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Elafonissi Beach

Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
+30 697 689 9296
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pink sand” (530 reviews)
“long drive” (68 reviews)
LOCATION
Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
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+30 697 689 9296
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"pink sand"
in 530 reviews
"long drive"
in 68 reviews
"crystal clear water"
in 104 reviews
"high season"
in 64 reviews
"rented a car"
in 42 reviews
"paradise on earth"
in 44 reviews
"hour drive"
in 30 reviews
"an umbrella"
in 68 reviews
"sun loungers"
in 40 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 35 reviews
"visit crete"
in 30 reviews
"small island"
in 31 reviews
"chania"
in 460 reviews
"wind"
in 154 reviews
"beds"
in 152 reviews
"lagoon"
in 184 reviews
"caribbean"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful place and the sand does have a soft pink tone to it. The sea is crystal clear, but it is a very busy beach with not much shade in a hot day. Enjoy.

Thank Charlotte T
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Reviewed today

We visited this beach today and it is spectacular. The water is so clear, and has several hues of gorgeous blue water. The sand is soft and the beach is so beautiful. Highly recommend during a visit to Western Crete.

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Reviewed today via mobile

I hope you have a fantastic time at Elafonissi with its crystal water and pink Sand. I think 🤔 it’s a brilliant place for old ,youngsters and adults who really enjoy 😊 the summer.

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Reviewed today via mobile

We arrive,parking spaces available.Very nice water and sand (not pink)but big winds.The beach administration is poor.You have to wait 40 min to go to the toilet,you are not allowed with your own umbrella and not enough sunbeds

Thank Dragos183
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Reviewed today

Elafonissi turned out to be our favorite beach that we visited in Greece. The drive from Chania is slow and mountainous but absolutely beautiful. Take time to stop at a roadside stand or two along the way. The water at Elafonissi is clean and clear,...More

Thank CathyinColo
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Reviewed today

This is really a very beautiful beach (but certainly not the most beautiful one). Very crowded indeed. Best to visit early in the morning.

Thank Martine D
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Reviewed yesterday

Try to avoid the 'kiddie pool' to the right of the entrance, and expect to see large crowds in the summer - continue about one kilometer to the south and you can comfortably bath topless (women) and a little further and you can remove all...More

1  Thank Amitava Michael K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved this beach!! FYI if you are coming in from Chania, the drive is pretty scary. You are gonna be going through a mountain pass and there's some hairpin turns throughout the drive. But it's all worth it when you get there. Yes its...More

1  Thank AuroraR
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here as part of TUI elofonisi express, Crystal clear blue waters that doesn't get deep so perfect for snorkelling and paddling. Beach very busy but only to be expected as a big tourist attraction in Greece. Would happily return to see the pink sand...More

Thank Ben H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a magical beach, very majestic looking. You would want to be there very early in the day to get sun loungers and a umbrella!

Thank Clair R
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Linda R
June 15, 2018|
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Response from dmcc1973 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't say. We drove (rented a car), but surely if you are in a resort or apartment the reception/owner will recommend a travel agent/day trip service to take. There are tons of those that go here, I believe.
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Simona D
May 29, 2018|
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Response from Joanne P | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are toilets behind the beach & at the cafes too
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ellyrezzo87
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Thabor63 | Reviewed this property |
Ciao Elisa, sulla possibilità di noleggio non saprei se esiste né saprei indicarti recapiti. Penso comunque, vista l'abbondanza di sdrai ( ci sono più centri di distribuzione ) e visto il periodo non di alta stagione, che tu... More
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