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.

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 (39)

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

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 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

Argyro Studios and Apartments Photograph of Argyro Studios and Apartments
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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

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

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

Domes of Elounda Hotel Photograph of Domes of Elounda Hotel
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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

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

Elounda Olive Garden Studios Photograph of Elounda Olive Garden Studios
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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

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

Tasmania Village Hotel Photograph of Tasmania Village Hotel
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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

Elounda Ilion Hotel Photograph of Elounda Ilion Hotel
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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

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

Elounda Sunrise Apartments Photograph of Elounda Sunrise Apartments
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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

Elounda Water Park Residence Hotel Photograph of Elounda Water Park Residence Hotel
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The Elounda Water Park Residence Hotel is a family-friendly complex set on a beautiful hillside in Elounda, Greece....

3.8 / 5 from 11 reviews

Elounda Akti Olous Hotel Photograph of Elounda Akti Olous Hotel
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The Elounda Akti Olous is a charming adults-only property located just a short hop away from the beach and a host of local amenities, perfect for those looking to enjoy a budget-friendly adults escape...

4.5 / 5 from 23 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...

Elounda Garden Suites Photograph of Elounda Garden Suites
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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. ...

Elounda Mare Hotel Photograph of Elounda Mare Hotel
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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....

Kalypso Apartments Photograph of Kalypso Apartments
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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. ...

Kavos Bay Apartments Photograph of Kavos Bay Apartments
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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....

Ledra Apartments Photograph of Ledra Apartments
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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....

Olive Grove Apartments Photograph of Olive Grove Apartments
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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...

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Elounda Reviews

Mrs C Hunter, Peacehaven

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.

Miss L Cooper, Crewe

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!

Mrs T Mills, Newton Abbot

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.

Mr P White, Northampton

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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