Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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.
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  • Just too many people... even though Crete was not full, it was as if everybody who was on the island went ther.  more »
  • Wanna go to a beach different to all others you so far been to? This is where you should go. I thought I ended up in the Caribbean...somewhere..but no it's on Crete. Pink seashell beach and greenish.....  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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