Elounda – a famous luxury destination worlwide in the magnificent island of Crete.
The cosmopolitan resort of Elounda on the island of Crete has gathered the most exclusive luxury hotels in the Aegean Sea. A resort popular with world statesmen, members of royal families and celebrities of stage and screen is welcoming you to live unforgettable in a wonderful environment.The hotels of Elounda Beach – Elounda Bay Hotel – Porto Elounda De Luxe Hotel – Elounda Mare Hotel – The Peninsula – Elounda Gulf Villas – Blue Palace Hotel - Pleiades Villas - are members of the respected hotel affiliations of The Leading Hotels of the World, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Concorde Hotels, Relais & Chateaux, The Finest Hotels of the World and many others.
Elounda is in a protected lagoon created by the peninsula opposite serving as a breakwater. The peninsula is separated from the mainland by a narrow channel dug by the French in the 19th century. Close by is the ancient city of Olous most of which can now be see lying on the seabed.
The island of Spinalonga -a leper colony many years ago- is in the Bay of Mirabello and has the remains of the Venetian Fortress built to protect the area.