At the risk of alienating some of you... Our first trip to Elounda last week was disappointing...from what we had read here we expected a pretty, and upscale Greek town... and while there were no burger bars and all day English breakfasts we were disappointed by the neon signs everywhere and ugly buildings. You took your life in your hands trying to navigate from one tacky tourist shop to the next and we were sad to find no "real" Greek shops selling ceramics, linens, Greek pastries, herbs, etc.
The saving grace of Elounda was the waterfront area with a number of nice restaurants.
We didnt have time to get to the causeway which we were told was very nice, but we do have to say we believe saw the rest of Elounda
We have travelled alot in Greece and have found some very pretty towns and villages and we were looking forward to discovering yet another pretty Greek town...but I'm afraid this was not it.