The perfect pick
On a calm day, the mystical lost city of Olous and its submerged ruins can be seen through the waters. According to Greek legend, Elounda Bay’s the home of the mermaid goddess Britomartis. If you don't spot the flash of her tail in the sea, she’s in the souvenir shops.
The resort promises pretty sandy shores for lazing in the sun, clear warm sea with watersports on offer and coastal trails to more staggering views. There's still a traditional fishing village charm about the place, but luxury yachts also glint in the harbour, alongside fresh seafood eateries.