Exploring the village of Ano Elounda, Crete

By mycountry In Travel

Elounda, is best known as a luxury destination, home of the finest resorts in the world.  Luxury suites, infinity pools, spas, helipads, marinas, private beaches, VIP service and so many other stuff made for celebs, royals etc. If you are looking for a glamour paradise you are in the right place.
In our case, we are passionate travelers with an ultimate purpose to uncover hidden gems.

Elounda
Elounda

The Complex

Elounda is a complex of three villages: Ano (upper) and Kato(lower) Elounda sitting above the port, Skisma, settled at the top of the bay of Elounda with a view of the magnificent castle of Kalydon, the famous Spinalonga, guarding the harbor's entrance. Opposite the island is Plaka (4.5klm from the port of Elounda), a fishing village with traditional homes and tavernas.

Elounda

Ano Elounda is

a lovely contrast to the crowded modern Elounda, is a small quite picturesque village without the need of luxury, has an unforgettable splendor of purity. Give yourself plenty of time, to walk through the paved alleys in order to observe the colors, the gardens and the houses where most of them were built over a century.
Through out the time of your walk it's very probably to meet Mrs Maria at her kafenio. This lovely lady will offer you  Greek coffee along with her smile.

Elounda
Elounda
Elounda
Elounda
Elounda
Elounda
Elounda
Elounda
Elounda
Elounda
Elounda
Elounda
Elounda

words & photos Sonia Farasopoulou

1 Comment
  1. eLeM 2017-08-30

    A really colorful place, literally speaking… Very nice photos!

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