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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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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I travelled in Europe everywhere and so far this is the most beautiful beach I have been. The water is crystal clear , the sand is white and the sun is your best friend!

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Tartu, Estonia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Possibly the best beach in Crete. White sands with pink shades, crystalline waters, shallow for a long stretch but also very good for a swim. Despite a considerable amount of people, it didn't feel overcrowded (a Monday in July). Umbrellas and 2 sunbeds for just 7 euros. Of course the earlier you arrive the more chance to get a spot.... More

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

2 hour drive from Rethymnon via some wonderful mountain roads and through some typically Greek villages. Well worth the trip, white and pink sand beaches and shallow turquoise lagoons. There are beaches for everybody here. Masses of sunbeds and a couple of canteens selling snacks ice cream and drinks. There are a couple of genuine tavern just before and as... More

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Oksboel, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Elafonissi Beach on west-crete must be the best beach in this world. The water is perfect all age groups. In a big area behind an island is the water silent and low. It is a paradis for children. There are two beach-bars, where you can get all, what you want. There is only one problem: It is so far away... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful paradise beach - it's a protected area with gorgeous lagoons, pink sand, and soft white sand. Couple of canteens, sun loungers and parasols for hire.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was the best beach we've ever been to. We were there in "high season" and there was still plenty of shade available. If one line of huts is full, go to a different area, it's almost certain there will still be some. The pink sand and clear water were absolutely beautiful.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Even pinkish and white/yellow sand, very shallow sea, turquoise water. Of course lots of tourists...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If YOU go to crete YOU must SEE this beach! Never seen in europe a place like this!! Easy acces and lovely views coming from chania!! Recomended 100%!! Beautifull 100% !!

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Beautiful beach, pink sand and shallow crystal clear water! Watch out for the dark haired bearded pervy peeping tom on the island that follows couples looking for some privacy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We took a bus from Chania bus station to get there. I believe it was 10€ a ticket each way, not terrible compared to some of the tours we looked at. It was about a two hour ride to the beach, but the buses are comfortable and air conditioned. This bus stays at the beach all day so it is... More

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