Elounda is an idyllic village on the Lassithi coast of Crete, Greece. Spread along the curve of Elounda Bay, the village glistens in the morning sun, providing one of the most picturesque sights you could wake up to whilst on a Cretan holiday. There is a wonderfully laid-back, sleepy atmosphere in the village, yet if you feel like activity, there is certainly no shortage of entertainment from Elounda villas.
The village itself offers plenty of entertainment. There are a huge range of lively tavernas, sleepy cafes and seafood restaurants spilling mouth watering aromas into the air. The tiny boats that decorate the harbour offer trips out to the islands and secluded beaches around the coastline, and you will not be short of little shops to investigate whilst staying in a holiday rental villa in Elounda.
There is a small sandy beach in Elounda, which is ideal for a lazy day in the sun, but most of the surrounding coastline consists of rocky coves and inlets. Snorkelling is especially popular around the region, as marine life thrives in the warm waters of the Mediterranean and visibility is second to none in Crete. Almost every water sport can be arranged from Elounda villas, with many water sport centres, often associated with the hotels in Elounda. Scuba diving trips are hugely popular from Elounda accommodation too, as the diving sites of the region are quite exceptional.
After a hard day of sport, there is a wonderful spa in which to ease the strain on your mussels! As one of the most luxurious resorts in Crete, Elounda has attracted many people to build extremely luxurious properties, and there are plenty of centres in which to pamper yourself during your holiday.
Agios Nikolaos is one of the most celebrated beach resorts in Crete, and can easily be reached from ant of the luxury holiday rental villas in Elounda. There are sandy beaches surrounding the whole bay, and the town is filled with some magnificent historical attractions dating back many years. There is a strong connection with the goddess Athena, who is supposed to have used the bay as her bath.
Temperatures in Elounda are excellent all year round, and although temperatures in winter do not average above 14°C, conditions are perfect for exploring. During the summer, temperatures are perfect for summer holidays in the sun, with average temperatures of over 28°C drawing many people to the beach.
A villa in Elounda is about 55 minutes from Heraklion Airport (HER), which makes holidays to Elounda magnificently easy to start from the UK. First Choice Airways provide a great range of flights to Heraklion from across the UK, from Belfast to Birmingham, Glasgow to Gatwick.