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Holidays to Elounda

Take to a sunny seaside resort on a Elounda holidays in the Lassithi region of Crete, on the island’s northwest coast. Here you’ll find a pretty little harbour and a honey-coloured beach that looks out to historic Spinalonga Island (which is only a short sail away). And there’s a wealth of friendly Greek tavernas and waterfront restaurants for families and couples to discover, too. If you’re looking to explore further afield, charming Aghios Nikolaos is just 15 minutes away, while little ones will love the superb Acqua Plus waterpark, which is around an hour from the resort.

11-25 °C

Expect a mild climate all year around. 

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4 hours

Heraklion Airport (HER).

Relax in the sun-soaked harbour, sail around Spinalonga island and shop for Cretan specialties at the weekly market when you book your Thomas Cook holiday to Elounda. 

 

Recommended offers in Elounda

SENTIDO Elounda Blu

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Stylish, adult-only hotel
  • Spectacular sea views
  • Fantastic Asian à la carte restaurant

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1613 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 35 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Elounda Bay Palace

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Two private sandy beaches
  • Hotel-run kids' activity programme
  • Shops and boutique at the hotel

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 751 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • Return Transfers

Elounda Beach Hotel

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Set on private beach
  • Superb choice of bars and eateries
  • High service levels

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 496 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 1 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • Return Transfers

£1263

Maria Stella

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Close to the harbour
  • Beach is only 300m away
  • Free Wi-Fi zones

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 43 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 2 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Lena

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Family run property
  • 30m to the beach
  • 430m away from the resort centre

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 105 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 6 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Holidays to Elounda will take you to some brilliant beaches; the nearest one is right in the heart of town. But there’s so much more to this resort than lazy days in the sunshine. If you want to explore, you can hop aboard a boat from the marina to visit the islet of Spinalonga, which is famous for its fascinating Venetian ruins and its past as a leper colony. When you return, you’ll be ready to sample the catch of the day at a waterfront restaurant; it’s a great place to watch the sun go down on the horizon. And if you’re looking for a family-friendly day out, you’ll find thrills galore at Acqua Plus; Crete’s best waterpark is less than an hour away by car, and it’s brimming with water slides, pools and rivers galore.

The main beach (right in the heart of town) is a curved, 200-metre stretch of golden sand that brushes up against glistening waters, and it’s sheltered by rocky Cretan scenery. You’ll find plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas dotted along this beautiful Blue Flag spot, as well as a kids’ play area. If you love being on the water and want something to get your heart pumping, you can tackle your favourite water sports here, too. Take a 15-minute stroll along the coastal path and you’ll find a quieter place to relax. Driros Beach is well worth the walk if you want to escape the crowds. And if you’ve got a car, you can take a five-minute drive to the pebble beach at Plaka.

The bustling harbour is one the resort’s most popular attractions; it’s filled with welcoming waterfront restaurants and brimming with bobbing yachts. From here you can catch a boat over to Spinalonga Island (it’s only 10 minutes away), where you’ll find stunning scenery and Venetian fortifications. Back on dry land, if you want to get a feel for Elounda, then head to the weekly markets. Locals and visitors alike flock here to browse, haggle and socialise. And you can pick up pottery, handmade jewellery and all kinds of souvenirs from here. You’ll need to arrive in the morning if you want to pick up some local olive oil and raki, as these two specialities sell out quickly.

If you’re away with the kids, they’ll love spending days on the beach in the sun. And when you’re ready to cool off, you can head for the nearby waterpark; luckily for you, Crete’s best one is less than an hour’s drive from the resort. You’ll find Acqua Plus around 20km from Heraklion (the island capital), complete with all kinds of water slides and swimming pools, plus a lazy river and water playground. Grown-ups can sit back and relax on a free lounger. And when you arrive back at the resort, you can all tuck into a Greek dinner at a family-friendly taverna.

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