Holidays in Elounda Crete, an established favourite with exceptionally beautiful surroundings, Elounda is a holiday resort on the east coast of Crete, 6 miles north of Aghios Nikolaos. Elounda lies on a bay facing the Sinalonga Peninsula, which is connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway. The small island of Spinalonga sits in the entrance of the bay and has a Venetian fortress. Elounda is really a combination of several villages which have effectively merged. The whole area is a particularly scenic setting for an Elounda holiday and although this former fishing village has grown to become an established favourite Crete holiday destination, it still possesses a certain relaxed charm and an attractive mix of facilities, old and modern areas, and a vibrant square and busy appealing harbour.