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.
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.
ACTIVITIES - Area
1. Process of production of local agricultural products.
The only place in the world that produced
Mastic is the area of Mastihohoria
Season.......July t - August
2.2. LOCAL SWEET WINE Wine ¨ Ariousios the most
expensive and famous wine of antiquity.
Season ....... September-October
3.3. SOUMA .... ... local liquor made from figs.
Season ....... November-December
Season ....... November-December
2. Procedure local production of ceramic products.
In Chios from antiquity were developed the pottery, fine examples of which today
are the neighboring medieval village ARMOLIA
(5 km from Vessa).
One can walk through the new area of the old traditional paths, and discover the
rare flora of the island, the unique TULIPS
March month, herbs and over 70 species
ORCHIDEAS, a magnificent background in the dozens of unique
Inside the old medieval trail, one can
visit the Byzantine castle of Apolichnon, where
Genoese had established the administrative mansion
The Medieval town of VESSAS is an outdoor living museum, like other Mastihohoria Olympia - Mesta - Towers - wattle.
Worth the visitor to walk through the narrow streets of the village and admire the architecture of the houses, which has remained intact. Also worth visiting the church of Agios Dimitrios and admire the carved image, like the Church of the Assumption, with its beautiful bell tower. Vessa is a small village but exemplifies medieval village in southern Chios. It has been very well maintained over the years, especially the castle corner towers and sections of the fortified wall.
Vessa located in the center of the medieval village,
Mastic of Chios, can be the base of xena-
giseon the archaeological sites of the island, such as ANAVATOS and the Monastery AGIA MONI of Chios, monument protected by UNNESCO, great historical, religious and artistic interested character, on excellent mosaics of the 12th century.
The climate is characterized by hot summers and
mild winters, and is ideal for visiting all year.
The CHRISTOPHER KOLOMVOS had visited Chios before Journey to America.
Vessa is the birthplace of the Ecumenical Patriarch
Constantine (Constantine Valiadis) 1987-1901.
Just a short distance from Vessa one encounters small coves meticulous and special beaches such as Tigani - Agia Irini DYDYMA west, and KOMI - EMPORIOS - BLACK bullets in the south.
- Spring Promotion -Two nights/ three days- 180euro; for 2 persons- - Family package - Apartment 2 nights/3 days per apartment - 300€
From the 4th April to the 14th May 2014
From the 28th September to the 23rd November 2014
10% discount on selling rates (pre-paid, non refundable)
20% discount on selling rates booking minimum 60 days before the arrival (pre-paid, non refundable)
You can enjoy a visit to the Sunken City of Kekova, Saklıkent Canyon, paragliding and diving in the crystal-blue waters.
Activities in the area: wine-tasting, cheese factory visit with tasting, thermal baths, golf, horseback riding etc.