The best luxury Resorts in Elounda!
For summer round fun and sun, there are not much better locations than Eloundas sandy beaches. Below are the best Elounda hotels for your next holidays!
The first known settlement in the area was the organized city-state of Allus, whose inhabitants were at odds with the inhabitants of the Doric Latus. Most of Olounda is submerged in the sea since the end of antiquity and the ruins are visible when diving. Ancient Olous dates back to about 3500 to 4000 years BC. It flourished during the Minoan Era and its population is estimated at around 15,000. Today the ruins of this ancient city are quite prominent in the "Kanali" area. Most of the city collapsed after a powerful earthquake that struck the Gulf of Mirabello and the surrounding area.
Elounda, like all villages and towns, is made up of small areas. The areas with most houses, restaurants, cafes and other buildings are Schisma and Plaka. There are also areas with traditional and ancient houses, such as Mauritian, Kato Chorio (Kato Elounda) and Epano Horio (Upper Elounda). Another area is Katevati where most hotels and a few houses are located. Tsifliki is also an area with many hotels and fewer houses. Cyprus is an area with no hotels and few houses. There are, of course, not only areas with ancient finds, such as Poros, where they are ancient from Ancient Olous, there is only one taverna and some beaches, while at the entrance of the area are apartments, bars and 2 taverns, the island consisting of mountains and hills and there are also ancient finds and the island of Spinalonga with the ancient houses of lepers.
Today, many hotels have been built to accommodate the countless number of visitors. There are also restaurants where guests enjoy traditional food, as well as shops where tourists will find souvenirs and more.
Elounda also has many beaches. Some of them have been awarded the Blue Flag.
It has a medical office, which means that if someone gets serious, they should be taken to Agios Nikolaos General Hospital in Agios Nikolaos.
Elounda is served by the Heraklion-Lassithi Bus Station with destinations to Agios Nikolaos and, sometimes, Plaka (small suburb of Elounda). Buses run from most of the hotels in the village. Boats also take visitors to the island of Spinalonga. There is also a taxi stand opposite the central square of the village (Boti Sfakianaki Square).
In addition, he has created a football team named '' Korfos '' which took its name from the bay of Elounda.
Elounda is a magnificent and unique location, with natural landscapes, beaches, mountains, islands and gorgeous hotels leading in tourism industry from 1973 when the first hotel "Elounda beach" was constructed. Elounda Beach became a landmark for Cretan and Greek Tourism, not only because it was one of the first Greek hotels of international tourism. The next years more luxury 5* hotels were constructed:
-Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel
-Porto Elounda Golf&Spa Resort
-Elounda Bay Palace
-Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort&Spa
-Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection
-Royal Marmin Bay&Art Hotel
-Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux Hotel
Even the chauffeured and transfer companies had to renew their fleet and the services provided to meet the high standards of customers. Now a days, you can find the most luxurious vehicles, like sedans, SUV, Vans and minibuses that can fulfill the most high expectations.