An active family holiday at Porto Elounda, Crete, has been designed with the whole family in mind. With so many activities to choose from, no one will be left twiddling their thumbs by the pool wondering what to do next. Tennis, dancing and even scuba diving will be on the menu to keep you and your kids as active as possible. When the children are enjoying the Valencia CF soccer school camp or having fun in the kids’ club, unwind in the comprehensive spa to give yourself the pampering you deserve.
- Welcome juice and ‘treat’ - Daily herbal tea - Complimentary attendance to group classes including: yoga, Tai Chi, power wellness walk, water aerobics, Gymstick conditioning, and Oriental dancing (subject to weekly schedule & availability; 1 x 60 min each morning) - Complimentary weekly wellness workshop - Free Thalassotherapy and thermal suite on a daily basis - Complimentary use of fitness centre and swimming pools
Children’s amenities include: steriliser, bottle warmer, stroller, baby relax, potty, step stool and infant bathtub Option to have a baby proof room (protected plugs, corners and doors)
- There are large indoor and outdoor spaces just for children at Porto Elounda, with a well-constructed playground, vegetable garden and swimming pools. - Tennis, swimming, golf, water sports, sailing and scuba diving lessons are all available in private or group lessons - Nanny service is available from 7am to 6.30pm for a maximum of 2 children (when younger than 5 years old). - Babysitting service available from 6.30pm for a minimum of 3 hours - Children’s dining room from 6pm - All restaurants have a children’s menu as well as high chairs - Teenagers’ entertainment centre open 7pm until 11pm
Kids Ark and crèche
Creche is open for children aged 4 months – 4+ years, Monday - Saturday from 10am – 6pm. Children can enjoy activities such as treasure hunts, play acting and garden cultivation. Experienced child care professional will look after your children and ensure that have an amazing time. Charges are 60 euros for a full day, 50 euros for half day, 320 euros for six full days and 270 euros for six half days. Lunch and snacks are included.
The Children’s park welcomes kids from 5 – 12 years old each day to enjoy a host of activities. With three slides descending from a height of 3 metres into the 1 metre deep pool and a dedicated ball games area, it’ll be hard to tear you children away from the water park and their new friends.
Open for children aged 13 – 17 from. Give you older ones a sense of freedom as they meet new friends and engage in a host of activities such as tennis, sailing and water skiing. Child carers will be present at all times, but will feel more like a new friend than someone watching over them.
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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.
Nafsika 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.
Odysseas 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.
Kirki Bar 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.
Beach Bar 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 Fitness centre Swimming pools Restaurants/Bars Watersports PADI diving centre Tennis courts Golf course Shopping arcade Childcare/babysitting services Chapel Laundry/dry cleaning Valencia CF soccer school camp
24 hour room service Airport transfers Babysitting/childcare Laundry services Parking Car rental Shops
720 53 Elounda Crete Greece
Good to Know
If you are following a specific diet, the chefs at the restaurants can adapt the meals for you to make sure you don’t need to worry about what’s in your food.
Wi-Fi is available through the resort and complimentary
The resort’s Kids Club includes the Kid's Ark for 4 month – 4+ year olds, a waterpark for 5-11 year olds, and the chance to keep busy with sports lessons and fun activities for teenagers.
Travel to Porto Elounda between May and September when the average temperature in Crete will be 25°C (77°F) and rainfall will be virtually non-existent.
The Kids Club is for children aged 4 to 5 years old and is run daily by a team of friendly coordinators. There are 2 well-structured indoor and outdoor play areas for the children to enjoy interacting with kids their own age. There is also a babysitting service available for younger children anytime of the day and evening. Activities offered include:
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:
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.
Typical Group Classes
Please note that all group classes and activities shown are examples only and are subject to change, such as seasonal adjustments.
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.
Control panel with “privacy/service please” buttons
LCD flat screen TV
Electronic safety deposit box
24-hour room service
Paul’s Review of Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
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.
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.
Visited 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.
Visited 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:
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.
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.