Welcome to Elounda, Crete
Elounda Island Villas is a cluster of ten self-catered 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.
The northern Gulf of Mirabello is one of the most picturesque and the most tastefully developed stretches of coast on Crete. We invite you to explore the majestic scenery and tranquility of the area and enjoy your stay in our facilities.
The best holiday apartments Elounda Island Villas can offer is to allow you to feel Crete
Elounda Island Villas
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.
V10 | Two bedrooms | Upper floor veranda4 GUESTS Upper floor veranda-terrace with panoramic view
V9 | One bedroom | Ground floor patio2 GUESTS Ground floor patio
V8 | One bedroom | Upper floor veranda2 GUESTS Ground floor patio Upper floor veranda
V7 | One bedroom | Upper floor veranda2 GUESTS Upper floor veranda Upper floor veranda-terrace with panoramic view
V6 | One bedroom | Upper floor veranda2 GUESTS Upper floor veranda
V5 | Two bedrooms | Upper floor veranda4 GUESTS Upper floor two verandas
V4 | Two bedrooms | Upper floor veranda4 GUESTS Upper floor patio-veranda
V2 | One bedroom | Upper floor veranda2 GUESTS Upper floor veranda
V1 | Two bedrooms | Ground floor patio-veranda4 GUESTS Ground floor patio-veranda
Fully powered by the sun
Elounda Island Villas is a pioneer of its kind, being the first hotel in Greece to ever use exclusively renewable energy sources. A photovoltaic system was installed in 1996, which has since then been regularly upgraded, successfully providing electrical energy to all the houses and the common areas of the cluster. Hot water is also supplied by solar panels. Recently, driven by our need for more environmentally friendly solutions, we installed a biological wastewater system thanks to which water used in kitchens and bathrooms is not wasted and can instead be safely reused for the gardens.
All holiday apartments have windows, front and back, which provide natural air circulation. Furthermore, ceiling and wall fans can be used in case of high temperatures. It should be noted that, due to the Solar Energy System, air conditioning cannot be used in the cluster. Therefore, guests are kindly requested to understand that the lack of A/C is consistent with the hotel’s eco-friendly mission statement, aiming to contribute to environmental protection as much as possible.
“A dream getaway!” | Apr | 2021 Greece
Ideally located on a tiny island opposite Elounda with spectacular day and night views of this blessed area. Great hosts offering clean, spacious villas with a unique character and an serious eco-friendly approach. The beautiful scenery, the sea breeze, the singing birds and the natural colours immediately indulge you in a unique getaway. Time stops. […]
“A wonderful place to stay” | Oct 2017 | UK
A beautifully situated and designed set of Villas, each one different from the next but all with breathtaking views over the sea towards Elounda village. Accessed via a causeway, Elounda Island is rugged and tranquil, with spectacular scenery all around, There were 100 steps from our Villa to the little beach in front of the […]
“Crete’s Best Kept Secret”, 1/7/14 by Sue
‘A truly delightful place to stay and exceeded our expectations….The accommodation was simply furnished on 4 levels with 3 balconies, one of which had the sun all day. The bathrooms were of a great standard with none of the Greek toilet smell you often get in hot climates. The cleaner came in every day and […]
“A cozy and charming place for a wonderful vacation in Crete!” | Aug 2015 | Spain
We were looking for a quiet place in Crete and we found some place really special. The location is amazing! the views from the bedroom, the restaurant…just great! Calm and very cozy! The owner and people working there are so nice! We got many recomendations from them of things to do, places to visit, restaurants […]
“Exceptional” | Jul 2019 | USA
Close to a hiking trail which was excellent. I highly recommend the hike which takes about 2 hours, I felt safe along the path; there are red and white dots that you follow and the best part is you end up in a beautiful sandy beach Kolokitha. Leda and Costa were fantastic hosts, I enjoyed […]
“Unusual and quirky. Loved it!” | Aug 2021 | UK
Loved the unusual location. Loved our little house. Liked the air blowing through without air con. Great snorkeling at the pebble beach.
“Off the beaten track” Carol T Hannover, Germany August 2013
Elounda Villas was just what we expected and needed. A quiet relaxing holiday! An ideal place especially for couples and families with young children – a little beach for little feet just in front. It is not suitable for people looking for luxury, pools and all-round service etc., as the word “Villa” may suggest. This […]
“Perfectly relaxed!”, 28/6/14 by Victor
‘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 […]
“Lovely small hotel with exceptional staff” | Sep 2017 | Switzerland
We spent 5 days at Elounda Island Villas and loved every minute of it… it is definitely not for everyone but if you do your research and are looking for clean, quiet, no-frills accommodation and be treated like family, this is your place… if you are looking for the comforts of cookie-cutter hotels (Marriotts and […]
“Spectacular!” | June 2020 | Greece
Our villa was very comfortable, very ecologically oriented, with a large balcony with a view over the sea and Elounda, great for sunbathing and perfect for a couple of drinks in the idyllic evening. The villas are spacious, rustic, full of charm and super clean. Nice walks around the hillside and the 10-minute walk for […]
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.