Starting from Elounda, if you follow the road to Plaka, which runs right next to the shore, you will soon meet several small beaches with pebbles and stones at settlements Mavrikiano and Agia Paraskevi. In some places the olive trees are planted on the beach because the salty water of the lagoon is always calm and does not destroy them. In some places you will find beach bars on platforms. The finest attraction however are the picturesque fishing boats, which will certainly provoke you to get off your car and take photographs. Further north, you will find the beaches of Tsifliki and Plaka, with stunning views of the island of lepers, Spinalonga, one of the most famous attractions in Greece.