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Elafonissi Beach

Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
+30 697 689 9296
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pink sand” (413 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (343 reviews)
“shallow water” (79 reviews)
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Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
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+30 697 689 9296
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Reviewed yesterday

I love a great beach and was glad we made the effort to see this one. Beautiful turquoise water, whiteish sand, even on an overcast day.The wildflowers and unspoiled natural landscape were the thing, especially way out on the headland where a tiny chapel is.Well...More

Thank Scotlandmac
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the long but stunning drive over the mountains from Chania to go to this beach after reading the reviews. It was very busy but parking wasn't a problem. The beach was lovely and clean and the waters are crystal and great to swim...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As the title really. The sands are beautiful and the water is crystal clear, but the beach gets so busy you'll struggle to find a space, and it is extremely windy! Food and drink not massively overpriced, and sunbeds are 3€ each.

Thank Grant H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I must admit when my wife and headed to Elafonissi Beach we were expecting 5-Stars, because many websites rate it the #1 Beach in Greece. This place didn't disappoint us at all. It does get crowded but there are so many places to set up...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 2 days ago

This beach was so beautiful - but try to go super early (~9 or 10a.m.) to avoid the crushing crowds and get a good spot.

Thank Travel B
Reviewed 2 days ago

An incredible beach with an amazing shallow lagoon and areas of pink sand. We were there in August so of course there were lots of people there, but mainly concentrated around a couple of areas of umbrellas and sun loungers. A short walk away from...More

Thank MHEAD_UK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Elafonissi in July. The place was absolutely fantastic. There were tons of people and no sun beds left in the shade. Still, we enjoyed the sun side. However, the day was really windy and you really felt like bring bet by the sand....More

Thank Riikka J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had high expectations for Elafonissi as it is rated #1 thing to do in Crete but it did not live up to expectations. It's was nice but my partner and I agreed that Balos was much nicer. If you do not have a car...More

Thank lifemeter
Reviewed 4 days ago

Its a beautiful beach, but it was full with some thousands of people on the 13th August! I will never visit it again in August (even in late July). However, despite the thousands of cars, the parking personnel was quite effective in finding to every...More

Thank Christsa2014
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

unbelievable beautiful white sandy beach inside a natural park with different species of plants! there is possibility at the beach to rent the sun bed! take a walk along the sandy dunes! an amazing day at the beach! worth going if in crete

Thank Erika O
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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
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Meredith-SanDiego
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.
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