This Is Where Superyacht Owners Live In Greece

By Martha Davies

2 weeks ago

A glimpse into the homes at Elounda Hills

While the ultra-rich might favour townhouses and dazzling city apartments, where do they go for some sunshine? Check out Elounda Hills, a breathtaking resort in Crete.

Are These The Most Luxurious Homes In Greece?

Villa with wood-panelling and stone archways

Head to the northeast coast of Crete and you’ll find Elounda Hills, a spectacular 138-acre resort. As Crete’s very first branded residential offering, it’s set to offer 257 homes, a boutique waterside hotel, a separate five-star hotel courtesy of 1 Hotels, and twelve restaurants and bars – plus two beach clubs, a watersports centre, a retail piazza and a 2,000 square-metre Bamford spa & wellness village.

If it sounds like paradise, there’s more – just take a stroll along the marina, which has been specially designed to accommodate visiting boats, residents’ yachts and even superyachts measuring up to a whopping 90 metres. 

Terrace with sofas and a view of the ocean

Each of the villas enjoys glorious ocean views as well as elegant interiors combining contemporary features with traditional Cretan architecture. Think sprawling open plan spaces, full-height windows and grand outdoor terraces, with many residences also boasting landscaped gardens and infinity pools. Biophilic design elements bring the outside in, while dramatic arches provide shade during the hotter months.

There is, of course, plenty on offer at Elounda Hills, whether residents and guests want to get stuck into some sport, treat themselves to a meal, or do a spot of shopping. Plus, whatever they get up to, they’ll be encouraged to consider their water, plastic and carbon output – and they can participate in activities including tree planting and wine making using produce grown onsite.

Outdoor dining area with ocean views

At the hilltop 1 Hotel, meanwhile – the eco-conscious brand’s first resort hotel in Europe – there’s an array of incredible services on offer, including in-house private chef and juicing specialists and even a ‘saging’ service to cleanse your home prior and promote healing. Now that’s luxury.

Mirabello Villas at Elounda Hills start at €3.85 million. For more information, visit