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Address: Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
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Elafonisi Beach Trip in Southwest Crete
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Stupendous beach....beautiful colors later in the day...hot sun! Well worth the trip from chania....won't soon forget !

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've visited Elafonissi Beach some years before and then it was really beautiful, almost like in the South Seas. On our last visit in September 2016 we were disappointed, however, how much this once beautiful beach has changed: In the parking lot were hundreds of cars and about 20 buses, no wonder that elafonissi beach was totally overpopulated - these... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stupendous beach....beautiful colors later in the day...hot sun! Well worth the trip from chania....won't soon forget !

Thank giofog
Kitzbuhel, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ranked as a top 10 beach in the world, Elafonissi is a hidden gem that every beach lover should visit! Crete offers 3 of the most beautiful beaches in Europe and we think Elafonissi is number one! It is a long drive from Chania ( 90min.) and the road is rough but once you get there it is all forgotten!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having seen many beaches from all over the world (especially living in Florida), I have to admit - this is the best! The color of the water is picture perfect - as if it's a painting. The pink colored beach is just awesome. Getting here is not so easy - a bit treacherous roads - but well worth it.

Thank Pratyush N
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

apparently one of the worlds best beaches. But was overcrowded and loads of deck chairs everywhere. If you like crowds, lots of parked cars and people doing selfies then this is the beach for you. If you prefer something more wild theres much better secret beaches just along the coast

Thank Conantheblacksmith
Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit, with its beautiful beach low waters, so you can walk around in the sun with your feet in the water. I would love to go back some time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is like a paradise. White sand with a hint of red garnet. Warm and clear water and no rocks at all. Ehen you go, try to go when the wind is from land. It is better and prepare that you want to stay there a week :)

Thank Mika K
Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this beach it is so safe & interesting. Unfortunately because I live the other side of Malia I have only been there once Keep meaning to stay overnight to beat the crowds as every year it gets more popular. Beach food not brilliant but adequate but very expensive and low quality for the best experience go as much Out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Elafonissi Beach was incredibly beautiful. It takes a while to get here through the mountains, but once you arrive, it is breathtaking. We took a bus from Chania town to get here and it made for a very windy and relaxing day! The mountains on one side, are in stark contrast to the beautiful blue waters and white beaches on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

One of the most beautiful places in Crete. Always different.Best time to visit early in the morning when there are no people.

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