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Address: Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
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Elafonisi Beach Trip in Southwest Crete
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We were staying in a villa near to the beach and visited early to see it before the coaches arrived. The sand was trampled down around the lagoon and full of cigarette butts... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying in a villa near to the beach and visited early to see it before the coaches arrived. The sand was trampled down around the lagoon and full of cigarette butts around the sunbeds. Beyond this area it is stunning with crystal clear waters and the magical pink sand, however we felt it was struggling to cope with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Granted, it's waters are clear blue, sand everywhere unlike most pebble beaches around. Picturesque. But my oh my people everywhere! Coaches galore! Not our cup of tea at all! Had planned on busy but this was crowded! Parasols & chairs available but you need to share with close neighbours! Food bars are cafes but appeared clean. Didn't try the loo!... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everyone says go to Thailand, go to the Grand Canarias, go to exotic places in order to feel and be in a wonderful place. Believe me, like Elafonisi, is nowhere! !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The water is amazing. The left side is a bit cooler and deeper (~ 25C+ degrees) The right side is like a hot tub and very shallow (my guess is at least 35C probably upwards of 40C+ in some pockets). We have been many times and this last visit was the first that was not windy. They have many areas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only when you visit the place you realize why it is being voted every year amongst the best beaches worldwide!!! Turquise crystal clear water, pink/coral sand on both sides.. what else to ask for? If you stay in Chania area do not miss it!!!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just got home from 10 night stay in Malame area of Crete with my partner and 5 year old boy. We did a day trip to Elafonissi beach - what a perfect day out. The trip from Malame was just over an hour by cab and so worth the effort. Stunning beach, white sand, clear water - we loved it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best beach ever gorgeous coloured water & pink sand unique. Well worth a visit. Give yourself enough time to enjoy it, there are a lot of people but still worth a visit.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The pictures show a tranquil beach with pink sand. But you don't get this. It was busy and the pink sand was hard to see but it was soft under foot and the waters were soft and amazing. It was not as what I expected but it was absolutely worth the trip. The place was buzzy but relaxed all at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach is really very nice. The colors of sea water are amazing. But I would also repeat what a lot of travelers say - there is a lot of people there. On the right side of the beach it is better - the beach is not crowded. Bring some food with you as there is the only one bistro... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Elafonisi is the most beautiful beach I ever seen, with its crystal blue water and its pink sand. Really heaven on earth.

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