If you have children who want to have fun while you have some time to
yourselves the PORTO ELOUNDA DE LUXE RESORT would be the ideal
solution, combining discreet luxury with plenty of recreational opportunities
including a children's club.
The hotel is built next to Hotel Elounda Mare and shares its extensive
grounds with 'The Peninsula'. It has 97 rooms (single and twin) and 9 suites in
the main building, some of which have direct access to one of five large
swimming pools running the length of the building and reserved for these rooms
only. In addition there are 34 waterfront bungalows (five with a private pool)
and 20 one, two and three bedroom villas with a spacious living room bar and
indoor and outdoor dining area and a private garden and pool that gives them
the air of a private holiday house. There is one presidential two-bedroom suite
with a private garden and pool. All rooms, bungalows and villas have marble
bathrooms and are airconditioned and equipped with mini-bar, satellite TV,
direct-dial telephone, safe and hairdryer. All bungalows and villas face the sea
and their pools are filled with seawater.
PORTO ELOUNDA DE LUXE RESORT
has a bar with piano music and a beach bar
where guests can enjoy drinks and snacks. Two restaurants serve
buffet-breakfast and table d'hote dinner. The 'Elies' a la carte
restaurant specialises in Greek and Cretan food for dinner (May - October) and
the 'Odysseus' taverna serves fresh seafood and tempting Greek dishes for lunch
at the water's edge (May - October).
If you are a golfer then this is the ideal hotel for you as it is the only
resort with a golf course in Crete. If you are already an expert you can
practice your swing on the nine-hole par-3 course where multiple tees create the
impression of an 18-hole course since every hole has two playing options and if
you're a beginner you may take advantage of the private lessons organised by the
Golf Academy. The complex also has practice nets, a driving range, a bunker and
a nine-hole putting green as well as a pro shop.
If you prefer the sea, you can spend your morning water skiing, sailing or
windsurfing at the sea sports centre with its experienced coaches and
sophisticated equipment and try your hand at scuba diving organised by an
internationally certified centre or charter a yacht for a day's private
A miniature Greek village square has been created behind the long sandy
beach of the hotel with a shopping alley, art gallery and an Orthodox
chapel dedicated to Prophet Elias.
The recreational facilities of PORTO
ELOUNDA DE LUXE RESORT include a large
outdoor fresh water swimming pool with children's paddling pool near the sea,
two tennis courts with instructor and a gymnasium with a variety of fitness
equipment. To relax and rejuvenate the body, there is a health spa with an
impressive heated indoor swiming pool, original Finnish sauna and authentic
marble Turkish bath, and a beauty centre with massage and hairdresser.
A cheerful children's club,the 'Children's Ark' provides a stimulating
environment for the young in both indoor and outdoor playgrounds especially
designed to protect them from over-exposure to the sun. They can learn how to
grow vegetables in the vegetable garden, plant olive, carob, lemon, orange and
fig trees and splash around in two shallow pools while being carefully
supervised. Other activities include play acting, ceramics, batik, drawing,
creating dolls and masks, mini Olympic and other games, a treasure hunt and
even simple Greek cooking lessons. It is open 6 days a week from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. (closed on Sundays).
The hotel has meeting and banquet rooms with a capacity of upto 250