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Elounda Crete: Everything you need to know!

February 6, 2019 by sfyk
Island of Spinalonga, Crete, Greece

Elounda is a small town located on the north coast of the island of Crete, in Greece. It is situated in the Lasithi region, about 8 kilometers east of the town of Agios Nikolaos. With a population of just over 2,000, Elounda is a peaceful and tranquil place that is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Elounda Beaches

The town is renowned for its crystal clear waters and sandy beaches, which attract visitors from all over the world. The most popular beach in Elounda is Plaka Beach, which is located just a short walk from the town center. Elounda Beach is a long, sandy beach that is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. The beach is also home to a number of beach bars and restaurants, where visitors can enjoy a drink or a meal while taking in the breathtaking views.

Elounda historical and cultural sites

In addition to its beautiful beaches, Elounda is also home to several important historical and cultural sites.

The ancient town of Olous was once located in the area, and today visitors can still see the remains of its walls, houses, and temples. The town of Elounda was also once home to a number of Venetian fortresses, which were used to defend the island against pirate attacks.

Elounda and the island of Spinalonga

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Elounda is the island of Spinalonga, which is located just off the coast. The island was once a Venetian fortress and later served as a leper colony. Today, it is a popular tourist destination, with visitors able to explore its ruins and learn about its history.

Where to eat and stay in Elounda

In addition to its natural beauty and historical sites, Elounda is also home to a number of excellent restaurants, cafes, and bars. The town is known for its delicious seafood, with many of the local restaurants serving fresh fish caught by local fishermen. Other popular dishes include lamb, grilled vegetables, and a variety of Greek cheeses and olives.

Elounda is also home to a number of luxury hotels, resorts, villas and luxury apartments, which offer visitors a range of amenities and activities.

 

Many of the hotels have their own private beaches and offer a variety of water sports, such as scuba diving and snorkeling. The town is also home to a number of spas and wellness centers, where visitors can relax and rejuvenate with a variety of treatments and therapies.

Elounda – the base to explore Crete

In addition to its many attractions, Elounda is also a great base for exploring the rest of the island of Crete. The town is located just a short drive from the city of Agios Nikolaos, which is known for its charming streets, traditional tavernas, and beautiful churches. The island is also home to a number of other popular tourist destinations, such as the ancient city of Knossos and the picturesque town of Chania.

Overall, Elounda is a beautiful and peaceful destination that is perfect for those looking to relax and unwind. With its stunning beaches, rich history, and excellent restaurants, it is no wonder that Elounda is one of the most popular destinations on the island of Crete.

Villas in Elounda & luxury apartments in Elounda Crete

Iliana Seaside House
From 120 € /night
Villa Calypso Elounda
from 280 € /night
Elounda Blue Waves
from 210 € /night
Kelly’s Urban Apartment
from 90 € /night
Elounda Blue Island Luxury Villa
From 570 € /night
Casa Kaneli Luxury Villa
From 80 € /night
Domus Euaggelia
100 € /night
Megaro 1
From 70 € /night
Megaro 2
From 70 € /night
Elounda Irini Panoramic House
From 140 € /night
Marilena Seaside House
From 100 € /night
Marilena Panoramic Sea View House
From 80 € /night

Things to do in Elounda Crete

  1. Visit Plaka Beach: Plaka Beach is the most popular beach in Elounda and is located just a short walk from the town center. There are also a number of beach bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a drink or a meal while taking in the breathtaking views. Enjoy your stay in Plaka in a well equiped and luxury villa in the village. From there you can go on foot anywhere in Plaka.
  2. Explore the island of Spinalonga: Located just off the coast of Elounda, the island of Spinalonga is a popular tourist destination. You can Explore Spinalonga and other isolated beaches using a Private boat trip.
  3. Dine at a local restaurant: Elounda is known for its delicious seafood, with many of the local restaurants serving fresh fish caught by local fishermen. Other popular dishes include lamb, grilled vegetables, and a variety of Greek cheeses and olives.
  4. Stay at a luxury villa or Apartment: Elounda is home to a number of luxury villas and apartments, which offer visitors a range of amenities and activities. You can enjoy a variety of water sports, such as scuba diving and snorkeling.
  5. Visit the ancient town of Olous: Located in the area surrounding Elounda, the ancient town of Olous was once an important center of trade and commerce. Today, visitors can still see the remains of its walls, houses, and temples.
  6. Explore the city of Agios Nikolaos: Elounda is located just a short drive from the city of Agios Nikolaos, which is known for its charming streets, traditional tavernas, and beautiful churches.
  7. Visit other popular destinations on the island of Crete: The island of Crete is home to a number of other popular tourist destinations, such as the ancient city of Knossos and the picturesque town of Chania.
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