Enjoy a romantic sunset cruise in the the caique, a traditional fishing boat, around Spinalonga Island while gazing at the stars.
Rooms and suites feature breezy, light-filled interiors with generous living areas as well as expansive outdoor terraces. Most accommodations have private pools. Select suites include whirlpool bathtubs, and sea views.
Blue Door Taverna resembles a fisherman’s home and cooks the catch of the day over an open grill. Olea serves local classics with sea views from every table. Chefs at Asia Deep Blue prepare Thai and Japanese dishes. Isola focuses on Italian flavors with a Cretan twist. For a cocktail or iced coffee, head to Arsenali Lounge or Isola Beach Club, set among olive trees overlooking the shore.
The resort includes three outdoor pools, a children’s pool, an indoor Thalassotherapy pool, and a fitness center. The Aphrodite Beauty Ritual begins with a full body exfoliation with salt and essential oils, followed by a moisturizing massage, and finishes with a facial and cocooning hair mask.
Explore Crete’s remarkable history, from the ruins of the Minoan Palace of Knossos to the Venetian fortresses of Rethymno. Visit ancient mosques and Byzantine monasteries. Sail to the island of Spinalonga for a picnic lunch. Take a cooking lesson and learn to craft Greek dishes. Watch an classic film or old favorite at the open-air cinema.
Elounda, 72053 Greece
Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport.
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