Swish and secluded hillside Cretan hideaway
From its cliff-edge infinity pools and sprawling terraces to its sweeping views of the island-strewn Gulf of Mirabello, Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites is one of Crete’s most extravagant romantic getaways.
- Mouth-watering extravagance.
- Honeymoon heaven.
- Opulent suites with private pools and jacuzzis.
- A butler and private chef on call.
Hit the spot
Beside Elounda Bay, on Crete’s northern coast.
There's a poolside restaurant and bar, and a chef on call who'll be happy to prepare you a special dinner à deux on your terrace. Chill out by the infinity pool and jacuzzi with stunning views of the Gulf of Mirabello. Boat trips and tours of the island by limo or helicopter are easily arranged.
Good to know
There's no beach access, but several sandy bays just five minutes away.
ParkingThere is free guest parking.
LocationGreek islands, Elounda, Crete, 72053, Greece
18 luxury villas with a private pool and jacuzzi, and ten suites with use of the main pool.
Spa villas have a private pool with integral jacuzzi on the terrace, as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Both suites and villas have a whirlpool bath, walk-in shower, robes and slippers, CD/DVD players and a flatscreen TV.
Splash out on a villa for the max in privacy and superlative views. Suites lower down the hill offer a more affordable alternative.
Eat & Drink
Start the evening with a cocktail at Argonauts poolside lounge bar before dining at the boutique hotel’s lantern-lit Argo restaurant – just the place to enjoy the chef’s creative take on Greek staples such as roast lamb, skewered chicken and fish soup. Delicious and beautifully presented desserts complete the picture.
Argo has a well deserved following from guests staying at other top Elounda hotels, and a Greek meze is served on some nights. Tables on the upstairs terrace (just six) are the most sought after for dinner.
Breakfast is served until midday, in the restaurant or at your villa.
Available 24 hours.
See & Do
There are superb beaches in the vicinity, though you may find it hard to drag yourselves away from your villa’s private pool. Staff are happy to arrange excursions around the island and boat trips (with a picnic lunch) for swimming in deserted coves. You’ll need a car to explore the area under your own steam.
Relax and recharge at the hotel’s Elixir Spa, with its outdoor heated jacuzzi, steam room and massage room. Treatments available include body massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, facials and pedicures.
Elounda town stages various cultural events and even a Fish night.