Spinalonga Island

Spinalonga Island

The beautiful Spinalonga Island is surrounded by azure blue waters and baron rocky lands. Known as ‘Leper Island’, in 1903 a leper colony was established there to isolate the people suffering from Hansen’s Disease. A walk around the island offers up some of the finest views of the mainland and the perfect swimming spot.
Village of Plaka

Village of Plaka

Elounda, Crete (Heraklion Area)

Four kilometres away from Elounda lies the pretty suburb of Plaka. The beach is beautiful, with crystal clear waters and smooth white pebbles alluring holidaymakers to this peaceful hotspot. Many hotels and...

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Harbourside restaurants and cafés

Harbourside restaurants and cafés

Elounda, Crete (Heraklion Area)

Once a traditional fishing village, Elounda’s picturesque harbour attracts visitors from all over Crete. Follow the narrow streets towards the Venetian saltpans and the Kolokytha Peninsula, then relax along the...

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Buzzy bars

Buzzy bars

Elounda, Crete (Heraklion Area)

See the streets of Elounda come alive, as the sun sets and the drinks start flowing. Spend your evenings dancing to the beats of popular and live music, catch the latest sports on the big screens in the bars...

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