If you like the nature and mountain activities, we can organize for you the following activities :
rafting, horseridding, climbing, trekking, paragliding, jepp safari, canyoning and other activities.
Vessa is a hilly village on the island of Chios and belongs to the Municipality of the Mastic villages. It is situated 19kms southwest of Chios town (distance by road) in a valley which probably explains the name “Vessa” which, according to the poet Homer, means valley, and it is at an altitude of 180 metres. It is a picturesque village with narrow alleyways and traditional architecture. It is an old, medieval settlement, a typical fortress or “castle-village” and forms part of the mastic villages. These villages were built between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries by Genoese noblemen. Built in a row, the houses were joined by stone arches and formed the walls of the village. These :castle-villages” have very few entrances and a lot of churches. The Saint Dimitris Cathedral is particularly worth visiting.. The main occupation of the locals is the cultivation of mastic and olives. In the summer, the village comes to life and is full of both locals and visitors who can enjoy a meal or a drink in the village square at one of the two typical Greek cafes where the locals gather. The central position of the village gives visitors the opportunity to move around the island easily and visit the most beautiful beaches in the west of the island in a very short time.
Few hotels in Santorini can offer the view that Carpe Diem boasts: the Island surrounded by the sea seen at once on both sides. All Suites have sunset and volcano view to the West, as well as sunrise and open Aegean Sea view to the East. Up on the hilltop, the Medieval Castle of Pyrgos village rests with a sunrise spectacle relished by romantic early birds.
All Suites are complimented with luxury bath amenities, bathrobes, slippers, feather pillows and duvets. Other suite amenities include air-conditioning; satellite TV, individual CD/DVD player, dock station for music of your choice, direct dial phone, in-room safe deposit boxes, mini bar and hairdryer.
The elounda mare hotel Relais & Châteaux overlooks the Mirabello Bay on the north coast of Crete, an area of outstanding natural beauty. A hotel of timeless refined luxury, it’s been a member of the Relais & Châteaux prestigious international hotel association since 1988.
Exuding a sort of sophistication and exclusivity found nowhere else, the elounda mare hotel has an unparalleled reputation for its attentive and personalised service. With its award-winning restaurants, comprehensive leisure facilities and exquisite design, it is the ideal choice for the discerning traveller who seeks a relaxing holiday in a serene and intimate setting.
The charm and character of the hotel is evident to anyone taking an enchanting stroll through the lush seaside gardens of the elounda mare hotel, and its rugged coastline with the many private coves, plateaus, and the gorgeous little sandy beach. Guests particularly enjoy the many lounges, enjoying their aperitif or just a cup of tea on the terrace, in perfectly elegant surroundings furnished in antiques.
The ambiance at the elounda mare hotel is so relaxing and calm that, even at the peak of the season, swimming in the large seawater swimming pool, or the paddling pool for children next to it, are usually a private affair. There are extended lawns and sundecks along the shore, with sunshades and deck chairs in the most secluded of corners. The crystal-clear waters are just magical, while the private sandy beach has been awarded a “Blue Flag” for its outstanding services. A Sea-sports facility by the beach includes water-skiing and SCUBA diving tuition, along with pedaloes, windsurfers, and sail-dinghies. Two superb sailing yachts and a cruiser are also available for charter, in order to explore the nearby islands or sail straight out into the blue expanses of the Aegean Sea.
Sports and leisure activities include an Astroturf® tennis court, where tuition is also available, a table tennis, a fitness room, as well as an indoor bathing area with a sauna and a steam-bath. A nine-hole par-3 Golf Course is nearby, where tuition is also available by a PGA instructor. Further facilities near the golf course include a 5-on-5 football pitch, and a complete childcare center of unique design, the “Kid’s Ark”, perfect for children from 6 months to 12 years old.
The Six Senses Spa™, situated only 500 meters away within the sister property porto elounda GOLF & SPA RESORT, offers an unrivalled range of signature treatments that focus on health, beauty, pampering, stress reduction and recuperation using pure, natural and environmentally friendly products. The luxuriously appointed spa spreads over 2,200 m² and has set unique standards in spa design and wellness treatments. It has been repeatedly awarded during its many years of operation.