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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.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (38 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Villa #68495
    38
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      Excellent! 4.6/5
      (31 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Villa #99458
      31
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (14 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        House #499991
        14
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (13 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #740089
          13
          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (5 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            House #6120162
            5
            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
              • 3 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Multiple rentals Villa #1124142
              2
              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (12 reviews)
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                • 5 BR
                • 5 BA
                • Separate Toilets
                • Sleeps 12
                Villa #6666009
                12
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                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                  (7 reviews)
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                  • 6 BR
                  • 6 BA
                  • Sleeps 14
                  Villa #1709108
                  7
                  Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 4 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    Villa #8168648
                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Villa #1745155
                      4
                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (9 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Villa #8165609
                        9
                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 4 BR
                          • 5 BA
                          • Sleeps 10
                          Villa #6358407
                          2
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                            • 12 BR
                            • 11 BA
                            • Sleeps 26
                            Villa #1905659
                            1
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 3
                              Villa #1987839
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 10
                                Villa #6927337
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Villa #63506
                                  2
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #1769052
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                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Chateau / Country House #6475444
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                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Apartment #8104112
                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 10
                                          Multiple rentals Villa #1329754
                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Villa #4323073
                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 5 BA
                                              • Sleeps 12
                                              Villa #6708661
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Villa #1987809
                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  Multiple rentals Villa #1124142
                                                  1
                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Hotel #3733264
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                      Multiple rentals Villa #1329754
                                                      1
                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                        Villa #6970597
                                                        Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Villa #1663374
                                                          13
                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (22 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Villa #1038438
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                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #6920200
                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (17 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Villa #96643
                                                                17
                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  Villa #447378
                                                                  4
                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 8 BR
                                                                    • 8 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 16
                                                                    Villa #4306002
                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (27 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Villa #403367
                                                                      27
                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Multiple rentals Villa #8027961
                                                                        1
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Villa #6943267
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Villa #4508289
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Villa #6974986
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Villa #1734495
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                  Hotel #4135315
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #6909046
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Villa #6471850
                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Villa #8156746
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Villa #6475105
                                                                                          1
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                                            Bungalow #8268030
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                                              Hotel #4484460
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #6909145
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Villa #6870676
                                                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                                                    • 6 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                    Villa #4301713
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #4486611
                                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Elounda Holiday Villas & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely quiet spot with fabulous views

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a lovely relaxing stay at the Artist's Retreat. The views are phenomenal - not conducive to leaving the property! Fortunately it's only a 10 minute walk to the town and the beach for a refreshing swim. We enjoyed BBQing our tea with a mountain view, and hope to be back in future. Jen and Chris
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Stunning Property with Breathtaking Views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This villa really is something special. For a start it is huge, with 4 double bedrooms (of which 2 have twin beds) all with ensuite bathrooms , a fifth toilet and a wet room, and 4 bunks in the big downstairs open plan area which doubles as a cinema room. Perfect for 2 families, and at a push, 6 adults and 6 kids. Secondly it is ultra modern with all mod-cons, every kitchen appliance and utensil you could wish for, and electronic descending shutters on all windows and patio doors, making it feel really safe at night. Oh, and a great bluetooth speaker with plenty of volume! It is also spotlessly clean. The outdoor space is lovely too - nice pool (shallow, so no diving), great seating areas, lots of shade, and a new gas fired bbq. But what really makes this villa so special are the views. There is a panoramic vista over the whole of Elounda Bay, and Spinalonga which is incredibly beautiful, and all the better so as this property is higher up than any other in the area. You are also not overlooked at all, just in case you want to embrace your inner German and walk around naked the whole time. There is a full size pool table and table football table in the games room, which itself looks out onto the bay, again with amazing views. Dimitris the property manager couldn't have been more helpful, and what was really thoughtful was that, especially as we arrived late, the kitchen was stocked with a welcome package of family essentials - wine and beer. There was also tea, coke, juice, bread, ham, water and about a kilo of feta cheese. If I'm being really critical the beds were very hard, which is a shame, but is easily remedied, and I hope the owners do. But in the grand scheme of things, it didn't matter, as it was the only fault we could find with the whole property, the rest was first class, we felt like we were babysitting a Hollywood star's holiday home for a week! Sure it is relatively expensive, but we thought it was absolutely worth the money. It looks every bit as good as in the pictures and we would definitely come here again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017