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Elafonissi Beach

Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
+30 697 689 9296
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  • Excellent74%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“pink sand” (419 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (357 reviews)
Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
+30 697 689 9296
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Reviewed yesterday

Elafonisssi Beach is a must see! Crystal clear water, pristine beaches! Drawbacks rental chairs and umbrellas is a must about 8 euros. There is really only a couple of snack/ cafe bars for over 10,000 people. Bring your own food and drink is suggested. Plan...More

Thank mpapas2013
Reviewed yesterday

Elafonissi is a beautiful place with lovely colours in the water and fine sand - but it is simply overwhelmed with visitors. We went late in the day expecting it to have quietened down a bit - but it was still very very busy. Driving...More

Thank Steve_JaneL
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had read about this place and seen all the photos and hype that it was Crete's number 1 beach but was so disappointed when we got there. It was a long drive from Chania but the trip there was stunning. But I have never...More

Thank StokieClaire
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely beach - very little amount of sunbeds - only two little huts for food and water and getting out when lots of people want to leave at the same time is a bit tricky. However... CLEAR BLUE WATER! Must visit!

Thank MPhilippou89
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful location, clean waters, white and rose sand, everyone who visit Crete should go there, amazing beach.. little trouble reaching it but the gems need a little extra try to find them.

Thank Nicolina K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm not going to write a long review as there is a lot on here already! It is a busy beach as people say. We drove here and arrived about 9.30 and it was pretty dead, they were just setting up. Got our pick of...More

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Before holidaying in Crete we had heard about Elafonisi beach and had been told it was a must see. We were advised by friends and online reviews to arrive early if we were to secure a bed/umbrella. We had also seen copious amounts of photographs...More

Thank Georgie P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Clean, ordered, cheap prices for water, food and sunbeds. The beach isn't as pink as the pictures show but seriously go.

Thank shrnmallia
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful location, crystal clear water, completely safe swimming and stunning white and pink sand! Genuinely the most beautiful Beach I have ever been to. Well worth a trip.

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 3 days ago

very ice beach with rose sand. In weekend there is very - very people.You can walk until the small island.

Thank eirinicons
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19 August 2017|
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Response from Roberto S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I do not agencies of this kind, I'd suggest to rent a car each family. Kind regards, enjoy it! Roberto
Sue C
17 August 2017|
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Response from Miroslav I | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, but I think it is too far. Simply, you will drive for 3,5-4 hours in one direction to get there. First, you could drive on main road up to Kissamos. This road is wide and no tolls but it is not a highway. Its a... More
25 July 2017|
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Response from 390rhonda | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is a beautiful light pink. Science says it comes from a type of small shell. Legend says the sand turned pink from the tears of 600 women and children who lost their lives on Easter Sunday in 1824.