"It may have plenty of life, but fun-packed Elounda is still not a million miles from the small fishing village it once was."
When it comes to ‘wow’ factor, the location of Elounda’s harbour is right at the top of the scale. Set on a bay facing the dramatic Spinalonga Peninsula, joined to the mainland by a stick-thin causeway, it’s pretty breathtaking stuff. It’s fair to say that Elounda doesn’t score the crème de la crème of marks for its beaches, but you’ll find a shimmering sandy stretch to kick-back on. And with plenty of watersports facilities and seaside tavernas here, you don’t have to move far for activities and eating. The swimming is good, and it perfect for snorkelling or scuba diving fans. If you’re into people watching rather than underwater exploration, a good place to while away a couple of hours is Elounda’s stylish harbour. Laced with lively bars and cafés, pull up a chair at whichever takes your fancy and enjoy the yin and yang of a sticky ‘baklava’ cake and Greek coffee. You’re in a prime spot here to simply watch the world go by and watch the colourful fishing boats sailing into the marina. After dark, the harbour is a hive of activity, with oodles of places to eat and some pulsating discos where you can bop ‘til you drop. Once you’ve been here, we’re sure you’ll agree, Elounda is the perfect recipe for the perfect holiday.
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10km north of Aghios Nikolaos
2 hours-2 hours 30 minutes