Elounda mare – Crete

Sophistication and exclusivity found nowhere else

map-icon Crete – Greece

Relais & Châteaux
83 accommodations, all facing the sea
28 bungalows with private sea water pool, 8 Villas
Private beach
Six Senses Spa
Award-winning restaurants
Complete childcare centre


The elounda mare hotel overlooks the Mirabello Bay on the north coast of Crete, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The charm and character of the hotel is evident to anyone taking an enchanting stroll through the lush seaside gardens of the elounda mare hotel, and its rugged coastline with the many private coves, plateaus, and the gorgeous little sandy beach.

Exuding a sort of sophistication and exclusivity found nowhere else, the elounda mare hotel has an unparalleled reputation for its attentive and personalised service. With its award-winning restaurants, comprehensive leisure facilities and exquisite design, it is the ideal choice for the discerning traveller who seeks a relaxing holiday in a serene and intimate setting.

The ambiance at the elounda mare hotel is so relaxing and calm that swimming in the large seawater swimming pool or the paddling pool for children next to it, are usually a private affair, even at the peak of the season. There are extended lawns and sundecks along the shore, with sunshades and deck chairs in the most secluded of corners. The crystal-clear waters are just magical, while the private sandy beach has been awarded a “Blue Flag” for its outstanding services. A Sea-sports facility by the beach includes water-skiing and SCUBA diving tuition, along with pedaloes, windsurfs, and sail-dinghies. A superb sailing yacht is available for charter, to explore the nearby islands or sail straight out into the blue expanses of the Aegean Sea.


MAIN BUILDING : 25 twin/double rooms with balcony or terrace, 14 one-bedroom suites with balcony, 6 two-bedroom superior suites with balcony and 2 two-bedroom superior suites with private pool

BUNGALOWS : All bungalows have a furnished private garden with undisturbed view of the sea and a private seawater heatable swimming pool – each one is individually designed and nests in the seafront gardens of the property. 28 bungalows from 30 to 110 m2, sleep up to 7 adults

MINOAN ROYALTY VILLAS PRIVATE POOL : (indoor space 65-140m2) up to 5 adults. Five 1-bedroom and two 2-bedroom units comprise a matchless collection, all renovated for 2021 season, keeping the traditional style that clients of the Elounda Mare truly appreciate and offering the luxury facilities of the modern world. In these uniquely and individually designed villas, the bedrooms have their own en-suite marble bathroom and are complemented by a spacious living room, some have an open fireplace. All villas have a private furnished garden with a sun terrace and private heatable seawater swimming pool. They are located on the front row by the sea, offering unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea and the ever-changing pale colours of the distant Sitia Mountains. The terrace and the pool are much larger in Princess Ariadni villa and King Minos villa, the latter offering its own fitness facilities as well as a sauna and a Turkish-marble steam room.

MINOAN PALACE VILLA : (indoor space 300 m ) up to 8 adults. A new, unique 4-bedroom beachfront villa built 2 years ago, with a 76 m  master bedroom and three additional spacious bedrooms, all with en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. Two upper-floor bedrooms are accessible by an elevator. The living and dining area opens up to the veranda offering an absolute al-fresco feeling. There is also a small kitchenette. An extensive garden with a heatable seawater swimming pool, offering absolute privacy, wonderful view to the sea and direct private access to the beach area.


  • VIP check-in with a glass of champagne and an “elounda mare welcome treat” upon arrival in the room
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning/heating in the main building and Split unit air-conditioning in all bungalows
  • LCD flat screen TV with satellite channels and music channel, DVD/CD player
  • The Minoan Palace features an LCD flat screen smart 62΄΄ TV with satellite channels and music channel, DVD/CD player, and Sound Bar with Bluetooth connection for surround volume. Concealed Ceiling Mounted Lift Installation for the TV in the master bedroom. Waterproof TV wall installed over the bathtub. Residential Glass Elevator connecting the floor and upper level of the villa
  • Direct-dial telephone, Wi-Fi complimentary, DATA port
  • Electronic safety deposit box
  • Nespresso coffee machine, tea facilities, and water with daily complimentary refill
  • Dressing table, hairdryer
  • Hypo-allergenic and feather pillows
  • Cribs, baby-cots and high chairs available
  • Babies Travel Light Program: Parents can request supplies from the specific list prior to arrival and these will be delivered to their accommodation and charged to their hotel bill
  • Luxurious marble bathrooms with Airbath  tubs, shower, audio sound, telephone, make up/shaving mirrors, bathrobes, slippers and signature bath amenities. Most suites have a second bathroom with shower and W.C. in the living room.
  • Laundry and dry cleaning service – same day or next day delivery except Sundays and public holidays
  • Free use of hamam, sauna, deckchairs and beach towels at the pool and at the awarded with the Blue Flag private beach…


To book any of the properties, please contact your travel advisor


Phone : +33 6 48 08 50 02
Email : rejane@the-r-list.com

the-r-list, by Rejane Narbonnet