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Elounda Holidays in 2016

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Holidays to Elounda

Have the opportuniy to enoy the pretty northern coast of Crete in Greece. It is just 6 miles from the bustling resort of Aghios Nikolaos and boasts a fine sand and shingle beach and lively harbour. Elounda holidays give you a taste of tradition with all the amenities of a modern beach resort.

Elounda beach holidays

Beach holidays in Elounda are perfect for couples and family holidays with crystal clear waters and a soft sand and shingle beach with plenty of room to pitch your parasol and relax in the sunshine. For the active explorers, why not try your hand at snorkelling and see the underwater city of Olous? There are a number of waterside tavernas serving snacks and refreshments to keep you going throughout the day while you make the most of the water sport activities on offer. If you’re after that perfect secluded spot in the sun, venture a little further to the sandy beaches in Damnoni.

Explore Elounda

Elounda is an interesting beach resort to explore; not only does it have an ancient city below the clear waters, there is also a fantastic lagoon leading to the breath-taking island of Spinaloga, a 16th century fortress that later became a sanatorium for Cretan lepers in the early to mid 1900s. For other great days out, head to the ancient Minoan palace at Knossos, spend a day shopping in Heraklion, or why not take the kids to the Heraklion museum.

A good way to explore the beautiful island is to hire a car; why not follow the coastline and see where it takes you! Head over to the bustling resort of Aghios Nikolaos or why not take the kids to one of the water parks on the island such as: Aqua Plus Waterpark in Hersonissos or Watercity in Anopoli – fun for the whole family on your holiday! Elounda has a bustling square that comes alive at night, why not head to the square or the harbour for a relaxing meal and simply watch the world go by.

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Elounda couples holiday

Attractions

Although a holiday to Elounda, Crete will be a picturesque one with plenty to see and do, you’ll still be able to enjoy a peaceful resort that isn’t overran by noisy tourists like it’s neighbouring cities. Due to the areas exclusivity and its ability to maintain traditional values, Elounda creates a serene environment for couples after a relaxing break.

Activities

Spend one of your days on holiday stretched out along the shore or perched along the harbour and catch supper for your loved one. Due to Elounda being a typical fishing village, the sport is a regular past time for locals, so you’ll see fisherman working to get their catch of the day at all hours.

Nightlife

Elounda is known as a luxury holiday destination due to the amount of five star hotels and villas that are scattered around the city. Therefore, nightlife can seem a little elusive but there is plenty to keep you busy. Relax in one of the many traditional taverns, dance all night long in one of the many clubs in the nearby resort of Aghios Nikolaos or indulge at one of the many quality restaurants.

Hotels

For a truly memorable getaway in Elounda Crete a stay at the five star resort of Aquila Elounda Village is a must. The perfect escape for couples or honeymooners this idyllic resort offers bungalow style garden view rooms with terraces that open into the resorts landscaped gardens. It is one of the areas most prestigious and luxurious hotels, ideal for a romantic getaway.

Elounda exploring holiday

Day Trips

Whilst on holiday in Elounda it is worth trying to make time to visit some of its nearby cities that can be a huge contrast to the small fishing village. Agios Nikolaos is much more developed and has been attracting tourists for decades. The shopping and nightlife is more varied here and it offers a vast amount of options.

Water Sports

Elounda’s shore and bustling harbour are the places to head to is you’re after a days sailing to explore the coast and see a little more of the untouched landscape that the area has to offer. Many other water sports are on offer also including kayaking for the adventurous and windsurfing for the daredevils.

Festivals

Crete, as a whole island, offers a plethora of events and year round religious festivals, which see the locals taking part in traditional celebrations. If you’re after a bit of fun and want to become immersed with the cultures and traditions in Crete then try and visit during one of these festivals, like The Cherry Festival, where you’ll be able to enjoy dancing, music and tasty local cuisine.

Architecture

A must do trip whilst on holiday in Elounda is to join one of the many boat trips to Spinaloga. This 16th century fortress resides upon a small island and is said to have once been a sanatorium for Cretan lepers. However, it is steeped in mystery and history buffs will revel in its beauty and typically Grecian style.

Elounda family holiday

Attractions

Elounda, on Crete’s northern coast is an intriguing holiday destination packed with activities to keep the family entertained. It boasts a soft sand and shingle beach perfect for relaxing under the sun or taking part in water sports out in the crystal clear ocean. For something a little more intimate head to the sandy beaches in Damnoni.

Activities

Before tourism became rich in Elounda, the area was a picturesque fishing village with its inhabitants living simple lives farming and fishing. However, the area has some of the grandest five star hotels in Greece these days and is always bustling with tourists. So if it’s a little tradition you’re after, it’s best to hire a car and head inland to explore.

Nightlife

The coast in Elounda is bustling at night as its many bars and restaurant allow its customers to pour out onto the streets. Enjoy some of the areas fresh seafood, likely to have been caught that day and wash it down with some local wine.

Hotels

For a comfortable stay in Elounda with your family, opt to stay at the Kalithea Apartments which is set back from the main resort. This well maintained, family run hotel offers self-catering options for large families who are just after a bit of sun. Transport down to the beach is regular and takes no longer than ten minutes.

Elounda sun, sand and sea

Best Beaches

Due to the luxurious nature and exclusivity that comes with a holiday to Elounda in Crete, many of the hotels and resorts offer their own private beaches giving you the choice of visiting a public beach or relaxing in your own comfortable surroundings. Elounda’s public beach looks out over mountains and crystal clear waters and is perfect for families.

Attractions

The beach at Elounda is picturesque due to its golden sands and vast views overlooking the crystal clear blue ocean. It is also surrounded by untouched mountainous landscapes creating a breathtakingly beautiful setting for paddling in the sea, soaking up some of the year-round scorching sunshine or enjoying time with your family making sandcastles.

Activities

The beach at Elounda offers many amenities to ensure locals and tourists can enjoy their day at the seaside with minimal worries. Cafes and bars line the shore offering refreshments and food all day and a plethora of water sports available for all ages will keep kids entertained out on the vast ocean.

Hotels

The Hotel Akti Olous is located directly on the beach at Elounda. This three star hotel is ideal for families after a comfortable stay in a bustling resort that has plenty to offer the kids. The roof top swimming poll will prove an ideal alternative to the sandy beach and the air-conditioned rooms will prove an ideal escape from the afternoon sun.