Elos Chania Crete: The traditional village of Elos is located 60 km south west of Chania Town, on the way to the Monastery of Chrissoskalitissa and the wonderful beach of Elafonissi. This is a small village with few stone houses where its inhabitants are mostly engaged in agriculture cattle breeding. The village is surrounded by lush greenery, olive groves and plane trees. In late October, there is the Chestnut Festival with traditional music and dancing in the square.

Crete Holidays in Chania Elos Village

The tiny, traditional village of Elos is located 60km south west of Chania Town, which is situated in a short distance from Kissamos on the West part of Crete, on the way to the well-known Monastery of Chrissoskalitissa and the unique, great, sandy beach of Elafonissi.

Elos is a small village with few stone houses where its inhabitants are mostly engaged in agriculture cattle breeding. The village is surrounded by lush greenery, olive groves and plane trees. In late October, there is the Chestnut Festival.

The Chestnut Festival is one of the island’s remarkable events during fall. It is celebrated every October or November, but for the exact date it is advisable to check with locals in order not to miss that.

The village of Elos is surrounded by chestnut trees, which form picturesque scenery and, of course, bring the harvest. To mark the coming autumn and proudly demonstrate the chestnut harvest, local population devote a special attention to the Chestnut Festival.

This small, but authentic happening, gives a chance to Elos to show off its chestnut produce and attract quite some curious visitors over the weekend, which is reserved for this extraordinary event.

Travelers can expect music, dancing, eating and drinking as essential parts of the celebration. And of course great traditional food in Crete holidays.