Elounda - Travel at Crete island, Greece -


Enjoy a ride and a bunch of pictures from the area of Elounda. This is the north east part of the lovely island Crete.

This are the pictures from my first 2 days at Elounda village made by a long walk and a drive to the hills. Stay tuned for more...


The little Harbor

If you like some fresh seafood, this is a good place. Have a walk and stop by at one of the small restaurants and have your fresh dish in greek style.

The fisher boats of Elounda after they did their job.
The fisher boats of Elounda after they did their job.


The view from above

A view from the hills to the area of Elounda
A view from the hills to the area of Elounda

The village of Elounda is ideal for people who want to have a seaside holiday in a place which is neither too busy nor too isolated. 

Elounda is a relaxing place by the sea.


A lot of rocks means good diving

See the coastline with mainly rocks and some little sandy beaches.

The coastline of Elounda
The coastline of Elounda

In Elounda you will find many small and pretty beaches. You may do a walk along the peninsula of Kolokytha where you may explore the many little villages in the hills far from the sea. Is seems to be a trip back in time.

Elounda is not for those looking for a hectic nightlife, nor for those who prefer the isolated beaches of southern Crete.

Elounda is a nice mix of different touristic attractions with good restaurants by the sea

Even if there are many luxury hotels, Elounda is not a priciest place. Overall hotels and food reasonable priced like those in the rest of Crete.


The view to Spinalonga

Spinalonga is a small island near Elounda, which is also known as the Leper Island. Lepers from Crete and the rest of Greece were quarantined at Spinalonga until 1957.

The island of Spinalonga close to Elounda
The island of Spinalonga close to Elounda

Nowadays many of tourists visit Spinalonga by boat from Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Plaka. 

A view from above to Spinalonga
A view from above to Spinalonga

A walking tour through the ruined buildings is a nice jump back in history.

Spinalonga and Kolokytha from above
Spinalonga and Kolokytha from above


A drive trough the hills

Jump in your car and drive to the hills, to the little villages and have a view to the nature and all the people who live here.

Stones and olive trees
Stones and olive trees

Olive tree and blue sky
Olive tree and blue sky

We met this 3 fellows

Local talk under a tree
Local talk under a tree

Typical ...
Typical ...


Back to the beach

Lonly boat in front of Kolokytha
Lonly boat in front of Kolokytha

The reward for the journey

Normally we say:The journey is the reward.
But today I added a local beer.

A local Mythos beer
A local Mythos beer

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