I wanted to share some snaps from my holiday in Crete, I don't have loads which is partially down to the fact we stayed at a hotel on an all-inclusive basis which means we didn't have to leave the hotel for anything. Towards the end of the week we decided we needed to have a little mooch around the area! Elounda Bay is filled with little shops selling lots of souvenirs, knock-off designer sunglasses and just about everything else you could need on holiday. The bay is beautiful, clear blue waters and lots of sandy beaches where you can rent - a term I use loosely - a sun lounger and parasol for 2€.
I don't have too much to say about Elounda as it's fairly small but packed with restaurants and shops so you could easily spend a week in the area and not go to the same restaurant twice which is always a good thing! Hopefully the photos do the talking...
Next, onto Spinalonga which is the #1 thing to do if you're visiting Elounda according to Trip Adviser so of course we had to visit.
We went to Elounda bay with the intention of visiting Spinalonga as I had read up quite a lot about it and wanted to explore the island before leaving. We got on a boat which was 10€ and then paid 8€ for the entrance and in all honesty, I just don't think it was worth it.
I actually think I'd go as far as to say I hated it. It's an isolated island so it was incredibly windy and to be completely honest I wasn't wearing the right clothing which I think is partly why I didn't enjoy it. I don't think there's a lot to see, it doesn't even take an hour to go around. If you do consider visiting Spinalonga then I'd definitely look for a guided tour, it always makes things more interesting. We were basically walking around ruins and it wasn't much fun.