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A few words about Elounda:
Elounda (Greek :
ΕΛΟΥΝΤΑ) is a small fishing village close to Agios Nikolaos, on the
Elounda Bay, on the island of Crete, Greece.
The road to Elouda from Agios Nikolaos follows the shore, climbing to the top
of a small mountain . The view from the top is incomparable. On a clear day
the visitor can see all of Mirabello bay, and all the way to the eastern tip
The village is touristically developed with many shops, restaurants on the
shore, bars and several excellent hotels famous for their comforts and the
variety of amenities offered. The lagoon of Elouda is shaped between the coast
and a small peninsula of 7-8 km length, that serves as a breakwater. Today the
peninsula is separated from the mainland by a channel dug by the French at the
end of the 19th century. A narrow bridge joins the peninsula with the
In the area there used to be the ancient city of "Olous". Some ruins of the
city are preserved in the edge of the peninsula but the rest of the city is
below sea level,, with ruins of buildings visible in the sea bed. Near by are
the salt-mines where tonns of salt are produced.
In the summer boats leave the harbor every hour, transporting visitors to the
small islet of Spinaloga.
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