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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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Manchester, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful setting, clean and well-kept, excellent for young and old alike. It is not easy to get to, but worth the trip through the mountain villages. Make sure you buy local honey at one of the villagers tables by the road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have been several times to Elafonissi, every time I go to Crete I visit Elafonissi. It is a nice beach with clear blue water and some parts of the beach the sand looks pink. You can hire umbrella and sunbeds their and also buy water and food like toast. I recommend if you are staying in Chania area to... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great beaches with pink sand and shallow water. You need to arrive early to be able to get a sunbed and parasol but these are 7 euros each. Ouch. It does get very busy as being the best beaches a lot of coaches arrive filled with bathers. It is a beautiful place to visit and all the photos always show... More

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Los Cabos, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great beach and a very amazing landscape! Worth the bumpy road to drive there, the lots of people visiting as well. Crystal clear waters, the colours are just beautiful, no other way to describe it. A must see for sure!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

For me the beatiful beach in Crete, with very hot and shallow water, with magnificent colors, between blue and red, it is wortwhile to visit. During summer (see schedule) it can be reached daily by bus from Chania.It can be very crioweded close to the enntrance.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Get there early and walk across to the island and you should find a tiny piece of paradise just for yourself. Stake your claim with a beach towel and get in the water, it's shallow waters are warm but it's not difficult to find deeper water to snorkel or swim, so take a snorkel and enjoy crystal clear waters. It's... More

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Prato, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is Paradise on Earth!!! I do not need to add more. Just go and see it and you won't be deceived!

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Imola, Italia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

If you wanna a see a real paradise ruined by human, please come visit Elafonissi beach!! You will see "no brain" kite surfers passing trough the people and fishes on every slightly windy day! I'm totally disappointed, I hope that people who cares about this place will do something to avoid this sacrilege! Vote 2 just in honor of the... More

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Beautiful beach, but very busy (august, weekend of national celebration). But the drive alone from Rapania to Elafonissi was worth our visit to Elafonissi.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The beach is absolutely beautiful, the water is clear and turcoise and the sand is white, just like on the pictures. It is shallow for quite a bit so perfect to chill in the water. The drive is worth it and there is free parking available. Unfortunately it is crowded but if you walk a bit further down the beach... More

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