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Elafonissi Beach

Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
+30 697 689 9296
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“pink sand” (386 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (328 reviews)
“shallow water” (76 reviews)
Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
+30 697 689 9296
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a beautiful beach with crystal clear aqua water, I cant deny. BUT too many people, not enough shade, not even a shady bar to sit at to avoid the midday sun. We went on a coach trip from Chania so were tied to...More

Thank studynut
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a nice beach with the crushed shells making the water greenish... Nevertheless we stayed in Rethymnon and made the 130 km trip to this beach by car and it was not quite worth the effort. If you live nearby, sure congrats... Otherwise if you...More

Thank Mikael K
Reviewed yesterday

This beach is breathtaking! We went by bus from Chania (1 bus/day) and stayed there the whole day. It is an awesome beach to walk around and explore, you can swim on both sides of the sand and on another beach if you walk through...More

Thank Gabrie1234
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For a starter we are not so much beach people, but having read and heard the recommendations we decided to give it a try. To avoid the peak crowd moment we arrived at Elafonisi beach at 16:00 and could find a parking spot at the...More

Thank LybeerT
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unbelievable how beautiful, amazing, spectacular, this beach is. You must see it. Pink sand, 50 shades of blue and green, clear like glass water and there is for everyone a place to settle.

Thank Penny A
Reviewed yesterday

Elafonissi is a stunning beach. We were there in July 2017. The water was absolutely still but colder that the other beaches on Crete. The pink sand can be seen as you approach the water line. The water is crystal clear. Was a great family...More

Thank SholinH
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there last week of June 2017 and the big beach was crowded. Luckily, there were two smaller beaches which is almost fantastic as the biggest beach. The sand is a bit pinkish especially when the sun is shining right on it. The water...More

Thank audmonamikaela
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We almost didn't go because of the long drive but sooooo glad we did. It was a dream, just beautiful! Turquoise clear calm waters...like a dream. Pictures don't do it justice. the whole beach doesn't have pink sand but you will see it. We got...More

Thank Vicgert
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Extraordinary beach with clear, warm light turquise,shallow water and rose white sand. Easy accesible by car, only short part of road is macadam with sarp stones. It can compete with best ionian beaches such as Myrthos Kefalonia, Porto Katziki and Egremni Lefkada or Navajo Zakintos....More

Thank Aleksandar P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic place that appends to tropical limestone beaches. The shallow transparent water colored turquoise by the limestone sand (occasionally pink sand) are ideal for families with small kids. Being shallow makes the water also relative warm ... Our kids literally did not get out of...More

Thank NChatzakis
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July 5, 2017|
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Response from lgloom | Reviewed this property |
You cannot pick the sand
June 16, 2017|
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Response from Εύη Κ | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a bus you can take from Chania to Elafonisi beach. For timetables and prices check e-ktel
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Bahara N
May 30, 2017|
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Response from Christoforos G | Reviewed this property |
Good Evening The answers above are very helpful i think therefore my answer will not be as useful. I drove there end of April and there were no facilities available but now I’m sure all is in working order. The place is... More