From our Elounda Maris Villas you can enjoy the most beautiful view of Elounda and the peninsula Kolokitha, a great place for bird-watching, with on its tail Spinalonga, the little islet known because of its Venetian fortress and as the base of the former leper colony. It was also Spinalonga that served as inspiration for Victoria Hislop’s best-selling novel “The Island”. Elounda itself with its luxurious hotel resorts has become over the years a national hideaway for Greek celebrities to spend some relaxing days. The village is a convenient starting point for a boat trip to Spinalonga.
Holding a fantastic position on a promontory, with a panoramic view of the Bay of Mirabello and its dramatic, sheer rocky coastline, Agios Nikolaos is a vibrant, cosmopolitan harbour town. It has everything necessary for a feel-good holiday: attractive shops, a pedestrian zone, excellent restaurants and eateries and a lively nightlife where you don’t feel out of place once you’ve hit your thirties.
A stroll around town
Have a stroll along the harbour and a drink on one of the many cosy terraces. Admire the beautiful windows of the jewellery shops. Have lunch at a restaurant / eatery high over the lake with a pretty view over town. Visit the Archaeological Museum with its rich ﬁnds from central and east Crete and the small Folklore Museum, which is based on the ground ﬂoor of the port police oﬃce. Go for a swim at one of the beaches stretching out north and south of town.