Located on a tiny islet famous for its white sands, Elafonissi Beach offers warm and shallow waters, an ideal setting for families with small children. Situated near the southwestern corner of Crete, the beach has beckoned travelers for centuries with its tropical climate and rich plant life. Nearby tourist facilities include free parking, showers, and changing rooms, along with several cafes offering light snacks and cold drinks. The islet is a magnet for day-trippers from other parts of Crete, so try to time your visit for mid-afternoon, when the last of the tour buses leave for the day. To visit Elafonissi Beach on your holiday in Elafonissi, and find out what else Elafonissi has to offer, use our Elafonissi.
Tours To Elafonissi Beach
Elafonissi Island Tour from Chania BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $64
Duration: 14 hours
Day Trip to Elafonisi Island From Heraklion BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $53
Duration: 11 hours
Elafonisi Beach Trip from Rethymno BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $45
Duration: 11 hours
Elafonissi Beach Reviews
Natural beauty at its best ...great palce to spent some days away from all .. crystal clear white sand ... great landscapes ... more »
It was quite a journey on the tour bus to get here, but it was really worth it! We left early morning from Chania Old Town and got there near midday. It's better if you can rent a car and drive... more »
Amazing, but come early. If you are late it is crowded
One of the best beaches in the world. Love the pink sand.
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