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Elafonissi Beach

Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
+30 697 689 9296
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Elafonisi Beach Trip in Southwest Crete
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  • Average5%
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“pink sand” (372 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (319 reviews)
“shallow water” (75 reviews)
Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
+30 697 689 9296
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Reviewed today

Even we had to drive about 70km of which about half on a narrow road with many curves, Elafonisi was like a small paradise. The contrast between the dark and light blue, deep and shallow water, sea and mountains is unique. The wild vegetation is...More

Thank lusile74
Reviewed today

Elafonissi Beach was on the list of attractions I have visited during a two weeks trip around the Crete. Amazing natural phenomena. great colours and amazing views. A must to see, but I prefer beaches where you can enyoj the beauties in quiet. I was...More

Thank Vinetou
Reviewed today via mobile

The beach is amazing with pink sand and turquoise water and shallow waters and great for snorkeling,but the water is kinda cold also no tavernas nearby so all you have to eat is pastries.There is one place with salads and sandwiches but it's very crowded.Also...More

Thank Filip O
Reviewed today via mobile

So disappointed! We have been to this beach at least a dozen times over the last 5/6 years. We love the drive and stunning scenery on the way down to the beach. Unfortunately it is obviously under new management. The sun beds were scattered around...More

Thank Chilli79
Reviewed today via mobile

Well worth a visit! We visited with 2 small children. They loved it! The only negative is the road journey by car. There are 2 roads; one is bad the other is very bad. So make sure you pick the correct road. Also be sure...More

Thank Salvatore A
Reviewed today via mobile

Nice beach, with lovely blue water and fine sandy bottom, but very crowded. At least 1000 daytrippers (counted 10 buses) in mid June. Apparently it gets a lot busier in the "high" season. Not a lot of the pink sand to be seen. There are...More

Thank steve420
Reviewed today

If you don't care about crowded beach go and have fun there. But there's a lot of better beaches where you can be alone. Or at least less crowded. I went there to see famous pink sand but didn't stand for very long.

Thank LadyDalek
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Elafonissi beach is about 2hour trip fro Agia Marina through beautiful countryside also travelling through some lovely gorges with eagles soaring a above in the blue sky then you reach Elafonissi Beach is a truly lovely sight to behold lovely light pink sand yes pink...More

Thank lgloom
Reviewed yesterday

You can't miss this, but I highly recommend going in the off season months (June/Sep) as I think it probably gets very busy. Also, I hope to go again and stay nearby so I can enjoy the morning as we found the wind picked up...More

Thank foreverseeker
Reviewed yesterday

Making our own way there in hire car took approx 2 hours from Chanda cossing mountain range and then arriving a the perfect beach,everything stated in guide books is true.Advise to get there early before tour coaches,also better on a week day.

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Hello everybody we ll be staying in Chania is it easy to go the beach from chania any buses public transportation ll take us to the beach or at least near to it !
17 June 2017|
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Response from Εύη Κ | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a bus you can take from Chania to Elafonisi beach. For timetables and prices check e-ktel
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Bahara N
Hey, I am going to Rethymno from 8th of July till 12...and want to visit Elafonisi beach. can you please advice, is there available tour? or maybe some website that can help to find a group who is also on the same time going there??
30 May 2017|
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Response from Troll K | Reviewed this property |
Good Evening The answers above are very helpful i think therefore my answer will not be as useful. I drove there end of April and there were no facilities available but now I’m sure all is in working order. The place is... More
Are there hotels nearby?
4 April 2017|
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Response from lizjr2016 | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, there was a lovely looking hotel or apart hotel complex on the road as you left Elafonissi. There are no accommodation facilities directly on the beach. I think this is somewhere most people would... More