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Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas

  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Beautiful, comfortable accommodations
  • Lovely gardens and seashore
  • Attentive service
  • One of the world's finest hotels

Cons

  • Self-contained resort a distance from town and other services
  • Room rates are steep (but check hotel for deals)
  • Too many rooms?

Published 12/17/2015

Fodor's Review

One of Greece's most renowned and luxurious resort hotels, on 40 acres of gardens next to the gulf of Mirabello, offers a dazzling array of delights: five restaurants; soothing whitewashed walls, shady porches, and cool flagstone floors; and a guest-friendly variety of accommodations, from villas with James Bond–like electronic gadgetry and their own swimming pools to large, gracious doubles in a hotel block. All have terraces or gardens and are beautifully appointed (the higher-priced suites are truly glorious), but the nicest are those tucked away in gardens above a stretch of shoreline reached by stone steps from your own waterside veranda. Two sandy beaches are the jumping-off point for numerous water sports, including scuba diving. Dining options include Dionyssos, with an exquisite patio setting, serious gourmet selections, and more than 8,500 bottles at your beck and call; the Kafenion, in a stage-set traditional Greek plaza setting, is casual taverna style.

Hotel Information

Address:

Elounda, Crete, 72053, Greece

Phone:

28410-41412

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Nov.–Mar.
  • 215 rooms, 78 suites
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 12/17/2015

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