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Advice on booking excursions

Can anyone tell me if there is anywhere we can book excursions rather than use the tour operator in Elounda ?

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1. Re: Advice on booking excursions

Hi

There's a small travel agency in Elounda who are able to arrange and book several excursions and when looking previously, they seem to be quite well priced. However, I'm not sure when you are travelling and wouldn't like to say exactly when they are open in the season!

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Hi there

If you are travelling during the "season" then local travel agents will still be open :-)

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Cheers , flying out on Tuesday and really looking forward to it !!

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Have a great holiday nwc389....we will be flying out a week later :-) great time to visit beautiful Crete :-)

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It is very easy to catch the local bus in Elounda, which takes you to Agiois Nicholaos, takes about 20 minutes. From there you can catch another bus to many different places within the area, even to Heraklion.

Take a walk to the villages above Elounda, it's like another world, with great views. You can also catch the boat in Elounda, to visit Spinalonga, have you read Victoria Hislopps "the Island" which is about the former leper colony of Spinalonga.

Whatever you choose to do, have a great time

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What is the name of the village above Elounda and how do you get to it ?

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The first one is Mavrikana, the one a bit higher up, I think is called Elounda, but someone may know iot as something else. You can see the villages from the waterside village of Elounda, they look quite a distance, but they are really close. Just follow the gentle hill upwards, you can't miss them.

In the higher village they have a cemetry, which I always love to visit, the view is to die for (sorry couldn't resist it). You will be stopped on the way by Maria who runs a little Kafenion, just a couple of tables and chairs, it's' easier to stop and have a drink than refuse. She always brings traditional bits to eat with your drink such as boiled eggs, tomatoes and olives.

As the villages are hard for traffic to access, they are usually lovely and peaceful, sometimes just the sound of the goats, chickens etc. Hardy Cretans manage to get vehicles in and out but tourists, glued to their cars, take one look and uturn back down the hill. The thought of parking up somewhere and walking into the village must be unthinkable to them.

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HI there

Also some good photos on this site too that you might enjoy :-)

www.elounda77.net/virtualtour/pano-elounda/

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The smaller villages you can see above Elounda are Pano and Kato Elounda (high and low). From what I've read, these are probably the original sites of living accommodation for Elounda, and the salt pans that the Minoans, Venetians etc had wanted were approximately in the middle of the current square!

Further salt pans were in use until the '60s and they are over towards the Causeway.

There are some lovely tavernas and Cafes in the willages above the main Elounda vilage, and I agree about the views - but then again, every corner you turn gives a view to die for here!

Have a safe trip and look forward to seeing you,

Eklektos

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