Spinalonga is a small beautiful island located in the Gulf of Elounda. It has a long and rich history that dates back to Hellenistic times and unfolds until the 20th century! The historic fortress of the island was built by the Venetians in the middle of the 16th century and was meant to protect Elounda from possible attacks by pirates and Turkish invaders.
Elounda is located about 10 kilometers north of Agios Nikolaos and is a world-famous tourist destination. It is better known for its expensive and luxurious hotels, which host every year important personalities from all over the world. Despite all this, Elounda has some of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Crete.
Agios Nikolaos is the beautiful capital of the prefecture of Lasithi with a population of approximately 20.000. It is a small seaside town which is well known for its clean beaches and tranquility. Trademark of Agios Nikolaos is the picturesque lagoon Voulismeni in the center of the city. Around the lake, there are many cafes, bars, and taverns in which you can sit and enjoy the wonderful view!