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Elafonissi Beach

Address: Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 73001, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

But the views on the way and the beach are amazing- we chosen the coastal route from Chania and through the countryside on the way back and found a lovely tavernas including a little shack with great coffee and Petrula the donkey in residence

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

I visited Elafonissi Beach in the beginning of September 2014. The pink sand was like flour and easy to walk on. Enjoy the clear water and the pink sand beach as it is lovely. It's perfect for kids, young and old people. This truly is a postcard beach, and one of the most popular beaches on the Crete.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Elafonissi is a gem in the wild and worth the trip to Crete alone! Sea and sand create such a fantastic landscape that we did not want to leave.

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Rethymnon, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

one of the best beach in the world if i can say.... crystal warm waters sea life, sun relax just heaven! but don t try to visit this place when is windy. nice for familys with easy access to beach try to spend all day there and be early in the morning. sunscreen is absolutly nessecery. have map with you... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a stunning beach, the White sand and clear blue water make you feel like ur in the Caribbean. In April it was hot and secluded then when we visited in September even though it was packed it was still a lovely beach with plent of spots to sit or put ur beds up.

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Chania, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Tip: Go for a walk on the islet and take in the flowers and bird-life. I like this beach best away from the tourist season and if you do this remember to take a picnic. The beach is sandy with beautiful pink stretches of sand. The lagoon means there is safe playing for the kids and it also keeps the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We heard about Elafonissi from a friend just before visiting Crete, so when we arrived, we had to track down this legend of a beach. Though you can take a tour, my friends and I decided to go the adventurous route and rent four wheelers to get to the beach—I wouldn't recommend it, as we ended up driving approximately 100... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This jewel is beyond tranquil paradise ... Forget the tropics - this place has it all, and some! A perfect day out with the family - make of a day of it though. Crystal clear, warm waters with lots of sea life. Easy snorkelling, lots of hot sun, easy access to all beaches, free parking ... what more could you... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We booked a trip to Elofonisi as a tour offered through our RCI resort. It was about a two hour bus ride through beautiful gorges and even a stop at a cave, but the most disappointing part of the trip was that we happened to go on a super windy day and the sand felt like needles hitting my face.... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It looks like paradise. One of those beaches we just see in tourism magazines. There I made my first topless. I'll never forget this place. Want to go there a thousand times more.

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