Elounda Hotels Crete, Greece

Elounda is a typical Greek resort which maintains much of its original charm and quickly becoming an up and coming resort for chic retreats. As well as a variety of cafes and bars situated along the harbour, there are many luxury yachts coming and going. Elounda is the ideal all-round resort with plenty to do for those that want it and a relaxed atmosphere for those that want a more peaceful holiday.

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Elounda

Elounda revolves around its pretty harbour and the main square where there are plenty of tavernas and bars where visitors can sit and watch the world go by. The narrow streets are full of gift shops and tavernas offering a traditional Greek feel. Although there are many friendly bars visitors will be disappointed if they are looking for a vibrant nightlife.

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Elounda Hotels (?)

Royal Marmin Bay Luxury Resort & Spa Photograph of Royal Marmin Bay Luxury Resort & Spa
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Royal Marmin Bay Luxury Resort & Spa is an eco friendly property overlooking Mirabello Bay with luxurious accommodation, many with private pools. ...

5 / 5 from 5 reviews

Sentido Elounda Blu Hotel Photograph of Sentido Elounda Blu Hotel
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Sentido Elounda Blu Hotel is an adult only hotel providing comfortable accommodation some with their own private pool, making it a great choice for a romantic holiday. The hotel is situated on a stee...

4.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

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A small complex consisting of 8 luxury villas set in a quiet area overlooking the bay of Elounda. Due to its location car hire is highly recommended....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

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The Elounda Ilion Hotel is set on a hillside offering panoramic views of the Elounda Bay and the island of Spinalonga. Providing comfortable accommodation and a good range of facilities suitable for f...

3.9 / 5 from 12 reviews

This deluxe resort is famed for its 142 private pools and the exceptional serenity of the surroundings makes this an ideal choice for complete relaxation and pampering....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

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The Tasmania Village is an ideal destination for those wanting for a relaxing holiday in a quiet location yet within easy reach of local amenities....

4.6 / 5 from 10 reviews

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Elounda Breeze Resort is built with traditional Cretan styling and a modern interior. It has a private stretch of beach, on-site sports and leisure facilities and views over the famous Mirabello Bay. ...

3.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

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A friendly, family run apartment complex set away from the hustle and bustle of the resort centre, but still close to local amenities....

4.7 / 5 from 6 reviews

Krini Hotel Photograph of Krini Hotel
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This family run hotel offers simple and compact accommodation combined with a friendly atmosphere that ensures a relaxing holiday in the sun....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

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The Domes of Elounda is a Spa resort offering luxurious suite and villa accommodation in a quiet location, ideal for a relaxed holiday for both families and couples alike....

4.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

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The Elounda Bay Palace is located near the village of Elounda and is set overlooking the sea. The hotel provides the perfect base for a relaxed holiday whether you want to lounge all day or make use ...

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

Selena Hotel Photograph of Selena Hotel
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The Selena Hotel is situated on the seafront providing a quiet base from which to explore the resort and surrounding area....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

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This friendly apartment complex offers good value for money in a great location on the bay, close to the resort amenities....

4.5 / 5 from 15 reviews

Kalypso Hotel Photograph of Kalypso Hotel
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With its views of the marina at Elounda the Kalypso Hotel offers good value for money and a great base for enjoying all the resort amenities....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

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Situated on a hillside with great views of Elounda and beyond, the Elounda Residence Hotel offers a good range of facilities coupled with comfortable accommodation, ideal for an enjoyable and relaxed ...

3.8 / 5 from 11 reviews

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Situated on the edge of the resort, the Elounda Olive Garden Studios provides a quiet base within easy reach of the resort centre. Guests also have the added bonus of use of the amenities at the siste...

1 / 5 from 1 reviews

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The Elounda Akti Olous hotel is a family run hotel offering comfortable accommodation in a cosy friendly environment. A popular hotel with many guests regularly returning....

4.5 / 5 from 23 reviews

Aristea Hotel Photograph of Aristea Hotel
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This small hotel is family run and offers a friendly atmosphere in a central location overlooking the port....

2.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

Aquila Elounda Village Hotel Photograph of Aquila Elounda Village Hotel
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The complex has a quiet location on the outskirts of the resort, providing comfortable accommodation and a good range of facilities....

Elounda Beach Hotel Photograph of Elounda Beach Hotel
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The Elounda Beach Hotel is set in 40 acres of gardens, overlooking the Mirabello Bay and the island of Spinalonga. Whether its rest and relaxation, or fun and active this complex has it all....

Elounda Carob Tree Valley Villas Photograph of Elounda Carob Tree Valley Villas
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A complex of 8 villas situated only 600 metres from the beach and each with their own private swimming pool. Ideal for families and friends or groups looking for high quality accommodation, fine servi...

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Elounda Garden Suites offer a welcoming environment with traditional Cretan hospitality. The suites are harmoniously styled and there are mini markets and restaurants within a couple of minutes walk....

Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites Photograph of Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites
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This exclusive complex offers 10 individually designed suites and 18 spacious villas with private pool. The ideal base for those seeking exceptional service in luxury accommodation....

Elounda Heights Aparthotel Photograph of Elounda Heights Aparthotel
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Ideal for couples the Elounda Heights is an Adult Only aparthotel with a friendly atmosphere set in a peaceful location overlooking the resort of Elounda. ...

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Set in an area of outstanding beauty, the Elounda Mare Hotel is a truly first-class hotel and a member of the Relais and Chateaux hotel group, renowned for its friendly and exclusive atmosphere....

Elounda Palm Hotel Photograph of Elounda Palm Hotel
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The Elounda Palm Hotel is a boutique property set in a quiet area on the outskirts of the resort, offering views over the bay of Elounda....

Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel Photograph of Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel
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This luxurious all suite hotel is built on a stretch of land overlooking the bay of Elounda....

Elounda Princess Hotel Photograph of Elounda Princess Hotel
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The Elounda Princess is a family run hotel and offers magical panoramic views of the sea. The hotel is located approximately 400 metres from the beach....

Emilia Apartments Photograph of Emilia Apartments
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Offering basic accommodation in a well maintained premises, these apartments have the advantage of being only a short walk from the heart of the resort of Elounda....

Eri Studios Photograph of Eri Studios
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Popular with those looking for simple and central accommodation which also offers good value for money for those looking for a base from which to explore the local area....

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The Kalypso Apartments are situated in the village of Mavrikiano 500m from Elounda and provide simple though spacious accommodation in a peaceful location. ...

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With amazing views, these apartments offer simple and traditional Cretan style accommodation and are popular with those who like to be slightly out of the resort centre....

Kirki Hotel Photograph of Kirki Hotel
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Comfortable accommodation and a relaxed atmosphere make this complex the ideal choice for those looking for a peaceful holiday close to the local amenities....

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A small apartment complex offering attractive and spacious accommodation which is ideal for those seeking a relaxing holiday. ...

Manos Apartments Photograph of Manos Apartments
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This small family run hotel provides a great base with comfortable accommodation just a short walk from the village centre....

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This family run apartment complex offers a friendly atmosphere and cheerful accommodation and will suit those who like to be close to the village centre....

Penelope Apartments Photograph of Penelope Apartments
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Well maintained and family run complex offering basic accommodation and a good pool area making this a good choice for a relaxing holiday....

Porto Elounda Golf and Spa Photograph of Porto Elounda Golf and Spa
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A deluxe resort which has been designed to provide every comfort, in an extraordinary setting with extensive facilities and an award winning Spa....

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The Vasilis Apartments are set in an elevated position offering views of the surrounding area. The apartments are budget friendly but due to the location, this accommodation may not be suitable for t...

Elounda Reviews

Holiday Date:12th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Elounda Ilion Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Garden View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

We visited Elounda and enjoyed the town, waterfront and restaurants. Boat trip to Spinalonga was good. Visit to Plaka was very nice.

Holiday Date:15th Aug 2017
Accommodation:Elounda Ilion Hotel
Room:Superior Bungalow - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

I love Elounda, it is just beautiful!

Holiday Date:12th Aug 2017
Accommodation:Elounda Residence Hotel
Room:2 Bedroom Apt - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Water park was great fun, plenty of choice for food and enjoyable evening entertainment. Staff so helpful and went out of their way to ensure we had a wonderful stay. Would love to return.

Holiday Date:5th Aug 2017
Accommodation:Elounda Residence Hotel
Room:2 Bedroom Family Superior Apt
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Very nice with good choice to eat.

Holiday Date:29th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Elounda Residence Hotel
Room:2 Bedroom Family Superior Apt
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Beautiful place, have been several times and will no doubt return in the next year or so.

Holiday Date:18th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Argyro Studios and Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Genuine homely feel about the place, not commercialised like other resorts. Lovely harbour, amazing restaurants easy to get the bus to Plaka or Agios Nicholous. Nothing for kids to do.

Holiday Date:16th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Tasmania Village Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Just about right as a resort.

Holiday Date:22nd Jun 2017
Accommodation:Elounda Ilion Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Elounda is an interesting and clean place. We particularly liked the seafront and lovely restaurants and bars which have kept their Greek roots and tradition. It is a nice place to visit of an evening, in particular when the lit areas look at their best.

Holiday Date:2nd Jun 2017
Accommodation:Elounda Olive Garden Studios
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Lots to do and see.

Holiday Date:30th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Elounda Vista Villas
Room:1 Bedroom Villa - Garden/Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Beautiful, view spectacular, took so many photos, lovely little restaurants plenty to choose from, busy little square with shops. Easy access to other resorts or areas. Busses easy to use and reasonable, although never on time, but that is no problem when you're not on a time scale. Beach had loungers and umbrellas for rent.

Holiday Date:19th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Elounda Ilion Hotel
Room:Bungalow - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Very pretty harbour with some amazing views. Loads of good places to eat, authentic Greek food. Locals are extremely friendly and welcoming. Good local bus service to visit nearby villages and towns. Prices in the village are reasonable so you can stick to a budget. Some very nice shops in the village that sell local produce.

Holiday Date:11th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Elounda Breeze Resort
Room:Bungalow - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Elounda resort just a bit far from hotel. Elounda itself is very pretty and has lots of fantastic restaurants and bars. Very friendly resort.

Holiday Date:10th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Argyro Studios and Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Elounda is beautiful. The people are really friendly and the choice of restaurants is amazing. You can get a boat in the harbour over to Spinalonga. Very interesting place.

Holiday Date:2nd Sep 2016
Accommodation:Elounda Sunrise Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Beautiful place. Lovely scenery and wonderful restaurants.

Holiday Date:1st Sep 2016
Accommodation:Krini Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Mountain View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Love Elounda and would return there. Lots of great restaurants and bars and priced reasonably. Beaches aren't wonderful though.

Holiday Date:23rd Aug 2016
Accommodation:Elounda Residence Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Beautiful place with nice beach and lots of great places to eat and drink!

Holiday Date:26th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Tasmania Village Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Beautiful place and beautiful people.

Holiday Date:12th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Elounda Akti Olous Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Promo
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Loved the resort. We were a ten minute stroll from the harbour where it was very quiet and relaxing. The harbour area had a great mix of restaurants, bars and tavernas. When we were there we read that there are plans to redevelop the area which will be a shame as it will take away its current laid back charm.

Holiday Date:6th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Royal Marmin Bay Luxury Resort & Spa
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

A 5 minute taxi ride away 7 euro flat fare or a 30 minute casual stroll, plenty of lovely restaurants bars and shops to choose from. The Ferryman is a must, you can sit and watch the world go by. A lovely town with lovely people.

Holiday Date:2nd Jul 2016
Accommodation:Elounda Sunrise Apartments
Room:Studio - Garden/Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Stunning, peaceful, heaven.

Holiday Date:23rd Jun 2016
Accommodation:Elounda Breeze Resort
Room:Family Room - Garden View
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

Elounda Bay is very scenic and beautiful but not really any beaches. To thoroughly explore and enjoy you will definitely need to hire a car because there are too many hills and slopes to contend with by foot.

Holiday Date:23rd Jun 2016
Accommodation:Elounda Akti Olous Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Promo
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Elounda is a friendly little fishing village with a plethora of tavernas and restaurants, entertaining is very laid back, we have been returning for many years which is recommendation enough.

Holiday Date:8th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Elounda Sunrise Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Elounda is magical with marvellous restaurants and beautiful scenery. It faces Spinalonga, the island which was a former leper colony and boat trips are available to this island every half an hour. There is a wealth of ancient history in the area including a submerged village and wonderful mountain villages accessed by road train. There are several small beaches in the area, a mixture of sand and pebble. All in all, a wonderful destination.

Holiday Date:7th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Elounda Breeze Resort
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Very much enjoyed walking into Elounda and around the area, even though it was very hot. It is a totally unspoilt, friendly village.<br />

Holiday Date:31st May 2016
Accommodation:Elounda Sunrise Apartments
Room:Studio - Garden/Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

A stunning location with friendly people and typically Greek tavernas and restaurants. The trip to Spinalonga and the afternoon on the happy train up into the mountains were both amazing.

Holiday Date:20th May 2016
Accommodation:Elounda Akti Olous Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Garden View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Very peaceful location, plenty of places to eat. Very laidback, gorgeous views.

Holiday Date:30th Apr 2016
Accommodation:Elounda Akti Olous Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Garden View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Not too busy while we stayed there, just what we needed. Nice walks, boat trip, day trip to Agyios, plenty of bars and restaurants.

Holiday Date:30th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Elounda Ilion Hotel
Room:Bungalow - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Don't go to Elounda if a golden sandy beach is what you're after, but other than that it's very charming and plenty of bars and tavernas to choose from.

Holiday Date:25th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Elounda Residence Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Room Only
(5 suns)

Lovely peaceful resort, if you're after lively it's not your thing. Loads of trips available, lovely restaurants.

Holiday Date:22nd Sep 2015
Accommodation:Elounda Sunrise Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Love this little place, everyone is so friendly and there are so many nice restaurants to eat.

Holiday Date:15th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Aristea Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

A perfect relaxing holiday. A boat trip recommended to Spinalonga and a trip on the happy train to a couple of remote villages up in the mountains. So many fantastic restaurants.

Holiday Date:23rd Aug 2015
Accommodation:Elounda Akti Olous Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

This resort has views to die for, fabulous scenic beauty and a photographers paradise. Loads of taverna choices but thankfully not as competitively annoying as many resorts I've been to, however each one visited maintained a high standard of consistent meal quality and friendly service. Met plenty of people here who come back each year to same resort and often same hotel.

Holiday Date:21st Jul 2015
Accommodation:Tasmania Village Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Wonderful, returning again and again, very relaxing and reassuring to find it doesn't change. Excellent places to eat and so friendly.

Holiday Date:21st Jul 2015
Accommodation:Royal Marmin Bay Luxury Resort & Spa
Room:Junior Suite - Private Pool
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Only visited the actual town on 1 evening but enjoyed it. Some lovely restaurants along the harbour.

Holiday Date:19th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Elounda Ilion Hotel
Room:Family Room - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

A good family resort with a good selection of restaurants and bars.

Holiday Date:14th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Elounda Residence Hotel
Room:2 Bedroom Superior Apt - Bedrooms/sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Nice small town with variety of local places to eat/drink. Appropriate for couples/families but not ideal if you are young/free/single looking for busy nightlife. Lots of nearby beaches.

Holiday Date:23rd Jun 2015
Accommodation:Royal Marmin Bay Luxury Resort & Spa
Room:Superior Mediterranean Sea View - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Nice beach, small local shops, bars and restaurants.

Holiday Date:20th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Royal Marmin Bay Luxury Resort & Spa
Room:Superior Mediterranean Sea View - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Elounda is a small town with no major holiday attractions. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants, and it was a very pleasant place with many shops. Our transfer from the airport took 2 and half hours, and 3 hours back when we went home. This journey can be made in one hour by cab. Our transfer times were far too long, and this fact should be made aware to future holidaymakers. In fact, our transfer to the airport from our hotel took longer than our flight back to the UK.

Holiday Date:9th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Elounda Ilion Hotel
Room:Superior Bungalow - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Nice little town/village with lots of places to eat for all tastes and plenty of shops if that's what you're looking for. Beautiful area of Crete.

Holiday Date:23rd May 2015
Accommodation:Elounda Residence Hotel
Room:2 Bedroom Superior Apt - Bedrooms/sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

Good food and bars everywhere. Views are stunning. Not a lot to do, kids would be bored stiff. Airport was a complete rip off, duty free goods apart from ciggys were cheaper in Tesco.

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Beaches

Elounda's main beach is just to the north of the harbour and it offers 200 metres of golden sand. Additionally there is the quieter Driros Beach and both beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag of cleanliness. Many of the larger hotels have their own private beaches with extensive watersports.

Nearby Attractions

From Elouda Beach you can see the haunting Spinalonga Island, an old leper colony, and day trips out to the island can be taken from the harbour. For those wishing to explore further afield, it is approximately 10 km from Aghios Nikolaos or the ruins of the ancient Minoan Palace of Malia can be found around a 30 minute drive away.

Quick Facts

Heraklion Airport is approximately 78 km away - transfer time approx. one hour.

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