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.
09:45 First Stop at St. Sophia Cave
10:15 Departure from the Cave
11:15 Arrival at Elafonissi
15:15 Departure from Elafonissi / Possible stop at Local Village (Optional Lunch)
17:00-18:00 Arrival at your hotel
Please Note: The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour,due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passenger number or force majeure, 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.
Price per person: 33 €
From April to October