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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“pink sand” (481 reviews)
“long drive” (62 reviews)
Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
+30 697 689 9296
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very beautiful beach but you have to drive over the mountains to reach it from anywhere else on Crete. The roads are excellent with gorgeous scenery and I enjoyed the journey so much I did it again on a motorbike, but, given...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What to say? Go there and have a look yourself Amazing place Pink sand Definitely better during low season No structure around like hotels and restaurant but this is another reason that make it special

Thank Cesare P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the nicest beach in Crete but far from the most popular towns. It is a large beach area with shallow spots for family and some waves at other spots. Nice place to walk around.

Thank DLama84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hired a car and drove here up and down and around mountains, pretty harrowing lol. On the advice of our excellent hotel reception staff. Now I've been to the Barrier Reef and this little place is a gem, it's beautiful pink, black and white sands...More

Thank Tom E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach in a small scale, resembles a lot like east Crete and almost a Chryssi Island south of Ierapetra but more crowded, most enjoyed off season!

Thank mi f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The roads are in very poor condition - no guard rails with very steep inclines. After 2 hours driving in these conditions, we were expecting a gorgeous beach. The beach was very average and extremely busy. There are more beautiful beaches (Stravos) closer to Chania.

Thank kellapink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk to the Elafonissi isle through the water or around the beach. There are also dunes. It is a Natural Reservation. You are forbidden to take any of the pink sand to take it home. Very nice to walk on when there is...More

Thank NicciBr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carribean sea! Amazing place and beautiful sand. I spent a super relaxing day in this beach it’s very beautiful

Thank Alessandro C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elafonissi beach is simply glorious. It is a must see if you visit Crete. The down side was perhaps not enough toilets and the few fast food shops there. However, this is easy to get around. Simply bring some food with you and buy cold...More

1  Thank Tonis s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is absolutely beautiful and truly has pink sand. The problem is, there’s 1 area with toilets and they make you pay 50 euro cents to use it and it’s smelly, dirty, and just disgusting. You have to park far from the water also...More

Thank Oliveem
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25 October 2017|
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Response from Lesley M | Reviewed this property |
not really its a protected area..maybe nearby google it..
Nicola B
13 October 2017|
Response from Abhishek S |
Hey Nicola, not sure if it's too late. but my wife and I are planning to go to elefonissi tomorrow (18th). let me know if you guys are still planning to go. would definitely like to share the cost of a car rental.