A guide to nightlife in Elounda
With popular bars that are transformed into discos by night, Elounda also has a whole host of wonderful drinking establishments where you can grab a bite to eat. Decades ago, an influx of Athenians transformed this sleepy traditional fishing port into a thriving holiday centre, and the vibe continues. The town is popular with celebrities and VIPs as well as countless holidaymakers. Here is our selection of wonderful places for night time entertainment in Elounda.
Bouncing beats at Katafygio Bar
If you’re looking for a lively evening’s Cretan and Greek entertainment – then Katafygio is the place to be. Situated on the seafront, this spacious bar also offers belly dancing as an additional treat. As well as a good selection of local live music the club plays techno, hip hop and other contemporary music later in the night.
Sleek and stylish at Alyyggos Bar
By day this popular central bar is a great place for all the family. Once the sun sets the atmosphere changes – with its cool DJs playing dance music and creating an awesome vibe – this is the place to dance the night away on your Crete party holidays.
Late nights and early mornings at Babel Bar
This bar opens its doors at 9am for breakfast and keeps on going until 5am the next morning. Chilling, eating and drinking are the main requirements at Babel this makes for the ideal accompaniment to your cheap holidays to Crete. You can also catch up with all of your favourite sports on Babel’s wide-screen TV.
Comfy for cocktails at Haroupo Ergospacio Cafe Bar
The decor is as relaxed as the atmosphere at Haroupo Ergospcio. With its comfortable sofas, this is an awesome venue to sip your cocktails, chill out and watch the sunset over the sea. Open until midnight you can start your evening here before moving on elsewhere.
Jazz jives at Rady's Bar
Slightly off the beaten track, Rady’s is a fantastic place to relax, sip divine cocktails and listen to live music. Open until 3am, this bar attracts holidaymakers and locals. You could hear a saxophone one night and a jazz duo the following evening. so, chat, listen to the music and enjoy your night complete with a Champagne Mimosa.
Serious shisha at Sixty Six Disco Lounge Bar
A club with a difference, Sixty Six Disco Lounge Bar prides itself on its drinks, its music and its shishas. There are a whole host of wonderful fruit flavoured shishas that you can puff on while also enjoying a stylish cocktail or two.
Something special at Sky Bar
Complete with a rooftop swimming pool, you can belt out karaoke at The Akti Olous hotel’s very own Sky Bar. Open to non-residents too, enjoy the spectacular views over the bay, while munching on your snacks, sipping drinks or taking a late night dip.
Tradition and good times at Mam's Restaurant
If bouzouki music whets your appetite, then Wednesday nights at Mam’s are a safe bet. After a relaxing meal or drink accompanied by the music and singing of Nicos and his band, you can learn Greek dancing or simply sit back and watch other guests jumping around and strutting their stuff.
Set sail with Elounda Cruises
For an evening with a difference take a cocktail boat cruise. Elounda Cruises offer a range of entertainment nights, complete with fancy dress, or specialist cocktail nights. The resort’s lagoon provides a fantastic backdrop for these fun cruises – all you have to do is embark and enjoy.
Quieter times at Porto Rino Bar
Facing the bustling harbour and overlooking the sea, Porto Rino is a great place for unwinding and enjoying a tasty meal at the same time. With delicious pizzas, pastas and a wonderful range of drinks Port Rino is always popular. Vibrant and noisy parties make up one aspect of Elounda‘s nightlife, the relaxing atmosphere at Port Rino make up another.