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Address: Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 73001, Greece
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Lovely but crowded

The beach is really lovely and special with its clear quite waters. The only problem was that it was extremely crowded on a weekday in August. We arrived around noon (driving... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The beach is really lovely and special with its clear quite waters. The only problem was that it was extremely crowded on a weekday in August. We arrived around noon (driving all the way from Almyrida in the north). There was no chance of finding shade, let alone a sunbed. Long lines for the mediocre cafeteria. If you do come... More 

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Giessen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Despite dialing in the correct GPS coordiates, this place is not that easy to find, due to ongoing road construction, which is prompting a few desviations. I was getting there from the northwestern part of Crete, and the car ride alone is a spectacular adventure, with serptentine roads, even going through a traffic-light-controlled tunnel, and breathtaking views. For the last... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Elafonissi is a lovely beach situated at the very end of Crete island, is a bit difficult to reach but the location and the crystal water is really worth the trip. We went there by car and there are two possible way, all of them through hills and mountain streets, don't be impatient the traffic is not fast. the place... More 

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Modena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It's simply gorgeous! One of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Make sure you have your sun cream and sun glasses with you when you visit this corner of paradise as the crystal waters and the white sand are like mirrors! Don't miss it!

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Hello! Anyone going to Crete??? Ok stay wherever you want but do not miss this place. Elafonisi, south west tip of Crete. You will love it. I took a bus from Chania bus station. The ride there was amazing and the beach is now my favourite. I walked towards the dunes and manage to swim on my own, blue, green... More 

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west sussex uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a stunning beach, with sand like the Caribbean. BUT, there are loads of day trips ghat go here, and it gets PACKED in high season. There are a couple of places to stay there, so you can get down to the beach before the crowds arrive, and stay late after the day trippers have departed.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I visited Elafonissi Beach when the "pink high season" was already over, but the beach was still wonderful. It's large, with crystal clear and undeep water. A perfect place to bring kids or take a walk along the shore.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Beautiful beach with pinky sand and very warm water. Although bars and not so good and it's very dangerous to get there, but worth to see it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I visited this beach in may 2007 it's an amazing sight. The water is clear and bright, the sand is white and pink in places from a type of shell apparently, looks beautiful, and was warm and inviting .

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Heraklion Prefecture, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

i don't have words to describe it! is the best place that someone can go for vacation ! clean hot beach and very kind people everywhere

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