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.

Kivotos Mykonos Hotel

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Cyclades Islands / Mykonos / Ornos
Address: Ornos Bay 84600, Mykonos, Greece
Type: [Hotels] [Suites] [Hotel - Suites - Villas] [Beach Hotels] [Hotel - Suites]

Open: May - October... The unique identity of this 5 star Kivotos hotel in Mykonos  -that was initially meant to be a family villa -created a distinctive legacy and became a holiday sanctuary for art connoisseurs and modern travel aficionados who desire the finest, most exclusive experiences imaginable.

Aldemar Knossos Royal Village

Aldemar Knossos Royal Village

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Crete / Heraklion / Hersonissos
Address: Hersonissos, 700 14
Type: [Hotel - Bgls - Villa - Suites]

Open: April - October... At the Knossos Royal, time moves in a different space and the pleasure and relaxation never end.

Aldemar Amilia Mare(ex. Aldemar Paradise Mare)

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Dodecanese Islands / Rhodes / Kallithea
Address: Kallithea 85 100, Rhodes,Greece
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Open:April to October....Overlooking the deep blue of the Aegean on a sandy -and private- Rhodes beach, the 'island of sun' is the birthplace of the magnificent Amilia Mare, an all-inclusive modern hotel with delightful cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Thermae Sylla SPA Wellness Hotel

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Sterea Hellas / Evia / Edipsos
Address: Possidonos St. Edipsos, Evia
Type: [SPA Resorts]

Open All Year... What makes Thermae Sylla Spa unique is its highest quality thermal waters, since the Thermae Sylla Spa is built over a group of Edipsos natural medicinal hot thermal springs.

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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.