Welcome to Kolokytha Peninsula
Most of the ruins lie beneath the water on either side of the causeway and have made the area a popular place for snorkelling. Many birds nest here and pass through in spring and autumn. The remains of an early Christian mosaic, portraying dolphins, lies within an enclosure near the causeway.
Coming from Agios Nikolaos the causeway and peninsula are reached as you enter Elounda, by turning off the main road just beyond the prominent yellow signs of the Elounda Rent a Car offices and opposite Mam’s House snack bar. It’s a tight turn.
On the eastern side of the Kolokytha Peninsula, there’s a sandy beach 1km from the causeway’s end, reached by a narrow dirt track.