ALL SUITE HOTEL.
Having received the “Blue Flag” award for the quality of the facilities and the services offered at the private sandy beach, the resort also features a lovely fresh-water swimming pool with children’s paddling pool, while all sunshades and loungers are placed on the grassy areas between beach and pool, allowing the sand as a free-for-all area to enjoy.
The amazing Six Senses Spa™, recognized as the“ World’s Best Spa” by the Sunday Times’ Travel Magazine, provides a truly relaxing and revitalizing experience, through many forms of holistic healings to balance the senses. Its unrivalled range of signature treatments focuses on health, beauty, pampering, stress reduction and recuperation using pure, natural and environmentally friendly products. The luxuriously appointed spa spreads over 2.200 m., setting unique standards in spa design. A hairdressing salon is also located in the spa. Naturally, for guests and their children who want to use an indoor bathing facility outside the Six Senses Spa, the resort offers “Thermais”, with a heated freshwater indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room.
For golfers, the Resort offers a private nine-hole par-3 golf course, available to the resort’s guests. Creatively designed with multiple tees, guests may choose to play the course as an 18-hole, as each hole has two playing options of varying difficulty.
The Aegean Conference Centre incorporates cutting-edge specifications and incorporating years of experience in functional design and facilities. Extending over 1500m2 of indoor spaces with the additional benefit of another 300m2 of covered outdoor verandas, it comprises five multi-purpose halls of various sizes, which can all be joined and separated as needed, while enjoying an incomparable view to the resort’s golf course and the sea.
The resort’s recreational facilities also include two Astroturf® tennis courts (with tuition available on site), a 5×5 soccer field run by “Arsenal Soccer School Camp”, table tennis, a gymnasium with a variety of fitness equipment, as well as a fantastic sea sports center. Supervised by experienced coaches, there are jet-skis and windsurfing, water-skiing, and sailing activities. Luxury sailing boats and a motor-yacht 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.
For parents seeking safe and fun activities for their younger children, porto elounda GOLF & SPA RESORT offers the “Children’s Ark” with crèche, caring for children aged from 6 months to 5 years. Set in a reserved area of the resort, behind the chapel and the shops, the Kid’s Ark area comprises numerous facilities for both younger and older children, safely separated into a variety of play areas and amusement corners. The Ball-games court is a special soft surface, with futsal goalposts and a basketball rim. Then comes the covered Tabletop play area, protected under an extensive wooden pergola, while next to it a Water park is located, comprising two shallow swimming pools with two large water slides descending from a height of 3 meters. Beside these facilities is an olive grove with slides, ramps, swings, and a trampoline for all the younger children to play under supervision. Operated by professional childcare specialists, it allows children to be entertained and educated in a variety of activities. porto elounda GOLF & SPA RESORT is the ideal destination for families with small children.
All accommodation faces the sea and pools are with seawater.
- Private 9 hole Golf Course
- Biggest Six Senses Spa in Europe
- All rooms/Villas seafacing
- Seawater pools
- Kid¹s Ark
- Arsenal Soccer School Camp
- Seven restaurants for Dine Around
- Great family offers
- Private Yachts (f.ex. overnight excursion to Santorini)
- Aegean Conference Center up to 600 persons
- Readers’ Choice Awards by 2006 Conde Nast Traveller GR 2010
- Every year, the sandy beach of the resort receives the "Blue Flag award" from the European Union for its cleanliness and operation
- The "Children's Ark" has been awarded for its unique architecture