Holidays to Elounda are ideally suited to families & couples wishing to relax amidst beautiful scenery.


On Crete's Eastern coast within striking distance of the resorts of Aghios NikolaosHersonnisos, Malia and Heraklion, Elounda is the perfect holiday package all wrapped up: the high-quality accommodation is modern and comfortable; there's plenty going on and plenty to do; the beaches are good for swimming, snorkeling and diving, and views are fabulous - just perfect for settling back and letting all life's stresses and strains drift away on the harbour breeze.

Fishing boats are still a feature of this pretty place, sailing in and out all day while, just across the bay, the haunting island of Spinalonga beckons you to visit.

Elounda's heart beats in the main square, hemmed by restaurants, shops, bars and traditional tavernas, where you can make like a local and just watch the world go by, and where, after dark the party mood picks up. A favourite among the Greek glitterati, Elounda was the setting for the film "Who Pays the Ferryman".

Accommodation in the area comes in the form of luxury hotels along the seafront and more laid back, equally enjoyable self-catering holiday complexes around the area which are ideal for families and young people. With sandy beaches for sunbathing and watersports, and pebbly coves ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving, Elounda is a perfect pick for the holiday that has a bit of everything, suitable for all budgets and tastes.

Lively in high season, the resort enjoys less frenetic, more relaxed times during spring and early autumn.


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