Porto Elounda Golf and Spa Resort, Crete
On a pristine stretch of beach overlooking the sparkling Bay of Mirabello the location of the Porto Elounda is just stunning. We find ourselves recommending this lovely hotel to families over and over again because it offers so many of the facilities and services that families appreciate on holiday.
Excellent childcare facilities from 4 months, an outstanding Six Senses Spa, not to mention the 9 hole golf course for dad. The beach is clean and safe for little ones and there is plenty to do for all the family with watersports, yacht hire and PADI diving.
An added bonus is the other Elounda SA hotels close by where you can dine to add variety to your holiday with a prebookable dine around package, or just head over for lunch.
No of rooms:128
Check in/check out: 2pm/12 noon
- Well protected ‘blue flag’ sandy beach perfect for children
- Large swimming pool
- Six Senses Spa, overlooking the Aegean Sea. Use of the ‘Thermais’ indoor heated pool, gym, steam room and sauna is complimentary.
- 9 hole golf course, par 3 (minimum handicap of 54), lessons with PGA pro available.
- 2 Astroturf tennis courts.
- Sports lessons for children including Dance and the Valencia Soccer School
- Dance lessons for adults and children
- Air conditioned gym.
- Games room with billiards table, pinball, table football, card playing tables.
- Watersports: tow boats for waterskiing and wakeboarding, towable inflatables, canoes, pedal boats, windsurfing, sailing.
- PADI dive centre (`walldiving` and night diving available).
- Yachts for hire
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All rooms face the sea and have marble bathrooms, a/c, mini bar, safety deposit box, satellite TV and WiFi internet connection. Luxury bathrobes, slippers and toiletries are supplied for adults and children. Daily turn down service including complimentary bottle of water.
Porto Sea View Room
Light and airy rooms, large twin/double bed and stunning views from the furnished balcony (no direct pool access).
Sleeps up to 2 adults plus 1 child (up to 12 years)
2 Interconnecting Porto Sea View Rooms
2 interconnecting Porto Sea View Rooms, no direct pool access. Stunning views from balconies.
37m2 plus 37m2
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 3 children (up to 12 years)
Porto Sea View Room, Shared Pool
Slightly larger than the Porto Sea View Room, light and airy, large twin/double bed, furnished terrace with direct access to shared seawater pool. Stunning sea views.
Sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (up to 12 years).
Porto Sea View Superior Room with Individual Pool
Larger than the Porto Sea View Rooms. Light and airy, large twin/double bed, one build in sofa bed and a sofa which can be turned into a bed, furnished terrace with direct access to an individual seawater pool. Stunning sea views.
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children (up to 12 years)
Porto Sea View Suite
Spacious bedroom with large double bed and separate living room (converted to children's bedroom), 2 bathrooms. Magnificent sea view from large furnished balcony.
Sleeps to to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (up to 12 years)
Porto Sea View Suite, Shared Pool
As Porto Sea View Suite with direct access to shared seawater pool from furnished terrace. Double bedroom with separate living room which is converted to children’s bedroom.
Sleeps up to 3 adults plus 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children (up to 12 years)
Porto Sea View Suite, Individual Pool
As Porto Sea View Suite with direct access to an individual seawater pool from furnished terrace. Double bedroom with separate living room which is converted to children’s bedroom.
Sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children (up to 12 years).
Porto Sea View 2 Bedroom Suite
Large and airy, large sitting room as well as 2 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large furnished balcony.
Sleeps up to 5 adults and 1 child or 4 adults and 2 children (up to 12 years)
Porto Sea View 2 Bedroom Suite with Private Pool
Perfect for guests seeking complete privacy as they are located away from the rest of the property. Suites face the sea with their own seawater private swimming pool. Large and airy, with a sitting room as well as 2 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Sleeps up to 5 adults and 1 child.
All restaurants have children's menu and fresh baby food can be ordered. Guests on half board at Porto Elounda have the option to dine once per week at Aglio and Olio and once at Yacht Club at no extra charge.
Nafsika Restaurant at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Next to the pool and with a bridge right over the waters, the Nafsika restaurant is the main option where sumptuous buffet breakfast and dinner are served. The views to the sea and the distant mountains of Crete are superb.
Odysseus Restaurant at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
A Greek Restaurant right on the water’s edge serves lunch in high season.
Aglio and Olio at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Open for lunch with snacks and beverages
Yacht Club at Elounda Mare Hotel Relais & Chateaux
At the Elounda Mare the Yacht Club, stunning perched on a dramatic edge with views of the beach below, offers dinner during the summer months and lunch all season.
Old Mill at Elounda Mare Hotel Relais & Chateaux
The awarded Old Mill is a fine-dining restaurant with exquisite Mediterranean cuisine. Nestled in the gardens overlooking the sea, it offers a unique dining experience accompanied by music from the piano and the sound of the waves lapping on the shore below.
Deck Restaurant at Elounda Mare Hotel Relais & Chateaux
The Deck restaurant in the main building, with a charming terrace offers a superb view to the sea. For dinner, enjoy an a la carte menu with local and international specialities,e enriched with a rotation of succulent dishes of the day from all over Greece.
Calypso Restaurant at Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel
The gourmet Calypso Restaurant promises a unique culinary journey to its devotees who return regularly to dine in exquisite ambiance, next to a turquoise pool that seems to overflow into the sea.
Koh Restaurant at Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel
The Koh Pan-Asian restaurant located just above sea level at the very tip of the peninsula, is the most magical setting in which to enjoy culinary delights from the Far East.
Not all restaurants and bars will be open in low season and the operation of outdoor restaurants is subject to weather conditions.
Yes, from 7pm. 2 children at €30 for 3 hours (minimum charge). Extra hours between 6pm - midnight at €10 per hour. If children are older than 5 years, the babysitter can babysit 3 children. **After 22:00h, the babysitter's transfer home may be at parents' charge.
From 07am-6pm for max. 2 children, at €30 per hour (€45 per hour on Sundays)
4 months to 4 years, Mon-Sat, closed Sun, 10am-6pm, extra charge.
Rates: 10:00-12:00, 12:00-14:00 (lunch 25€), 14:00-16:00, 16:00-18:00, charged at 20€ per hour.
The crèche operates from the Kid’s Ark, a fantastic air conditioned purpose built play space, incorporating an outdoor play area & shallow pools. The space is well thought out, with quiet spaces, sleeping area for babies, a separate dining area where lunch can be prepared at an additional cost, as well as a large open area for the activities.
5 - 12 years, Monday to Saturday, 10am-6pm, FREE of charge
Set in its own corner of the resort, near the golf course, this area is comprised of 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. Beside it is the covered tabletop play area, protected under an extensive wooden pergola, while adjacent a water park is located, comprised of two shallow swimming pools -a 40-cmt deep one for the little ones, and a 1-mtr deep one for the older ones- with two large water slides descending from a height of 3 mtrs. Alongside these facilities is an olive grove with slides, ramps, swings, and a trampoline for children to play under supervision.
Supervised lunch at additional charge of 25€ per child.
Outdoor and indoor activities organised as well as water sports in groups at favourable rates. (extra charges apply to certain activities). A teenagers lounge available to them with a billiard, wi-fi, tv and more.
Porto Elounda has a fabulous range of sports courses: Valencia soccer school, dance school (Mid June to end Sept), golf, tennis, swimming more>>
All equipment is included (tennis racket, golf clubs, swimming aids).
The multi-awarded Six Senses Spa offers a 'junior-make-up' day, a 'healthy-hand and foot-tips' day for girls over 13, and 'Yoga for mother and child'.
'Junior make-up-day'” sessions are in groups of 5 to 10 girls 50 minutes per session €10 per person
'Yoga for mother and child' sessions are in groups of 4 to16 participants 50 minutes per session €10 per person
'Healthy-hand and foot-tips' sessions are in groups of 5 to 10 girls 50 minutes per session FREE OF CHARGE
Complimentary: Cots, highchairs available in all restaurants, plug sockets and door protectors available if requested in advance.
Extra charge: sterilizer, bottle warmer, stroller, baby bouncer, potty, step stool, infant's bath tub.
Kid's menus in all restaurants, early supper served from 6pm in Nafsika Restaurant. Fresh baby purees can be ordered.
Gently shelving golden sandy cove, perfect for children.
DVD players in all rooms. A small selection of DVD’s can be hired locally.
Children receive a welcome gift bag.
FREE WiFi in ALL guest rooms and public areas
Nearest Doctors Clinic 100m, Pharmacy 2Km and Hospital 7Km. The Doctor will visit the resort
Sells nappies, swim nappies, baby wipes, and other infant toiletries (not formula)
Babies Travel Light
This brilliant new programme makes parents travelling with tots so much easier. We can pre-book from baby food to bottle warmers, kids toothpaste to swim nappies and even pushchairs. Porto Elounda also offers complimentary use of potties, nappy changing mats and colouring books.
The area around Porto Elounda...
Elounda is a beautiful area – quiet yet with villages and towns on your doorstep. Elounda town itself is a couple of minutes away and has its main square as the hub, lined with shops and tavernas and looking out onto the little harbour.
From here you can take a boat trip to the famous Spinalonga Island, a fortress and former Leper colony famed in the book ‘Small Island’.
Just 12km away you can explore the bustling streets of Aghios Nikolaos.
Crete has numerous archaeological sites too with Knossos being well worth a visit – the myth of the lair of the Minotaur will keep the children entertained!
What will the weather be like in Crete...
Crete is the most southerly of the Greek Islands and therefore on average is warmer and there is less chance of rain than more northerly Greek destinations.
June – September inclusive expect long sunny day with 10 -13 hours sunshine, virtually no rainfall and daily average highs of 26-29 degrees and warm nights rarely dropping below 20 degrees. There is a chance of a mini heatwave with temperatures well over 30 degrees mostly in July or August.
May and October remain sunny with 6 – 8 hours of sunshine, with on average 3-4 days that have some rain in the month (much less likely than Northern Greece) and temperatures consistently in the mid 20’s. The sea should be lovely and warm in October too.