Elounda, 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 (?)

Elounda Vista Villas Photograph of Elounda Vista Villas
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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

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

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

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

Elounda Breeze Resort Photograph of Elounda Breeze Resort
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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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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

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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

Elounda Bay Palace Hotel Photograph of Elounda Bay Palace Hotel
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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

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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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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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

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 Water Park 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 Water Park Residence Hotel
Room:2 Bedroom Family Superior Apt
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Very nice with good choice to eat.

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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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