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Explore Elounda.

Over the years Elounda has become an upmarket holiday resort. However, the transition from traditional fishing village to holiday hotspot has been thoughtfully managed and Elounda retains much of its original charm.

Discover the wonders of the island of Crete with a hire car. Explore this family friendly resort which is only 85 minutes’ drive away from Heraklion Airport.

Relax in Elounda

Whether you would rather indulge in spa treatments or try your hand at water sports, the resort’s hotels dotted around the bay cater for all tastes.

Down in the harbour, fishing boats still bob whilst the fishermen mend their nets in the sunshine. Be sure to take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this pretty coastal town.

Explore the Area

Take a boat trip to the island of Spinalonga where you will find a fortress to explore. Once the site of a leper colony, the island has a colourful history that is bound to capture any visitor’s interest. Enter through Dante’s Gate and follow the footpaths that will lead you to the main sights.

Journey along the scenic road from Elounda to the small village of Plaka and sample some traditional Cretan cuisine. Once you have had your fill of delicious local delicacies head to one of the Raki bars in the town square. Revel in the warm Cretan hospitality and share a bottle of wine with friends or, if you can stomach it, a shot or two of Raki, the local spirit.

Encircled by mountains and home to a fabulous stony beach, you will find plenty to keep you occupied. Relax on the beach with a good book or hire bikes and head into the foothills to explore the beautiful landscape.

Why not visit the larger town of Agios Nikolaos? Gaze in awe at the sheer beauty of Lake Voulismeni and stroll to the various jewellery and craft emporiums and try to find a suitable memento.