Visit the Breathtaking Elounda Beach
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If you are looking for the perfect place to have a wonderful swim and relax in the warm heat, Elounda Beach, which is located in Elounda on the island of Crete, should be at the top of your list. This beautiful, lively beach lies in a secluded bay. You’ll love the warm sands and gentle waves. There’s also a lot to do at the beach and the nearby area! Here’s more information:
About Elounda Beach
Greece consists of a mainland attached to Europe and a series of islands that jut into the Mediterranean Sea and reach across to both Africa and Asia. Many people come here to get to know this ancient culture better. Crete is the largest of the Greek isles and one of the most visited. Visitors admire the lovely beaches, wonderful food and plentiful sun. Of all the many towns in Crete, Elounda is one of the most enjoyable.
This small town lies on the northern coast of Crete. It’s easily accessible from the mainland. The town is renowned for many things. One of the most delightful is Elounda Beach. Protected by the Korfos lagoon, the beach has tranquil shores that stretch to the horizon and beyond.
What to Do at Elounda Beach
You can do many wonderful things right at the each. Visit the nearby town. Have a delicious meal of local vegetables and freshly caught fish. You can also find lots of places to eat right next to the beach. Head out on the water to go fishing for your own dinner on one of many available boats.
There’s a lifeguard next to beach so you can swim safely. That makes it easy to bring your kids with for a day in the sun. Shallow, clear waters are next to the shore. That makes it easy to dip your feet in the water and cool off quickly. It also makes it easy to create a beautiful sand castle. The turquoise waters that you see initially gradually give way to darker navy blue waters.
You’ll find lots of lounging that is well kept along with umbrellas that offer shelter from the sun. Rent them for a small daily fee. Or, bring your own towel and stretch out on the soft sands. Well-kept sanitary facilities make it easy to have a full day at the beach. When the sun goes down, it’s time to party. There are lots of taverns a short distance away. Grab a drink and watch the beautiful sun set across the shore with friends and family.
Getting to Elounda Beach
One of the best things about Elounda Beach is that it’s very easy to get to from many other places. Elounda is in the northeastern side of the island, and is in close proximity to Agios Nikolaos. First, however, you need to get to the island itself.
Many travelers choose to fly here from mainland Greece. There are lots of flights from Athens that fly to Crete several times a week. Heraklion airport in Crete lies on the north shore of the island. This is the most convenient of the island’s airports. Many airlines offer nonstop service from major destinations. You can also hop on a charter flight.
There also many boats that go Elounda Beach. Daily ferries deport from Piraeus. You have five to eight hours to sit back and enjoy the view. Summer is the most popular time to visit Elounda Beach. That means you can find as many as four daily ferries that will bring you to nearby Heraklion. Elounda is an easy hour’s drive.
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This post was written by Greek Boston
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