Crete to welcome first branded residential resort and boutique marina Elounda Hills

Crete, Greece’s largest island, is set to welcome its first branded residential resort and boutique marina, Elounda Hills. Greek developer, Mirum Group, recently announced the 138-acre development, which will be situated on the northeast coast and built in collaboration with 1 Hotels. Camper & Nicholsons Marinas will provide management, operational and branding services to the Elounda Hills boutique marina.Elounda Hills residential resort and boutique marina, Crete, GreecePhil Ladmore, Commercial Director at Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, said, “We are delighted to be working with Elounda Hills and look forward to providing pre-and post-opening marketing, branding and operational marina management support to ensure the marina becomes a prominent and successful cruising destination. The new marina will benefit from Camper & Nicholsons’ global marketing reach and brand equity, increasing awareness amongst yachting and luxury communities.”Elounda Hills residential resort and boutique marina, Crete, GreeceOnce complete, Elounda Hills will create a new global destination for yacht owners and enthusiasts. Phase 1 of the development is scheduled for completion in 2026 and will include a 137-key hotel and 257 residences, most of which will be serviced by 1 Hotels. Each of these residences offers unobstructed views of the breathtaking Mirabello Bay and the backdrop of the Aegean Sea.

The boutique marina will be situated among a private beach club, fitness and wellbeing facilities, shopping boutiques, lively restaurants and bars stretching across 2km of coastline, alongside additional seasonal mooring for superyachts.Elounda Hills residential resort and boutique marina, Crete, GreeceCrete is the largest and sunniest Greek island, home to spectacular weather, breathtaking scenery and world-class archaeological sites. The boutique resort and marina will be built in the town of Elounda, situated between the city of Agios Nikolaos and the traditional fishing village of Plaka. The Elounda Hills development will offer panoramic views of the historic islet of Spinalonga, a quintessentially Cretan coastal town home to crystal-clear waters and family-run eateries.Elounda Hills residential resort and boutique marina, Crete, GreeceAngelos Angelidakis, CEO of Mirum Group, said, “We are thrilled to unveil our master plan for Elounda Hills. Although a popular tourist destination, Crete remains largely undeveloped and our vision to create a new international lifestyle destination for the island has been many years in the making.”

“Our partnership with 1Hotels adds a new dimension to the real estate offering in Crete and our stellar team of architects, designers, sustainability and marine experts will ensure this project sets a new bar for luxury living in the Mediterranean. We look forward to launching the sales of the residences in the coming months,” Angelidakis added.Elounda Hills residential resort and boutique marina, Crete, GreeceMirum Group prides itself on its environmentally conscious developments and the partnership with 1 Hotels will incorporate a sustainable approach that respects and preserves the environmental and cultural contexts of their setting, whilst also promoting the health and wellbeing of their guests and residents. Inspired by the ancient Greek phrase ‘Νοῦς ὑγιὴς ἐν σώματι ὑγιεῖ’’which translates as ‘healthy mind, healthy body’, Elounda Hills is being designed in line with world-leading holistic practices BREEAM and LEED.Elounda Hills residential resort and boutique marina, Crete, GreeceThe development will utilise renewable energy sources, water and waste recycling, plastic-free zones and ‘fish to fork’ dining. With the focus to leave a lasting net positive impact on the surrounding environment, the resort and marina will incorporate biophilic design inspired by authentic Cretan architecture and colourful botanical gardens filled with local flora.

Raul Leal, CEO of SH Hotels & Resorts, commented, “We are excited to be part of a special project like Elounda Hills, whose ambitions align perfectly with 1 Hotels. As a mission-driven nature-centric brand, we appreciate the opportunity to be able to cultivate Elounda Hills’ natural beauty and history into a luxury hospitality experience highlighting the best of sustainable design and comfort. We look forward to being part of this new Mediterranean destination as we continue to expand the 1 Hotels brand globally.”