Sail in a celestial atmosphere, where the presence of the divine illuminates the Cyclades islands and Crete. Just contemplating the sun-drenched landscapes and the infinitely blue color of the sea will be enough to convince you. Discover Mykonos off the beaten track, and let yourself be charmed by its whitewashed houses, sublime beaches, and legendary sunsets over the Alefkandra windmills, before setting off in the footsteps of vanished civilizations. Visit ancient Delos, the sacred island of Apollo, and continue your wonderful odyssey to Crete, land of myths and legends.
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Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. Right above the famous Platis Yialos beach and surrounded by gardens, this temple of excellence and wellness has an exceptional location with breathtaking sea views near the finest sandy beaches and Mykonos town. Here you will be delighted to enjoy the exceptional services and charming Myconian hospitality. After exploring the treasures and beautiful landscapes of the Greek islands, indulge in some highly deserved pampering in the superb thalassotherapy centre, which offers massages, baths and divine treatments. Also on site are three indoor seawater pools, each with rigorously monitored salinity and temperature. ... Learn moreless
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Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. Whitewashed blocs clinging to the rock above Elia Beach, offer stunning views down over the sea and distant islands. This ‘place of perfection’, with its traditional architecture, modern materials, original artwork and contemporary furniture, invites you to enjoy the best that Mykonos has to offer: watersports on the private beach, lounging beside the infinity pool, which appears as if suspended over the sea, or relaxation on the terrace. All hotel guest rooms boast stunning sea views. And a regular shuttle to the picturesque port of Mykonos offers you the opportunity to enjoy island life. ... Learn moreless
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Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. This privileged spot that claims the island’s most iconic views onto the old port of Alefkandra and 16th-century windmills on the edge of the city of Mykonos, also happens to be the site of the first hotel built by George Daktylides in 1979. Inherited and renovated by his youngest son, the Korali exudes the essence of boutique luxury that draws both on the spirit of its past as the family’s first guesthouse, and the celebrated service excellence of the Myconian Collection. Entirely sea-facing, the Korali is the perfect lookout from which to let the hours wash away and be dazzled by the spectacle of the deep blue Aegean Sea. The panoramic terrace invites to sunset drinks that lead into sumptuous dinners prepared with care by the chef from locally sourced produce and the day’s catch. ... Learn moreless
The story of a unique bird who became the island’s mascot during its heyday in the 60s and 70s: found wounded in 1954 by a fisherman, the pelican was nursed and – when having fully recovered – became the local mascot, always roaming around town and being fed by the locals, who in turn named him Petros....Read More less
Situated in the city centre, near the so-called three wells (“Tria Pigadia”), the Aegean Maritime Museum showcases the island’s naval tradition with scale models of all kinds of vessels. It’s a place that I really enjoy as I was drafted in the Hellenic Navy. Also, near the harbour, it contains a unique...Read More less
Located near Ano Mera, the most ancient settlement on Mykonos, Paleokastro monastery is the best example of traditional Cycladic ecclesiastic architecture. Also near Ano Mera, the impressive Tourliani monastery was built in 1542, restored in 1767 and possesses a lovely carved-wood temple screen crafted...Read More less
Delos is a small island of great archaeological importance, about 3 miles west of Mykonos, and a Unesco World Heritage Site. The whole island is quite literally an open-air museum. Out of its many interesting sites, I would personally suggest the antiquities of this island once unseen (a-delos in Greek)...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. On the native island of Zeus, the King of the Greek gods, sits the Elounda Mare Hotel, with its white cottages that look out onto the turquoise waters of the Mirabello Bay. An ethereal light bathes this retreat and its maze of sweet-smelling gardens. The spacious and intimate bedrooms, the bungalows, all different but all with a private pool, enjoy magnificent panoramic views. The hotel’s location is the perfect place from which to discover Crete and its legends, monasteries and chapels bequeathed by the Byzantine civilization. There is even a chapel overlooking the hotel’s private bay, offering stunning vistas of the Mediterranean. ... Learn moreless
In 2006, we opened the stunning Six Senses Spa which was immediately recognized by the Sunday Times’ travel magazine as the “World’s Best Spa”! Managed by the world’s foremost spa firm, Six Senses Spas, the spa was an immediate success with spa connoisseurs from all around the world. As we say, it creates...Read More less
Out of the many sites in the area of Elounda, and if you only have a half-day on your hands, then make sure you take a boat ride to Spinalonga, the island-fortress with astonishing venetian fortifications and its old houses depicting traditional Cretan styles of architecture. If you happen to be chartering...Read More less
Many archaeological sites and musea, both in nearby Aghios Nikolaos and at the capital, Herakleion, showcase the great Minoan civilization. Both the palaces of Knossos and Phaestos are within easy driving distance, while the Byzantine churches on the Spinalonga peninsula can be visited on foot, just...Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.
Spyros Kokotos and his wife, Eliana, have been in the hotel business all their lives. In 1987, five years after opening, Elounda Mare Hotel became the first hotel in Greece to enter the association of Relais & Châteaux. "This is the story of the route I’ve been following for over forty years, every summer, with family and friends, travelling between the islands of the Aegean between Athens and Elounda, Crete. These days, the voyage takes place in an elegant, comfortable sailing yacht. Welcome on board…"