Swimming at ELAFONISI BEACH – TAKES PLACE EVERY DAY.
- Swim in the crystal clear turquoise waters of Elafonissi Beach
- Enjoy your restfull day under the sun with your family or friends
- Walk on the warm Pink Coral Sand
- Second Best Beach in Europe / 11th Globaly (TripAdvisor)
- Comfortable Clothes & shoes for a bus trip
- Beach equipment
- 07:30-9:35 Departure from Chania
- 11:00-11:30 arrival at Elafonisi beach
- 15:00-15:30 departure from Elafonisi
- 16:00: arrival to Elos village (optional lunch)
- 18:00-19:00 arrival to Chania
*the schedule may be subject to change. Always check with your guide
Elafonissi is located 76km west of Chania in the southwestern most point of Crete. Elafonisi is an oblong, which often “breaks” in two parts by water giving the impression of being a separate island. Elafonissi is a “Natura 2000” protected area. The island is full of dunes with sand lilies and junipers (like-cedar trees). The endangered turtles Caretta-Caretta and several rare animals’ nest on the island and it is strictly forbidden to remove any plants, animals from the area. Exotic beach with white sand and turquoise waters, reminding of the Caribbean, are formed on either sides of the peninsula. The sand is pinkish in many places, taking its color from thousands of broken shells. Near the “breaking” point of the peninsula, the water does not exceed 1m, creating a small lagoon, ideal for children. You can easily cross the lagoon in order to reach the “island”, having your stuff with you, because the water is very shallow there. The eastern side of the beach, in front of the lagoon, is well organized and has the most people. There are umbrellas, showers, lifeguards, snack bars and changing rooms. TripAdvisor website has rated Elafonissi as the 11th Best Beach in the world for 2018.
The crystal clear waters make this a popular summer vacation spot, attracting sunbathers and water sport enthusiasts alike. Also, hike up to the neighboring
cedar tree reserves for a change of scenery. A few meters from the beach is the small island Elafonisi, which gave its name to the beach. The level of the sea on that part is also shallow, so one can walk there. Take your time to explore it. It is surrounded by rocks and crags. There are a few nice coves that are worth discovering. There is also a small chapel, in the memory of the lost Cretan warriors.