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The Island of Elounda
Elounda is one of Greece’s most exclusive summer destinations. The area is noted for its coves, rocky coastlines, the fishing harbor, the sunken city of Olous and the remains of a Byzantine basilica. What is amazing here is the impressive selection of luxury hotels, resorts, and restaurants that will meet even the highest of your expectations. The outstanding natural beauty of secluded Elounda bay and the first-class accommodations have made Elounda the #1 favorite for world leaders, royalties, and celebrities alike since the mid-’70s.
Apart from the cosmopolitan atmosphere, right opposite from Elounda, you will find the island of Spinalonga, an under-consideration UNESCO World Heritage site. Lepers from Crete and the rest of Greece had been kept here in isolation until 1957. The island is considered a monument of Greece’s modern cultural heritage and connected with many true stories of pain, separation, and fear. Victoria Hislop wrote a best seller entitled “The Island” with stories based on the tormented life in Spinalonga.
Resorts & Dining
Elounda has been Greece’s premier luxury resort destination for more than 40 years. Having hosted some of the world’s most powerful people, the resorts here are used to guests that have the highest standards and are hard to please. The resorts offer all the services one could want including gourmet restaurants, private beaches, watersports, kid’s clubs and activities, luxury spas, and all types of other bespoke services. Your wish is their command!
Here you can find many high-quality award-winning restaurants worth dining at. Beyond Elounda, there are several high-quality tavernas serving Cretan specialties in a more traditional setting. You can find both in Agios Nikolas just next to Elounda, but also in the many villages spread throughout the area of Lassithi.
Crete is Greece’s largest island, and once you’re here, it’s worth discovering the unique experiences it offers. From Elounda, you can easily head by private car transfer to either Rethymno or Chania, both well preserved coastal towns with Venetian influences.
Unique Experiences – Olive Oil Tasting
Olive oil is considered Cretan gold. We invite you to visit a family-run olive oil factory and taste the different olive species and olive making methods. Discover a vast selection of equipment used through the ages from the Cretan producers. In here lay the secrets of the most nutritious, delicious and purest olive oil that scientists have connected to life longevity. Enjoy this magical experience about the most valuable product of the Cretan land!
BY AIRPLANE – Depending on where you are coming from, there are various ways to reach Elounda. You can either fly to Heraklion airport and then take a private transfer to Elounda, (1-hr drive) or fly to Sitia airport which is closest to Elounda. Both airports are connected with daily domestic flights from major Greek airports.
BY FERRY – If you are already on one of the other islands in the Cyclades like Mykonos or Santorini, there are ferries to the port of Heraklion.