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Elounda – General Information

Elounda is located on the northern coast of Crete and belongs to the municipality of Agios Nikolaos.

From Heraklion Airport or Port to Elounda is just over an hour’s drive by the National Road east to Agios Nikolaos, and approximately and 3-3.5 hours from Chania airport. Hiring a car in Heraklion airport or port is the best way to travel especially when heading to Agios Nikolaos. You can rent a car directly at our rental agency Royal Rentals upon your arrival at the airport but if you are coming in a high season, pre-booking online will help you avoid the inevitable public transport and queues.

Car rental in Elounda

The 12 km long route from Agios Nikolaos to Elounda is one of the loveliest in Crete, due to the view of the coastline and panoramic Mirabello Bay.

Heavily visited by VIPs for its luxury resorts, Elounda is an ideal destination with a spectacular coastline, crystal clear seas, archeological interest for those who want a holiday neither too busy nor too isolated.

Elounda and its surrounding areas have many opportunities for adventure and discovery. Arrange your car rental online at creteroyal.com and we will deliver it to your door at the time.

Rent a car to find small, pretty beaches of Elounda, drive to the peninsula of Kolokitha for swim and explore the charming fishing village of Plaka, Mavrikiano, Skisma..

Elounda hosts two of the most important archeological sites of Cretan history, the relics of the ancient city of Olous and the Venetian fortress on the island of Spinalonga.

Olous was one of the most powerful trading centres in Crete with its own king and. Now, the ruins sleep beneath the Spinalonga peninsula.

Take a boat from either Elounda, Agios Nikolaos or Plaka to visit the island of Spinalonga with its large fortress, the former leper colony where leprosy sufferers in Crete were quarantined.

Visit the nearby Monastery of Aretiou, which has been one of the largest and most powerful monasteries in Crete.

Explore the enchanting town of Agios Nikolaos for the day with its astonishing views and traditional buildings around the harbour, the authentic architecture and narrow streets with some wonderful shops, bars and restaurants.

Do not you miss a chance to explore the inevitable Elounda area by car. You can easily book a vehicle online using our website and you can also book on location. We will deliver it to you at your hotel in time.

Drive with comfort and flexibility and choose your car rental with low rates and a high service here.

Browse our page www.creteroyal.com to find more information.