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Holiday Villas in Elounda Resort

This upmarket resort is known for its sheltered bay, spectacular scenery and relaxed atmosphere. It's the perfect spot for those whose ideal holiday is sitting in a café watching the world go by. If you feel like exploring, there are small and pretty beaches and the famous island of Spinalonga is a short boat ride away.

Exploring Elounda On Villa Holidays

Local Markets and Shopping

The centre of Elounda has a selection of convenient mini markets for day to day essentials. In nearby Aghios Nikolaos, you'll find a wider choice of boutiques selling locally produced crafts plus supermarkets for stocking up.

Bars and Restaurants

Around the harbour, you can take your pick from a choice of restaurants and bars serving fresh fish and other local Cretan specialties. The waterfront in Agios Nikolaos is a lovely spot for some Greek meze or a light bite. You'll also find a selection of restaurants around Lake Vouilismeni in the heart of Agios Nikolaos.


There are a number of small beaches which can be accessed via public paths through the grounds of the hotels. The beach in Elounda is a man-made sandy beach with a few tavernas close by.

Family Fun

You can take a glass bottomed boat trip and try and spot the Caretta caretta turtles.

Places of Interest

Spinalonga Island is a former fortress built by the Venetians which became a leper colony in the 20th century. You can visit this atmospheric spot, captured in Victoria Hislop's novel, The Island by taking a 25 minutes boat ride.