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Where Zeus used to bathe

Crete | Crete is the most popular holiday destination for those people who want to spend their holiday in Greece. Due to the diverse countryside the biggest island in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea provides the holiday maker with many alternatives and options. Regardless whether you are seeking a holiday on the beach (more than 1000 kilometers of coastline), want to undertake a hiking tour to the mystic places related to the Greek Gods or just would like to take a stroll through one of the many attractive towns every holidaymaker will find this island an absolute paradise. Crete also welcomes families with children with open arms. The beaches offer the smallest family members a lot of space to play and explore. Those interested in exploring the sea world further down will find a selection of scuba diving schools where you can make your diving license. A popular daytrip is the under nature conservation protected Palm Beach of Vai which can be found on the east side of the island. It is referred to as the Caribbean beach of Europe as its characteristics are a fine white sandy beach surrounded by old palm trees. One of the most beautiful and longest beaches Crete offers can be found in Rethymnon. This is a tourist town with many fish taverns in a Venetian port and numerous small souvenir shops.
One of the main attractions of Crete is the Samaria Gorge on the south side of the island which is the longest in Europe. Those who dare may take a hike along the cliffs. In the Diktaean Cave, that is one of 3000 mountain caves to be found on Crete, you can experience the starting point of Greek Mythology. A legend has it that Zeus was born and raised in the cave of Psycho which is located in Lasithi in Eastern Greece not far away from Heraklion. Another popular tourist attraction is the palace of Knosso which is one of the most well known archeological excavation sites in the world.
When paying a visit to the town of Heraklion you must plan to visit the archaeological museum as it is regarded as one of the most spectacular of its kind with unique artifacts. To round off a lovely day you should also plan to look up one of the many taverns. Here you can take in and be enchanted by the Greek folklore with Mediterranean flair until late into the night.

 

Location reviews

Total rating of Elounda

4.3 out of 5 (10 Customer reviews)
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This is what holiday rental customers wrote about Elounda 

  • 4.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 30/10/2017, travel period: October 2017

    “Shopping possibilities and restaurants are sufficiently available.
    The beach is available, but right next to the road.
    Here are a few miles further beautiful.”

    This review has been given for property no. 1241235 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 20/07/2017, travel period: July 2018

    “Mavrikianos is a town of Elounda. One can walk to Elounda city center if one wants, but we went by car. In Mavrikianos one has a restaurant near the Penelope house namely The Hope, with real Greek cuisine and beautiful views over Elounda Bay. In addition there was also a cafe with a terrace and a view of the bay. For main course with side dish and beverage, you pay 12 EUR per person. Pre-cooked snacks and watermelon and honey melon are available for dessert. Recommended. Also very kind welcome. There are numerous delicious restaurants at the port of Elounda and there are 2 supermarkets. Also 2 bakers, a butcher, jewelers, pharmacist, car rental offices, etc. There is also a nice beach and one can take a boat to Spinalonga. Elounda has a very nice and cozy center. In the evening it is cozy, but not too busy.”

    This review has been given for property no. 1245346 The review of the location has been automatically translated from Dutch. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer Wulffsberg wrote
    on 13/07/2017

    “The area is not very "touristy" - which we enjoyed very much. Elunda is where you find the most tourist restaurants. If you drive to Plaka (10 min drive) you will find a small fishing town with lovely tavernas and cafés. Small but nice. We enjoyed tasty and great food every day. The people where nice and hospitable.
    We went to Agios Nicolaos which is a 15-20 min drive. Very nice! Good shopping and restaurants.
    If you want parties at night, with a lot of bars and discos - this is not the place to go.
    We enjoyed the areas very much since we are not fund of "plastic fantastic" vacations.
    There are a lot of small beaches around. Some with sand others with gravel / stones. Many Blue-flag beaches in the area.”

    This review has been given for property no. 1207618 The review of the location has been automatically translated from Danish. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 01/07/2017

    “A cute place where nothing is missing.”

    This review has been given for property no. 967409 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 15/06/2017

    “Elounda is a very touristic place. Whoever likes this is right there. The location of our house set apart on a mountain is top.”

    This review has been given for property no. 1241235 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language


  • Property no. 1207618
    from GBP 1,745
    for 1 week

    Elounda, Crete (East Crete)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 188 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, ,
    5.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Property no. 1311900
    from GBP 1,105
    for 1 week

    Elounda, Crete (East Crete)

    Holiday home for max. 10 persons

    Approx. 220 m², 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), TV, Complete WLAN coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 200 m
  • Property no. 1152152
    from GBP 1,565
    for 1 week

    Elounda, Crete (East Crete)

    Holiday home for max. 10 adults + 2 children

    Approx. 280 m², 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, Complete WLAN coverage, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 400 m,
  • Property no. 227637
    from GBP 583
    for 1 week

    Elounda, Crete (East Crete)

    Holiday apartment for max. 3 adults + 1 child

    1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Complete WLAN coverage, beach approx. 800 m,
    5.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Property no. 1241235
    + 8 more
    from GBP 485
    for 1 week

    Elounda, Crete (East Crete)

    Holiday home for max. 3 persons

    Approx. 75 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (any), TV, Complete WLAN coverage, beach approx. 300 m, ,
    3.0 out of 5
    2 Customer reviews
    There are 8 further property types with 8 accommodations for this complex
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  • Property no. 1004788
    from GBP 3,391
    for 1 week

    Elounda, Crete (East Crete)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 250 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 2 km, sea approx. 100 m, ,
  • Property no. 696912
    from GBP 552
    for 1 week

    Elounda, Crete (East Crete)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 70 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, beach approx. 800 m, ,
  • Property no. 1001005
    from GBP 2,768
    for 1 week

    Elounda, Crete (East Crete)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 92 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 1 km, ,
  • Property no. 1331955
    + 7 more
    from GBP 700
    for 1 week

    Elounda, Crete (East Crete)

    Holiday home for max. 5 persons

    Approx. 100 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, WLAN
    There are 7 further property types with 7 accommodations for this complex
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  • Property no. 696915
    from GBP 552
    for 1 week

    Elounda, Crete (East Crete)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 70 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, beach approx. 800 m, ,
  • Property no. 1248046
    + 1 more
    from GBP 319
    for 1 week

    Elounda, Crete (East Crete)

    Holiday apartment for max. 2 persons

    1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (any), Complete WLAN coverage, beach approx. 100 m
    There is one further property type with one accommodation for this complex
  • Property no. 696914
    + 1 more
    from GBP 552
    for 1 week

    Elounda, Crete (East Crete)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 70 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, beach approx. 800 m, ,
    There is one further property type with one accommodation for this complex
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