Manos Apartments

The Manos Apartments is in a quiet spot near the beach. Each of the apartments includes a balcony or terrace so you can make the most of the views.

There’s also a pool that comes with plenty of loungers and parasols. Nearby, a pool bar serves light snacks for when you’re feeling peckish. If you’d rather just enjoy a tipple in the sunshine, it mixes cocktails all day. In the evening, it’s still a hive of activity and hosts regular quizzes.

Overview of Elounda

With luxurious accommodation options on the waterfront and a Blue Flag beach just off the promenade, it’s no wonder that Elounda is popular with the rich and famous on their holidays to Crete.

Elounda is not just about appearances, though – it’s also a paradise for history buffs, with the sunken ruins of an ancient city and easy access to the uninhabited island of Spinalonga.

The compact size of the resort means that everything is within walking distance. So, when you stay at the Manos Apartments, the Blue Flag beach, the waterfront and the historic attractions are all a short stroll away.

Things to do in Elounda

The location of the Manos Apartments puts the best of Elounda close by. There’s a sand-and-shingle beach just across the road from the hotel, and a 10-minute walk will take you to the town’s main square, where there are lots of bars, tavernas and authentic Greek cafes.

Down on the front, you can take a boat cruise and see the sunken city of Olous, or even visit Spinalonga. The guides can tell you ancient tales about the island’s past and bring history to life. If you’re looking for an easy-going holiday packed with history, Elounda is where it’s at.

Resort Summary

The town of Elounda is Crete‘s best-kept secret – it’s technically a small fishing village, but houses some of the island’s most exclusive accommodation that attracts famous faces from around the world. It strikes the perfect blend of relaxing and energetic, with a scenic harbour and seaside, plus ancient ruins to explore.

Elounda faces the island of Spinalonga, whose strange historical sites are easily reachable by boat. And the mystery continues under the water’s surface at what’s left of the sunken city of Olous. But everything’s pretty straightforward when it comes to the town’s bars and restaurants – with tantalising Greek eats and cocktails along the water, they’re just plain fabulous.