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‘Distinctive Relais & Chateaux Property; Original & Welcoming’


Elounda Mare was built as a classic Cretan mansion featuring traditional Greek architecture, authentic artworks and quite breath-taking sea views from its guest rooms and restaurants. Part of the Elounda Resorts, this five star hotel looks out onto a blue flag beach and offers a fabulous selection of character rooms, suites and villas plus the highly acclaimed Minoan Royalty collection.  Taking full advantage of its hillside location and ocean outlook are the property’s restaurants and bars as is the 2,200sqm Six Senses Spa making the delivery of signature treatments even more effective. Leisure facilities within the resort include a range of water sports, a nine hole golf course, three tennis courts and gymnasium. Families with children are made welcome and a dedicated Children's Ark with superb facilities and club will certainly keep the young ones entertained.


‘This charming hotel is an absolute delight to visit! Its unique art and interesting design and decor features are a treat in themselves and the highest levels of personal service top this off nicely. We love the access to so many facilities whilst the views are just dreamlike’

Choose from a great selection of rooms, suites and bungalows of all types

Generic Amenities

• Welcome treat
• Views of the Aegean Sea
• Private balcony or terrace
• Individually controlled air conditioning
• LCD flat screen satellite TV/DVD/CD player
• IDD telephone
• High speed internet connection/DATA port
• Mini-bar
• Safe
• Hypo-allergenic & feather pillows
• Marble bathrooms with Airbath® tub & shower
• Audio sound & telephone in bathroom
• Bathrobes & slippers
• Signature bath amenities
• Turn-down service & complimentary bottle of water
• 24-hour room service/wake-up service

Room type selection:

One Bedroom Suite

Situated in the main building this spacious and inviting suite is perfect for couples; it has a separate living room plus a generous bathroom with walk-in shower along with a veranda that may be accessed from both the living and bedrooms.

Generic amenities as above plus the following features:

• 42sqm living space
• One bedroom with twin or double queen size (200 x 180)
• Maximum occupancy 3 persons
• Separate living room with TV
• Dividing door between bedroom/living room
• Separate walk-in shower

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One Bedroom Superior Suite

These large suites benefit from additional features such as a guest washroom, main bathroom with separate toilet cubicle and double vanities. The spacious balcony provides access from both the living and bedrooms.

Generic amenities as above plus the following features:

• 50-70sqm living space
• One bedroom with twin or double queen size (200 x 180)
• Maximum occupancy 3 persons
• Separate living room with dividing door
• Separate walk-in shower & toilet cubicle/double vanities
• Guest washroom with toilet & shower
• Large verandah

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Twin Room

These comfortable rooms enjoy stylish décor and a comfortable sitting area plus views of the glorious Aegean Sea.

Generic amenities as above plus the following features:

• 30sqm living space
• twin or double queen size beds (200 x 180)
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 1 child
• Sitting area
• Most bathrooms with separate walk-in shower

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Two Bedroom Superior Suite

These large suites provide ideal family accommodation with their two bedrooms each with a separate balcony and generous living room which provides a third balcony. The master suite offers a luxury ensuite bathroom plus a double width balcony. Whilst a second bathroom is situated close to the entrance and 2nd bedroom.

Generic amenities as above plus the following features:

• 80sqm
• Total two bedrooms
• Master ensuite bedroom with walk-in shower
• 2nd bedroom with bathroom access to 2nd bathroom
• Twin or double queen size beds (200 x 180)
• Maximum occupancy 5 persons
• Separate living room with dividing door
• Balcony from living room
• Total three TVs

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Generic Amenities

• Welcome treat
• Views of the Aegean Sea
• Private balcony or terrace
• Individually controlled air conditioning
• LCD flat screen satellite TV/DVD/CD player
• IDD telephone
• High speed internet connection/DATA port
• Mini-bar
• Safe
• Hypo-allergenic & feather pillows
• Marble bathrooms with Airbath® tub & shower
• Audio sound & telephone in bathroom
• Bathrobes & slippers
• Signature bath amenities
• Turn-down service & complimentary bottle of water
• 24-hour room service/wake-up service

Villa type selection:

Deluxe Bungalow with Private Pool

A bungalow full of character created by the generous outdoor space plus antiques incorporated into the indoor design. You will find a comfortable indoor sitting room with its own balcony plus an inviting outdoor garden and pool area providing stunning Aegean Sea views.

Generic amenities as above, plus the following features:

• 30-45sqm living space
• One bedroom with twin or double queen size (200 x 180)
• Ensuite bathroom with separate shower/dual vanities
• Maximum occupancy 3 persons
• Sitting area with balcony
• Private garden area & heated pool

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King Minos Royalty Suite with Private Pool

This suite represents the most impressive of all the accommodations at Elounda Mare; you will enjoy expansive indoor and outdoor relaxations space along with two bedrooms, a fitness room with sauna & steam room on an upper floor plus large outdoor pool

Generic amenities as above, plus the following features:

• 150sqm living space
• Two ensuite bedrooms with twin or double queen size (200 x 180)
• Maximum occupancy 5 persons
• Master suite bathroom with steam shower & separate WC
• 2nd bathroom with separate WC
• Separate living room
• Fitness room with sauna & steam room
• Garden
• Large swimming pool
• Panoramic sea views

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Knossos Royalty Suite with Private Pool

This expansive water’s edge suite benefits from two private pools, one for each of its two bedrooms plus generous outdoor areas and a communal sitting room. The privacy and facilities afforded to each of the bedrooms makes this an ideal accommodation for two couples or a family with older children.

Generic amenities as above, plus the following features:

• 110sqm living space
• Two bedroom suites with twin or double queen size (200 x 180)
• Bedroom s have bathrooms & sitting areas
• Maximum occupancy 5 persons
• Garden
• Two pools
• Steam shower in Ensuite bathrooms tub & one with steam shower
• Second bedroom has terrace, second pool & private entrance

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One Bedroom Royalty Suite with Private Pool

A sumptuous suite with a private pool and expansive outdoor space; the living room and bedroom both have direct outdoor access and the luxury bathroom enjoys a separate bath & shower plus dual sinks.

Generic amenities as above, plus the following features:

• 65-75sqm living space
• One bedroom with twin or double queen size (200 x 180)
• Maximum occupancy 3 persons
• Separate living room
• Dressing room
• Private furnished garden
• Outdoor swimming pool
• Outdoor relaxation areas

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Prince Katreas Royalty Suite with Private Pool

A stunning two bedroom suite situated on the water’s edge by the private sandy beach which obtains its character from the extensive use of local stone and wood. There are two floors to the suite with one bedroom on each; the upper floor may be reached internal or external stairs..

Generic amenities as above, plus the following features:

• 110sqm indoor space
• Two ensuite bedrooms twin or double queen size (200 x 180)
• Maximum occupancy 5 persons
• Water’s edge location
• Separate living room
• Balconies to both bedrooms and living room
• Furnished garden
• Private pool & relaxation areas
• External and internal staircases

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Princess Ariadni Royalty Suite with Private Pool

An exclusive and luxurious suite which offers two ensuite bedrooms and a central sitting room; the master bedroom includes a dressing room and private sauna. The spacious outdoor area provides a garden, terrace and private pool perfect for relaxing.

Generic amenities as above, plus the following features:

• 110sqm living space
• Two ensuite bedrooms with twin or double queen size (200 x 180)
• Maximum occupancy 5 persons
• Entrance hall
• Separate living room
• Balconies
• Private terrace
• Larger swimming pool

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Superior Bungalow with Private Pool

A comfortable bungalow with lovely outdoor pool area plus indoor sitting room and veranda; individual design and the use of antiques add character to these charming accommodations.

Generic amenities as above, plus the following features:

• 35-55sqm indoor space
• One bedroom with twin or double queen size (200 x 180)
• Maximum occupancy 3 persons
• Living room or open plan living area
• Outdoor area / garden with pool

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Three Bedroom Superior Bungalow with Private Pool

A large and stylish bungalow, set on two levels, with plenty of room for the whole family. There are three bedrooms each with their own bathroom, one of which is situated on the upper floor and has a private entrance and balcony.

Generic amenities as above, plus the following features:

• 110sqm indoor space
• Total three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
• Twin or double queen size beds (200 x 180)
• Two bedrooms on the ground floor
• Maximum occupancy 7 persons
• Living room on ground floor with dividing door
• Third bedroom on upper floor with separate entrance & minibar
• Furnished private garden
• Guest washroom
• Dressing area on lower floor
• Desk
• Private outdoor heated pool
• Balcony on lower floor

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Two Bedroom Superior Bungalow with Private Pool

A spacious bungalow that is perfect for small families or friends with some versions being on two levels. Both bedrooms come with an ensuite bathroom and there is a separate living room; bedrooms and living rooms have doors directly onto the outside area

Generic amenities as above, plus the following features:

• 90sqm indoor space
• Two ensuite bedrooms with twin or double queen size beds (200 x 180)
• Maximum occupancy 5 persons
• Dressing room to master bedroom
• Living room with dividing door
• Some have two floors
• Furnished private garden
• Outdoor pool & relaxation areas

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The facilities below incorporate those of the Elounda Resort as a whole and are therefore available to guests of this hotel. Charges may apply to some facilities and activities

Beach
This Blue Flag sandy beach used by the Elounda Mare, Elounda Golf & Spa Resort & Elounda Peninsula provides a protected place to relax; there are parasols, deckchairs, towels and refreshment services.


Water Sports
• Water skiing (slalom course available)
• Wake boarding
• Sailing
• Windsurfing
• Towable inflatable games
• Canoes
• Pedal boats
• Waverunners
• Speedboat tours
• Self-drive motor boats

Land Sports
• Three astroturf tennis courts / instructors / partners
• Private gymnasium
• Table tennis near the main pool
• Card-playing room for adults

Services
• Shopping arcade
• Laundry and dry cleaning service
• 24-hour room service
• Weddings/chapel onsite (Greek Orthodox)
• Parking & valet parking

Leisure
• Heated seawater swimming pool
• Children’s paddling pool
• Gymnasium
• Sauna
• Steam-bath

Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda
Perfect for those seeking holistic therapies including a variety of massage treatments, facials and specialist therapies including Ayurvedic aromatherapy. Six Senses Spas are known worldwide for their exquisite treatments and are leading players in the spa industry. Facilities also include a thalassotherapy pool and thermal suite

Dining Options

For guidance only - subject to change

Half Board
• Buffet breakfast with a la carte hot dishes at Deck Restaurant
• Table d’hote dinner in the main restaurant
• OR a la carte lunch or dinner with set allowance

Options

Half Board Dine Around
• Buffet breakfast with a la carte hot dishes at Deck Restaurant
• The ‘dine-around’ option offers dining at the a la carte restaurants of the Elounda Mare Hotel Relais & Chateau, Elounda Peninsula & Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort.
• Weekly fisherman’s evening, some dishes & drinks excluded.

Restaurants

  • Yacht Club Restaurant at Elounda Mare

    Perched on a cliff top overlooking the beach, this summer restaurant is the ideal place to sample catch of the day as well as a weekly ‘fisherman’s evening’ where a fabulous seafood buffet can be enjoyed. Lunches are served all season.

  • Old Mill at Elounda Mare

    Fine dining restaurant set amidst a beautiful garden and old millstone with exquisite Mediterranean cuisine and an impressive wine list.

  • Deck at Elounda Mare

    Fabulous resort views from this elevated al fresco restaurant where you’ll enjoy a rich buffet breakfast. For dinner, enjoy an a la carte menu with local and international specialities, enriched with a rotation of succulent dishes of the day from Open all season.

  • Calypso & Wine Cellar at Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel

    Located at the sister hotel Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, offering fine French cuisine in elegant surroundings  The impressive Kellari wine cellar, home to a remarkable selection of Greek and International labels, offers private tasting as well as private dining for up to 8 guests.

  • Karavia at Elounda Mare

    The Karavia Bar forms the heart of the hotel’s evening life with several cosy lounges furnished with folk art, antiques and ancient artefacts. Perfect for an aperitif with friends.

  • Nafsika at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort

    Situated by the pool with tables on the bridge over the water this attractive restaurant provides views far out to the ocean and mountains and opens for buffet breakfast and dinner.

  • Odysseus at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort

    Relaxing Greek restaurant located right on the seafront. You will find this a perfect choice for a family lunch with its traditional Greek favourites and views of the fishes below.

  • Peninsula Lounge at Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel

    Panoramic sea views from this superb venue by the sea which is designed to resemble the bridge of a luxurious yacht. More dramatic sea views would be virtually impossible to find!

  • Beach Bar at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort

    A vibrant round bar perfect for cocktails and snacks served all day to the accompaniment of tasteful music.

  • Kirki at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort

    Located between the two main pools affording sensational views over the sea from its extensive outdoor terrace.

  • Aglio e Olio at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort

    An Italian restaurant with al fresco dining by the beach under the shade of Olive trees.

  • Koh Restaurant at Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel

    Pan-Asian cuisine served by the waterfront on the very tip of the peninsula with mesmerising views of the rising moon.

Elounda Mare is located in Elounda which sits above the port at Skisma; the hotel is nestled at the head of the Bay of Elounda with a view of the beautiful Venetian castle on the island of Kalydon, the famous “Spinalonga”

Nearby attractions
• Heraklion International Airport 70km
• Heraklion Port 7okm
• Elounda 2km
• Plaka & Spinalonga 5km
• Aghios Nikolaos 7km
• The Great Palace of Knossos 70km
• Taxi / bus stop 2km
• Upper Mirabello & the Areti Monastery
• Ancient Lato & the Kritsa Canyon 20km
• Lassithi Plateau & the Dikteon Andron cave
• CretAquarium

Elounda Mare welcomes children of all ages and provides an expansive centre to help entertain them.

Beach
The private beach provides clean and safe play with Blue Flag status.

The Children's World
A large area known as the Children’s Ark is a section of the resort dedicated to youngest guests, it is situated at the sister hotel, Porto Elounda and a shuttle service is provided.  comprises:
• 3000sqm outdoor space
• 700sqm indoor space
• Children's Ark (situated near the resort's golf course)
• Water Park
• Playground
• Ball-games court
• Vegetable Garden

The area is under the supervision of experienced childcare professionals

Creche
Ages
• 6 months to 5 years
Open
• Mondays to Saturday
• 10.00 to 18.00
Included
• Snacks & lunch
Price guideline
• 60Euros full day / 50Euros half day / 320Euros 6 full days / 270Euros 6 half days

Kid’s Ark
Ages
• 5 to 12 years
Open
• Mondays to Saturday
• 10.00 to 18.00
Included
• Snacks
• Programme of activities
Activities include
• Swimming
• Water park
• Beach games
• Basketball
• Workshops
Price guideline
• Complimentary for hotel guests

Romance Packages

Gold Package.
* On arrival in the specially decorated room a welcome fruit basket & bottle of sparkling wine
* Highly nutritional breakfast served the first morning in your room
* One four-course candlelight dinner including a bottle of selected Cretan wine in the restaurant of your choice
* Two Cleopatra Bath treatments at the Six Senses Spa (30 minutes each)
* Late check-out, subject to availability on the day of departure
* Complimentary use of fitness room, indoor heated pool, sauna and hammam

Price guideline from £240 per couple.

Platinum Package (in addition to Gold package)
* Two Sensory Spa Journeys (90 minutes each) comprising a variation of a four hands massage/cleansing facial deliver in the Six Senses Spa; later a glass of French Champagne and a surprise from the pastry Chef
* Three entrances to the Six Senses Spa thalassotherapy pool and thermal suite
* A bottle of chilled French Champagne offered in your room on the 2nd day of stay

Price guideline from £685 per couple.

Diamond Package (In addition to Platinum package)
* Private 3-hour Sunset Cruise in the Mirabello gulf, with a bottle of French Champagne and a surprise from the pastry Chef
* Private photo shoot by a professional photographer, 1 hour session & 100 images in HD DVD.

Price guideline from £1915 per couple.

Please note
• Prices quoted are for guidance only & do not include flights and accommodation
• Wedding certificate must be presented & be less than 6 months old

Porto Elounda GOLF & SPA Resort

The Porto Elounda GOLF & SPA Resort offers a private 9-hole par 3 golf course. Guests may choose to learn to play golf with classes available for beginners upwards whilst those with a 54 handicap or lower may simple arrange a tee-time.
Included at the club are:
• 2 playing options for each hole
• Pro shop
• Golf academy with PGA professional team
• 54 handicap required
• Dining / refreshment options available
• Green fee guideline 22Euros per round

The Crete Golf Club (offsite)
Located 30 minutes from the hotel this championship course is the only 18-hole course on the island. This club has a mountain style layout and hosted the EGA Mens’ Challenge Trophy in 2008; plus the Aegean Pro-Am for three consecutive years. Tee-times may be booked through the hotel and specially discounted rates will apply.

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