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Elafonissi Beach

Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 73001, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Elafonissi
4.5 of 5 stars 1,880 Reviews
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We booked a trip to Elofonisi as a tour offered through our RCI resort. It was about a two hour bus ride through beautiful gorges and even a stop at a cave, but the most disappointing part of the trip was that we happened to go on a super windy day and the sand felt like needles hitting my face.... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It looks like paradise. One of those beaches we just see in tourism magazines. There I made my first topless. I'll never forget this place. Want to go there a thousand times more.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

very clean (and cold) water, fantastic view, tropic place!! not far away from the town, only 20- 25' minutes!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We have to cross the white mountains from Chania, my family consider this a white knuckle ride, not for the faint hearted, I love it - real driving with stunning scenery thrown in. The beach has a large car park and a short walk takes you to the beach. The sand has a pink hue especially at the water edge.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The beach is nice, but there are plenty of better ones, e.g.Balos Worth a short stay, there are snack stands and bathrooms.

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Worth the long scenic travel from Chania. We took an international trip with a Swedish guide, so we got to brush up our Swedish too on the way! It was a very windy day at the beach, you couldn't really hide from the wind anywhere. It was also a very busy day at the beach, and the two "restaurants" had... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

wondered if the long drive from Chania was going to be worth the effort ... beach reminds me of Hawaiian beaches with white sand and emerald waters...You must see !!!!!!

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Norrköping, Östergötlands Län, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went here over the day during our stay in Chania, we rented a convertible and drove the road through the mountains ourselves. both the trip itself and the final destination was breathtaking. well worth spending a day on this trip while on crete.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We wondered if the long drive from Chania was going to be worth the effort. In retrospect it most certainly was. We were there in late Oct so there we very few people about. The weather was warm and the water cool. Having safe swimming for our daughter, plus the huge bonus of multiple fish species swimming around our legs... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This beach reminds me of Hawaiian beaches with white sand and emerald waters! It was sort of small 'lakes' separated by strips of sand as if especially designed for kids! Amazing! If you go off season, you enjoy it more because the crowds don't tend to go there in fall!

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