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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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Elounda Holiday Villas & Apartments (300+)

 

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This villa is fantastic - possibly the best we have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in many! Ellen, the owner, had arranged for the caretaker to meet us in nearby Elounda so he could guide us to the property. Our evening flight was delayed by 2 hours, but Scott managed to be charming even at 1 am. We were instantly impressed by the villa, and eventually went to bed without drawing the blinds. Upon waking the next morning, the first word that came to mind was simply "WOW"!! The view is incredible - simply beautiful. All the main rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and the architect has successfully maximised the impact of the view. We just rented the main villa - the three double bedrooms are all extremely spacious and have huge fitted wardrobes, with plenty of hangers provided.  The villa was spotlessly clean when we arrived and was cleaned three times during our two-week stay. The mid-stay cleans were very thorough, no mean feat with so much glass to polish! The pool is lovely, much longer than is usual in holiday rental and so you can swim significant distances without getting dizzy. The villa is really well equipped - a real "home from home". Everything you might need (eg, supplies for dishwasher and washing machine, herbs, spices, loo roll etc) is provided. Elounda is a lovely small town with plenty of very good restaurants, a nice beach and a selection of boat trips to enjoy. We loved this part of the island and Elounda was a good base. I would certainly recommend this villa!!
  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Great location , lovely home in excellent town

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Thanks Jane Great week had by the Willcox family. Glad we hired a car , saw some lovely places nearby . Loved elounda and the area . House was excellent with everything you need to hand , loved sitting on the balcony for breakfast and the outside area off the bedroom in the evening. Nice and windy , so not too warm but had the air con anyway which worked well at night
  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017