Elounda has the perfect combination of natural beauty and tranquility with a plethora of five star hotels.
Elounda is undoubtedly one of the most attractive places in Crete where the views over the many small bays are stunning. The hotels here have a reputation for pampering to the needs of the guests and to say the guest’s wishes are the hotel’s command would hardly be an understatement. For Kids Love Greece hotels such as Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites , Elounda Beach hotel & villas and Porto Elounda Gοlf Villas come top of the list of choices for family holidays.
Make sure you visit nearby Agios Nikolaos and take a stroll around the lake. Chrisofillis Taverna by Pangalou Beach is highly recommended if you want to try various excellent ‘mezes’ (small Greek dishes) and at the same have a beautiful view by the sea.
If you fancy spending the day in a totally unspoiled environment then Kolokithas Beach is just a stone’s throw away. The crystal clear water will certainly leave you feeling refreshed.
Both Gorgona Taverna in Plaka and Ferryman Taverna in Elounda offer more unusual mouth watering dishes. What will make your meal even more memorable is the incredible view of the island of Spinalonga. It is only 800 metres from Plaka and has thousands of visitors every year.
If you have older children it is definitely worth visiting Spinalonga. It was the last leper colony in Europe, closing its doors a mere 60 years ago. There is a regular boat service to Spinalonga from both Plaka and Elounda.
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