The perfect healthy break for sports and spa enthusiasts, Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort in Crete is a five-star luxury spa holiday with outstanding facilities and open from April till October. On arrival to Elounda, the first view from the hilltop is a panorama of the Bay of Mirabello; after checking into my deluxe sea view room and a light supper, I went straight to sleep as it was late.
Famed for its world-class amenities and stunning views over the bay, Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort is an award-winning luxury spa destination ideal for a healthy Mediterranean escape. Home to a range of fantastic dining options and a Six Senses Spa, you can indulge in numerous different activities and holistic programmes designed to help achieve your health and fitness goals. The resort also boasts a private golf course and a Football Camp, along with plenty of other sporting opportunities. Experience all that Crete has to offer at Porto Elounda and create your own dream healthy holiday.
Programmes at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Overlooking stunning views of the Mirabello Bay in the north- east corner of Crete, Porto Elounda is the perfect location for a healthy Mediterranean getaway. With typically warm summers, the water in the bay stays a perfect 25°C (77°F); ideal for watersports and a quick refreshing dip after relaxing in the sun. With breath-taking excursions and local sights to see, there is always something to do in Porto Elounda; whether it’s visiting the Areti Monastery or discovering Crete’s sea life with scuba diving.
With 3 restaurants and 2 bars all serving delicious offerings throughout the day, you are assured of fantastic food at Porto Elounda. The resort provides dining for all occasions, from Italian cuisine al fresco style in an old olive grove to beach front cocktails at the seaside bar. You are always assured of the freshest ingredients and the most amazing flavours.
- The half-board rates let you dine for breakfast and dinner buffets at Nafsika restaurant during your stay.
- The ‘dine around’ option gives you the opportunity to eat your half-board meals at the a la carte restaurants at the resort for a small supplementary fee.
Located poolside for a tranquil and picturesque setting, Nafsika offers delicious international cuisine on a buffet basis. From American-style breakfast to continental evening meals, you are guaranteed a fresh and filling meal with attractive views over the local Mirabello Bay.
Open for breakfast and dinner.
Overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Odysseas is the perfect place to sample fresh local seafood and a range of expertly prepared dishes. With a menu of traditional Greek delicacies catering for hungry adults and children alike, Odysseas is a hit with the whole family.
Open for lunch. Open for dinner in high season.
Aglio & Olio
Set in-between ancient olive trees in the resort’s own grove, Aglio & Olio offers mouth-watering Italian food served al fresco. Enjoy classic dishes in this truly awe-inspiring location.
Open for lunch and dinner.
Sitting between the resort’s two main pools, the Bar is a brilliant meeting place, both day and night, meaning you can unwind with a refreshing cocktail in the company of your fellow guests. Have your lunch at the bar and cool off with your feet in the pool.
Opens at 4pm.
The Beach Bar is positioned right on the shore under an impressive wooden canopy. Enjoy relaxing cocktails and snacks all day in-between sunbathing and taking a dip in the vibrant blue sea.
Open all day.
Facilities & Services
Six Senses Spa
24 hour room service
From sea view rooms to exclusive suites and luxury villas, enjoy stunning views overlooking the Mirabello bay or the resort’s tranquil pool areas. Wake up to the breath-taking sights of the Mediterranean every morning from your private balcony or terrace. All units are luxurious and lavishly furnished, creating a peaceful and homely environment for the duration of your stay.
Sea View Room
Sea View Room Shared Pool
Sea View Superior Room Individual Pool
Sea View Suites
Sea View Suites Shared Pool
Sea View Suites Individual Pool
Sea View Two Bedroom Suites
Sea View Two Bedroom Suites Private Pool
Exclusive Two Bedroom Suite Private Pool
Two Bedroom Villas with Private Pool
- Valencia CF soccer school camp
- Scuba diving
- Games facilities
Home to a Six Sense Spa, Porto Elounda offer holistic therapies and award-winning facilities designed to leave you feeling rejuvenated, re-energised and renewed. With an extensive range of services including an authentic Turkish Hammam, private therapy suites and a Finnish Sauna, you can choose from a large menu of luxury spa treatments to suit all of your healing needs. Therapy suites can be rented for groups of guests, where you are provided with a private steam room, sauna, hydropool, bubble-tub and treatment room.
The Spa offers many specialist therapies including:
- Foot acupressure
- Aroma skin facial
- Ayurveda aromatherapy abhyanga
- Chakra balancing
Focusing on healing programmes, and offering daily wellness activities alongside a world-class Six Senses Spa, Porto Elounda is the perfect place to work on your health and well-being. Indulge in luxury spa therapies to help you truly unwind, and if you’re looking for a detox, the resort has an ‘optimal purification diet’ that can aid you in re-vitalising your mind and body. Porto Elounda also has a ‘holistic calendar’ offering signature monthly spa programmes including dedicated Ayurvedic therapies and couples pampering experiences.
Paul’s Review of Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
AmishVisited July 2019
We had a wonderful time in Porto Elounda. Health and Fitness Travel really understood what we wanted and everything was just perfect. Members of staff are all professional and friendly – nothing was too much trouble for them. The Fusion Fitness programme was just what we needed and I highly recommend it. The personal trainers are amazing, as well as the Yoga teachers. Make sure you pick a Yoga session from the Fusion Fitness list – you will not be disappointed. We are definitely returning next year, and probably to following year too.
SamVisited November 2018
I had a great time at Porto Elounda and can say that my holiday was faultless. The Spa and the Fusion Fitness programme were perfect for me, with enough time for fitness and treatments. Food was delicious and members of staff were friendly and accommodating with everything I needed. I met other people staying by themselves and ended up with very nice new friends.
Karen SVisited June 2016
The holiday was perfect. Really good help, advice and support from you all at Health and Fitness Travel throughout (it took a few iterations to finalise our programme but that was understandable..) - starting with Rachel but also Paul and you, Adam. So thank you so much.
I'd had a bad experience (and unhappy husband) last year when the hotel I booked was REALLY shabby and unkempt, as you may recall I found a website with travellers candid photos of the Porto Elounda and had a little panic that Porto Elounda may also disappoint but it was a perfect holiday, relaxing, lots of things for us all to do, and we all felt exercise, fit and healthy ... and a tiny bit virtuous (!) at the end of it. Specifically:
Georgina LVisited June 2016
The hotel and spa were wonderful. What was out of this world was the spa! Honestly, and I've travelled a great deal, that was the best spa treatments and facilities I have ever experienced.
All the staff were fantastic, friendly and professional.
JulianBell, TripAdvisor ReviewVisited October 2015
The minute we set foot through the doors of the Porto Elounda we were greeted with genuine kindness and were instantly hit with the dramatic views down over the bay. We were quickly taken to our room (the sea view with private pool) and were given run down of the hotel's facilities and restaurants. Unfortunately we weren't keen on our room which was tucked away in the corner and had no sunlight due to it having tress down the side, and we asked if we could move. This is where the hotel showed how much they care about their customer service, as despite being busy they went out of their way to find us another room. Now we really didn't want much other than a bit more light as we couldn't actually fault the room, but they couldn't have relocated us to a better room, up on the sixth floor with plenty of light and the view down over the bay.
They hotel itself is beautiful with all of the excellent facilities you'd expect for a five star. The beach is just right for kids and the water is crystal clear and like swimming in a sea water bath. The best bit about this resort is, however, the staff. We have stayed in some amazing resorts in most parts of the world, but the staff at the Porto Elounda at like none we have ever encountered. They are all highly professional and amazingly friendly and each and every one of them goes out of their way to help you. It would be unfair to name individuals as all of the staff are truly excellent, and the hotel management should be proud of this. Finally it is also worth mentioning that the food in the restaurants is of a great standard, but our favourite is the buffet at the Nafsika run by the excellent Nikos; great views, great staff and a great variety of food.
ShayMor79, TripAdvisor ReviewVisited September 2015
This place is like a peace of heaven.
The crew was great ,very kind and nice everywhere ,we left the child at home and came for three days of rest and relaxation . The posting was beyond expectations ,the bay is very beautiful ,clean and Trimmed,the sea water are clean and clear ,they clean the beach every day ,the service was great ,the room was very clean and the cleaning services was at least 2 times per day . very recommended this place.