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Elounda apartments for short term rentReference No : #H3-103
Location : Greece :: Crete :: Lassithi
Category : Short Term Rentals

Elounda apartments for short term rent, only a few meters away from the water's edge, offering a beautiful view of the bay and the village of Elounda, an affordable alternative of 10 apartments. Escape the crowds of this stretch of coast, and instead have your own islet along with a fantastic swimming on your doorstep and with the views being gorgeous...
 

Literally two steps from the sea shore and 800m away from Elounda village; one of the most cosmopolitan and world-wide famous places, these apartments with their peaceful location is the perfect destination for families, couples, newly-wed or a friendly companionship.

It is a cluster of 10 interconnected apartments with verandas, balconies and patios with a direct view to the sea and the surrounding mountains of Elounda Village, offering at the same time a delightful, friendly atmosphere for people wanting to relax by the sea and explore some of eastern Crete, without spending the kind of money demanded by other Elounda hotels.

The apartments can accommodate either 2 to 3 or 4 to 5 persons. All of the apartments consist of a comfortable living-room, a well equipped kitchen and one or two comfortable bathrooms. They are simple but adequately furnished, with plain pine tables and chairs, stone-flagged or tiled floors and a variety of built-in beds.

The layout is open-plan and split level, with the bedroom(s) half a floor higher than the sitting area. This architectural style is based on the traditional local style that blends harmoniously with the native landscape of olive and carob trees.

In the sprawling gardens, flora and fauna bloom all year round, set against the striking blue of the Aegean and an ever-clear sky.

You can choose between a small apartment, sleeping 2 in 1 double bedroom; a medium apartment which has an additional single bed; and a large apartment which sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, plus an additional bathroom.

At the entrance to the apartments, directly in a garden with a spectacular view, there is a snack-bar, where one can have breakfast and enjoy a fresh smoothie or a traditional Greek dish.

The apartments are proud to be an eco-friendly resort: Since 1996 a photovoltaic system is successfully supplying the apartments with electricity from the sun! Such a system appears to be one of the friendliest possible to the environment and to its aesthetics, also known for its capability not to consume any kind of raw materials.

The surrounding area of the apartments is a protected area and a nature resort for migratory birds.

The famous natural beach of Kolokytha is on the Spinalonga peninsula and the apartments are the nearest accommodation to it (1,2km)!

The apartments offer a vantage point from which one can explore the sights as follows:
  • Snorkelling in some ruins of the sunken city "Olous", still remaining in the sea, 200m away from the complex!
  • A peaceful walk to the Byzantine mosaic, the old windmills, the bridge and the protected lake with the migratory birds where the Salt mines used to be till the '60s
  • Swim in the crystal, clear waters of Kolokytha beach (1200m away from the Apartments).
  • A full of fun visit by boat to the Spinalonga Island with the Venetian Fortress and the old Leper Colony
  • A coffee or a drink by the sea-lake in the town of Aghios Nikolaos.
  • A visit to the "real Crete": the traditional Cretan villages of the area (Kritsa, Limnes, Neapoli, Vryses, Vrouchas, Pines, Fourni etch.)
  • A drive to Lassithi Plateau with Diktaion Cave (where Zeus was born)
  • A visit to the monasteries of Areti and Toplou
  • A visit to the archaeological museum of Heraklion, Aghios Nikolaos and Neapoli
  • A drive to the archaeological sites of Knossos, Festos, Zaros, Zakros, Malia and Gournia
  • Also, one can have a day trip to Vai Palm Forest or have fun at the 18-hole Golf Course of Hersonisos and the water park "Aqua Spalsh"

Contact us now for availability and rates!



Location

The cluster is located on the Elounda island, actually the Spinalonga peninsula, in the Gulf of Mirabello on the north-eastern coast of the island of Crete, 80km (50 minutes drive) away from the nearest airport/harbour of Heraklion, 10 km (15 minutes drive) away from the nearest town of Aghios Nikolaos and 800m away from the fishing village of Elounda.

One of the two cart tracks next to the apartments leads to one of the most beautiful bays in the area, Kolokytha, which can be reached by foot, car and boat. Kolokytha has a small sandy beach and a wide and shallow sandy bay with gorgeously translucent turquoise water. On the way to Kolokytha are numerous rocky inlets and coves, with equally enticing water for swimming, and especially for snorkelling as the marine life is rich and colourful.

A ten minute walk round the head of the bay and over the little stone bridge across the miniature canal which pierces the causeway brings you to one of Elounda's two sand and shingle beaches, where sun beds are available for hire. Another 8 minutes walk will bring you to the main square of Elounda, with the well-organized municipal sandy beach.

The Apartments are privileged to be standing by the ruins of a very important, in the ancient times, city named "Olous", which was sunken probably because of an enormous earthquake caused by Santorini's volcano explosion. Olous was situated on the left and the right side of the causeway that connects Elounda with Spinalonga peninsula and the apartments. Olous was a very important city and harbor in Minoan times, with its own currency and a population of over 40.000. Here stood the statue of Vritomartes and finds in the area including rock tombs with funery objects are on a display in the Agios Nikolaos museum. When the weather is calm the remains of Olous can be seen on the sea bottom. When snorkelling through, a number of houses can be seen together with the old harbour wall.

Elounda
Elounda is known as one of the most cosmopolitan places in Crete with a lot of restaurants, traditional taverns, serving fresh local fish and sea food, cafeterias, bars and a great variety of shops such as clothing, jewellery, souvenirs, galleries, supermarkets, grocery stores, bakery and pastry, fitness centre, banks, post office and medical centre. Elounda is located 80km east of Heraklion-airport. The closest city is Agios Nikolaos (9km) with a frequent public transportation (bus).

Spinalonga
The island of Spinalonga is located near the village of Elounda at the eastern Crete. Spinalonga was once under the occupation of the Venetians that because of its shape named it so (Spina longa = "long thorn"). Spinalonga was not always an island, but was once linked with the rest of the peninsula. In 1526 the Venetians cut down a portion of the peninsula and thus created the island. Because of its position the island was fortified from its earliest years in order to protect the entrance way of the port of Ancient Olous. In 1579 the Venetians built a fortress on Spinalonga over the ruins of an acropolis. They kept control of the island until the Ottoman Empire took possession of it in 1715. The island was subsequently used as a leper colony, from 1903 to 1957. It is notable for being one of the last active leper colonies in Europe. There were two entrances to Spinalonga, one being the leper's entrance, a tunnel known as Dante's Gate. This was so named because the patients did not know what was going to happen to them once they arrived. However, once on the island they received food, water, medical attention and social security payments. Today, the unoccupied island is one of the main tourist attractions in Crete. In addition to the abandoned leper colony and the fortress, Spinalonga is known for its small pebbled beaches. The island can be easily accessed from Elounda and Agios Nikolaos. Tourist boats depart from both towns on a daily basis.
 
The northern Gulf of Mirabello is one of the most picturesque and the most tastefully developed stretches of coast on Crete. The apartments are located in the most fascinating parts of Mirabello: one kilometre away from the village of Elounda at the quiet peninsula of Spinalonga. The traveller can get there easily by car or on foot via a causeway and a bridge. In Minoan times Spinalonga was the site of a bustling port called Olous, and you can still see traces of the stonework beneath the surface of the clear blue sea. The island is connected to the 'mainland' by an old stone bridge and the apartments of "Elounda Island" sit 100m from the bridge, with a small sandy beach in front which is safe for children and a private tennis court nearby.

The apartment is the only one building on the island of Elounda! It is actually the peninsula of Spinalonga, which was separated from the rest of Elounda by the French colonials in order to allow boats pass through from Mirambello bay to the gulf of Elounda. On this peninsula the apartments stands all by its own and there won't ever be more, given the strict planning laws which came into force after it was finished in the 1970's.

On the island itself, a path from the end of the dirt road leads in 10 minutes to Kolokytha Bay, which has the most transparent and turquoise waters in the area. There's also plenty of good snorkelling around the area. Cross the bridge and within 10 minutes you reach Elounda village, with its sandy beaches and enticing taverns perched along the sea's edge. In season, there's enough nightlife to keep teenagers (or adults) amused for a few days. You can arrange boat excursions along the coast, or catch a day-cruise to the rocky island of Spinalonga, with its Venetian fortifications and macabre history as a leper colony. Water sports are also available in Elounda.




Why Greece?

Sea View yes
Outskirt Village yes
Garden yes
Electricity yes
Water yes
Distance to airport, km 80
Distance to beach, km 0,2
Town Distance, km 10 (Agios Nikolaos)
Other Distance 0,8 (village of Elounda)
Furnished yes
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