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.

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.

Paradise Village Family Resort

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Dodecanese Islands / Rhodes / Kallithea
Address: Kallithea, Rhodes
Type: [Hotel Bungalows]

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.

Anemone Villa

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Type: [Villa /s]

Open:April to October...It is a two-storied building with a big outdoor area with sun beds and a hammock. The 120 m2 villa consists of one living room, a dining area, a kitchen fully equipped with Miele's brand kitchen appliances and one bedroom on the ground floor and two bedrooms, a bathroom and a veranda with outdoor Jacuzzi on the first floor.

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Embassy Hotel Athens

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Address: 22 Timoleondos Vassou Street, Mavili Square, 115 21 Athens,Greece
Type: [Hotel - Apartments]

Open: Year Round... The exceptional service in combination with the specialized staff, offer unforgettable moments of pleasure and comfort , satisfying every desire.

Gennadi Grand Resort

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Address: Gennadi Village, Rhodes, 85109, Greece
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Open:April to November...Gennadi Grand Resort is your peaceful place in the sun, your genuine hideaway to escape from life's hassles creating precious memories of a holistic summer experience in Rhodes.