Coastal Village Elounda is in North East Crete about 10 km away from the City Agios Nikolaos. The impressive panorama of the Mirabello Bay is a contributing factor to why most of the really luxury hotels like the hotels / accommodations in Elounda set in the well protected Bay. The offshore islets act as wave breakers.
Elounda is located in East Crete in the Mirabello Bay 69 km Crete 10 from the capital Heraklion and 10 km west of the small, picturesque port town of Agios Nikolaos. Elounda was a wealthy port city in ancient times, which was called "Driros". After a strong earthquake, this city is said to have sunk into the sea.
Today Elounda is connected to its peninsula by a dam, where there are also salt pans. Elounda is a small coastal town in the center of the village square with the village church. At the small harbor there are taverns, cafes and excursion boats that offer day tours to the offshore island "Spinalonga".
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There are many luxury hotels in Elounda that can compete with the best hotels in the world.
Jewelry stores in town selling stylish and modern jewels in best quality. A narrow coastal promenade, better sidewalk, connects the port of Elounda with the small coastal village of Plaka. On the east side of Elounda, you can see three restored windmills that are part of the landmark of Elounda. Here you can also see the foundations of a three-aisled church with the remains of an early Christian basilica from the 5th century. Atthe edge of Elounda you can also see the ancient town "Olous", formerly the port of the town "Driros".
Elounda itself is nothing out of the ordinary. It has a nice location with a small promenade in front of the harbour with good tavernas. The luxury hotels have taken over all the sandy beaches leaving only shingle open to the public.
Nestled between two bays with narow streets, beach-taverns, Elounda boasts an array of outstanding Hotels and art galleries. You can explore, as well as being able to take in the historic atmosphere by wandering the streets and nearby trails. And whether you're after a quick bite to eat or a three-course meal with all the trimmings, the dining scene of Elounda doesn't disappoint.
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