Elounda sits on the east coast of Crete and is becoming an increasingly popular destination for families who are looking to make the most of the favourable Mediterranean weather.

The resort ticks the boxes for those who want to enjoy some peace and quiet but also those want a bit more action during their time away in the sun.

Families travelling with children ill enjoy the fact that the small Blue Flag beaches aren’t too busy, and offer the chance to take a dip in the clear blue waters of the Med.

Once you’re done topping up your tan, there are plenty of traditional Greek taverns and bars to visit – many of which are located around the harbour area.

From the harbour, you can board a boat to take a trip out to nearby Spinalonga Island, which is one of the top tourist attractions in Crete.

On the uninhabited island, you can visit an abandoned leper colony and an old fortress or explore the small pebble beaches that line the coast.

Spinalonga Island was once part of the peninsula of the same name that is linked to the Cretan mainland and it is here where you can visit the remains of the submerged ancient city of Olous.

When it comes to entertainment, Elounda comes alive on an evening with live music in many of the top bars whilst for families, a day out at the nearby Amazonas Park will provide the chance to come face-to-face with a number of wild species.

The open and friendly nature of the resort is reflected in the accommodation available across the resort, which includes options with waterparks as part of the package for families and five star luxury for couples simply wanting to relax and take things easy.

  • Transfer Time: 65 mins
  • Currency: Euro
  • Airports
  • Birmingham Airport
  • London Gatwick Airport