Elounda is a charming Greek fishing village nestled on the edge of Mirabello Bay, on Crete island’s northeastern coast. Known as a discreet destination for the rich and famous to vacation in private, Elounda boasts a high concentration of adults-only upmarket accommodations. Apart from the harborfront and the sparkling lagoon on Korfos Bay, Elounda offers leisurely sailing and watersports adventures in the turquoise blue Mediterranean waters around. As well as riding the cheerful Happy Train, small pretty beaches invite you for sunny days out while isolated mountain villages show you glimpses of simple Greek life. A few relics of the sunken city of Olous lie in the shallow waters of Elounda, sparking stories of its rich trading past. Across the causeway, past the abandoned salt pans and old windmills, Kalydon island delights with scenic hiking trails through this rugged peninsula. Nearby, the tiny island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony until the 1950s, is now an important archaeological site that houses a Venetian fortress.