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Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites: A Place For Cretan Comfort

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Laura Jones

A small hotel with a very big heart...

If it's a 'home-from-home' holiday you're looking for this year, nowhere quite compares to the family-owned and fantastically friendly Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites. Perfectly plush yet refreshingly personal, it's the kind of Cretan comfort we're all in need of.
This beautifully boutique hotel - hidden in the hills of Crete - delivers one of the island's most intimate and exclusive experiences. With the inviting ambience of a private residence, enter through the glorious glass-walled reception, which boasts breathtaking panoramas of the Mirabello gulf, before discovering which of the eighteen pool villas and fifteen suites you'll be calling home. Dappled in soft shades of blue, all accommodation has stylish furnishings and impeccable amenities, but the gorgeously Greek kitchen, private infinity pool and fully equipped gym of the three-bedroom Presidential Spa Pool Villas push them right to the top of the luxe list. Fill your villa with family or friends, head out to your terrace - ideally, with a glass of Greek wine - and soak up the endless sea views; you'll feel a world away from anywhere.
Three Bedroom Mediterranean Pool Villa
Three Bedroom Mediterranean Pool Villa - Milatos
Massage Pool Suite
Guided by family values, you'll feel relationships blossoming with the resort's faithful team of staff from the second you arrive. Ask the attentive receptionists for the best local sightseeing spots, let the bartender learn just how you like your mojito made, and relax knowing your little ones are being well looked after by the kids' club's professional, yet playful team. Building on their bespoke service, you're also welcome to savour many of the hotel's experiences in the safety and seclusion of your suite or villa; from muscle-relieving massages to perfectly prepared barbecues, the superlative staff will help you delight in whatever you desire on your luxury holiday in Crete.
Superior Pool Suite - In-Suite Massage
In-Suite Massage
Beyond your accommodation, a world of unique flavours awaits amongst Elounda Gulf Villas' delectable dining scene. Named after the ship in Greek mythology, the resort's signature Argo Restaurant guides you through the flavours of the Mediterranean, with sweet Cretan pastries for breakfast and succulent fresh seafood for dinner, while the exquisite gastronomy and dreamy ambience of Daphne will impress discerning palates with a menu of classic cuisine and a temptingly extensive wine list. Once you've satisfied your cravings, head to the Argo Lounge Bar to relish the evening atmosphere with refreshing cocktails, with plenty of seating space to ensure nobody feels overwhelmed.
Family Dining
Beach Club
Crete Coastline
Of course, it's impossible to visit this gorgeous Greek island without experiencing Cretan culture. In resort, sample locally made favourites with in-depth olive oil and wine-tasting sessions, or head out and discover what awaits amid Crete's captivating landscapes. Take a boat trip to the iconic islet of Spingalonga and stroll through the ancient medieval ruins, visit beautiful vineyards and charming Cretan tavernas, or venture even further afield to neighbouring islands like soul-stirring Santorini, with the resort's VIP helicopter transfers providing postcard-worthy views before you even arrive at your destination. However you choose to explore this historic and heavenly destination, just know you'll have the smiling faces of the Elounda Gulf Villa's team eagerly awaiting your return.

Laura Jones

Digital Content Executive

From my home in picturesque North Wales, my travels have taken me from the idyllic Greek Islands to the bright lights of New York - always with a very full suitcase, of course!

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