Top things to do in Elounda, Crete

If you’re looking for a relaxing seaside destination that’s neither too crowded nor too isolated, Elounda in Crete could be the perfect honeymoon spot for you. Set in Mirabello Bay, it was once a picturesque fishing village and is now becoming a more popular honeymoon choice with newlyweds. Take a look at some of the top things to do during your stay.

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Elounda is perfect for those who want to avoid the vibrant nightlife scene but still want to experience the buzz of a holiday atmosphere with other tourists. Elounda is about an hours drive from Heraklion Airport, with frequent buses and good hire car availability to see you on your way.

Spinalonga

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For history lovers the number one place to visit is Spinalonga, a manmade island originally built as an island fortress before being turned into leper colony. So much happened here over the years, and if you don’t know much about the history of the place it’s worth getting a tour guide to get the full benefit of your visit. You’ll have to take a boat over to the island and you’ll find that many of the locals are willing to take you over after the tour boats have finished so you can experience this atmospheric place in a more peaceful environment. At the end of the day head to the Taverna Ferryman, a famous restaurant away from the traffic overlooking Elounda bay and Spinalonga island.

Elounda Beach

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A beautiful beach next to the calm, clear waters of the Mediterranean, there’s plenty to do here, plus the beach is very clean. There are lots of sun beds available for you to relax the day away reading a book in the sunshine, water sports to get involved with for the more active couples, and plenty of shops and restaurants nearby to peruse. Make sure you try out some of the traditional Greek food. if you can head over on a Friday morning to enjoy the market that runs alongside the beach.

Scuba Diving

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If you’re looking to complete some courses in scuba diving, Elounda is the perfect place to do it. The people are so friendly and teach you things you wouldn’t even think of, going from a dip in the clear, warm waters observing the marine life to night-time dives, wreck diving and deep-sea diving. Diving centre Blue Dolphin is highly recommended by many visitors.