Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Phone: (+30)28410 680-11
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 resortis an oasis of recreation.
The sea view 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 BeachBar, 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 hostinga variety of boutiques, including a jeweller’s, fashion apparel, kids’ and beach wear, a souvenir shop and, last but not least, 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 e Olio”, while a little further along the beach, at the little marina, is the “Odysseus” restaurant, right on the water’s edge, serving lunch in high season with a superb selection of fresh seafood. In the shoulder season lunch is at “Aglio e Olio”. Both area perfect a la carte option, and are also available through the “dine-around” scheme from May to September, complemented by a weekly kaleidoscope of tastes and various themed evenings. More dining options are available in the neighbouring sister establishments: elounda mare hotel Relais & Châteaux, and elounda peninsula ALL SUITE HOTEL. Elegant attire is expected in all restaurants (no shorts or T-shirts in the evening). The restaurants' operation schedule might vary due to weather conditions.
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 (December 2007), 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 m², 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, availableto 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. Additionally, the complex has practice nets and a 9-hole putting green. The PGA who runs the Golf Academy is multilingual and organizes private tuition for golfers at all levels. The Pro shop sells and rents all necessary equipment.
The Aegean Conference Centre incorporates cutting-edge specifications incorporating years of experience in functional design and facilities. Extending over 1500m2 of indoor space 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 are complemented by two Astroturf® tennis courts (with tuition available on site), a 5x5 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 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 children, porto elounda GOLF & SPA RESORT offers the “Kid’s Ark”. The crèche cares for children aged from 4 months to 4+ years at a charge. The Juniors Club is for children aged 5+ years to 11+ years and the Teens Club from 12 to 17. Set in a reserved area of the resort, behind the chapel and the shops,the Kid’s Ark area comprises numerous facilities for all children, from 4+ on complimentary basis. It is 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 and swings 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.