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Why go to Elounda

Crete's chic north-coast enclave is a pocket paradise. Home to some of the most upscale places to stay in Greece – with a healthy mix of affordable hotels thrown in, too – this sun-kissed stretch is the perfect postcard image of a Mediterranean holiday.

Lapped by the mirror-calm turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mirabella, holidays in Elounda are less about throbbing nightlife and more about kicking back. Stay poolside with a cold drink in hand, meander down to a laid-back taverna for a lazy lunch or take a sunset boat trip before dinner – this is a place to wind down and forget the outside world.

Elounda is no sleepy backwater, though. After dark, its waterfront comes to life, with plenty of lively local bars and fish tavernas along its quayside and tucked away in the lanes of the old town. You'll find even more choice in Agios Nikolaos, a 20-minute taxi ride from Elounda, where's there's no shortage of spots to drink and dance to old favourites, latest hits and Greek traditional rhythms.

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