Rinela Restaurant, Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa 

Crete Island, Greece

Elastic Architects

Elastic Architects were chosen to undertake the revamping of the outdoor pool and restaurant of Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa, in Kokkini Chani, Crete. The unobstructed sea views combined with the strong sun over the Cretan landscape, informed the architectural thinking. Functionality and integration of the custom-made furniture to the landscape was of outmost importance to the brief. The shadows casted by the wicker pergola amplify the natural materials chosen, and offer a constant transmutation of the space throughout the day. In continuity to the restaurant, the outdoor pool follows similar design ideas, highlighting the infinity views to the Aegean Sea.

Project ID:

Name: Rinela restaurant and outdoor pool

Type: renovation and interior design of hotel restaurant and outdoor pool 

Architects: Elastic Architects

Lead Architects: Ria Vogiatzi – Alexander Xenos

Design leader - Vasileios Bountopoulos

Location: Kokkini Chani, Crete Island, Greece 

Client: Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa

Restaurant area: [650 sq.m.]

Outdoor pool area: [2260 sq.m.]

Design year:  2017

Construction year: 2017

Lighting: Gallis lighting


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