Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Elounda

The island views and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Elounda. This romantic and walkable city entices travelers with its boating and local tours. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Elounda

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Elounda. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Plaka Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Lake Voulismeni (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Voulisma Beach (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Istro Beach (9.5 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Pachia Ammos Beach (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Elounda

The nearest airport is in Sitia (JSH), located 21.4 mi (34.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), which is 31.4 mi (50.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Elounda?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 432 vacation rentals near Elounda. From 177 Villas to 89 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Elounda for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Elounda?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Elounda. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Stalis Beach: 1,001 vacation rentals
  • Lagada Beach: 436 vacation rentals
  • Port of Agios Nikolaos: 853 vacation rentals
  • Palace of Malia: 932 vacation rentals
  • Ierapetra Venetian Fort: 681 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Elounda listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Elounda?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 177 Villas in Elounda. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Elounda include:

  • Houses: 89 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 111 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 8 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Elounda?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 246 vacation rentals with pool available in Elounda. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.