Tucked away in verdant gardens, the Elounda Mare has private pool bungalows and breathtaking Aegean Sea views.

This hotel offers understated elegance, Relais & Châteaux status and a fantastic beachfront location with views over the Aegean Sea's glistening waters. It belongs to the family-owned Elounda Hotels & Resorts complex – three low-rise sister hotels that share facilities including a 9-hole golf course and sumptuous Six Senses Spa, but have their own distinct area, with an olive grove between them. A complimentary golf cart shuttle runs between the hotels and around the resort.

Privacy and personalised service are the order of the day at the Elounda Mare. There's a private Blue Flag sandy beach and large seawater swimming pool in the beautiful manicured gardens. Spend long decadent days on a lounger working your way through your holiday reads and take a dip in the invitingly warm waters. There are three restaurants at the hotel all with sea views. The Deck serves up generous breakfasts with a view, and the Yacht Club is a Mediterranean beach restaurant offering fresh seafood and traditional local dishes. The gastronomic highlight here is the award-winning Old Mill, set around an ancient millstone. It is one of Greece's finest restaurants and its setting is as charming as its menu, which specialises in Cretan cuisine created from local ingredients.

There's a classic theme throughout, with old stonework, dark wood and antiques that have been collected from the owners’ travels around the world. Rooms, suites and bungalows are traditional in style. Sea View Rooms and the larger One Bedroom Sea View Suites can be found in the main building. The range of bungalows all have their own private pool. For extra space, opt for a Superior Bungalow with Private Pool.

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Key information

Part of the Elounda Hotels & Resorts complex, just over a mile from the scenic fishing village of Elounda

Airport transfer time: Approx. 50 minutes’ private transfer from Heraklion airport
Rooms: 81

Good to know

Minimum stay: 5 nights 02-16 Aug.

Accommodation information

81 rooms, suites and bungalows

Activities

• Take the free shuttle to the Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort for a round of golf* • Join the weekly 'Fish Night' at the Yacht Club to enjoy a rich seafood buffet and fresh-from-the-boat catch-of-the-day*.

Dining

3 restaurants and a bar, plus access to the restaurants at the Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel

What's included

Breakfast at the Deck.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £49 • Breakfast and dinner at the Deck or a set credit for dinner at the à la carte restaurants
Half Board Dine-Around
(ALC) from £80 • Breakfast at the Deck • Dinner at a choice of the à la carte restaurants of Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort, Elounda Mare Hotel and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel.

*Denotes local charge