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“pink sand”(526 reviews)
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Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
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Reviewed today

This is the best beach we have ever see you must hire a car and visit the water is crystal clear so safe for kid we went twice 2 and a half hours it took to get there but worth every minute

Thank jamiesonj96
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent the whole day on this beach. Getting to the beach itself is a sight to see, travelling along the edge of the cliffs... not for those scared of heights! Although it was breathtaking scenery. Needed to stop on the way to take photos and...More

Thank harjnakhwal
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What to say? A paradise! We have been in Sep at the end. Many people but the place is big so no one was close to the other. We walked to Elafonissi island, low level of the water. A unique experience: colors from rose to...More

Thank giorgiacalta
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beach is gorgeous,lovey sand, clear water idilic. However when coaches arrive, very crowded. Glad we had car and got there early and left when the hordes arrived. Also 1 euro to use an absolutely disgusting toilet! Ridiculous! I can only assume from lack of queue...More

Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful beach with crystal clear water. There are sunbeds with umbrellas for €9 per day or sunbeds only for €3. also possible to bring beach towels. Plenty spaces. small cafe and shop. I took excursion on small bus with guide. we had stops in small...More

Thank Svetlana c
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the best beach for swimming so far. Hands down. The pinkish powdery sand, the long stretch of shallow water for my toddler, the crystal clear blue water and the warm sun is absolutely perfection. I will definetely come back. This is Our Creators...More

Thank phibz22
Reviewed yesterday

This is a real gem. An hour and a half's drive from Chania over beautiful winding mountain roads. We used our rental car to get there but you can book day trips by coach to this wonderful beach. Still, shallow, turquoise water and beautiful sand....More

Thank Travelogo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were unlucky, too windy for appreciate this beautiful beach. But I need to say that too many tourist and you can't catch the magic spirit of this place. Maybe you can visit other beaches in the nearby also

Thank AlessandroAQ
Reviewed 3 days ago

really good for families with small children, windy almost all the time... few new terraces appeared this year and more umbrellas for rent

Thank Emanuvio
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Overrated? Perhaps, but still a special place well worth a visit. You need to cross a mountain on a narrow road with steep cliffs to get here, but that’s part of the experience. My wife did not enjoy the narrow parts of the drive, but...More

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23 August 2018|
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
You can get the boat to Paleochora think it was 16.30 pm not sure on bikes. I booked with Selino travel in Paleochora might be worth contacting them.
22 July 2018|
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Response from Clair R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Mike I don’t have a clue about the bus, we rented our own car for the few days.
Linda R
16 June 2018|
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Response from dmcc1973 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't say. We drove (rented a car), but surely if you are in a resort or apartment the reception/owner will recommend a travel agent/day trip service to take. There are tons of those that go here, I believe.