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.
BOOK NOW AND SAVE 10% OF THE TOTAL COST OF YOUR RESERVATION!!! OFFER VALID UNTIL THE END OF APRIL 2014. This offer is valid for all room types. The package also includes a bottle of wine and a basket of fruits upon arrival as well as daily Melenos A La Carte breakfast with fresh Mediterranean ingredients from our garden and spectacular views of Lindos bay!
cooking classes only on request and subjets to chef availability
Traditional Cooking & Tasting: You will learn how to cook 4 dishes, from “antipasto” to dessert. The class goes from 3pm to 6pm; the afternoon ends with a “merenda sinoira” where you can taste the dishes prepared, together with a glass of wine of the region. The cost starts from 80 euro per person (two persons minimum).
Menù and dinner “at home”: In this case you will cook with the chef a menu of 3 courses. You will receive some proposal of menu that you could personalise. At the end of the class, Bruno and I will prepare for you a table in the garden or in the wine cellar, depending on weather and we’ll serve the dishes prepared. Bruno will help you in choosing a wine to match the food. The cost of the class, including the dinner, water, coffee (wines not included) starts from 100 per person (two persons minimum).
In season (october-december) You could consider to go in person to look for truffles with our “trifolao” (truffle hunter) and his dog! Truffle Hunting, about 2 hours, 40 euro per person (minimum 2 persons)
Wine Tasting pills: to arouse your curiosity about the wonderful world of wine. In a couple of hours you can discover the fundamentals to understand the wine you are drinking, with a guided tasting of some wines from our region. about 2 hours, 40 euro per person (minimum 2 persons)