Elounda, a growing cosmopolitan resort area 11km north of Agios Nikolaos, is noted for its coves and rocky coastline, as well as for the beautiful village of Elounda itself, the fishing port, the sunken city of Olous and the remains of a Byzantine basilica.
The village of Elounda is beside the sea and has a view of the peaceful Elounda Bay and the island of Spinalonga,the once leper colony.