Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux Hotel, Crete

Main Street, Elounda, 72053, Greece. (show on map)

Expert reviews

Frommers review:

“At this low-key, intimate, and idyllic retreat—one of Europe’s truly great getaways—swanky bungalows and other handsome guest quarters are tucked into verdant seaside gardens. All are furnished elegantly in traditional Cretan style, and expansive views extend over the Gulf of Elounda. A sandy beach and all sorts of shady seaside nooks are among many, many amenities.”

Telegraph review:

“A series of bungalows scattered across the hilly cove overlooking Mirabello Bay in northern Crete, Elounda Mare feels like the perfect manicured Greek village – there’s a small chapel, a few beautifully set restaurants and stunning views.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux Hotel, Crete. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.5 out of 5.0

Ranked 4th in Crete


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All you need to know

Elounda Mare Hotel is a 5-star luxury hotel located in the beautiful and picturesque town of Elounda, Crete. Located just steps away from the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, this stunning hotel provides a unique and luxurious vacation experience. Hotel guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the sea, the surrounding countryside, and the impressive Elounda Bay.

Elounda Mare provides guests with all the latest amenities and facilities, including an outdoor pool, a private beach, and various restaurants, bars, and lounges. Guests can enjoy a wide range of activities, such as boat excursions, sunset cruises, water sports, and activities for children. This hotel offers an onsite spa with a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and fitness center.

Elounda Mare has several accommodation options, ranging from suites with sea views to expansive villas. This hotel’s polished rooms feature modern decor and amenities such as air conditioning, satellite TV, marble bathrooms, and complimentary WiFi. Each room also has a terrace or balcony, offering breathtaking views of the sea and the surrounding landscape. The most impressive room option is the Minoan Palace, with four bedrooms, a large private swimming pool, a massive garden, and direct private beach access.

The 12 onsite restaurants serve a variety of delicious traditional Greek cuisine, as well as international specialties. Guests can enjoy live music and entertainment in one of the several onsite bars.

Elounda Mare is the perfect destination for a luxury getaway in an idyllic and tranquil setting. Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a family vacation, the hotel provides something for everyone.


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