Elounda is a relaxing, upscale neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants and bars. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its small-town vibe. Many visitors come to bask in its beautiful outdoor settings, namely the sea, beaches, and gardens. Elounda's hotels, holiday apartments or boutique B&Bs make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Agios Nikolaos area.
Sightseeing around Elounda
Attractions like Agios Nikolaos Archaeological Museum and Ierapetra Archaeological Museum highlight the local culture. Spinalonga Castle, Lato, and Panagia Kera Church are some of the notable landmarks. Create some family memories at Sissi Mini Golf.
Swimming is a popular activity here, but there's plenty more to do. Voulisma Beach, Istro Beach, and Pachia Ammos Beach are a few spots to soak up some sunshine. You can spend a leisurely day outdoors at Lake Voulismeni or Cave of Zeus. A visit to Port of Agios Nikolaos won't disappoint either.
Don't miss Gournia Archaeological Site, Palace of Malia, and Richtis Gorge while you're here. You can also head to Stalis Beach, Waterfall of Milona, and Ierapetra Venetian Fort.
Getting around Elounda
Sitia (JSH) is the closest major airport, 20.9 miles (33.6 km) from Elounda. The next closest airport is Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), located 31.9 miles (51.3 km) away.