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
$70 BOOK WITH VIATOR SeaByBus - All inclusive full day trip to Elafonisi-Falasarna-Vouves from Chania
Duration: 10 to 11 hours
$661 BOOK WITH VIATOR Your Tailored Elafonisi Escape and Cretan Dream Where Time Doesn’t Exist
Duration: 8 hours
Elafonissi Beach reviews
Very pretty sand and water. Parking is a bit of a challenge. Expect a lot of people because the beach is quite crowded more »
We were disappointed, frankly. This beach was not worth the long drive. It was overcrowded and overpriced & the water is colder than for example at Golden Beach, Chania. We only stayed 30 minutes. I..... 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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