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Elounda lies on the east coast of Crete, 6 miles north of Aghios Nikolaos, looking out to the small island of Spinalonga. The lovely stretch of sandy beach is excellent for sunbathing, while the crystal clear water is perfect for swimming and snorkelling, with water sport facilities for the more energetic holiday makers.
The temperature can vary from 14-22° off season and a glorious 26-32° in the summer months, so make sure you pack the sun cream. If you can tear yourself away from the beach then there are a good number of boutiques and shops selling jewellery and handicrafts, a couple of supermarkets for those holiday essentials and a market every Friday morning.
A great range of restaurants, tavernas, cafes and fast food outlets in Elounda means there is something to suit everbody`s taste buds. Fresh fish dishes are popular and the traditional Greek cuisine is delicious. For those holiday makers who prefer their meals closer to home, the restaurants in Elounda offer international foods, such as Italian, Indian, Chinese and British.
In the evening head down to the harbour and enjoy a drink, whilst watching the world go by, in the cafes and tavernas. Then head to the great selection of music bars and sports bars, before ending your night at one of the discos.
There are plenty of boat trips available from the harbour, including Spinalonga Island and the regular bus service can transport you to numerous resorts near Elounda, such as the picturesque village of Plaka.
Elounda is approximately 70 minutes from Heraklion Airport - 85km (53 miles).
Ideal for Couples
A lovely beach, great bars and restaurants and picturesque harbour area to enjoy a romantic meal, makes Elounda a popular choice for couples.
Great for Families
Kid`s will love the beach in Elounda and there are plenty of activities to keep the whole family occupied.
You will be spoilt for choice on a holiday in Elounda when it comes to the evening, with a great choice of music bars, tavernas, discos and sports bars.
Elounda can cater for everyone`s tastes with a variety of restaurants and tavernas, serving traditional Greek cuisine, fresh fish dishes, international meals and a number of fast food outlets.
The sandy beach in Elounda is wonderful for sunbathing and there are some lovely coves dotted along the coastline.
Great Water Sports
Windsurfing and water skiing are popular in Elounda, while the sunken city of Olous and the remains of a Byzantine basilica are viewable by boat, snorkelling and even scuba diving.
Fantastic Sight Seeing
Spinalonga Island and it`s 16th century Venetian fortress are a short boat ride away, while a regular bus service in Elounda can transport you to archaeological sites, inland traditional villages and the lively resort of Aghios Nikolaos.