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Address: Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 73001, Greece
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We just kept walking past the crowds and couples and families until we found a perfect sport for paddling. Blissful and a lovely beach to take little ones to.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We just kept walking past the crowds and couples and families until we found a perfect sport for paddling. Blissful and a lovely beach to take little ones to.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

As you approach the place, you can clearly see that this is a popular beach. So be a bit early if you plan to have a sun-bed hired. Free parking not a problem, though, for there is plenty of parking space there. Beautiful beach with clear water, a must for sea-lovers.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went on a daytrip from Paleochora to see "the world's 8th most beautiful beach". It was not worth it. We're travelling without children and missed our quiet beach back in Paleochora. The beach is nice -and perfect for children-with kiosks, nice toilets and friendly staff, and it's big. Still, in July there are way too many people. We were... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Spectacular beach. Waters so clear it looks like a massive swimming pool! Great for snorkelling. Places to get something to eat and drink. Toilets and showers. 2 sunbeds and 1 parasol 7 euros.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I had the chance to take a bus tour to the beach and it is a wonderful place. On the side that is connect to Crete is is very active with lots of people I would recommend walking to the island. There are no stands and no beach chairs; it's a lot more relaxing on that side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were worried about all the reviews saying this beach is overcrowded. We got there early (9'sh) as we wanted to avoid the crowds and that worked out perfect. The beach gets pretty busy after 11am but it is still OK if you move away from the beach entrance and the area where the umbrellas are (beach is quite long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

One of planets most amazing beaches. The pink sand, the crystal clear waters and of course the blue blue Greek sky makes this place unique. Definitely a must see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Look`s beautiful but very-very windy, loved the mountain roads You have to drive to get there. In a good (not windy) day perfect for kids to play in shallow water.

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Chaniá, Khania, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Lazy reader: amazing, pink sand, too sunny, cyan waters, peace of mind, unique scenery, one of the best places I've been to. The road to Elafonisi beach is a little hard for the average driver(a bus can take you there from Chania if you are feeling insecure) but the scenery next to the road, as you reach the place, is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It is, of course, not surprising that lots of people come here. It's stunning. And it is also a nature reserve, which the Cretans are doing all they can to protect. You should go and see the beautiful sands and clear sea, but don't expect peace. All the umbrellas are packed together so you are right next to your neighbours.... More 

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Address: Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 73001, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Elafonissi

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