Info About Elounda - Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide


Info About Elounda - Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide

Elounda is a small fishing village close to Agios Nikolaos, on the Elounda Bay, on the island of Crete, Greece. It is popular with European tourists and has several hotels. Elounda is also the closest major town to the former leper colony of Spinalonga.

Agios Nikolaos or Ayios Nikolaos (Greek: Áγιος Νικόλαος, meaning Saint Nicholas) is a common place name in Greece and Cyprus since Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors and of all of Greece.

Nikolaos is an ancient Greek name, meaning Victory of the People (Νίκη, Victory + Λαός, People). The first christians of Greek origin in Asia Minor continued the tradition of naming their children with this pre-christian name.

The Spinalonga island is located in the eastern part of Crete next to the village of Elounda.In 1579 the Venetians built a mighty fortress on the island on the ruins of an ancient acropolis. The Venetians kept control of the island even after the rest of Crete fell to the Ottomans in 1669 and it remained under their control for almost another half a century until its capitulation in 1715.The island is also notable for being the last active leper colony from 1903 until 1957. Today the island is unoccupied and it is one of the main tourist attractions in the area.

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Aldemar Royal Mare - THALASSO SPA

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Crete / Heraklion / Hersonissos
Address: Hersonissos, Crete
Type: [Hotel Bungalows]

Open: April 05 - October... With its dream palace of health, harmony and wellness, Royal Mare Thalasso renews the tradition of the ancient Greeks, who enjoyed health care in an environment of art, comfort and luxury.

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Aldemar Olympian Village - Royal Olympian

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Peloponnese / Ilia / Skafidia-Pirgos
Address: Skafidia, Pirgos Ilias
Type: [Conference Centers] [Hotel - Bgls - Villa - Suites] [Beach Resorts] [Beach Resorts - SPA]

Open: April - October... Spend your holidays in the delightful accommodation facilities of Aldemar Olympian Village Hotel, the Aldemar group’s latest Hotel. This Resort possesses all the facilities and amenities for a relaxing family holiday.

Aldemar Knossos Royal Villas

Aldemar Knossos Royal Villas

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Crete / Heraklion / Hersonissos
Address: Hersonissos, Crete
Type: [Luxury Private Villas]

Open: April - October... Knossos Royal Villas are both an ideal refuge for a calming and relaxing break, and a cosmopolitan holiday destination.

Aldemar Paradise Village

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Address: Kallithea, Rhodes
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Open: April to October ... Set against the historic backdrop of Rhodes Island imposes the elegant and picturesque low rise architecture of Paradise Village, an all-inclusive seaside resort.

St George Lycabettus Boutique Hotel

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Address: Str. 2 Kleomenous106 75 ,Athens,Greece
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Open:All Year .....The St George Lycabettus affords breath-taking panoramic views over Athens to the Acropolis and the Saronic Gulf beyond. Guests are also perfectly positioned right in the pulsing heart of Athens, just steps away from Kolonaki’s alluring shops, museums, galleries and eateries.

Aldemar Royal Mare Village

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Crete / Heraklion / Hersonissos
Address: Hersonissos, Crete
Type: [Hotel - Bgls - Villa - Suites]

Open: March - October... Royal Mare Village, an Aldemar Deluxe Hotel, is situated on the north coast of Crete. It is 2 Km away from Hersonissos, 23 km to the east of Heraklion Airport and 25 Km away from Heraklion City, offering its own Golden Beach.