The Hideaways Club, Villa Anatoli
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Perched on a hill, this luxurious villa in Crete boasts wondrous views over the small fishing town of Elounda and Spinalonga Island. Gaze out your window and you’ll see fishing boats swaying on a warm ocean just begging to be swam in. Enjoy a round of tennis on your own private court or take a dip in the pool before enjoying a perfectly prepared Greek feast on the private terrace as you watch the sun dip below the skyline.
Venture outside the villa to soak up the sun at the nearby beach or indulge in one of the seaside tavernas featuring the finest Greek food you are unlikely to experience anywhere else. One of the best things about this villa is its location – generally regarded as the most prestigious address on the island. The neighboring island of Spinalonga, most known for the setting in the 2005 novel “The Island” by Victoria Hislop, simply adds to the idealization. The richly enchanting novel of lives and loves unfolding against the backdrop of the Mediterranean in the small Greek seaside village of Plaka, just off the coast of Spinalonga, sets an inspiring and romantically beautiful vibe you will also experience on your own visit.
4 Bedrooms8 People
- DETAILS & AMENITIES
Enjoy one of the most coveted locations in Crete, Greece.
- GETTING HERE
Pool open from mid-March until mid-November. Please be aware there is no pool heating, so the pool can be quite cold at the beginning and end of the season.
The town of Elounda has now become a favorite of the rich and famous, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga and the royal family of Saudi Arabia.
Members can arrange all activities, dining reservations and tours with The Hideaways Club Concierge after reserving a vacation. Explore some of the top “must-sees” and “must-dos” while visiting this exquisite destination, and if any appeal to you, be sure to contact the dedicated and knowledgeable concierge to inquire!
Restaurants & Cafes:
Kanali - Marvel at the little boats ferrying in and out of Elonda as you dine lavishly. The menu features amazingly fresh seafood all reasonably priced, and the service is impeccable.
The Hope - Just down the hill from the villa, the restaurant prepares a perfect seabass meal not to be missed.
The Blue Door - Located at the Blue Palace Hotel near Plaka is this wonderful restaurant open for lunch on the waterfront. Enjoy a relaxed setting, refined Cretan food, good wines and attentive service.
Heraklion Archaeological Museum - One of the most important museums in Greece, its artifacts span 5,500 years from the Neolithic era to Roman times.
Aquaworld Aquarium - The aquarium and reptile center are situated in Hersonissos, about 25 miles from the villa. Children can interact with some of the reptiles!
Aqua Plus - By far the most popular waterpark in Crete.
Places of Interest:
Chrissi Island - Visit Chrissi Island and have lunch on the uninhabited beach, sunbathe on the stunning golden sand, and swim in the turquoise Libyan Sea.
Plaka - Located on the western shores of Elounda lagoon, Plaka features clear sparkling waters and quaint pebbled beaches. Enjoy this small cosmopolitan heaven with pretty shops and charming restaurants and cafes.
Blue River Pool & Bar - A perfect place to relax and sunbathe, participate in an array of watersports, try delicious local cuisine and dance the night away.
The Porto Elounda Golf Club - The club offers the opportunity for beginners to learn how to play and experienced golfers the opportunity to boost one's golf techniques.
Scuba Diving - There are many diving centers that operate throughout the island where you'll find crystal clear waters throughout the year and rich marine life, with the most interesting rugged seabed terrain in the Mediterranean.
Sailing - Hire your own boat or join an excursion to explore the beautiful Cretian coastline and the small magnificent islands nearby.
Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda Spa Resort - Six Sense Spa offers a wide selection of tailor-made treatments and packages including advanced beauty and aromatherapy, yoga and detox.
Espace Vitalite' Chenot - This amazing spa located in Elounda Beach Hotel offers a wellness center with wide range of personal training, yoga, pilates, stretching and group fitness classes, beauty treatments and massages, as well as an aqua gym with swimming lessons.
Ananea Wellness - An exceptional spa at the Minos Beach Art Hotel. Enjoy your treatment watching soft, foam-topped waves rhythmically flow onto the beach, or listen to them from the comfort of the spa's private, airy treatment rooms.
Guided Tours - There are many bus tours and private excursions throughout the island.
Wine Tasting - There are several excellent local wineries on the island. Taste some of the local delicacies such as cold cuts, feta cheese and olive oil.
Shopping - You can find everything from designer stores, souvenir and jewelry shops to fruit and vegetable markets in front of the Elounda Church, open every Friday.