Elounda – North Coast of Crete
Elounda is a top holiday resort, even when it comes to the very high standards of other popular Greek destinations. Though Elounda holidays probably aren’t the most well known in Greece, or just on the island of Crete, but there you will be find something for everyone, from lively nights to relaxing and fun filled days for all the family. Elounda beach is large and very clean making it ideal for children to play and adults to relax.
Your transfer from Heraklion Airport will be a lengthy one taking around 2 hours to reach the hotels in Elounda. Fortunately Crete has a beautiful countryside which you can admire on your journey across the island which helps pass the time until you reach Elounda.
The accommodation is particularly good in Elounda offering sublime luxury as well as budget rooms. The hotels in Elounda will range from 2 to 5 stars, so everybody will be able to find the right price range they are looking for. No matter where you choose to stay the accommodation is very modernised offering typical services and facilities holidaymakers have come to expect.
There is some public transport available in the form of an hourly bus heading out to nearby resorts. Taxis can also be found around Elounda, though many families tend take the option of a hire car for extra exploration.
Elounda – Sightseeing & Activities
Elounda beach is manmade and so it is very fine and clean where you can spend the best part of the day playing and soaking up the endless hours of summer sun. Take time out to relax on the sand or take part in one of the many water sports on offer around Elounda beach, including jet skiing, water skiing, surfing and scuba diving. Boat trips are also available taking tourists along the coast and over to the popular attractions on Spinalonga Island which is visible from the beach.
There is plenty of history to discover on the island of Crete and you can start at one of the many archaeological sites. There are assigned walks and trails around Elounda that you can follow to find various pieces of Crete’s history as well as uncovering some fantastic views of the islands beautiful scenery.
There is plenty of fantastic shopping to do whilst on Elounda holidays. You will be able to pick plenty of souvenirs as mementoes of your holiday as well as plenty of designer clothes, perfumes and jewellery in the high quality boutiques found around the resort. Trips over to the resort Aghios Nikolaos provides more opens for shopping during your holiday.
Elounda – Cuisine & Nightlife
There is wide range of restaurants to choose from when you are looking for a fine evening meal during your holidays in Elounda. During you holiday you should always try one of the fantastic traditional Greek dishes on offer on practically every menu available. There is also a lot of seafood cuisine worth trying which is as fresh as you will ever try. Of course you can expect to find British, Italian and Chinese restaurants as Elounda caters universally for its tourists. The hotels in Elounda also provide plenty of fine meals for guests to enjoy.
As Elounda covers entertainment for everybody those who enjoy a lively evening where the drinks are flowing and the music is playing way into the morning hours. There are plenty of pubs and bars to enjoy a drink or two and the later the night goes on various clubs and discos open where holidaymakers can dance long into the night. The hotels in Elounda have more formal entertainment on offer when it comes to the music and dancing.
Elounda – Weather & Climate
You can expect the weather in Elounda to be as good as anywhere throughout the whole of Crete. Summer in Elounda bring the best weather with fantastic highs of 30°C at times during the days of the hottest month August. Summer welcomes over 10 hours of sun a day which is perfect for tourists who will be heading straight down to Elounda beach to work on a great holiday tan.
Over winter the weather still remains fairly warm in comparison to most places in Europe. Up to October you still will see temperatures of 20°C, though as the year goes on it will quickly drop to highs of 10°C. January and February are the months which experience the most rainfall over the course of the year, but Elounda still remains a great place to visit at anytime.