While you are in the area, why not spend a little time taking in surrounding neighborhoods like Heraklion, Analipsi and Kokkini Chani.
Do try to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area such a rewarding holiday destination. Visit the interactive and traditional museums and exhibit spaces the Museum of the Battle for Crete and National Resistance. The area is a great destination for lovers of art. Make sure you see the Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery and the Heraklion Museum of Religious Art. Go and see a lively show at the Manos Hatzidakis Theatre.
If you are spending a while in and around Elaia, be sure to visit Eleftherias Square, Koubes and the Kapetan Mihalis Korakas. Visitors interested in the world's various faiths will appreciate the hallowed atmosphere at the Agia Ekaterini Church. To learn more about the local historic sights, be sure to check out Dermatas Gate and Hania Gate.
To really get to know Elaia, consider booking your accommodation close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Galaxy Hotel Iraklio, the Lato Boutique Hotel, or the Marin Dream.