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Posted on: Jul 6, 2018

Visit Agios Nikolaos and Elounda in a Day

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Crete is ... Unique like you!

For the extraordinary Traveler, an extraordinary Journey awaits, Crete is a great deal more than just another greek island.

Bathed in clear sunlight much of the year, the climate is one of the best in Europe. The largest island in Greece, it is understandably a most popular travel and vacation destination.

Crete also has a magic radiance – truly! There is the supreme quality of the light here, the sharp rugged mountains meeting openly with clear seas. There is an abundance of wildlife, plants and flowers that are unique to the island. Breath in the ever-present scents of wild herbs, taste fresh fruit, the best of the world’s olive oil and healthy, delicious cheeses.

In addition, Crete is big and impossible to discover it in one holiday.

Therefore to help you plan your holiday better we recommend that you visit Agios Nikolaos and Elounda in a day.

Agios Nikolaos 

Agios Nikolaos stands on the shores of the beautiful Mirabelo bay.

Different to all other towns in Crete, Agios Nikolaos manages to mix - upon the three hills which support its girth - an arty, leisurely, sleepy and yet also bustling place. Built partly atop ancient remains of bygone residents' homes. Also known as Agios Nik or Ag Nik (but the whole name is pronounced eye-yoss nikor-lowse).  

Agios Nikolaos is a medium-size town with a small-town feel, one that has lots to offer. You can walk and enjoy walking here, you have several distinct waterfronts - you can get to know it quickly and feel familiar with the place, like an old friend.

Read more about Agios Nikolaos (our sister website CreteTravel.com )

Elounda Village

Elounda Village, once a picturesque fishing village in lovely Mirabello Bay and nowadays is an ideal destination for people who want a seaside holiday in a place which is neither too busy nor too isolated, having a spectacular coastline, shaded beaches, crystal clear seas, archeological interest.

In Elounda you ... will find small, pretty beaches, visit the island of Spinalonga, walk along and swim at the peninsula of Kolokitha (the word means “pumpkin”), and explore the many little villages (Mavrikiano, Plaka, Skisma, Epano Elounda) far from the sea, offering a window into times gone by.

Elounda is not for those looking for a hectic, vibrant nightlife, nor for those who prefer the isolated beaches of unspoilt southern Crete.

Read more about Elounda Village (our sister website CreteTravel.com )