Swim, float, relax, and then a drink at the side of your poo with these stunning sea views.
Don't miss to read the romantic novel "The Island" by Victoria Hislop. The novel portrays life on nearby Spinalonga Island during the harrowing years as a leper colony. And then drive to Plaka to get the ferry to Spinalonga island, which was an important Venetian fortress that became a leper colony in 1903.
On the southside of Elounda, an artificial causeway leads to the Kolokitha Peninsula. On the eastern side, there are two beaches with golden sand and crystal waters. The scenery would be perfect if not for the tourist boats coming from Agios Nikolaos to Spinalonga. If you ignore this and stay until everybody is gone, the only thing that will spoil your peace is the smell from the barbeques breaking your nose! There is also an archaeological site in the northern gulf. You are swimming around the remnants of the ancient port of Olous.
Nearby Elounda is the charming fishing village of Plaka, where you can eat in a traditional taverna or enjoy your ouzo or tsikoudia at lovely "Pefko" Coffee Bar.
Visit the nearby monastery of Aretiou, which has been one of the largest and most powerful monasteries in Crete with great fortune.
Visit the ruins of the Minoan Palace of Malia and the excavation site.
Explore the traditional Cretan villages of Kritza and Mochlos and enjoy a lovely lunch as both are famous for this. At Kritsa Village a worth visit is the archaeological site of the ancient city of Lato one of Crete's few non-Minoan ancient sties. And why not ... here at Kritsa Village, you can order a pair of Cretan boots for postal delivery at Detorakis one of the best shoemakers.
From Kritsa it is a 16km climb up to the spectacular Katharo Plateau, which is cultivated by people from Kritsa, some of whom have homes here.
The area around Istron offers excellent diving ... or Snorkeling.
Check out Agios Nikolaos town with its sea-lake which provides all the shops from clothes and gifts to news, book and paraphernalia shops to cafes, attractive bars above and around the "lake" and harbor to a range of restaurants covering many tastes.
Drive to Lassithi Plateau with Diktaion Cave (where Zeus was born).
Explore and you can visit villages on the road to Sitia - one of the most scenic coastal roads anywhere. The fine monastery of Toplou beyond Sitia merits a visit....perhaps with a pause in Sitia itself.
Enjoy the amazing tropical beach and the palm grove of Vai (or Finikodassos) in East Crete.
For more activities in Lasithi Area.
Check-in: 14.00 pm
Check out: 10.00 am
Minimum Stay: 4-7 nights, depending on the season
Payment Policy: All amounts paid are not refundable in the event of cancellation or if you are unable to take up the accommodation.
Early Payment Policy:
With these villas, a 30% deposit is charged upon confirmation on a credit card and the balance is payable 2 months before arrival by credit card.
All amounts paid are not refundable in the event of cancellation or if you are unable to take up the accommodation.
Late Payment Policy:
With these villas, we normally charge a 30% deposit on confirmation and the balance is payable 2 months before arrival.
As it is less than 2 months before arrival, the total is payable now, on the confirmation, and is not refundable.
How To Get There
Istron Collection Villas is located at the village of Istro, a few minutes' drive east of Agios Nikolaos in lovely Crete.
From May through October there are direct charter and scheduled flights to Heraklion airport (86km from the villas) or Chania airport (225 km). Tickets can be bought in advance for almost all flights via our partner website.
If you love traveling by ferry, reserve a flight to Athens and then from Piraeus port to Heraklion( 90 km ), by ferry it takes 8 hours and the ferries are really good. Tickets can be bought in advance for all ferries via our partner website.
If you want to explore the region while you're here, we recommend that you rent a car, other means of transport are limited and/or infrequent. We suggest our sister website, which offers competitive prices and you can collect your car at either airport.
Book your taxi transfer online easily and safely from the airport or port to any location via our partner website.
Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through CreteTravel.com
Dining: Each villa has a fully equipped kitchen that provides you everything you need to prepare your meal, in the garden you can also use the BBQ and the stone oven
Internet Access: Free WiFi throughout
Swimming Pool: Every villa provides a private pool, with sunbeds and umbrellas
Spa Treatments: In-room massage and spa treatments available on request
Disabled Access: Not suitable
Pets: Are allowed, on request
Languages Spoken: Greek, English, German
Parking: Free private parking is possible on site
Guests can use all the facilities of the sister Hotel Istron Bay, like the restaurants, the beach, the pool, and the mini club