Lassithi (Greece), 5 star hotel
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The imposing Porto Elounda is situated in the most idyllic place of Crete between a landscaped mountain and the azure sea. The architect Spyros Kokotos knows the secret of choosing picturesque surroundings and Porto Elounda is his latest five-star creation. He is the designer of all the well-known luxury resorts in Elounda. Unique in many respects, Porto Elounda is the only “Insignia Resort” in Greece. The Resort lies 500m from the renowned Hotel Elounda Mare, the only Relais & Chateaux in Greece. Both Hotels are under the same management and receive the personal attention of the Kokotos family.
The Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort is built on the seafront, on a plot of 110,000 m? with a 150 meter long private sandy beach. The view from the Main Building, the Villas and Bungalows over Mirabello Bay and the distant mountains, is magnificent. The rooms and suites in the main building have all been renovated in 2003/2004, providing excellent accommodation with large balconies or terraces. The public areas are decorated with antique and contemporary furniture and rugs.
Staying at Porto Elounda is a delight of traditional Cretan architecture and interior design. The typical whitewashed surfaces bind harmoniously with the brown and gray rock walls, the local carob and olive trees. The decoration is exclusively antique pieces of folk-art: carpets, chests, tapestries, mantelpieces with fine Cretan marble throughout the Halls and Salons.
All accommodation is spacious and decorated in simple, but tasteful local style. Modern amenities included such as: Air-conditioning/heating, Satellite Television, Direct-dial Telephone, Mini Bar, Safe Deposit Box, Hairdryer, Luxurious marble Bathroom most with hairdryer, telephone, towel, heaters, audio sound and make-up/shaving mirrors.
The Main Building is constructed in terraces and comprises 95 Rooms and 9 Suites. All Rooms face the sea and have a Veranda with plants. Five swimming pools with Sea Water, which run along the Main Building, allow direct access to Guests occupying Rooms on the Pools level. Tasteful and simple, this is the hotel's kind of luxury. Soothing to the sight and serene to the soul, yet pampering with the amenities you have come to expect.
The 50m? large Seafront Bungalows are built on two levels: an upper level with the Bedroom, Wardrobe and Bathroom and a lower level with the Sitting area and oblong veranda. Steps of local rock lead directly to the sea.
The Villas, each with its own garden and Swimming Pool give you the privacy of a seaside home. Complete with Bar, Dining area and spacious Lounge, they hardly give an excuse to ever leave. The Villas with private Pool have one, two or three Bedrooms, each with its own Wardrobe and en-suite Bathroom. In each Villa there is a Living Room with an open Fireplace and Dining area. All Rooms face the sea; have individual Air-conditioning units and direct access to a private garden with a seawater Swimming Pool.
Fully Refurbished 2-Bedroom Beach Villa consists of 2- Bedrooms, each with its own marble tiled bathroom with steam shower, air-bath and separate WC, and a Living Room with a PC-ready study and high fidelity electronics. The Private Garden offers an unparalleled view to the sea and to the Private Seawater Swimming Pool. Steps from the garden provide direct access to the beach area.
Communications, Currency Exchange, Access to Rooms, 24-Hour Room Service, Daily Laundry & Dry Cleaning with next day delivery, except Sundays & Bank Holidays, Limousine Service: Air-conditioned luxury cars, available from the Front Desk, Shopping: Boutique, handicraft shop, Jewellery shop, newspaper stand, and yachting gear, Wellness: Heated Indoor Pool, Sauna, Turkish Hammam, Gymnasium, Massage, "Six Senses" signature treatments as of summer 2005. Private Sandy Beach featuring sunshade/lounger platforms with waiter service.
Sports & Leisure
At the Sea Sports department of Porto Elounda Mare, Water-skiing, Windsurfing and Sailing, Jet Ski, Canoes, Pedaloes as well as Parachuting are available. All equipment is top-of-the-range and the atmosphere is relaxed and sporty. Golf: Executive 9-hole, par-3 Course, Golf Academy and Pro Shop, two tennis courts and a Fitness Center with a variety of fitness equipment. To relax and rejuvenate the body, there is a health spa with a heated freshwater indoor swimming pool, original Finnish sauna and marble Turkish Hamam. There is also a Pool Table, Electronic Games and Card-playing Tables within the Main Building lounges.
Meeting & Conferences
The Conference facilities at Porto Elounda offer a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for up to 250 delegates, who will find the halls elegantly decorated and fully equipped for any audiovisual production.
The Conference facilities at Porto Elounda include two Conference Rooms: The Isola di Candia Room seating 250 delegates, decorated with a rare collection of Antique Maps of Crete.
The Tilemachos Room seating 80 persons, decorated with Antique Wall Carpets and a splendid fireplace.
Breakfast buffet and table d’hote dinner are served in “Nafsika” restaurant, offering wonderful views. During summer, Mediterranean and Cretan a la carte dining is available in the olive grove of “Elies” Restaurant. Lunch is served a la carte at “Odysseus” tavern, right at the water’s edge, with a selection of fresh seafood and Greek dishes. The Restaurant at Playiada offers Buffet Breakfast and a la Carte dining in the marvellous environment.
The Kirki Bar, offering delightful views across the bay, is the perfect place for aperitifs and cocktails, accompanied by piano music in the evening, whereas at the Beach Bar drinks and snacks are served throughout the day. Down by the beach is the Beach Bar for snacks and refreshments between dips in the shade of a robust wooden umbrella entirely out of chestnut logs
When at Porto Elounda, you are invited to dine at the Restaurants of sister hotel Elounda Mare.
The Porto Elounda Resort is situated 7 km to the east of Agios Nikolaos in what is generally considered the most beautiful part of Crete and 70 km, approximately 1 hour’s drive, from Heraklion International Airport. Fly to Athens and take the connections to Heraklion, or fly direct to Heraklion by charter flight from many European cities.
Porto Elounda Impressions
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Half board system is provided.
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