We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Elafonissi Beach

Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 73001, Greece
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Elafonissi
Type: Beaches
813 visitor photos
Write a Review

1,280 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    999
    200
    62
    10
    9
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Thessaloniki, Greece
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

An excellent destination, that leaves you astonished with the natural beauty of Crete. Unfortunatelly, the facilities there are not satisfactory and the access (car or public transport) is something more thanterrible.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is a fabulous beach on a nature reserve so no development. We came on a coach trip which was an easy way to travel from Rethymnon There are good facilities for some lunch, toilets, sun loungers etc The beach is utterly stunning. There is pink sand( although this is decreasing) and very shallow waters. You can walk through the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This beach is simply amazing. You feel like you're in a postcard when you're there. The water is unbelievably blue and the pink ribbons of sand just add to the beauty. The beach has shallow waters that you can stroll through to get to sandbars. Great unique and beautiful beach not to be missed!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is the "must visit" beach in Crete - it is truly stunning and reminds me of the Caribbean! Pink sand and crystal clear shallow warm water - truly beautiful. However.. it is extremely busy but TBH this didn't detract from our visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Trondheim, Norway
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Worth your time.... Very safe when you have small kids because it is a long shallow beach. It is clean and has toilet, dressing cubicles and shower facilities around. Parking is ample and free. However, you have to walk further to have more privacy as tourists by busload seem to arrive every minute. But the beach is too big to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mexico City, Mexico
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The colors of the ocean in this beach are unbelievable. Not a beach for swimming but definitely a beach one must visit when in Crete. My girls played in the ocean all the time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thessaloniki, Greece
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This beach is beautiful and worth visiting but it has a lot of negatives. It is extremely crowded during peak hours making the experience not so nice. Unfortunately the people running it (who are making money off of a natural resource and only providing beds) are not keeping the beach clean and price gouging. The beach has crystal clear water,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bratislava, Slovakia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Elafonissi ist the most beuatiful beach in the Europe. With its magnificent beache offers an unforgettable experience. You find there amazing white and pink colourend sand. Water is shalow.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Istanbul, Turkey
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent beach you should walk in the sea and reach the deserted lighthouse at the top of the hill. Its may be half a hour walk. Good for walking at the dunes and swimming and sightseeing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
dublin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Do not go to crete and not visit this beach , absolutely amazing. It can be a busy beach but still loads of space to stretch out and soak up the sun. The water is crystal clear , the sand white with hues of pink , absolutely a must visit

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Elafonissi Beach also viewed

Kissamos, Chania Prefecture
Sfakia, Chania Prefecture
 
Chania Town, Chania Prefecture
Hersonissos, Heraklion Prefecture
 

Been to Elafonissi Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Elafonissi Beach, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing