Whether you’re into chilled-out breaks soundtracked by the sea or like to add a sense of adventure to your holidays with exploration or water sports, you’ll fit right in when you’re in Elounda. It’s a serene kind of place but there’s a brilliant marina, so excursions are easy to arrange. You can also explore the rest of Crete by car, or visit the nearby island of Santorini.

It may be fairly peaceful here, but Elounda holidays aren’t just for adults, they can be family friendly too. The main beach is easily accessible, with lovely, soft sand and water that’s made for paddling. Plus there’s a brilliant waterpark not too far away.

1. Go to the beach

Elounda is a great choice for a beach holiday, with soft sands right next to the promenade and harbour. That means there are plenty of places to eat,
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3. Take to the water

Elounda may seem like a quiet little place compared to the bigger resorts on other Greek islands, but there’s actually lots to do here. The marina is superb, with a variety of boat trips available.
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5. Visit Santorini

You’ll probably recognise Santorini as the iconic Greek island of white and blue houses. This dreamy looking place is easy to get to by boat
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