Elounda is a small fishing village located in the Cretan prefecture of Lassithi, on the coast near the town of Aghios Nikolaos.
Elounda has many hotels which are popular with European tourists. The village is also home to many bars and restaurants serving European, Greek and Cretan cuisine. It lies across the bay from Isla Spinalonga (en. Long Thorn Island) and the historic Venetian Fortress of Kalydonia (commonly known also as "Spinalonga"). The settlement of Elounda dates back to ancient times. Roman city of Olous are situated only metres from the current site of the village. The archaeological site of Olous is submerged near Eloundas salt flats and can still be seen today.