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Crete / Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites

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Hand-picked by Carrier - a luxury family hotel

With magnificent views over the Gulf of Mirabello, this family owned and run Boutique Villa Hotel and member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the World, offers a rare combination of exceptional luxury, state-of-the-art amenities and bespoke service. An award-winning luxury boutique villa-hotel, accommodation features a collection of original furnishings and objets d’art. Sumptuous villas with up to four bedrooms all have private pools and Jacuzzi, fully equipped kitchens and marbled bathrooms; some boast their own spa. A butler service is available to arrange breakfast, whilst candlelit dinners may be prepared by a personal chef. Elegant suites, including new Massage Suites with private pool and massage room, offer hotel-style accommodation ideal for couples and families. Two à la carte restaurants serve authentic Mediterranean cuisine and gourmet international dishes. Take the daily shuttle to the hotel’s Private Beach Club or participate in watersports, such as kayaking and windsurfing, available nearby. Relax in the Elixir Spa Gallery with gym, sauna, steam bath, massage room and outdoor heated Jacuzzi while younger guests are inspired at new EGV Kids’ Club and creche.

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'The Island' best-selling location

Lose yourself in a bestselling novel at this intimate, award-winning, family-owned boutique villa hotel, situated in a traditional fishing village, with sweeping sea views over the Gulf of Mirabello. One of the most exclusive retreats on Crete's unspoilt coastline, the location was celebrated in Victoria Hislop's novel 'The Island' set on Spinalonga. A short ferry ride from the tiny harbour of Plaka takes you to this former leper islet, crowned by its imposing Venetian fortress, where much of the drama of the novel takes place.


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Greece is blessed with a Mediterranean climate. From mid May to mid June and mid September to October the climate is pleasant and sunshine is plentiful. July and August are hot with temperatures reaching 37°C. Winters tend to be mild in the south but much cooler in the north with an increased chance of rain.

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Carrier has been tailoring holidays worldwide for over 35 years and has firmly established its reputation as one of the leaders in the luxury holiday market. We have been voted ‘Favourite Tour Operator’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine more times than any other company in the past decade, and have been featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Top 10 Tour Operators for 2016. Carrier has also won several national travel industry accolades, including ‘Luxury Tour Operator of the Year’ from TTG Luxury and Advantage Travel Centres.

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