This is our third time in beautiful Elounda and we are going back in September and again next year. The beach and streets are spotlessly clean and the people are so friendly.
Elounda retains it\'s Greek tradition whilst catering for the tourist in a laid back manner.
A trip up from the harbour in Elounda up to Plana Elounda (600 yards) takes you back in time with it\'s quaint houses and traditonal Kafenios especially Maria\'s, she makes you most welcome.
Our favourite restuarant is Anemomylos (greek for windmill), the food is wonderful (meat and vegetables all fresh - no frozen produce here !) - it is right opposite the main beach.
The best bar in town is Babels, a lovely people watching spot with ...
wonderful staff Nectaurius is front of house with a lovely warm and genuine personality with Yannis his brother working hard with a lovely friendly manner and willing to give knowledge on all subjects. Couple this with varied background music and multiple screens for all those avid sports fans. Read More
A trip through Plaka and up towards the wind turbines gives you the most breathtaking views imaginable.
Add to this the facinating \"Spinalongs\" steeped in history although the fascinating stories of the lepers who lived there as recently as the \"50\'s\". They are currently filming \"The Island\" on location, a best selling book by Victoria Hislop. A personal view but \"Yannis\" by Beryl Darby gives a more grittier view of the lives of the lepers on \"Spinalonga\", it is fictional based on so many true facts.
Writing this so soon after our return only makes me yearn to return to this beautiful place.