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Places to visit in Elounda and Crete

There is a pleiad of places to visit while in Elounda and Crete. From the historic islet of Spinalonga to the Minoan palace of Knossos in Heraklion and from the picturesque traditional village of Kritsa to an emerald beach nearby Elounda, everything is within a maximum one hour pleasant drive.

Our host Hippo will have a coffee with you, soon after your arrival and tell you all about the area and the places to visit.

Until then we propose...

Spinalonga is an islet at the entrance of the Mirabello Bay in Elounda, Crete. Victoria Hislop's book "The Island" is about Spinalonga, a family saga of tormented human relationships, against a backdrop of the Second World War. Read more...

Agios Nikolaos, 10 km from the village of Elounda, is a lively small town with a harbor where yachts mingle with cruise boats. You can find a variety of shops offering local goods, from herbs to the renowned Greek jewellery, along with cafés, restaurants, dancing clubs and beautiful beaches for swimming. Read more...

The serpentine road after Almyros, offers a breathtaking view of Mirabello, all the way to the village of Kalo Chorio. Read more...

Kritsa is a magnificent traditional village, approximately 11 km. west of the town of Agios Nikolaos, lays on an altitude of 375 m. Its inhabitants are the descends of the ancient city "Lato Etera", whose ruins are discovered 3 km. northwest of the village. Read more...

Knossos, in Heraklion, Crete, is the site of the most important and better known palace of Minoan civilization. According to tradition, it was the seat of the legendary king Minos. The Palace is also connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur, and the story of Daidalos and Icaros. Read more...

Highlights

Spinalonga

The Island
Agios Nikolaos

A night out
Kritsa

Village Scouting
Knossos

Minoan Glory

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720 53, Elounda, Crete, Greece
Tel: +30 210 99 39 403
Mob: +30 6944 35 72 75
e-mail: reservations@eloundasolfezvillas.com
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