Plaka & Elounda

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The village of Plaka is located in the Mirabello bay, 16 km north of Agios Nikolaos, right opposite the Spinalonga island. It used to be a small fishing village which offered access to the Spinalonga island when it was colony for leper’s. Nowadays you may enjoy the natural beauty of the village combined with the spectacular view of the Elounda gulf and Spinalonga. The hikers may also enjoy the numerous caves around the mountains. Seaside taverns and accommodations for all kind of budgets, may complete your ideal summer holidays to Plaka.

Cosmopolitan Elounda is near Plaka, a picturesque village in Mirabello bay. Elounda is ideal for people who appreciate a sea side place which is not too crowded. Spectacular coastline, small pretty beaches, crystal clear waters, breathtaking view and ambient atmosphere are some of the things that promise an unforgettable holiday.

Plaka and Elounda hosts two of the most important archaeological sites of Crete. The Venetian fortress of Spinalonga island and the sunken city of Olous. Television productions as “Who pays the Ferryman” was filmed in Elounda and the most recent book “The Island” by Victoria Hislop are some of the modern culture marks of the region.