Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Elounda town

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Apartments and hotels in Elounda town from Crete Island

Elounda is a small town located on the northeastern coast of Crete, Greece, that has become a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The town is situated on the beautiful Mirabello Bay and is surrounded by several secluded beaches that are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkelling. Visitors can also enjoy water sports such as sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing, or take a boat tour to explore the surrounding islands and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mirabello Bay.

One of the main attractions of Elounda is the traditional fishing village, where visitors can watch the local fisherman bring in their daily catch and sample the freshest seafood at the local tavernas. The town is also home to several luxury resorts and hotels, making it a popular destination for those looking for a high-end vacation experience. Additionally, Elounda is a great base for exploring the surrounding area, with many historical and cultural attractions nearby such as the ancient city of Olous, the Monastery of Panagia Kera, and the island of Spinalonga, which is known for its Venetian fortress and a leper colony.

Elounda is also known for its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters, with Elounda beach being the most famous. Visitors can also take a boat trip to the nearby island of Kolokytha, which is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters. The town of Elounda is also home to several traditional villages and hamlets, which offer visitors a glimpse into the island’s traditional way of life.

For those interested in outdoor activities, Elounda offers opportunities for hiking and cycling in the surrounding mountains. Visitors can also take a guided walk to the nearby village of Voulismeni, which is known for its picturesque setting and traditional architecture.

In conclusion, Elounda is a charming and picturesque town that offers visitors a perfect blend of natural beauty, rich history, and luxury amenities. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an adventurous getaway, Elounda has something to offer everyone.

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Elounda, a serene and picturesque resort town in Crete, is a magnet for those seeking luxury and tranquility. Known for its upscale hotels and villas, it caters to travelers looking for an opulent escape. Despite its small size, Elounda offers an array of amenities and services, ensuring a comfortable stay for its guests. From lavish hotels to cozy guesthouses, Elounda provides diverse accommodation options suitable for every preference. Explore below for a comprehensive list of stays in Elounda Town.

Best Hotels in Elounda town

  • 9.6 / 10
  • ακτη βρυτομαρτιδος 3

Kalypso Suites Hotel – Adults Only is set on the beachfront in Elounda, 100 metres from Elounda Beach and 300 metres from Skisma Beach. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. All rooms include a balcony with a city view.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a coffee machine, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a shower. Every room includes a kettle, while some rooms also feature a kitchen with an oven, a microwave and a stovetop. At Kalypso Suites Hotel – Adults Only the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.

The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at the accommodation.

Lake Voulismeni is 11 km from Kalypso Suites Hotel – Adults Only, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 13 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from the hotel.

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€162

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  • 150 m
  • 8 / 10
  • 48 Andrea Papandreou street

Located in Elounda, 700 metres from Elounda Beach, Elounda Orama provides accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a shared lounge. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also welcomes guests with a restaurant and a terrace. The hotel features a hot tub, a concierge service and free WiFi throughout the property.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a shower. At Elounda Orama each room has bed linen and towels.

Breakfast is available daily, and includes continental, American and gluten-free options.

Skisma Beach is less than 1 km from the accommodation, while Kolokithia Beach is 2.9 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 60 km from Elounda Orama, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€94

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  • 280 m
  • 8.7 / 10
  • Main Street

Step into a world of sophistication at Domes Aulus Elounda, Curio Collection by Hilton. This cool, Med-retro adults-only resort is built amphitheatrically overlooking the gulf of Elounda in Crete, providing stunning panoramic views of the island of Spinalonga and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Conveniently located 0.9 mi from the village center of Elounda in Crete, 47 mi from Heraklion airport, and 6.2 mi from cosmopolitan Agios Nikolaos, Aulūs is the ultimate luxury all-inclusive option. On a privileged position near the beach, the spacious and elegantly furnished suites provide panoramic views. For the ultimate VIP experience, choose the Cool Living Selection for elite tier accommodation, access to exclusive areas, and amenities. Surrounded by lush gardens, the hotel offers refined mixology, an immersive wellness program, four exquisite restaurants, and three bars as well as cultural experiences, water sports and infinity swimming pools.

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€219

/night

  • 480 m
  • 8.4 / 10
  • Akti Oloundos

Family-run Elounda Akti Olous (Adults Only) is located directly on the sandy beach in the bay of Elounda, Crete. It features a small private beach, a rooftop pool overlooking the Cretan Sea and breakfast.

Rooms are decorated in a classic style and have balconies with sea or garden views. Each provides a satellite TV and fridge. Some units have a seating area. A handy smartphone for unlimited calls and unlimited mobile data is offered to guests.

The seafront Blue Sea restaurant serves Greek and international specialities. Guests can relax in the roof garden bar that serves cocktails with a view of Elounda Bay. Free WiFi is available in the common areas.

Elounda is 300 metres from the hotel and the scenic town of Agios Nikolaos with seafront restaurants and shops is at 12 km. Heraklion Airport is 70 km away. Free private parking is available at Elounda Akti.

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€118

/night

  • 600 m
  • 7.9 / 10
  • Andrea Papandreou, Elounda

Just 200 metres from Elounda Beach in Crete, Elounda Krini Hotel features free WiFi, a restaurant and buffet breakfast. Rooms have a balcony overlooking the Cretan Sea and Spinalonga Island, or the mountains and pool.

The air-conditioned rooms at Elounda Krini feature a satellite TV. All rooms have access to the hotel gardens. Each provides a private bathroom with shower. A free fridge is included.

Breakfast and lunch served at the restaurant and include local and international dishes. Guests can have drinks, coffee and snacks at the pool bar in the garden.

Staff at the front desk can offer information on boat trips to the nearby Spinaloga Island. The scenic town of Agios Nikolaos is 9 km away. Free private parking is possible at the hotel upon availability.

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€67

/night

  • 1.0 km
  • 8.6 / 10
  • Main Street

Located near the sea, the family-run Elounda Palm Hotel & Suites is located in the area of Elounda. A restaurant and a lounge bar, as well as a large outdoor pool with poolside bar are featured.

Rooms open to balconies that face the Mediterranean gardens or the deep blue sea of the Elounda gulf. Air conditioning and satellite TVs are standard, while rooms with sharing and private pools are available.

A rich and varied buffet breakfast is served daily. Lunch and dinner menus focus on Greek and Mediterranean dishes.

The hotel is only 1 km from the centre of Elounda, and 7 km from lively Agios Nikolaos. Heraklion Airport is 68 km away.

Free parking is available on site. Other amenities include a gift shop, free WiFi and air conditioning in public areas.

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€117

/night

  • 1.4 km

Best Villas in Elounda town

  • 10 / 10
  • 44 Akti Olountos

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, pool view and a patio, Villa Mimaze Minimalist Living is situated in Elounda. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa with a terrace and sea views has 5 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 6 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are available in the villa.

Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the villa.

Elounda Beach is less than 1 km from Villa Mimaze Minimalist Living, while Skisma Beach is a 13-minute walk from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 61 km from the accommodation.

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€577

/night

  • 520 m
  • 10 / 10
  • Akti Olountos

Centrally located in Elounda, Villa LouLa provides accommodation with a private pool and magnificent sea views. Free WiFi is provided.

The villa is fitted with 4 bedrooms, a kitchen with a dining area, and a bathroom. A flat-screen TV is offered.

Guests can also relax in the garden or on the sun terrace.

Spinalonga is 4.4 km from Villa LouLa. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 51 km from the property. Free private parking is provided.

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€65

/night

  • 570 m
  • 9 / 10
  • Μαρικιανό Ελούντα

Boasting sea views, Villa Helios features accommodation with a terrace and a coffee machine, around 700 metres from Skisma Beach. This villa has a private pool, a garden and free private parking.

This air-conditioned villa features 2 bedrooms, a satellite flat-screen TV, a dining area, a kitchen with an oven, and a living room. Towels and bed linen are available in the villa.

The villa offers a barbecue. A a baby safety gate is also available for guests at Villa Helios.

Elounda Beach is less than 1 km from the accommodation, while Lake Voulismeni is 12 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from Villa Helios.

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€225

/night

  • 700 m
  • 8.5 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Aγίου Νικολάου - Βρουχάς

Located in Elounda, just 300 metres from Skisma Beach, Elounda Gulf Sunrise Villa provides beachfront accommodation with an infinity pool, a garden, a terrace and free WiFi. This villa is 13 km from Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) and 14 km from Agios Nikolaos Port.

This villa includes 3 bedrooms, a living room and a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dining area, and 3 bathrooms with a shower and a washing machine. Towels and bed linen are featured in the villa.

A continental, Full English/Irish or Italian breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.

The villa offers a sauna.

Elounda Beach is 400 metres from Elounda Gulf Sunrise Villa, while Lake Voulismeni is 12 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 61 km from the accommodation.

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€389

/night

  • 780 m
  • Eparchiaki Odos Agiou Nikolaou - Vrouchas

Located in Elounda and only 1.1 km from Skisma Beach, Villa Marina by PosarelliVillas provides accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. This villa offers air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace.

This villa is equipped with 5 bedrooms, a kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 5 bathrooms equipped with an a bath or shower.

Guests can swim in the outdoor swimming pool, go hiking, or relax in the garden and use the barbecue facilities.

Elounda Beach is 1.2 km from the villa, while Lake Voulismeni is 13 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from Villa Marina by PosarelliVillas.

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€968

/night

  • 1.0 km
  • Mavrikiano

Located 1.1 km from Skisma Beach, Villa Atlantis provides accommodation in Elounda with access to a hot tub. There is an on-site restaurant, plus free private parking and free WiFi are available.

The villa offers a terrace. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and garden at Villa Atlantis.

Elounda Beach is 1.2 km from the accommodation, while Lake Voulismeni is 13 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 60 km from Villa Atlantis, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€165

/night

  • 1.1 km

Best Apartments in Elounda town

  • 7.5 / 10
  • Andrea Papandreou

Boasting city views, Elounda Helios Luxury Apartment with Rooftop Jacuzzi offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 400 metres from Elounda Beach. It has mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

The apartment offers a hot tub.

Skisma Beach is 500 metres from Elounda Helios Luxury Apartment with Rooftop Jacuzzi, while Lake Voulismeni is 11 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from the accommodation.

  • 20 m
  • 8.7 / 10
  • 20 Πλατεία Σφακιανάκη Μπότη 1

Set in Elounda, 300 metres from Elounda Beach and 500 metres from Skisma Beach, Boho Sea View Apartments offers air conditioning. This beachfront property offers access to a patio and free WiFi.

The apartment comes with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with sea views.

Lake Voulismeni is 11 km from the apartment, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 12 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from Boho Sea View Apartments.

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€72

/night

  • 30 m
  • 7.9 / 10
  • Akti Olous & Mpoti Sfakianaki Gonia

Located 400 metres from Elounda Beach, Megaro offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi.

The apartment provides guests with a terrace, sea views, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge and a stovetop, and a private bathroom with shower and a hair dryer. Kitchenware and kettle are also provided.

Skisma Beach is 600 metres from Megaro, while Lake Voulismeni is 11 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 60 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€75

/night

  • 80 m
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Ειρήνης

Situated in Elounda, 300 metres from Elounda Beach and 500 metres from Skisma Beach, Elounda Square Home offers air conditioning. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The apartment features 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a terrace with sea views.

A bicycle rental service is available at the apartment.

Lake Voulismeni is 11 km from Elounda Square Home, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 12 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from the accommodation.

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€77

/night

  • 90 m
  • 9.5 / 10
  • 1 Irinis

Boasting city views, Elounda Port Apartment features accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 300 metres from Elounda Beach. It features mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment with a balcony and sea views has 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a fridge, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Skisma Beach is 500 metres from the apartment, while Lake Voulismeni is 11 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from Elounda Port Apartment.

  • 90 m
  • 9.4 / 10
  • 6 Irinis

Located in Elounda, 300 metres from Elounda Beach and 500 metres from Skisma Beach, Artemis apartment first floor provides air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. This apartment is 14 km from Agios Nikolaos Port and 37 km from Lixnostatis Folk Museum.

The apartment comes with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with city views.

Lake Voulismeni is 11 km from the apartment, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 12 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from Artemis apartment first floor.

  • 90 m

Best Holiday homes in Elounda town

  • 9.8 / 10
  • Naxou 6

Set in Elounda in the Lasithi region, Pavlakis Lemon-Tree House features a patio. The air-conditioned accommodation is 300 metres from Elounda Beach, and guests benefit from private parking available on site and free WiFi.

The holiday home comes with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with quiet street views.

A bicycle rental service is available at the holiday home.

Skisma Beach is 400 metres from Pavlakis Lemon-Tree House, while Lake Voulismeni is 11 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from the accommodation.

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€122

/night

  • 180 m
  • 9 / 10
  • 47 Andrea Papandreou

Set in Elounda and only 700 metres from Elounda Beach, Kristallia provides accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. With city views, this accommodation features a balcony.

The holiday home with a terrace and sea views has 3 bedrooms, a living room, a TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a bath. The air-conditioned holiday home also offers a seating area, washing machine and 2 bathrooms with a hair dryer.

A car rental service is available at the holiday home.

Skisma Beach is less than 1 km from Kristallia, while Kolokithia Beach is 2.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 60 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 330 m
  • 9.8 / 10
  • Melina Merkouri, Schisma Eloundas, Lasithi

Situated in Elounda, 500 metres from Elounda Beach and 600 metres from Skisma Beach, Erofili cottage house features air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi. With garden views, this accommodation offers a patio.

This holiday home has 1 bedroom, a kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom fitted with a shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

The holiday home has a barbecue and a garden.

Lake Voulismeni is 11 km from Erofili cottage house, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 13 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from the accommodation.

  • 380 m
  • 10 / 10
  • Μαυρικιανό

Set in Elounda, 6 km from Spinalonga, Fig Leaf House offers accommodation with a terrace, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a fully equipped kitchen. With mountain views, this accommodation provides a balcony.

The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room and 1 bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer.

Hiking can be enjoyed nearby.

The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 64 km from the holiday home.

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€125

/night

  • 630 m
  • 7.6 / 10
  • 10 Ακτή Ποσειδώνος

Set in Epáno Eloúnda and only 100 metres from Skisma Beach, Beachfront luxury villa with Stunning views with parking offers accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. This holiday home features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

The holiday home is fitted with 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with streaming services and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, an oven, a washing machine, a microwave and a toaster. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a terrace. Guests can also relax in the garden.

Elounda Beach is 300 metres from Beachfront luxury villa with Stunning views with parking, while Lake Voulismeni is 12 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from the accommodation.

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€156

/night

  • 640 m
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Elounda

Located in Elounda and only 10 km from Lake Voulismeni, Elounda Blue Waves Residence provides accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. This holiday home features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

The holiday home with a terrace and sea views features 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a bath. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 11 km from the holiday home, while Agios Nikolaos Port is 12 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 64 km from Elounda Blue Waves Residence, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€179

/night

  • 2.2 km

Experiences near Elounda town

In Elounda, adventures await for all – from lounging on hidden beaches to snorkeling in Mirabello Bay’s crystal waters. Explore the quaint fishing village, dive into history at ancient Olous, or visit the Monastery of Panagia Kera. Don’t miss Spinalonga Island, famed for its Venetian fortress and intriguing past as a leper colony. See our list below for more captivating experiences in and around Elounda.

FAQ

Where is Elounda located?

Elounda is located on the north-eastern coast of the island of Crete, in Greece, roughly 70 km east of Heraklion.

What activities can I do in Elounda?

Elounda offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages, including swimming and sunbathing on secluded beaches, snorkelling and diving in the crystal clear waters of the Mirabello Bay, exploring the traditional fishing village, visiting historical and cultural sites, and participating in water sports such as sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing.

Are there any luxury resorts or hotels in Elounda?

Yes, Elounda is known for its luxury resorts and hotels, making it a popular destination for those looking for a high-end vacation experience.

Can I visit the island of Spinalonga from Elounda?

Yes, visitors can take a boat tour to the island of Spinalonga, which is known for its Venetian fortress and a leper colony and offers an insight into the island’s history and culture.

What is the best time to visit Elounda?

The best time to visit Elounda depends on your preferences and what you are looking for in your vacation. The summer months of June to September have the warmest weather, but also the most crowds. Spring and autumn are quieter seasons, with pleasant temperatures and fewer tourists.

Are there any traditional villages or hamlets near Elounda?

Yes, Elounda is home to several traditional villages and hamlets such as Plaka and Kato Elounda, which offer visitors a glimpse into the island’s traditional way of life.

Are there any outdoor activities available in Elounda?

Yes, Elounda is a great destination for outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling, with the surrounding mountains providing challenging and exciting terrain for experienced hikers, and the beautiful scenery makes it an ideal spot for cycling.

Is Elounda good for diving?

Elounda is known for its crystal clear waters and offers several diving centres that provide diving lessons and excursions to the nearby shipwrecks and reefs. It is a good place for diving enthusiasts.

What are some of the attractions in Elounda?

Elounda is known for its picturesque setting, crystal clear waters, traditional fishing village, luxury resorts and hotels, high-end restaurants and cafes, historical and cultural attractions nearby, water sports opportunities, beautiful beaches, and traditional villages and hamlets.

What are some of the historical and cultural attractions near Elounda?

Some of the historical and cultural attractions near Elounda include the ancient city of Olous, the Monastery of Panagia Kera, and the island of Spinalonga, which is known for its Venetian fortress and a leper colony.

What water sports opportunities are available in Elounda?

Elounda offers opportunities for sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, diving, and boat tours of the surrounding islands.

What outdoor activities are available in Elounda?

Elounda offers opportunities for hiking, cycling, and guided walks to nearby villages.

Is Elounda a good destination for families?

Yes, Elounda offers a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors of all ages and interests, making it a great destination for families.

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