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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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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was my favourite day visit. The mountaineous roads can be a little tricky but the views and fresh, cool air is refreshing. Elafonissi beach is paradise. Kept very clean and has areas of sea that you can walk through for vast spans of water. Pink sand, caused by the sea shells being crushed. You have to pay .50 cents... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This beach at the southwest tip of Crete is beautiful and definitely worth a visit! The waters are warm and shallow, there is a small island you can walk to and places for the children to splash around in! The scenery is lovely and relaxing, you feel like you're at the end of the world! Will probably have to hire... More

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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The good news is that, since we were already in the area, we booked a room at Glykeria, ate their fabulous home cooked meals and spent three days swimming in the local crystalline swimming holes, where we could see schools of fish, a shy crab over a rocky floor that looked like the surface of the moon, no different than... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Wondreful sandy beach and crystall water sea best describe that place. There are a lot of gorgeous lagoong on the island which separated from Crete by shallow strait. There are also a nice bar on beach and plenty of sunbeds. If you're in Chania region - this place is must to see.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A wonderful beach with just the right amount of facilities, free car parking, warm seas and plenty of room for everyone.

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Clean, plenty beds available, snack facility and parking good. If there is a swimming facility in heaven I want it to be this.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

the beach is simply amazingly beautiful, think is the most beautiful in Europe but it's very crowded even in September! it was an hour and a half to drive away and the road it's full of serpentine, bu i loved it. the water and beach is clean for all the people that are there , the water i shallow and... More

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We usually visit Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos which is a fantastic beach of blue water and white sand, so Greece's beaches were not as perfect (as we anticipated). However, at this beach we were able to enjoy the soft sand and warm waters and take walks and swims without hurting our feet. It was very scenic and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Bit of journey to get the beach, but well worth it. Amazing waters, and sand. Very clean, and with active lifeguards. Had a nice chill in the shallow waters and had a very good spot with a sun bed for €7 for 2 people. So far the best beach I have been to in Crete, I enjoyed it more than... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I think this is the most advertised beach in Crete. The water is shallow and warm and the sand is pink, which makes it so special, however the downside to all this advertising is that it is very very crowded! Also, you will find it difficult to find a spot for parking and the only place to eat is a... More

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