Elounda is a high profile resort set in a beautiful scenery

Elounda Village, once a picturesque fishing village in lovely Mirabello Bay, nowadays is an ideal destination for people who want a seaside holiday in a place which is neither too busy nor too isolated, having a spectacular coastline, shaded beaches, crystal clear seas and archeological interest.

In Elounda you will find small, pretty beaches, visit the island of Spinalonga, once a lepper colony, walk along and swim at the peninsula of Kolokitha, and explore the many little villages (Mavrikiano, Plaka, Skisma, Epano Elounda) at a distance from the sea, offering a window into times gone by. Elounda’s main beach, just to the north of the harbour, is a 200-metre stretch of golden sand.

It flies the Blue Flag for cleanliness, as does the quieter Driros Beach, a 15-minute walk south along the coastal path. Or if you’ve got a car, a 5-minute drive takes you to the pebble beach at Plaka, which comes with a promenade backed by tamarisk trees.

Elounda is not for those looking for a hectic, vibrant nightlife, nor for those who prefer the isolated beaches of unspoilt southern Crete. Needless to say that Elounda offers plenty of accommodation choices, among which splendid villas for rent.

How to get to Elounda Village in Lasithi Region