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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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Lisbon, Portugal
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

One or rather a lot of beaches, turcoise waters, pink sand and plenty of sunshine!! You have to spend a whole day there in order to explore and enjoy. Getting there is not easy, but it is a sure way to experience the hinterland of Crete and a great opportunity to observe the way of life in Crete away from... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Elafonissi is no doubt one of the most stunning beaches in west Crete, but because of this, it's also one of the main tourist attractions! We organised this trip though our hotel and it took just over 2 hours each way, with a couple of stops, but this place is just stunning! Because it's a protected nature reserve, the building... More

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Baia Mare, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

There are not enough words to describe it. You have to see it for yourself. Pink and black sand, warm water, kytesurfing...

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Focsani, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

amazing, beautifull spectacular beach and laguna worth to travel 1,2 hours from your hotel to there ! wiew is outstanding !

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