About Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort
The Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort overlooks an expanse of manicured greens, native carob and olive trees and the Bay of Mirabello and reflects its Cretan heritage in its design: whitewashed buildings with walls carved of rock and indigenous antique furnishings and folk art. In addition to water sports, tennis, golf, and a children's program, its special offerings include a Six Senses spa that specializes in both beauty and holistic treatments; the thalassotherapy (seawater) program is a particular highlight at this location.
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Awards & Accolades
2010 Readers' Choice Awards Winner for:
- Favorite Spa in Greece
2008 Readers' Choice Awards Winner for:
- Favorite Spa in Greece
- Favorite Spa Therapist
Services View Treatments Menu
The focal point of the Six Senses Spa is the authentic Turkish hammam, clad entirely in pink marble; the spa also has a hair salon, heated indoor pool, a plunge pool, a tepidarium, caldarium, sauna, stunning sea views and 23 treatment rooms. An exclusive private spa area, dubbed the Spring Suite, can also be reserved. Among the beauty, health, and wellness services on the spa menu is a signature treatment called The Sensory Spa Journey. Along with a variation of a four-handed massage by two therapists, it includes a luxurious footbath, an aromatherapy massage, a cleansing facial and a stress-relieving scalp massage. Its unusual sequence is meant to overcome the natural inclination to concentrate on the treatment and instead let the mind let go of stress in order to reach a deep state of calm. Other staples include the Six Senses SLOW LIFE treatments, sensory therapies, facial and massage services, body polishes, ready-made and mother-to-be packages and aromatherapy Ayurvedic rituals.
The Fitness Gymnasium, designed for both aerobic and weightlifting workouts, features a bevy of aerobic and weight lifting equipment. Personal training, yoga, Pilates and tai chi are also available.
Facilities & Amenities
Fitness & Activities
Pilates with Mat
Eyebrow and Lash Tinting
Hair Styling and Care
Cranio Sacral Massage
Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort
Wonderful experienceBy YiamiYiami | June 16, 2011
Location & Hours
Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort72053, Elounda
Phone: +30 (0) 28410 68012
- The Heraklion International Airport is about a 60-minute drive away by car.
- The unit of currency in Greece is the euro.
- The city of Elounda is named after the ancient city of Olous, which sank into the sea and whose ruins can still be seen by scuba divers and snorkelers.
Facilities & Amenities
At Porto Elounda, the water sports include saltwater fishing, water skiing, wind surfing, kayaking, canoeing, and PADI-certified scuba diving. Active travelers can also take advantage of five Astroturf tennis courts and beach volleyball.
The 9-hole, par-3 golf course is reserved exclusively for the use of guests, and an 18-hole championship course, 30 minutes away, has special rates for those staying at the resort.
The Playiada, inspired by a Greek village square and covered by a wooden pergola, is the ideal location for enjoying the shade during the day or theme parties in the evening. A variety of boutiques, the art gallery, and the pro shop are all located around the Playlada.
The Children's Ark, Porto Elounda's children's program, is built around the theme of an animal park. Surrounded by an olive grove, it has two shallow pools, art areas, and a kitchen, and it caters to children aged 6 months to 10 years. The resort also arranges babysitting services.
Indoor and outdoor meeting venues are available, accommodating up to 650.
Rooms & Dining
When arriving at Elounda, the first view from the hilltop is a panorama of the Bay of Mirabello, where the foreground is dominated by the Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and the green expanse of its golf course. Designed with respect to the architectural tradition of the land, this unique complex is an oasis of recreation comprising the hotel, the village square with shopping arcade and numerous restaurants and bars.
The hotel has 112 rooms and 16 suites, each with a veranda and all of them offering fantastic views across the Aegean Sea. Some have direct access to the resort’s seawater pools. The accommodations are equipped with telephone, towel heaters, make up/shaving mirrors, bathrobes, slippers and signature bath amenities.
The Nafsika restaurant offers wonderful views of the water at breakfast and dinner. In summer, Elies offers Mediterranean and Cretan dishes, while the Odysseus Tavern, on the water, features seafood and Greek specialties at lunch. The Beach Bar serves drinks and snacks in the daytime, and a piano player entertains at the Kirki bar, which serves apertifs and cocktails, in the evening.