Elafonissi Beach

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Elafonissi Beach
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YiannisR
Myrtia, Greece11 contributions
Must Visits when in Crete
Jun 2021
Elafonissi, Balos, Elounda and Moni Prevelis are MUST Beach visits if and when you are in Crete!! best in europe and among the top 10 in the world. No question
Written 22 June 2021
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Otmar G
Feldkirch, Austria414 contributions
Destroyed beauty
Jun 2021 • Couples
Elafonissi Beach is an area of spectacular beauty. When we were there, however, there was not much to be enjoyed. First, it is not the best choice if you want to swim as it is generally quite shallow. What destroyed everything, however, was the crowd of people. They were all around you, in the water and on the beach. Loud games were going on in front of our rented sunbeds, sandcastles were built, babies were crying,... And all this after a long long drive. Definitely not worth it.
Written 22 June 2021
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Billy
2 contributions
The Caribbean in Europe
Jun 2021 • Family
Beautiful Caribbean style beach
Get there early!
Enjoy the drive !
Bit spoilt by Tourism but definitely worth a visit
Written 19 June 2021
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la_lea17
Grahamstown41 contributions
Amazing beach
Jun 2021
What an amazing beach! We were very lucky that it was not overcrowded and we loved the amenity of renting 2 sunbeds and parasol for only 10 euros/day.
Written 16 June 2021
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Ramadama
New Providence, NJ1,974 contributions
Spectacular beach
Jun 2021 • Friends
I think this is one of the nicest beaches. The sand is beige with some dark pinkish stones mixed into the sand...which if you look closely gives the shore a pinkish cast in some of the areas of the beach. The water temperature in the lagoonish area is about 88° F...which is delightful. However that area stays shallow. The waters are also pretty calm...great for young children.. If you go to the area facing the sea, the water temperatures are still very nice probably like 83° degrees. The beach has free freshwater showers but to use a bathroom will cost you 1 euro. There are 2 food stands that have a variety of drinks for sale. They also sell chips and a some hamburgers in a plastic bag that they probably warm up in the microwave oven. The beach rents chairs and umbrellas for 10 euro. All in all this is a super nice beach experience. The drive to get to the beach is very difficult because of the 45 minutes of driving on windy, narrow roads with no guard rails. It is a hard drive and it takes about 1.5 hours from Chania.
Written 14 June 2021
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,582 contributions
Wonderfull spot, overcrowded
May 2021 • Couples
The place looks wonderful, but we made the error to show up on a Sunday afternoon (not that it should be very different another day). Hundreds of cars, thousands of people, Rimini in the wild. We just left after 5 minutes. But if this is your concept of holiday , then... enjoy!
Written 13 June 2021
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RichardP
Letchworth, UK5 contributions
Must visit besch
May 2021 • Couples
This is a truly magical place and a must visit. We drove from Chania and the drive over the mountains was also spectacular with many quaint little villages on route.
Elofinisi beach is amazing with turquoise clear blue water and soft stone free sand that is made of many colours including pink.
The only reason I gave it a 4 and not a 5 is the depth of water. It is so shallow that you can walk out several hundred yards and still be at most waist high. This makes it difficult to swim but would be ideal for families with smaller children.
It can get busy with a number of coach tours visiting but plenty of room so never a major issue.
Parking is free and the beach bar good value.
Did not do any water sports but plenty available if you wanted

Overall a must visit for a truly magical experience
Written 13 June 2021
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Michalis P. Chrysanthou
Nicosia, Cyprus21 contributions
Amazing place
Jun 2021 • Friends
Very nice cold waters. An amazing area. Clean, clean and clean. Little bit expensive the shops there but generally is very cool place
Written 13 June 2021
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Zacharoula K
3 contributions
Lovely visit
Jul 2020 • Family
I had been to elafonisi July 2020. It was amazing. The sea was so clear and the beach so nice. It was a wonderful experience.
Written 20 April 2021
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Aaron
Germany3 contributions
beautiful~
Nov 2020
very carribean like beach! Loved it! due to covid the beach was very quite as locals told me! can only recommend a visit!!
Written 20 February 2021
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