Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux‎ 5* - Elounda - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Enjoy luxurious accommodation with spectacular views over Mirabello Bay when you stay at the Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux‎ 5*.
  • Located in Elounda, this beachfront hotel is the ideal spot for relaxation, especially with its private beach!
  • Choose a stay in a Twin Sea View Room, a One Bedroom Suite Sea View or a luxurious One Bedroom Deluxe Bungalow with Private Pool, both boasting beautiful views of the sparkling Aegean Sea.

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Your Destination

Situated on gently sloping grounds and with a delightful 300 metre stretch of private coastline, the Elounda Mare is located 70 km to the east of Heraklion International Airport. The town of Aghios Nikolaos and the small village of Elounda are at a distance of 7 km and 2 km away respectively.

A wonderful melting pot of sparkling night spots, fresh seafood, sizzling Mediterranean passion and mythical legend, Crete is a fascinating and enchanting destination - perfect for lounging on a sandy beach or exploring ancient relics. The nearby Spinalonga Island, the second most visited attraction in Crete, is an abandoned fortress on a small island filled with pebble beaches. This unoccupied island is easily accessible from Elounda and Aghios Nikolaos as tourist boats depart from both towns on a daily basis.

Aghios Nikolaos is close to this resort and is a historic coastal town built on a lake! It is the capital of the Lasithi province, built on the western side of the Gulf of Mirabello around the famous Voulismeni or Apatos lake. According to the colourful Greek Myth, the goddesses Athena and Artemis bathed in this lake and it is bottomless! Situated nearby is Knossos Palace, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site in Crete and probably the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture.

Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux‎ 5*

This gorgeous hotel from the internationally acclaimed Relais & Chateaux brand is an absolute paradise for food lovers, sun worshippers and spa aficionados. With a host of awards for its gourmet dining and Six Senses Spa (located in sister hotel approximately 500 metres away) this luxurious property most definitely lives up to the hype. Set in a beautiful location on the exclusive Mirabello Bay, 5* facilities, impeccable service and stunning views make this hotel the perfect choice for a truly memorable and relaxing holiday.

Renowned for its genuine warmth and friendliness, the Elounda Mare Hotel proudly upholds a tradition spanning twenty years of excellence in courtesy and cuisine. Honoured in 1987 as the first member in Greece of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux® association, the Elounda Mare Hotel exudes the refined qualities that characterise such distinctive properties.

Built as a Cretan mansion, the Elounda Mare Hotel is a jewel of traditional architecture and design, with gems of antique furniture and artwork adorning the halls and accommodations. Each lounge and open space reflects the integrity of style and originality of expression that make the Elounda Mare so attractive. It is no wonder that many guests consider it their home away from home.

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Your Room

This offer is based on a Twin Room Sea View (30m²), One Bedroom Suite Sea View (42m²) or One Bedroom Deluxe Bungalow Private Pool (30-45m²).

Twin Sea View Room

Wake up to wonderful views of the glistening sea in an elegant 30 sqm twin room. These spacious rooms are the perfect home from home and have all of the facilities/amenities one can expect from a 5* hotel including a laidback seating area.

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One Bedroom Suite Sea View

Enjoy total comfort in a one bedroom suite where you will be welcomed with a separate living space featuring a dividing door and a modern bathroom complete with a walk-in shower. These charming suites are also complete with a balcony or terrace offering indulgent sea views. 

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1 Child

One Bedroom Deluxe Bungalow with Private Pool

These spacious bungalows are approximately 30-45 m2 and incorporate antiques in the traditional individual design of each bungalow. They feature a comfortable sitting area boast superb sea views extending from a small furnished private garden.

Sleeps up to

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3 Adults
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2 Adults
1 Child

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a Bed and Breakfast stay.

Our members may choose to upgrade to a Half Board stay (Breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks) at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee. 

Just for you
Just for you:
  • One complimentary lunch per person per stay (excluding beverages - not valid for the fine dining restaurant)
Seven superb culinary experiences and five unique bars promise to spoil you for choice. Additionally, the hotel stages weekly theme nights, special seaside buffet dinners with Greek music and dancers, barbeque nights and the weekly Fisherman’s Eve, while a 24-hour in-room dining service is standard.

(Please note that not all of the restaurants and bars below are at the Elounda Mare, some are located at other Elounda properties nearby which you are welcome to use.)

Calypso Restaurant: Fine dining restaurant
Koh Restaurant: Sushi restaurant 
Aglio & Olio Restaurant: Italian cuisine
Odysseas Restaurant: The menu selection honours traditional Greek favourites and caters very well for children
Yacht Club: seafood specialities by the sea
Old Mill Restaurant: Mediterranean fine dining in the garden
Deck Restaurant: breakfast buffet and dining with splendid views

Lounges & Bars
Peninsula Lounge: amazing views of the Sitia mountains
Kirki Bar: teak deck by the pool
Beach Bar: refreshments by the water
Karavia Bar: breathtaking views of the Mirabello Bay

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.

Your Time

Just for you
Just for you:
  • 20% discount for pre-booked Signature Spa Treatments per person, per stay
  • Complimentary welcome amenities during the stay per room, per stay
  • Free unlimited use of fitness area, sauna and steam room
The Six Senses Spa ™ provides a truly relaxing and revitalising experience, through many forms of holistic treatments to balance the senses. Guests of Elounda Mare hotel have the opportunity to enjoy all the facilities of the Six Senses Spa, just a couple of minutes walk away at a sister property. Its unrivalled range of signature treatments focuses on health, beauty, pampering, stress reduction and recuperation using pure, natural and environmentally friendly products. The luxuriously appointed spa spreads over 2,200 sqm, setting unique standards in spa design.

The award-winning Six Senses Spa ™ overlooks a spectacular expanse of the Aegean Sea and serves the three luxury resorts of Elounda S.A Hotels & Resorts. The spa’s all-encompassing treatment menu blends Eastern and Western techniques with modern day rejuvenation programmes. Set over two levels, the expansive 23 treatment areas include an authentic Turkish hammam, the Tepidarium - a bravura space that excites all the senses, plus private Thalasso therapy Suites complete with state-of-the-art facilities to balance the senses. Additionally there is a hair salon, a Caldarium and an exclusive private spa area named the Spring Suite.

Additional Facilities include two artificial grass tennis courts with tuition available, a fitness room and table tennis. At the nearby Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort, only 500 m away, there is a nine-hole par-3 Golf Course with Golf Academy and Pro shop.

Your Optional Excursions

Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee - subject to availability. 

Excursion to Discover Crete

Your Optional Excursions
Created exclusively for Voyage Privé guests, this tour will take you through utter paradise! Experience the tranquillity, beauty and hospitality of Crete. The start of this tour will take you to a hidden-away convent, only known to locals. The path up to the monastery is surrounded by stunning nature and immaculate gardens, while the monastery itself is home to beautiful mosaics. Stop to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee made with Cretan herbs and spices, while you admire intricate architecture at the monastery.

After this spiritual visit, you will meet Katerina, a Cretan artist. She is a mother of three who followed her heart and utilised her talent to open a small workshop in a traditional house, where she lovingly restores beautiful jewellery. You'll also learn about the traditional "Komboloi" - where pearls are threaded to pass time or calm nerves. You’ll also get to make your own "Komboloi". Lastly, you will walk along a small street that leads to the picturesque "kagenion" of Katerina's mother, where you will enjoy a home-made Cretan lunch while enjoying views of Heraklion. 

Information about this excursion: 
- Included: Transfer, driver, lunch, wine and water, Komboloi workshop. 
- Not included: Tips, any personal expenditure. 
- Lunch Menu: 
- Starters: Tzatzíki, Greek salad, pork traditionally cooked with wine and tomato sauce, split peas. 
- Main course: Stuffed vegetables, wine and water. 
- Children are not allowed on this tour. 

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Land Rover Safari - Minoan Route

Your Optional Excursions
This 4x4 tour takes you to discover the authentic side of Crete. Learn more about mythology through nature and the local life. Your driver will pick you up at the entrance to your hotel at which point your tour will start. The first stop is Aposelemi Dam. Wander down the trails and olive groves to reach the ruins of the Lyttos Roman aqueduct. 

The next stop is the quiet village of Kastamonitsa where you will join locals in tasting raki and olive oil. Then, you will actually start the off-road part of the day. Climb the mountain following the Minoan path that will lead you to a local shepherd. Here, you will have the chance to feed his goats and then taste homemade cheese. 

You will then continue your journey to the magnificent viewpoint where you will admire the ancient path of the Minoans and the Lassithi plateau. Venture to the Lassithi plateau and spend some time exploring the cave of Zeus (where, according to mythology, Zeus was born). Upon reaching the entrance of the cave, you will have the chance to admire the whole Lassithi plateau and take some great panoramic pictures. Afterwards, you will stop for a barbecue with wine (vegetarian meal possible). As you continue, visit the village of Krassi, known for its 2000-year-old plane tree and natural water springs. 

Information about this excursion: 
- Departures: Every day except Saturday 
- Entrance to Zeus Cave (€ 6) is not included
- This excursion is not recommended for children under 4 years old and is not recommended for people with back problems (off-piste trails).

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Land Rover Safari - Nida, the heart of Crete

Your Optional Excursions
This superb excursion allows you to discover the highest mountains on the island. Visit traditional villages, caves, vineyards, and discover the mythology and local Cretan life. Start your day in Gazi by heading off-piste trails as you venture alongside the riverbed to the picturesque village of Pendamodi, for a short stop to admire the old church and natural springs. Cross the vineyards of the island's largest wine region to the village of Krousounas, where you will sample local products such as raki and olive oil. Stop to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee whilst admiring the magnificent view in front of you. 

Continue your journey through the Livadi Plateau, discovering multiple apple orchards. You will then head for the Nidia Plateau, the highest point of the day, from which you will see the snowy peak Psiloritis. Listen to stories of the region from your guide before you move onto an unusual monument and a traditional "mitato" sheepfold, where you can observe the ancestral way of producing cheese. You will then discover the Ideon Andron cave, where, according to mythology, Zeus took refuge to escape death.  

Afterwards, journey onto the famous village of Anogia for a delicious barbecue with wine (vegetarian meal possible). Enjoy the view from the highest plateau of the island. After that, you will have the opportunity to take a stroll in the centre of Anogia before going back down the trails leading to the village of El Greco, Fodele, where you can relax before returning back to your hotel. 

Information about this excursion: 
- Departures: Tuesdays and Thursdays 
- The excursion is not recommended for children under 4 years old and is not recommended for people with back problems (off-piste trails).

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9 Hole Golf Course (18+ years)

Your Optional Excursions
The 9-hole par 3 golf course is located at the sister property porto elounda GOLF & SPA RESORT and your hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service. The golf is based in front of the other sister property so 500m from the Elounda Mare hotel. Transfers are available at reception.

Not Included: equipment and clothing
Dress code: Golf attire

Your Journey to Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux‎ 5*

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: It may be possible to add private or shared transfers at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only - subject to availability).

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly. 

Car Hire: For the freedom to explore your destination at your own pace, car hire may be added at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only - subject to availability).


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Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel. 

Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on.

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Greece. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Greek Foreign Ministry.


For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries. 

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

If you are travelling to the EU, the UK government recommends that you have six months left on your passport on the date of your arrival to an EU country. You should also check when your passport was renewed.

If you renewed a 10-year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months over 10 years will not count towards the 6 months that must be remaining. The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules: https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport

You can renew your passport online or by going to a Post Office with a Check and Send service: https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport/renew

If your passport does not meet the criteria for third-country nationals, you may be denied entry to any of the Schengen area countries. 

Please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit for further information.

Location Information

The address of your property: Elounda, Schisma Elountas 720 53, Greece

Distance from Heraklion Airport to Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux‎ 5*: 65.7 km / 55 minutes.

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
The number of rooms at this property: 82
Check-in time: 2 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax of 4.00€ per room, per night which is payable locally (this price is a guideline and is subject to change without prior notification).

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

Hotel Facilities

  • Two guest elevators
  • Currency exchange is available from the front desk
  • Free WI-FI
  • Valet parking
  • Conference room
  • Complimentary shuttle service is available to guests who wish to enjoy the Six Senses Spa, the golf course, the
  • restaurants and bars, the Kid’s Ark and further facilities at the neighbouring sister establishments, porto elounda GOLF
  • & SPA RESORT and elounda peninsula ALL SUITE HOTEL

Room Facilities

  • Aegean Sea views
  • Private balcony or terrace
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • LCD flat screen TV with satellite channels and music channel, DVD/CD player
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Minibar
  • Electronic safety deposit box
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Hypo-allergenic and feather pillows
  • Luxurious marble bathrooms with Airbath® tub, shower, audio sound, telephone, make up/shaving mirrors, towel heater, bathrobes, slippers and signature bath amenities
  • Turn-down service including complimentary bottle of water
  • 24-hour room service


  • Calypso Restaurant
  • Koh Restaurant
  • Aglio & Olio Restaurant
  • Odysseas Restaurant
  • Yacht Club
  • Old Mill Restaurant
  • Deck Restaurant
  • Peninsula Lounge
  • Kirki Bar
  • Beach Bar
  • Karavia Bar
  • Please note some restaurants are located sister properties roughly 500m away

Leisure Facilities

  • Six Senses Spa™ (situated in the sister property porto elounda GOLF & SPA RESORT)
  • Two artificial grass tennis courts with tuition available
  • Fitness room
  • Table tennis
  • Infinity Thalassotherapy pool

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in Greece is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

If you don't have a driver's license for the country you are travelling in, you will need either a European or international driving license.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on the collection of the vehicle and in some cases, a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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  • Exclusive perks and discounts of up to -70%
  • Member services team available 7 days per week
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