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Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Elafonissi Beach is not only beach, sand, water etc. There is a close to nature. You can go through the dunes. I recommend a good shoes, sand is very hot in the summer. If you can only swim, you can choose sea or warm laguna....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Libornino
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Clear calm turquoise water, pink sand blue sky. We spend 9 hours in that beach just lying around and swim and it was like heaven on earth

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nikkihartomo
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to experience a perfect "Bounty"-beach, go to Elafonissi. There will be a lot of people, but it's still nice to see and to swim there. A fine place for toddlers to bathe. Low water a long way out. Nice sand all over.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Discographer
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went many years back but was blown away by the beauty of the sand and water. Pink particles in the sand gives the illusion that the sand is pink. Id definitely go back if given the chance.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christo S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's one of the top 3 beaches in Greece. The sand is truly pink and luminous. The water is so clear, it's like you're in a big jar. The water is mainly sallow and the brach is enormous, thus making it one of the most...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Elias P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Elafonisi is a very nice lagoon at the Cretan Westcoast. The way is very curvy and along with almost small roads at the coastline. The lagoon has very clear water. Very nice beach to go to but many other beaches are so famous but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank joern76870
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An odd beauty spot, with another dream beach, characterized by the color contrasts in the water and sand of the beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank CarlosB6906
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best beach of Crete but in the summer overloaded with tourists. We went several time by camper, during the season as well in november. Go out of season if you can and enjoy the peacefulness and beauty. The colors are spectacular, all kinds of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Prevelis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant. Nice beach. Not much to do if not into water sports.very crowded when we went. Long queues for toilet and food.Very dusty in car parks. Not good access for disabled or people with mobility problems.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best way to get there is by organised busses. The are luxurious and you do not have to drive on the crazy Cretan roads and in the heat. There are no words to describe the beauty of the these beaches. Put your bag on your...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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22 August 2018|
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Response from Vanskey | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I’m not too sure as we did a coach trip. I think the water would be too shallow around there for a boat.
22 July 2018|
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Response from 408clairr | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Mike I don’t have a clue about the bus, we rented our own car for the few days.
Linda R
15 June 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.