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Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.
Elounda  is a small fishing town on the Elounda Bay, on the island of Crete, Greece. It is popular with European tourists and has several hotels. Elounda is also the closest major town to the former leper colony of Spinalonga. The town is close to the city of Aghios Nikolaos and the village of Plaka Lassithi.
Dating back to the Venetian era and the Ancient Greek period, Elounda has changed dramatically during its lifespan. The bulk of the ancient city of Olous was reclaimed by the sea towards the end of the ancient Greek period and is still visible, in part, when diving in the bay of Elounda.
Elounda is the self-proclaimed most luxurious resort in Greece. It is home to many luxury 5-star hotels as well as budget accommodation. Most of the major luxury hotels are located out of town, set in their own grounds. Many bars and restaurants can be found in Elounda, supporting and supported by the growing tourist industry there.
There are many fine restaurants and bars in Elounda. These include the Friends Bar in the center of Elounda, perhaps the most modern bar in the town. Restaurants in the town include the Kalidon. The town has a speciality fish restaurant Nikos and many Greek Taverna style eating houses including to Paradosiako. In the center of Elounda, there is a large taxi stand and a bus stop. The local bus company Ktel, operates services to Plaka Lassithi and Agios Nikolaos on a regular basis.

Elounda can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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