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 travel planner .
Tours to Elafonissi Beach
Elafonisi ( The pink sand beach) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $44
Duration: 9 hours
Elafonissi Island Tour from Chania BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $64
Duration: 14 hours
Day Trip to Elafonisi Island From Heraklion BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $49
Duration: 11 hours
Elafonissi Beach Reviews
Most beautiful beach I have EVER visited and I have been to the likes of Mexico and Carribean. Beautiful clear waters, pink sands in places, fantastic back drops. more »
Siamo stati su questa spiaggia partendo da Chania e facendo circa 2 ore di strada. Abbiamo scelto di fare la costiera panoramica all'andata che si fa tranquilmente con prudenza e la via tra le montagn... more »We were on this beach starting from Chania and doing about 2 hours drive. We chose to do the scenic coastline on the way that does quietly with prudence and the way through the mountains on the return. A premise: it would be better to arrive at 9am when there are still few people but we arrived at 11am and there was the end of the world despite it being no longer August. So it's hard to find a place on the beach. As for the sea very nice with crystal clear waters but not possible to enjoy for the turnout of so many people. You get there peacefully by paved road except for the last section that is dirt but flat and therefore no risk to the cars and access to free parking spaces. If you were to return to Crete better sleep nearby to be ready in the early morning and enjoy this slendida pink beach.
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