Elounda’s name, stems from the ancient Olous, to become Olounda and finally nowadays Elounda.
Elounda is a slow paced, picturesque, fishing village, blending ancient memories with contemporary living and mouth watering Cretan gastronomy with crystal clear secluded beaches and warm hearted local people.
Its small harbour with its traditionally painted boats is surrounded by shops, taverns and cafes where you can sit and gaze a slow paced world, going by. You will experience that carnal time does not apply here!
Closest sandy beach to your villa is in Elounda, only 2km away, a pleasant five minutes drive with your car. It has the "Blue Flag" award from the European Union for its clear waters and very safe for children to swim in. Elounda has been a refuelling station during the Second World War for the allied forces.
In Elounda, there is practically nothing you will ask and will not find. The same goes for the surrounding areas. Either you wish to relax at your villa's veranda or terrace, just gazing at the azure sea of Mirabello Bay, to clubbing and dancing at the nearby city of Aghios Nikolaos (10 km).
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