Offering elegance and sophistication with perfect panoramic views
The Elounda Ilion is an elegant, sophisticated hotel built into the hillside with panoramic views throughout of the Mirabello Gulf and the medieval castle perched on the island of Spinalonga. Staff here will give you a warm welcome and be attentive to your every need - the atmosphere is intimate while not being intrusive, which is why guests return year after year.
The main focus is the huge, beautiful pool and decked sun terrace where you'll think you're in paradise. This is the place to spend the day relaxing or, later, enjoying an aperitif while you watch the sun descend. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with contemporary furnishings and fittings, each with a balcony and stunning views over the gardens and out to sea.
There is also a playground for children. If you do feel like venturing out, though, the nearest sandy beach is about a mile away and a small rocky cove is just two hundred metres from the hotel.
Elounda, a small, picturesque town with a pretty harbour can be reached in a leisurely half-hour walk and from here boat trips can be taken to Spinalonga and the sunken city of Olounis. Staff are happy to book taxis but why not hire a car and really make the most of the stunning scenery and attractions, all within easy reach. After a day out and about, you'll find a wide choice of fresh, well-cooked dishes waiting for you in the attractive restaurant.
Unfortunately this accommodation is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.
Olympic Rating: 4 Star
Official Rating: 4 Star
Twin bedded rooms with direct dial telephone, satellite TV, mini bar, hairdryer, safety deposit box (payable locally), private bathroom with bath/shower and a balcony or terrace with sea view. Some rooms have double beds. Superior bungalows with sea view and family rooms with sea view are also available at a supplement.
- 24 hr reception
- Main restaurant
- Main bar
- Snack bar
- Satellite TV lounge
- Parking area
- Room service (10.00-21.00)
- Air conditioning. Please note that some amenities may be payable locally.
- Free WiFi in public areas, Free WiFi in rooms (payable locally)
- In the main restaurant you can enjoy a breakfast buffet from 07:00 until 10:15 and dinner buffet from 19:00 until 21:30. Food is prepared using natural Cretan products and Cretan olive oil - an essential ingredient of the Mediterranean diet. From 12:30 until 16:00 you can enjoy a light lunch in the a la carte restaurant.
- The main bar of the hotel, is open daily from early afternoon until 17:00-24:00, where you can enjoy a big variety of drinks and cocktails, with or without alcohol, listening to pleasant music and admiring the beautiful views
- After breakfast, enjoy your coffee by the swimming pool in the snack bar. Choose from a variety of snacks served throughout the day.
- Music night.
- Children's paddling pool
- Children's playground
- Babysitting & early meals (on request & payable locally)
- Highchairs available.
- Freshwater swimming pool
- Games and pool table area with table tennis
- Mini golf
- Tennis court. Please note that some activities may be payable locally.