Elounda Island Villas is a cluster of ten holiday apartments located in the most fascinating part of Mirabello.
1 km away from the village of Elounda at the quiet peninsula of Spinalonga, you can get here easily by car or on foot via a causeway and a bridge | MAP
The northern Gulf of Mirabello is one of the most picturesque and the most tastefully developed stretches of coast on Crete | GALLERY
We invite you to explore the majestic scenery and tranquility of the area and enjoy your stay in our facilities.
Elounda Island Villas offer a delightful and friendly atmosphere for people who want to relax by the sea and explore eastern Crete. Select between 9 cozy apartments that combine different characteristics and amenities.
The beautiful and peaceful location is a perfect destination for families, couples, newly-wed or a friendly companionship. Large terraces, comfortable verandas, balconies and patios offer a direct view of the blue sea and the spectacular Cretan mountains.
‘I was looking for a relaxing retreat that was safe for me as a solo female traveler and Elounda Island Villas was exactly what I was looking for. Leda arranged for a cab to be waiting for me, all I had to do was step off the plane and I was taken to paradise. The […]
The Elounda Island Villas where everything we were looking for and more. A quiet rustic Greek experience on paradise. All our expectations were exceeded. Lida and her staff were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The little beach across the road is the best kept secret! The accomodation units were simple, very traditional […]
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Elounda Island Villas was absolutely beautiful. We had a 3 story villa with a huge balcony overlooking the water, which was only steps away for a quick swim right in front of the hotel. Within walking distance is another great spot for swimming (not a sandy beach but crystal clear water). The villa was fully […]
We spent an idyllic 10 days with Lida and her family in July and couldn’t really ask for much more from a real Cretan experience. The location is near perfect – on the small islet opposite Elounda itself enjoying lovely views across the bay, especially the fantastic sunsets, from the good size roof terrace (big […]
A sunny, light breeze wafts through the balcony into our bright open bedroom, I pad down the wooden stairs and make coffee, returning to watch the morning sea with some fresh watermelon. That or a morning dip in front of our villa, I have neighbours but I don’t feel them, the beach is quiet and […]
You feel like you're far away from everything in the middle of the sea, yet you are only a 10 minute walk away from a bustling village. Marianna
We spent wonderful and charming holidays. Elounda Island Villas is a tranquil location with a relaxing spirit. We had a warm welcome and Lida and her family did everything to feel us comfortable and home. The café is nice located and it offers good and fresh food. We certainly will come back. Doris, Sabine and […]
‘We arrived at Elounda Island Villas at night (drove from Heraklion Airport). Even though we knew our accommodation was on a little island, outside the town of Elounda, we were charmed by the surroundings and the immediate proximity of the very calm stretch of sea water…The decor is rustic and simple, but in perfectly good […]
This is a really special place. Not just because of its wonderful location but because of the welcome held for anyone lucky enough to find themselves staying here. The only accomodation on this island, tethered to the mainland by a narrow bridge linked to a causeway, these beautiful, simple villas are the perfect place to […]
Lasithi is the eastern of the 4 counties on the island of Crete. It is renowned for its mild climate and its overlapping combinations of morphology, from the green plateaus up in the mountains, to the majestic coastline on the north around the Gulf of Mirabello and the south east arid part that dips in to the heart of the Mediterranean Sea.
Elounda is located at a cove on the coastline of the Mirabello Gulf. As it is overlooking the north east part of Crete and the beautiful deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea, it also engulfs the peninsula of the Island of Elounda or Kolokytha as it is alternatively known. On the one end of the longish peninsula there is the sunken city of ancient Olous…and on the other the remains of Spinalonga, a Venetian fortress that carries prior and later local history.
Kolokytha is another name for the peaceful Spinalonga peninsula that stretches within the gulf of Elounda. A beautiful and protected spot, with walking paths and beaches all around, monuments from ancient and most recent cultures. It offers a relaxing and soothing effect to its visitors and also to the biodiversity it sustains. Not inhabited at the moment, yet it has been at the past and still now some very few buildings exist and are maintained.