A bustling harbour, vibrant square and sandy beach all combine to make Elounda a wonderful place to holiday. It’s got everything you could possibly need from a laid-back holiday in the Cretan sun: boat trips, pretty coves, shops, bars and restaurants. The accommodation here is impressive to; with a mixture of self catering apartments, affordable guesthouses and luxurious, beach front hotels. Basking under in the warm weather that graces this southerly Greek island, it’s the perfect place to come for sunshine and relaxation. With so much going on, it’s easy to see why holidays in Elounda are loved by so many.
Holidays in Elounda are mainly about relaxing and taking in the atmosphere at the harbour. Still, theres plenty of waterbased action to be had in the form of watersports, snorkelling and diving. And, if you fancy some sightseeing, dont miss a boat trip to historic Spinalonga Island, or a visit to the spectacular Palace of Knossos. For a change of scenery, sail off on a day trip to stunning Santorini. If youre in search of thrills and spills, book and excursion to one of Cretes excellent water parks.
For families and couples, the nightlife scene in Elounda offers the perfect mix. In the evenings, the square comes alive with atmospheric pavement cafes and music bars, but theres nothing too rowdy. If you want to step things up a notch and have a loud, late night, hop in a cab to busy Agios Nikolaos, 10km away.
Theres no shortage of places to eat and drink in Elounda. Around the harbour, its all catch of the day, whilst the main square has a great mix of restaurants, offering everything from fast food to international eateries and Greek cuisine. Its worth taking a trip to hillside village Plaka, where locally farmed olives and wine and traditional tavernas are in abundance.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.