The Six Senses Spas are always extraordinarily luxurious getaways in fabulous places such as the Maldives
. They have now taken on the naturally gorgeous island of Crete, the rocky Greek island rich in history and beautiful scenery. The Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda, Crete
, is located high on a cliff overlooking a the Aegean Sea. Each Six Senses Spa has a unique feel to it. This spa gets its inspiration from the environment, the Greek past and contemporary Greek culture. It has a marble pond with murals of Greek painter Paniaras and a central staircase that wraps around a helix-shaped glass sculpture by Greek sculptor Kostas Varotsos. The use of marble and wide oval skylights combined with modern art give the spa an updated temple-like feel.
The spa's 23 treatment areas include thalassotherapy suites, couples rooms, a hassam, caldarium, Finnish sauna and a cold plunge pool. The hydropool with bubbling heated seawater has indoor and outdoor areas for enjoying the view. The signature treatment at the spa is a three hour experience that includes a body exfoliation with Cretan olive stones, seaweed body wrap, an antioxidant facial with bio-olive and tomato, a massage and a marine salt bath. It costs 220 euros.