On the history-filled island of Crete, a place of myths and marvels, Anna and Dimitris Kadianakis founded Elounda Gulf Villas back in late 1990s. The exceptional location overlooking the Gulf of Mirabello and the stunningly-designed villas, along with the couple’s true passion for heartfelt hospitality, made the Elounda luxury resort stand out from the very beginning. Since then, Elounda Gulf Villas expanded to be an exclusive, award-winning boutique Villa Hotel welcoming guests in its inviting embrace.
Continuing the family tradition, daughters Anthi and Charitini Kadianakis, together with their mother, Anna, now run the Hotel, dedicated to offer one-of-a-kind holiday experiences and make guests feel instantly at home.
From the outstanding luxury accommodation and the impeccable services, to the vibrant activities and delectable cuisine, everything reflects the owners’ personal touch and is supported with the expertise of an experienced team.
Together with their faithful and longstanding team, Anna, Charitini and Anthi Kadianakis maintain a warm and kind relationship with each of their guests, starting with a friendly welcome from the moment they arrive.
This very privacy and discretion combined with tailor-made and personalized service has made Elounda Gulf Villas the choice of a discerned global clientele over the years, including celebrities, politicians and royals, who appreciate our real passion for hospitality; a passion that can only be found in private ownership.
All our luxury villas and suites in Crete boast stunning sea views, and are individually designed and decorated. Luxury details prevail throughout, whether it is fine marble, antique furnishings or beautiful trompe l’oeil ceilings in the bathrooms. You will be surprised to discover their splendor.
The Elounda luxury villas are simply unique. They feature 1 to 4 master bedrooms and all provide a refreshing private swimming pool with Jacuzzi -some are seasonally heated- and sun terrace, spacious living areas with fully-equipped kitchens and marble bathrooms. The Spa Villas additionally offer the pleasure of a private in-villa spa: private gym room, sauna and steam bath!
For elegant wining and dining, the “Argonauts” Bar and the a la carte “Argo” and “Daphni” Restaurants are beloved meeting points, where guests can sip delicious cocktails and sample international and Mediterranean meals. The Elixir Spa Gallery is open to all guests to work out at the fitness room and enjoy the sauna, steam bath, massage room and outdoor Jacuzzi.
If you wish to venture further than your poolside, our concierge team is always at your disposal to propose activities that will thrill you. Take a look at the Cretan experiences we can plan for you and your loved ones.
All of us at Elounda Gulf Villas, a proud member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”, 3 times included in the List of “101 Best Hotels of the World” and winner of “Greece’s Leading Villa Award” are dedicated to provide authentic hospitality of the highest standards.
We look forward to welcoming you on the island of Crete for the holiday of a lifetime.