Elounda is one of the most popular tourist resorts on Crete island. Elounda offers everything the vositor needs from five star hotels to cafeterias, bars, restaurants, tavernas, excursions and other activities. Elounda is ideal for family vacation, nightlife is not hectic and all commodities are nearby. Prices for accomodation have a wide range from luxurious suites & villas to affordable apartments and rooms to let. Plaka village, located 5kms north of Elounda, is a small touristic and picturesque village with a perfect view to Spinalonga island. There are a few local tavernas, cafeterias and an organized beach with umbrellas and a minibar.Spinalonga is maybe the biggest attraction of the area. Daily excursions are organized from Elounda, Plaka and Agios Nikolaos. It's great history expands from the Venetian era when the island was fortified to protect Elounda port (15th century), till recently (1903-1957) when the biggest leper colony was established.