THE RESORTLove of the outdoors

Embraced by beautifully landscaped gardens and a magnificent olive grove, the legendary Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas continues to combine the grandeur of its history with the serenity of one of the most renowned destinations worldwide.

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Explore the essence of coastal elegance at Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, set within Crete's breathtaking landscape. Renowned for minimalist sophistication, our accommodations and bespoke services seamlessly embrace our Mediterranean surroundings.

Dive into a delightful waterfront lifestyle of supreme comfort, defined by suites and villas set right beside the sea and offering direct access to it. You can walk from your door to the shore, gentle waves caressing your ankles. Every precious moment adds to a timeless, charming experience.

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Konstantinos Mantonanakis, a dynamic visionary, was born in Chania, Crete. His free and restless spirit compelled Konstantinos to invest in the tourism industry. He bought Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, built in 1971, and Elounda Bay Palace soon after. It proved to be a great idea that introduced international tourists to the island of Crete and transformed the region into a beacon of Greek hospitality. The extraordinary vision of Konstantinos Mantonanakis turned Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas into a must-see destination.

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Beyond the array of accolades it earned over the years, the hotel's legacy lies in its profound impact on Cretan tourism. Welcoming royalty, actors, and other luminaries from around the world, it epitomizes bespoke service and constantly sets new standards for luxury. It was among the first 5-star hotels in Greece, but it also offered services unseen outside of Athens, the capital of Greece — a helipad, private swimming pools, sailing, water skiing, tennis, and football courts.

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Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas turned Crete into a premier destination and, as a result, revolutionized Greek tourism. The world was introduced to the island's splendors, while the hotel kept pushing boundaries and granting guests unparalleled experiences. The history of Elounda Beach Hotel is an enduring legacy of Cretan hospitality and opulence, rooted in a pioneer’s love of Greece and carried forward by a dedicated team that ensures every guest’s expectations are met and exceeded.

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From rugged mountain ranges, fertile terrain, and ancient olive groves to serene coastlines and sparkling waters, Crete's diverse verdant landscapes merge with its historic treasures, creating an idyllic backdrop for luxury seaside living. Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas lies on the island’s northeastern edge, approximately 9km from Agios Nikolaos, and embodies a paradise where minimalist opulence is weaved into natural Mediterranean delights. Crete is a destination like no other, connected to several major and minor cities across Europe.

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The pristine northeastern coast of Crete is home to the enchanting Elounda, a timeless sanctuary of serenity and splendor. Rugged mountains embrace its shores. Azure waters mirror the cerulean sky. Each of its luxurious resorts is meticulously crafted to indulge your senses and spirit. This idyllic destination embraces discerning travelers seeking an unparalleled retreat. Steeped in history, Elounda welcoming you to explore its rich cultural tapestry. Dive into crystalline depths teeming with marine life, savor the flavors of Cretan cuisine infused with local and exotic charm, or simply bask in the warm embrace of the Mediterranean sun and sea.Welcome to Elounda, a realm straight out of a fairytale. Surrender to its timeless allure.

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Welcome to a treasure trove of human and natural marvels, where mountains and magnificent groves meet azure waters, secluded beaches provide endless tranquillity, cities and villages alike buzz with life. Crete is the largest and most famous island in the Aegean Sea, its history and culture making its allure hard to resist.

As the cradle of the Minoan civilisation, sites like Knossos and its labyrinthine ruins are home to precious secrets of a bygone era, a time of gods, heroes, and epic legends. Modern Crete is woven into the island’s past, which gives its local music, cuisine, and customs their vibrant spirit.

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If the views and historical landmarks don’t captivate you, Cretan hospitality will. You’ll feel the inspiring rhythm of the Mediterranean at its strongest here, inviting you to dig deeper into Crete’s identity and your growing connection to it.

Anchored in the sea, on the crossroads of three continents - Europe to the North, Asia to the east and Africa to the south, Crete seems to spread its length like a barrier across the southern Aegean. It lies at a distance of approximately 100 kms from the southernmost tip of the Peloponnese, 175 kms. from the shores of Asia Minor, and 800 kms. from Africa. It is the largest of the Greek islands, and fifth in size among the islands of the Mediterranean, after Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica and Cyprus.

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Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas is where luxury meets a heartfelt dedication to sustainability. Here, we believe in blending deluxe comfort with a deep respect for our natural surroundings, creating not just a stay, but an experience that nurtures both guests and the environment.

Our commitment to sustainability runs deep. From our zero-waste policy to embracing eco-friendly practices in every aspect of our operations, we strive to minimize our footprint while maximizing our connection with the local community. Achieving certifications like Green Key and UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge fills us with pride, affirming our journey towards defining green luxury.

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Crete is more than our home—it’s our passion. We are driven by a love for its beauty and a responsibility to protect and support its sustainable development. Every guest who stays with us becomes a part of this commitment. Together, we can preserve the natural wonders of this island we hold so dear.