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.
“Great place to stay near Elounda” | Jul 2017 | Greece
There is no need to say much about how lovely the hotel is, this is evident from the photos on the hotel website. Even the beautiful views – day and night – can be gleaned from these photos. What really makes it though is the fact that the hotel sits all on its own, away […]
‘Treasure Islet’, Sarah, UK, September 2012
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 […]
‘Keep it real in Crete like Lady Gaga’, The Guardian, May 2011
…An affordable, characterful alternative are the Elounda Island Villas, simple apartments on a tiny island just off Elounda… Read the full article here →
‘Highly recommended’, Eyal, Israel, August 2012
We stayed here for 10 days in Aug 2012. We got the apartment at the end of the raw, which really gives the feeling of being alone on an Island. The apartment is very spacious (we were with 2 kids) and the design is simple and relaxing. What we like most is the generous hospitality […]
“Tranquil holiday in paradise! A real Cretan experience in rustic accommodation next to clear blue sea.” | Aug 2015 | Cornwall
A special family holiday for six adults looking for the real Crete. This place is truly rustic, including the option to eat Cretan homemade food at the Taverna or cook your own meals in the apartments. We could see the lively village of Elounda from our apartments, especially at night but experienced the peace of […]
“A place to relax…” | Sep 2017 | UK
The place is in a great location, overlooking the bay of Elounda. It’s around a 15 – 20 minute walk from civilization, along the shoreline and therefore making it perfect for that quiet getaway. The hosts, Costa and Lida were lovely; very warm and welcoming. They are on hand until 5pm every day to answer […]
“Fantastic honeymoon!” | Feb 2016 | UK
We returned here for our honeymoon and we have never returned to a holiday destination, however much we enjoyed it, which speak volumes about this spot of beauty and its owners. This time we had villa number 10 (I think), an apartment with different levels and a big rooftop balcony with sun loungers, a table […]
“A Special Place” rjclarky | London, United Kingdom | June 2013
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 […]
‘Perfect holidays on Elounda Island’ Doris, Switzerland, July 2012
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 […]
“A magical place” | Sept 2015 | New Zealand
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 […]
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.