Elounda is a world renowned tourist resort with beautiful beaches, clear sea, serene and beautiful environment. It lies 10 km from Agios Nikolaos and the cutting along the side of the road gives you the opportunity to admire the spectacular bay of Mirabello and Korfos. It is built on the southern shores of the homonymous bay, 1 km west of the ancient Olounda which owes its name. It is the favored place of legendary figures from Minoan Crete and of historical figures of our time.
Elounda currently has 2,200 residents living in 4 settlements (Schisma, Pano Elounda, Kato Elounda, Mavrikiano), most of them in Schisma and deal mainly with tourism, but also fishing.
- Adjacent to the harbour is the municipal beach, a well-organized long beach ideal for water sports, with taverns and cafes next to that gathers every year thousands of visitors.
- East of Elounda 200 meters are the winners of the blue flag beach Hiona and Poros.
- Another beach for swimming in Tsifliki, 2 km away, overgrown with trees and two pebble beaches of Plaka village with its crystal clear waters.
- By car, leaving the channel through a dirt road will take you to the church of St. Luke. From there descend to walk down the beach Pumpkin with green water.