CORALI STUDIOS AND
PORTOBELLO APARTMENTS - on the sandy beach in Elounda, Crete -
The Corali Studiosand the Portobello Apartments are uniquely situated in the charming scenic resort of Eloundawhich is located on the North East coast of Crete. It lies within the Gulf of Mirabello and approximately 9 km from the cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos, which is the capital of the region of Lasithi.
Familiy owned and run the Corali Studiosand the Portobello Apartmentsare directly situated on the municipal beach. This unique position offers the visitors instant access to a lovely sandy beach or the swimming pool which is located at the rear of our apartments next to the pool bar.
Corali's Self Catering Studios and the Portobello Apartments are available all year round as Elounda is an ideal holiday place for all seasons. Elounda offers a wide variety of facilities combined with the charm and hospitality of the local people. The sun, sea and golden, sandy beaches offer the visitor an enjoyable and memorable holiday.
Guests with sports inclinations can go waterskiing, windsurfing, canoeing and there are also instructors at their service. The scenery will hold you spellbound. Impossible to separate from the landscape, the sea is always in sight, or round the next corner, or disappearing into the horizon. One can also not ignore the mountains all around, which offer walkers and hikers an opportunity to explore the rugged terrain and enjoy the special features of the landscape which is still unspoilt. There are walks selected to appeal to individual interests. Stretches along the sunny coastlines, past villages and remote monasteries as well as hikes in the mountains, some of which have an alpine feel, and into narrow gorges and valleys.
Elounda is one of Crete's most charming resorts. It offers picturesque views and crystal-clear waters. The beaches of Elounda are anually awarded EU Blue-flag status. Corali Studios and Portobello Apartments are located on the municipal beach which is fully organised and ideal for water sports. It is also ideal for swimming holidays because it is sheltered within the Gulf of Mirabello. Local amenities in Elounda include banks, post office, clinic, pharmacy, tourist police, etc. A wide variety of shops is also available. All around are traditional tavernas and restaurants within walking distance.
In the entrance of the Gulf of Mirabello, 5.6 km from the village of Elounda, lies the Venetian island fortress of Spinalonga. It is a recognised archaelogical site, a rare example of Venetian fortress building and island fortification. Visitors can go to Spinalonga from Elounda by caique ( a traditional Cretan fishing boat). Thousands of tourists visit this wonderful island every year to admire its history and breathtaking views.
The appealing and varied landscape and the mild, stable Mediterranean climate lure holidaymakers increasingly to the town of Elounda and to Crete year after year. Wonderful coastal areas and delightful beaches and bays give the visitor a chance to relax and enjoy an unforgettable holiday.
Only 65 km from Heraklion to the east of the island of Crete, Elounda is a peaceful location with beautiful surroundings and a breathtaking sight of a Mediterranean landscape. All these features combine to make the Corali Studios and Portobello Apartments a very attractive holiday destination.