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Elafonissi Beach

Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 73001, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Elafonissi
Type: Beaches
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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

gorgeous place. Although from Chania it required to drive through crazy stressful narrow mountain roads (also beautiful), it was rewarded. The beach is fantastic, with pink sand and shallow crystal clear water, you can cross the area walkig in knee-deep water to reach little islet with magic atmosphere.. Unfortunately more and more people go there and makes the place crowdy... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

What an absolutely beautiful beach. The sand is beautiful, white and soft and the water is such an incredible colour - the type you'd see manufactured in theme parks and water parks. It's just stunning. There is a small island nearby you can swim or wade out to. the sand turns pink! It really is an incredible beach. HOWEVER, if... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It was beautiful when we went there, don't get me wrong. We went in September, so it was a little bit cold, it rained for a bit too. When we arrived (late) at about 2pm, it was very busy, and the beach chair rent was actually higher than all the other beaches in Crete, which is understandable because Elafonissi is... More

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Great natural beauty, clean water, easy to walk through the beach, worth the trip...Must visit it! :)

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Visited Crete 3 times over the last 3 years and this place fails not to disappoint us! Warning though its worth getting up early and arriving before the 'world and his family' turn up.The sea and the pink sand is fab.....leave at lunchtime and you will be glad you did plus you can enjoy lunch without being in the midday... More

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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

In the edge of Europe exist the Paradise “Elafonissi Beach ” The pictures say the Truth no need tell anything else

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We visited Elafonisi in July 2012 on a long road trip from Ierapetra! The beach itself was as stunning as we'd hoped, but sadly there are now lots of coach tours taking thousands of tourists so the beach is completely swamped. There are loungers and sun umbrellas everywhere spoiling the natural beauty of the bay. If you have a young... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Wonderful beach. Pink sand and turquoise water. Avoid first and second beach (crowded) and walk! Then you have access to many beaches, secluded by small rocks. Nude swiming and sunbathing is the common there (nude families and couples) . A real paradise!

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tromsoe,Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

If you come to Elafonissi very early or very late in the season, be sure to bring something to sit om if you are not satisfied by sitting on the sand. In the high season you can rent sunbeds, two beds. 5/6 euros. Out of season, bring food too. It is a wonderful place to spend some ours, the water... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

If you are in Crete, you just must see the Elafonissi! It is like a Thailand lagoon in Europe. We rented a car to go to Elafonissi from Agii Apostoli. Trip was nice, great views and little villages by the road. Sunchairs and toilets are charged.

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