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Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda

Listed under Spas and Spa Resorts in Heraklion, Greece.

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In 2007 ‘The Times’ decreed this the ‘World’s Best Spa’, which is a fairly sound recommendation of quality. It has to be luxurious and have truly lovely service to win that prestige, but in this case it’s the added extras that are worth mentioning. Firstly the spa’s location on a peninsular, overlooking the Aegean, which ties in with the pseudo traditional architecture which has been fused with the very modern so that there’s a Cleopatra style bath, a Caldarium, a Tepidarium (Roman baths) and an Ottoman hammam. The hammam, an age old idea aiming to clean and rejuvenate those said same years, is all in pink marble and provides an attractive focal point and puts guests in a mood to be impressed and relaxed.

The east/ west fusion carries though to the treatments available, a selection of traditional Greek style remedies and pamperings as well as the usual Six Senses Menu offerings. The Six Senses Porto Elounda signature treatment is called ‘The Sensory Spa Journey’, a four handed massage, a footbath, an aromatherapy massage, a cleansing facial and a scalp massage. The order of events of the ‘journey’ is meant to take your mind off the idea of getting a treatment – which apparently isn’t as relaxing as thinking of nothing and just being. And being calm. Big sigh now.

The spa is shared by three hotels, the Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort, the Elounda Peninsular All Suite Hotel and the Elounda Mare Hotel.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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