The visitor can enjoy the delights of the sea by bathing in the crystal clear waters of Elounda’s beaches, nine of which are awarded the Blue Flag by the EU annually. The municipal beach is located just next to the port. It is a fully organized facility, ideal for water sports, with restaurants and cafes nearby, where thousands of visitors gather every year. Eight hundred metres beyond Shima are the award-winning blue flag beaches of shiona and Poros. Another beach ideal for swimming is that located at the hotel Driros, which is planted all over with reed, and there are also the two pebble beaches of Plaka with their pristine waters: Aghias Marinas beach and Plaka beach, the latter located at the northern edge of the village.
If you have a little patience, you could take your car to the canal, and taking the dirt road to the right, leave it there and you will find yourself at the church of Aghios Lucas.
From here you descend the track on foot to reach Kolokithas beach with its blue-green waters.
(Text from the official site of the Municipality of Aghios Nikolaos)