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Elafonissi Beach

Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 73001, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Elafonissi
Type: Beaches
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Rheda-Wiedenbruck, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Beach without any hotels nearby. Clear water with wonderful colors and fine sand. Although many bends make the drive to Elafonissi a bit burdensome it is absolutely worth to visit this place. When returning back north you should have a stopover at the beach of Sfinari: Marvelous sunset and a great dinner at the Thalami tavern will make this day... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

it was off-season so not crowded at all. Take a walk through the water to the nearby island and go snorkeling. Well worth the rather long drive on a narrow mountain roads.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, hands down. It can tend to get crowded in peak season but there's always a spot of sand to claim as your own. Pack a lunch and take some drinks and just wade a couple hundred yards out into the water and forget your troubles. You won't ever want to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Elafonissi is beautiful - well organised, with excellent facilities, a nice varied selection of areas to explore (dunes, rocks, sand, shallow waters), and some fantastic tavernas nearby (I can recommend Panorama just up the road). It is not, in my opinion, as stunning as Balos, which is much wilder and offers far fewer facilities - to compare the two would... More

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Argostolion, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

One of the best beaches ever been on and a reason to travel to creta!This pink colored beach is what will amaze you most of the beaches you will visti while in chania!Its always packed and there many buses going there.IT far but worth the distance!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Thia beach is mor touristic, there is mor people around, the Walter is good and the vive of the place is perfect to chill down.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Stayed in Platanias with my 2 daughters in mid-October. We rented a car and drove to Elafonissi. The drive through the mountains and villages along the way was beautiful with some lovely views from the mountains. Arrived at Elafonissi Beach at around mid-day. Weather was really great, warm and sunny with an occasional gust of wind. The beach was not... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful beach - plenty of space for visitors! Tip - don't do an organised day trip. They all stop at another attraction on the way and you get very little time at the beach. We got the local bus (coach) from Chania and we beat all the other tourists and got the best beds!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I know that some complain about the crowds. We started out early in the day and had the place to ourselves, but it got quite crowded by the late morning with people playing frisbee and the like in the beautiful waters. This beach was very different than others that I have visited throughout the world, in that you could walk... More

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Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful unique beach. Very very pretty. Worth a drive. Whitish pinkish sand is so soft you want to do sand angels on it! Shallow warm crystal clean waters. Configuration of the beach is very unique, sea is around you, almost everywhere. Amazing experience. Made me think: Atlantis is not lost - Atlantis is here.

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