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Elounda - Plaka - Spinalonga

Ierapetra - Elounda - Plaka - Spinalonga
One way approx. 44.0 km, 1h driving time

One of Europe’s most luxurious seaside areas and Crete’s diamond, Elounda, is just a short drive from your hotel. With its dreamland coastline and crystal waters the whole area of Mirabello is a great destination for a day trip.

Drive through the little village of Elounda and get to Plaka: a picturesque by-the-sea village with old houses, fish taverns and traditional kafenio. Enjoy the calm and pebbly Plaka beach and the impeccable view of the Spinalonga island, standing opposite.

Not to miss

  • Enjoy an exquisite fish meal in one of Plaka’s family taverns.
  • Get a private boat trip around the area.
  • Drive up the village of Vrouchas and enjoy the sunset.
  • Find the boat times that can take you to this amazing monument-island. Spinalonga is full of memories and stories since it served as a leper colony for years. It became popular through Victoria Hislop’s best-selling book “The island”. Walk around the village and discover its history through a guided tour.

    Back to the bay, it is worth driving towards Elounda to admire the old salt marshes. Α scenic view, ideal for an evening walk. Drive to the chapel of St. Luke and from there walk to the amazing beach of Kolokytha, famous for its clear turquoise waters.



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