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Elounda is a city on Crete.
Elounda is 80 km from Heraklion Airport and the journey time to Elounda is 60 - 75 minutes by car or taxi.
By Ferry: Major ferry lines operate to the port of Herakleion, connecting with bus services at the main bus station near to the port. Ferries run to the nearby town of [Agios Nikolaos] via LANE lines  from Pireaus and Rhodes.
Car rental is available. Good and modern public transport is provided by the KTEL bus company.
By Foot Elounda is a cosmopolitan town/village with a small fishing port. It has several sandy beaches all in walking distance from the centre (square)
The square has many bars,restaurants and fast food businesses. You can even find a few kafenions here the real traditional watering holes.
Elounda's fishing port also offers boat trips to the nearby Island of Spinalonga (Kalidon) which in the past was used as a leper colony.
Near the main beach a little way from the square is a children's play area. There are shops, bars and restaurants close by. The beach has been awarded the blue flag.
Near to this beach there is also boat trips and one boat called the Shark's Eye has a glass bottom and is a hydrofoil.
If you walk back through the square to the other end..you will see a street going up a bank. You probably came down this street on your coach. On this street there are shops, bars, restaurants and Jewellery shops, Fashion shops, tourist shops, and even a couple of night clubs.
Going further up this street you will see a cut going down to the left. You will see a sign saying "Sanken City Of Olous"(yes sanken) This was the original Elounda many questions are being asked about this city "was Olous the real Atlantis from Myths and Legends ?" As you walk along the causeway you may still see some of the walls of the city in the water. Keep walking and you will come across a small beach, with a large old stone building at the end of it. This building was origanally built as a storage building. Keep walking along and to you right you will see some old windmills. Here is a beautiful spot over the bridge a small canal with fishing boats to the side. You will also see the original stone bridge now broken. This Canal was built by the French many many Years ago. There are many things to see this side of the bridge .......and if you are fit and can put up with the heat even a beautiful fine white sand beach.
Going back towards Elounda after you have walked back over the causway turn right and keep walking along the seafront. You will pass beautifuly placed restaurants and Taverna's. Maybe this is a good time to stop have something to eat or just a cold glass of beer. Well keep walking and you are back in the centre again.
Buy a trip on The Shark's Eye Boat Tour
If you come to Elounda you may see a strange looking vessel floating around the small pier of Elounda. This amazing looking boat is called the SHARK'S EYE a glass bottomed boat. But it's not just any ordinary glass bottomed boat it's a hydrofoil with neck braking speed it takes you on a voyage of luxury and adventure above and below the waves.
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