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Not much to see

We brought our snorkel gear to have a good explore but it was too windy and rough, so cannot... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Enjoy the birds around the salt pans

Very little of the ancient town can now be seen but several areas show the outline of buildings but... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We brought our snorkel gear to have a good explore but it was too windy and rough, so cannot comment on what is below surface. Above, not much to see.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Very little of the ancient town can now be seen but several areas show the outline of buildings but the whole area is quite shallow and many varieties of bird can be enjoyed

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

A little bit of history - not exploited and worth a walk from Elounda. See the sunken walls ( although from the Roman era I think) or the ancient early Christian church - not the standing church, but the ruins which are up the lane...More

1  Thank AlisdairGB
Reviewed 16 October 2017

And no information which was a shame. Found the mosaic floor by accident and the church was closed. Nice bar there for a drink with a great view of Elounda

Thank estherobrien73
Reviewed 15 October 2017

There is a sunken city near Elounda. It called Olous. The place is nice, you can see walls of the ancient city, if you want you dive and enjoy all the treasures into the water. It seem to me this place doesn`t suit for little...More

Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Walk over the bridge past the salt pans on the right, when you get to the windmills go right, through the fish restaurant, and take thesmall path to the right of it to the Pre Christian Basilica and mosaics then visit the church. Go back...More

1  Thank Kath F
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I was expecting what we saw, which is not a great deal even on caml day with clear water. A snorkel around would have been better. But it is what it is

Thank SeanH41
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Despite the location being accurately described in most guides, there is very little to see, perhaps if you snorkel you may see a lot more underwater, or if the sea isn't choppy, then the clear water would reveal more. However when we visited apart from...More

1  Thank David N
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

If your in the zone, this site is to see. Better when low tide so you can see better the contours of the walls. Also a swim in the bay is very good. Really cool free morning activity. Also good to see by boat

Thank Salvo_KANGOO
Reviewed 29 September 2017

On the site of salt flats are evidence of buildings, walls and apparently other items. Swimming over the site shows lots of stone remains of buildings.

Thank Sue S
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16 September 2016|
Response from 63Deborah | Reviewed this property |
There a little train that takes you there or if you like walking you could walk it's not far from the main strip in elounda