According to Greek mythology, the birthplace of the great god Zeus lies not far from where 'Elounda Bay Palace' now stands. No wonder that this hotel, locatedin a tranquil setting overlooking Crete’s Mirabello Bay, was booked out during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Guests enjoy a five-star standard of luxury in all 270 rooms, suites, villas and bungalows. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame views from private balconies or terraces. For the ultimate in residential luxury, the 'Elite Club' presents an exclusive selection of sea-view and waterfront bungalows and suites.
The club's Mediterranean Villas, the Penthouse and Palace Suites provide personal butlers who assist with every detail - such as setting the perfect temperature for the private pools and keeping the palace Suite's private gym in top condition. For those on business, conference facilities onsite and at the adjacent Elounda Beach Hotel supply venues for all kinds of memorable events. The resort offers 'The Oloundion', an open-air amphitheatre seating up to 600.
I am here to relax! If you are - like me - in search of the ultimate pampered indulgence, visit the European-style Beauty Salon, which offers everything from soothing facials to massage and specialized body treatments. The Watersports Center supports scuba diving, sailing, waterskiing, windsurfing and parasailing. The resort's shared pools include a children's paddle pool, indoor heated freshwater pool and an outdoor seawater pool.
Sun worshipers also enjoy cocktails on the beach at the beautiful 'Sail in Beach Bar'. The 'Ariadne Kafeneion' offers traditional Greek specialities in a traditional Greek atmosphere. My lifestyle team and I especially enjoy the atmosphere on the waterfront terrace of the Thalassa Restaurant, recipient of the 'Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence' and the 'Five Star Diamond Award' from the American Academy of Hospitality Services.
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Take advantage of the 'Honored Guest Program' . It offers some distinct privileges, such as priority reservation, vacation insurance, travel services, airport chauffeur services, early check-in, personal attendant, in-room gifts and other perks.
There is now doubt about it: the Greek gods continue to have a way of smiling upon the 'Elounda Bay Palace'. The gardens, recreation facilities, and restaurants create the consummate Greek island experience! Here, in a tranquil setting close to famous '' on the fascinating , a feeling of the divine lingers on...
ELOUNDA BAY PALACE
72053 Elounda, Crete;
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