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“A good beach but probably not as good as the first time we visited”
Review of Elafonissi Beach

Elafonissi Beach
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

This remains a great beach, but our visit was probably too early in the year (the water is cold in late April) and it was a windy day, and this beach should only be visited when there is no wind as it is very exposed. I still rate it as very good, as on an optimum day I still see that it could be magical. But it is a long drive so pick your day carefully!

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Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a gem, one of the remotest parts of Crete, but that said, people find it and it can get crowded in mid summer.

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Reviewed May 3, 2014

A bit far from Rethymno ( count 3 hours by car) but it must be seen..first because it's mainly Greek tourists who are going there, which is a gage of authenticity..at second it's so large that you will have your 10 m2 to lay your beach towel !! Ideal for family with children !!

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

The drive here was long and windy, but I would say that it was definitely worth the drive. The beach here is beautiful! We were lucky to go when it's not high season where this place is usually flooded with tourists (from what I heard).

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

One of the absolute best beaches in Crete. IF, and this is a big if, there isn't wind from the west. We have visited several times, and one time is was absolutely fabulous. Do not stay on the sunbeds in the beginning of the beach, they are easily crowded whem the buses from Chania arrives. Keep walking further out and you can have a piece of the beach on your own.

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