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Hi will be driving from the airport to elounda on the 12 June. In no rush any good suggestion for somewhere to stop off and eat on the way. Thank you

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Hi there

The journey from Heraklion airport to Eloúnda will take you just under an hours, so a very short journey I would stop off somewhere very near to Eloúnda, so my recommendation would be the tiny village of Exo ,Lakonia you turn off the National road just past Agios Nikolaos turning off towards Kritsa then turning immediately right, it’s around 10 mins drive from the National road...

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Rev…

Another choice would be the lovely taverna in the village of Fourni and the lovely taverna of Platanos, you can turn off the National road at Neapoli and from here it’s around 15 min drive, you can then drive onto Eloúnda and approach Eloúnda from the mountain side, rather than the usual Agios Nikolaos side...hope that makes sense ?

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Rev…

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Thanks Mg thought you might pop up with some tips. We was originally coming in Sept. Staying at Gp fist then down to elounda. But had to change dates so doing it the other way round now. So first stop elounda for 5 days.want to see as much of Crete as I can in my ten days lol so there won't be much laying around

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Both of them sound lovely will decide on the day which one. Thank you

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Hi

Almost in the middle of the way to Elounda is one of the most beutiful harbors in the Mediterranean called Sissi. You can enjoy traditional Creten Cuisine at one of the taverns around the port.

https://tinyurl.com/y3udhpf2

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Your welcome Julie

If you want somewhere around half way with a traditional feel then at the round about just before Malia turn off right towards the mountains....signposted to Lasithi Plateau and Mochos too ..... a pretty twisty road but has some stunning views back to the sea beyond, you could then visit one of the tavernas around the square in the pretty village of Mochos :-)

https:/…82-mochos-village

If you need any other tips do just ask :-)

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If you want after your flight and the driving to Elounda to drive also at the mountains the way to Lasithi plateau then you can visit the very traditional village of Krasi where some very traditional taverns are located and you can see also one of the oldest platanos trees in Crete which needs more than eleven men to hug.

https://tinyurl.com/yyqcncr4

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Forgot to mention that once you leave the National road at the roundabout the village of Mochos it’s just a 10 mins drive away so not that much if a detour :-)

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Mochos is a nice little place to stop and eat, there's a little village square with a few tavernas and a church.

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Hi

To fill in a reference point of the village is this perennial, huge plane tree (MONUMENT OF NATURE, FEK 247/2011), which has a trunk perimeter of 24 meters and is branched into several arms.

His age is estimated at 2,400 years as it is said that every measure of his perimeter corresponds to 100 years.

This plane tree is among the 5 largest European trees.

http://193.92.37.139/ArticleDetails/tabid/82/ArticleID/427236/Default.aspx

Edited: 9:49 am, May 27, 2019
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Thank you will most definitely go and have a look thank you

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