Elafonissi beach – Excursion in Chania, Crete

If you would like to discover a small island covered with sand dunes and small trees, sandy beaches and tropical waters, then you must visit elafonisi, the one of the exotic beaches of Crete.

It is at the southwest tip of Crete, 76 km from the city of Chania, protected natural reserve by the Natura 2000 European Act, a peninsula which breaks in two parts by water giving the impression of being a separate island. A lagoon, shaped at that point, is ideal for children. The sea is so shallow that you can cover on foot. The white sand which in many places gets pink shades of the thousands of crushed shells, gives a different look to the beach. The crystal  – clear and blue –  green waters, reminding also of the Caribbean.

Before you reach Elafonisi, you will visit the very known monastery of Chryssoskalitissa,  one of the landmarks of southwest Crete. It is simple, but impressive building, which has kept alive the atmosphere of past centuries. Ninety steps lead to the top of the rock and tradition has it that one of them is gold. That’s where it gets its name.

In the way back to home , driving along the road you will reach  Elos, a village built in a verdant landscape with Chestnut trees, plane trees and many fruit orchards. There, under the plane trees you will have a dinner.

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Additional information

Ticket TypeAdults, Children (4-11,99) years old, Infants (0-3.99) years old
Language Tour GuideEnglish, Russian, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Czech


  • BUS transfer from and to your hotel.
  • Professional guide (EN, RU, FR, DE, PL, IT, NL, CZ) *available after request

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