Elounda, Crete Lasithi
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.
The Porto Elounda Resort is situated 7 km to the east of Agios Nikolaos in what is generally considered the most beautiful part of Crete and 70 km, approximately 1 hour’s drive, from Heraklion International Airport. Fly to Athens and take the connections to Heraklion, or fly direct to Heraklion by charter flight from many European cities.
All accommodation faces the sea and pools are with seawater
Main Building 8 porto rooms - side sea view and balcony - for single use (living space 35m²) 76 porto deluxe rooms - large balcony (living space 37m² up to 2 adults + 1 child) 26 porto deluxe rooms - with terrace and shared pool (living space 45m² up to 3 adults) 16 porto deluxe rooms - with terrace and private pool (living space 47m² up to 3 adults) 3 porto deluxe suites - large balcony (living space 67m² up to 3 adults) 12 porto deluxe suites - with terrace and shared pool (living space 68m² up to 3 adults) 1 porto presidential 2-bedroom suite - with terrace and private pool (living space 130m² up to 5 adults+1 child)
Seafront 15 bungalows (indoor space 38m² up to 3 adults)
Bungalows & Villas 2 villas - private pool and garden, 1 bedroom (indoor space 61m² up to 3 adults) 5 villas - private pool and garden, 2 bedrooms (indoor space 110m² up to 6 adults) 3 villas - private pool and garden, 3 bedrooms (indoor space 132m² up to 8 adults) 1 villa "Samos" - private pool and garden, 2 bedrooms (indoor space 120m² up to 6 adults)
porto deluxe rooms & suites are lodgings with spacious bathrooms, large balconies or terraces, offering fantastic views across the Aegean Sea.
porto deluxe rooms & suites with shared pool have direct access to a large seawater swimming pool running the length of the building, reserved for these rooms only.
porto deluxe rooms with private pool offer direct access to a private pool.
porto presidential suite with private pool is 120m² large, consisting of two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with air-bath tubs, large living room with CD/DVD and dining area.
The spacious seafront bungalows are mainly split-level with a comfortable sitting area. These bungalows provide immediate access to the sea.
The private-pool villas have either one, two or three bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom. They feature a spacious living room, an indoor as well as an outdoor dining area in its own garden with a seawater swimming pool. The villas provide the sense of a private holiday home, with all the benefits of a luxury resort. The villa “Samos” offers a heightened degree of luxury, with direct access to the private beach, luxurious marble bathrooms with air-bath tubs and CD/DVD player.
All rooms, suites, bungalows and villas face the sea, have en-suite marble bathroom with pipe music and telephone, air-conditioning, mini-bar, satellite TV, safe deposit box and hairdryer. The verandahs, terraces and gardens are furnished with teak garden furniture and sunshades, which vary according to the type of accommodation.
Rooms equipped with
The recreational facilities of porto elounda De Luxe Resort, in addition to the 9-hole par-3 golf course, include two tennis courts and a gymnasium with a variety of fitness equipment. The heated freshwater indoor swimming pool, the sauna and the hamam at “Thermais” is open to all the guests of the resort.
Breakfast buffet and table d’hôte dinner are served in the ‘Nafsika’ restaurant, with wonderful views across the bay. During summer, Mediterranean and Cretan à la carte dining is available in the olive grove of ‘Elies’ restaurant, while lunch is served at ‘Odysseus’ tavern, right on the water’s edge, with a selection of fresh seafood and Greek dishes.
Behind the “Blue Flag”-awarded long sandy private beach, featuring 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.
Kirki Bar Lobby bar and lounge with piano music in the evening 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.
Beach Bar: Snacks and drinks
Above Rates are inclusive of all local taxes, services and Buffet Breakfast or Complimentary Half Board , Breakfast and Dinner !!
Dining Offer : Valid throughout the 2019 Season
Complimentay Half Board: Daily buffet Dinner at Nafsika Restaurant or 30 Euro daily food Credit to be used for a la Carte Lunch or Dinner.
Complimentary LIMO Transfer from Heraklion Airport ( more than 7 nights stay and for Specific Rooms Types)
Special Benefits included in the above rates:
GOLF: The use of the porto elounda golf course is exclusively reserved for guests of ELOUNDA SA properties. GREEN FEES: € 22,00 per round. Minimum allowance to play: Hcp 54 (handicap fifty-four). Tee times at the “Crete Golf Course” can be booked in advance at specially discounted rates.
Half Board: includes breakfast and the evening meal. In the event of a late arrival (after 21:30) a cold meal will be provited in the guest room in lieu of the table d'hote dinner included in the half board package. Alternatively, if the hotel is informed 24 hrs in advance, guests will be entitled to a lunch with a credit voucher.
PRE-BOOK The DINE AROUND* Dine Around supplement on HB per adult per package:
Available : 17.05 - 30.09
The DINE AROUND option offers dining at one of the SIX different a la carte restaurants (Italian, Pan Asian, French, Cretan Gourmet, Mediterranean and the Greek night) of the porto elounda GOLF & SPA RESORT, the Elounda Mare hotel Relais & Châteaux and the Elounda Peninsula ALL SUITE HOTEL. Upon arrival, guests will be provided with vouchers for the relevant
restaurants. The weekly Fish Night, certain dishes and all drinks/beverages are excluded. CHILDREN accommodated for FREE have to pay
for their a la carte dinner.
FOOD CREDIT: instead of dining at Nafsika restaurant a food credit of €30 (including MT & VAT, excluding all drinks) per adult to be used
for a la carte dinner. Children accommodated for FREE are not entitled to a food credit. Paying children (under 12 years) get a food credit
of €15 (including MT & VAT, excluding drinks).
EXCLUSIVE FOR our YOUNG GUESTS
One Child between the age of 2 to 12 years, sharing parents’ room is RESORT’S guest on same meal plan as parents
Single Parent’s reduction: “twin for single use” rate applies for one parent sharing the room with up to two children between the age of 2 and 12 years. The first child is accommodated free of charge on same meal plan as parent. For the second child, the “second child supplement” applies.
COMPLIMENTARY participation in the Children’s Park supervised activities (for children from 5 to 12 years) Mondays to Saturdays 10am to 6pm, snacks are included. Program comprises of swimming Water Park and beach games, football, basketball and workshops
No charge applies for BABY COTS
Welcome orange juice upon arrival at the RESORT
Welcome kid’s gift bag
Slippers and daily luxury toiletries in the room
Turn-down complimentary bottle of mineral water
Use of “Thermais” indoor pool – only when accompanied by one parent
Participation at the Children’s Dining room open daily from 6 pm
All restaurants have high-chairs
In all restaurants there is a children’s menu and fresh baby food can be ordered
After dinner, children can explore the teenagers’ entertainment center (7pm to 11pm)
Special rates for sea-sports, golf lessons, tennis lessons, private swimming lessons
Excellent Crèche “Children’s Ark” for ages 6 months to 5 years old run by professional nannies open Mondays to Saturdays 10am to 6pm, (snacks and lunch is included). Charges: € 60,00 full day , € 50 half day (10am to 2pm or 2pm to 6pm) € 320 for six full days , € 270 for six half days.
Baby-sitting starting at 7pm, for 2 children - minimum charge 3 hours - at € 30,00 total (if children are over 5 years the baby-sitter can baby-sit 3 children).
Extra hour between 6pm and midnight € 10,00. After midnight € 25,00.
Nanny service available from 7am to 7pm for maximum 2 children, charge € 30 per hour and € 45 per hour on Sundays
Possibility to rent for personal in-room use during the holiday: sterilizer, bottle warmer, stroller, baby relax, potty, stepstool and infant’s bathtub
Possibility to baby-proof the room (plugs, corners, doors), RESORT has to be advised upon reservation
Available to be purchased at the RESORT: baby-nappies and swim-nappies.
Special Note: On occasions, especially during Low Season, certain facilities or amenities (such as swimming pools, restaurants and other facilities, etc) may not be open or available as advertised due to preventative maintenance, weather conditions, lack of demand or other reasons beyond our control.
From 12:00 hours
Until 10:00 hours
|CHRISTIAN - JULIA|
Good hotel and location
Very nice hotel. Very good food and pools, the sea was just wonderful. The room and the services was ok.
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needs a face lift
This is a 5 star hotel and whilst some of the rooms etc have been renovated the rest needs a face lift. overall for the money and the star rating it is a dissapointment. there is a lot of good at this hotel - the staff are amazingly friendly and great with choldren, the beach and pool area is perfect if you have little ones because you can see them pretty much from wherever you decide to camp up for the day so it feels safe. Our room was on the 1st floor and there was a leak in the corridor which was covered up by two green towels every day and night for the entire stay of 2 weeks. The cement had been repaired in our private pool and it was cracked, patchy and very badly repaired with little attention to detail. also there were broken tiles on the bottom which you could easily catch your foot on. In the childrens centre the pool rim is filthy with many Summers worth of old suntan lotion, grey and caked around the top 4 inches of the poolside, which you have to sit in everytime you get in or out of the pool - it was rather disgusting. Also the bottom of the pool needas repairing, it is ripped underfoot and patchy. In the main restaurant at least 2 of the floor to ceiling windows are cracked and broken which seems dangerous. worst of all on our final breakfast morning we saw a large mouse/rat run down the side of the restaurant - the restaurant manager also saw this and just rolled his eyes stating 'thats what happens when the windows are open!' Down at the pool bar they are serving snacks - the ice cream is horrible quality, don't buy it! At the Italian restaurant - again down by the pool, we had one meal - i ordered a pizza which arrived firstly to the wrong table, then it re-appeared with a soggy base and uncooked topping - i did not eat it and was not charged for it either. At the pool in the mornings there is always a shortgae of towels - one morning we waited 2 hours for towels. In summary, I would go back to this hotel but with 2 conditions. First is that I would pay the same prices if they renovate all the rooms, repair the pools etc and get their standards up to 5 star levels. second condition would be as an alternative I would go back but they need to reduce their prices. It feels like a 5 star hotel living on an old repuation, tired and old fashioned - modernise and you would have a perfect hotel for a deluxe family vacation!!
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Very good, take a second look at the charges at end of stay
Everything was great, although at the end of the stay, while in check out the hotel had made a wrong charge (which they immediatelly took back) and then the forgot to charge the minibar cosumption.
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