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Make a holiday rental apartment or villas in Elounda, Crete your home away from home

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.

Things to do on holiday to Elounda, Crete

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.

Places to visit on holiday to Elounda, Crete

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.

Weather in Elounda, Crete

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.

Travel to Elounda, Crete

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.

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    Excellent! 4.6/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
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    Villa #99458
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      Excellent! 4.6/5
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      • 6 BR
      • 6 BA
      • Sleeps 14
      Villa #1709108
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        • 4 BR
        • 4 BA
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        • Sleeps 10
        Villa #447378
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 5 BR
          • 5 BA
          • Separate Toilets
          • Sleeps 12
          Villa #6666009
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            House #499991
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Villa #1745155
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                • 5 BA
                • Sleeps 10
                Villa #6358407
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
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                  Villa #8165609
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    House #6120162
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Apartment #740089
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                        • 1 BR
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                        Chateau / Country House #6475444
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                          Villa #1987839
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                            Villa #6475105
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Apartment #1769052
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                                • 12 BR
                                • 11 BA
                                • Sleeps 26
                                Villa #1905659
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (36 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Villa #68495
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #1745038
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                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 5 BA
                                      • Sleeps 12
                                      Villa #6708661
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        Villa #6015333
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 3 BA
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                                          Multiple rentals Villa #1124142
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Hotel #3733264
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Multiple rentals Villa #1124142
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Hotel #4135293
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  Villa #96643
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    Villa #6943267
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                                                      • 5 BR
                                                      • 4 BA
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                                                      Villa #8125150
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                                                        • 8 BR
                                                        • 8 BA
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                                                        Villa #4306002
                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                          Multiple rentals Villa #1329754
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                                                            Villa #63506
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                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Apartment #1705932
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                Villa #1663374
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                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (22 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
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                                                                  Villa #1038438
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    Villa #6970597
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                      Multiple rentals Villa #1329754
                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        Villa #6927337
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 4 BA
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                                                                          Villa #4323073
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            Villa #6471850
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Apartment #6909046
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Apartment #6909145
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                  Villa #1734495
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Hotel #4135315
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                                                      Villa #6974986
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                                                        Villa #6870676
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
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                                                                                          Villa #6924999
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Villa #1734556
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Apartment #1645172
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                House #6919884
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  House #6919696
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Apartment #6909390
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                                                                                                    Elounda Holiday Villas & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Amazing villa

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The photos cannot even describe how beautiful infinity villa is. We had such a lovely week with our friends and family. Can't recommend it enough.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                    Beautiful Villa, Stunning Location

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    This was our first trip together to Elounda and everything about our time there was idyllic. Villa Zoe Maria is simply stunning. It was spotlessly clean, modern throughout and perfect in every way………even down to the freshly conditioned bedding and towels which smelt just like home! The patio area is well presented which allows you to enjoy the outdoor living in the sunshine all day. The location is ideal for shopping, the beach, eating out and the cocktail bars, which we tried a few! There were a number of restaurants recommended to us, many of which knew Sue & Steve very well and they made us feel extremely welcome including the odd free desert!! The locals are extremely friendly and they put us to shame as they speak perfect English. A big thank you to Rose & Fred for looking after us during our stay and a huge thank you to Sue for making the booking process pain free and also giving us perfect weather in the middle of October! Thank you Sue for everything, we will be back! Richard & Justine
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                    Super charming, adorable house!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We stayed here last Spring on a trip for my birthday, it was perfect! The house is so cute, it's like something from a fairy tale. The views from the terrace are fantastic. Hanging out in Elounda was great fun. There's a beach right at the bottom of the hill and the town has loads of great places to eat and drink. The next town over is also lovely and not too far a walk (or a quick bus ride). We had a great time, I'd highly recommend it!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2016