Elounda Mare

Location: Crete & Corfu | Greece

Price guide: $$$$$ $350-$500 per person per night

Set on a private Blue Flag beach on Crete's Elounda Peninsula, Elounda Mare is a secluded five-star hotel built in the style of a Cretan manor house. The resort holds Relais & Chateaux status, owing to its luxury accommodation, personal and attentive service, superb facilities and top-class dining options.
Perfect forA luxury break in Crete.
In the knowStay in style at the Minoan Palace, a four-bedroom beachfront villa that’s perfect for families and groups looking for the ultimate Greek getaway. It comes with its own fitness room and a private pool, while your chef will serve up a la carte meals for you to enjoy on your veranda, overlooking the Aegean.

Recommended for...

  • Luxury Hotel
  • Setting & Views
  • Beach
  • Family-friendly

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Elounda Mare has a pretty setting by the sea, with panoramic views and plenty of facilities and activities nearby.

Rooms at Elounda Mare

The rooms and suites in the main building are classic in style with a soft, neutral colour palette, and feature luxurious marble bathrooms, alongside breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea from private balconies and terraces. A range of bungalows, the Minoan Royalty Suites and the Minoan Palace offer additional space and luxury, including interiors with antiques and private pools.

Food & Drink

All tastes are catered for here, with eight restaurants to choose from in Elounda Mare as well as its two neighbouring sister hotels, Elounda Peninsula and Porto Elounda, plus four bars and lounges for unwinding with your favourite tipple.

Enjoy themed evenings such as the Fisher’s Evening at the Yacht Club restaurant, overlooking the beach, where you can tuck into a seafood buffet showcasing the fresh fish of the day, accompanied by a jazz band. Private dining can be arranged for a memorable romantic evening.


You'll have a tough time choosing between the private sandy beach and the inviting seawater swimming pool when finding the perfect spot to sun yourself. Work up a sweat in the fitness centre or totally indulge at the spectacular spa, which offers an extensive treatment menu and tailored wellness packages.

Activities at Elounda Mare

Activities are also shared with the resort's neighbouring hotels (connected by complimentary golf cart shuttles) and include a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, water sports and yachting.

There is plenty for children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers, from water slides to dancing lessons.

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Hotel location

Elounda Mare is approximately a 1-hour drive from Heraklion airport.

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