Chavgas Life Style
Exceptional in architectural design and elegant in style, the superb luxury Estate in Elounda, is a masterpiece of design found in a unique location. Once an unsophisticated fishing village, Elounda has now become an upmarket tourist destination of great charm. In Elounda and its neighboring areas, you can find anything you might yearn for. Whether you wish to relax at your house’s veranda or terrace and gaze at the azure sea of Mirabello Bay, or dine and revel in at the nearby city of Ahios Nikolaos, the capital of the Lasithi province, Elounda is the ideal destination for you. It is built on the western side of the Gulf of Mirabello around the famous Voulismeni or Apatos Lake. Although it is a cosmopolitan tourist resort, it has maintained, to a great extent, some of its traditional attributes, especially around the lake. It is a marvelous town that offers innumerable opportunities from shopping, tavernas, and restaurants, to enjoying Greek culture, by being introduced to a number of archaeological museum and sites close by.
Restaurants and Entertainment
Taste mouthwatering food in Plaka, Elounda and Agios Nikolaos where you will find fresh fish and seafood, a piano bar, Italian food and Japan’s finest delicacies.
There’s an abundance of alternatives to challenge and enjoy youself. Windsurfing, jet- skiing, water skiing, and golf, in Hersonissos, will guarantee a unique experience if you are vigorous enough to undertake them. The younger members of your family will also have an opportunity to engage in amusing and recreational activities.
There is a hospital, a maternity clinic, and several pharmacies in Agios Nikolaos. The hospitals are fully equipped and are guaranteed to provide safety and healthcare.
Special sites around the Estate include the sunken ancient city of Olous, parts of which can be seen underwater, ideally while snorkeling. You can also explore several breathtaking, organized, or secluded coves and beaches, an aquarium, a water park and a golf course. On the port’s peninsula you can find the ravishing Chapel of Agios Nikolaos, and small boats that set off to the prominent islet of Spinaloga and its Venetian castle, known from Victoria Hislop’s best selling novel “The Island”.
There are also some majestic monasteries and churches to visit, the well-known stone windmills, the Minoan Palaces in Zakros, and the Ancient Cities in Itanos, Praisos and Driros. To see some of the wonderful archaeological finds, you can pay a visit to the Archaeological Museums in Agios Nikolaos, Sitia and Ierapetra. For a taste of genuine Cretan life, you can tour the Folklore Museums in Agios Nikolaos, Sitia and Ierapetra.