Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi

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Located on a tiny islet famous for its white sands, Elafonissi Beach offers warm and shallow waters, an ideal setting for families with small children. Situated near the southwestern corner of Crete, the beach has beckoned travelers for centuries with its tropical climate and rich plant life. Nearby tourist facilities include free parking, showers, and changing rooms, along with several cafes offering light snacks and cold drinks. The islet is a magnet for day-trippers from other parts of Crete, so try to time your visit for mid-afternoon, when the last of the tour buses leave for the day. To visit Elafonissi Beach on your holiday in Elafonissi, and find out what else Elafonissi has to offer, use our Elafonissi travel planner .
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  • Really very nice beach with shallow sloping water and at the rear on the rocks beautiful possibility for snorkeling. In the front part of the beach is crowded, the further you walk but backwards the there is also a quiet!
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  • The pink sand beach partially by limestone is very impressive. The water quality is also very good and the lagoon fits nicely into the landscape. Anyone looking for peace, should look but for another Beach, because real insider tip can not be considered at least the beach between 11 and 17: 00. For this he is over just run too much at certain times of the year. This is reflected on the tons of cars and buses that work their way into the parking lot. It is really a pity, because the location is invitation to the stay and unwind engage. We were the end of September on the beach of Elafonissi, rather in the off-season, but even at this time, they can hardly advance before people.
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  • After about two hours of travel on a road overlooking a deep gorge is very narrow you finally arrives in this glimpse of paradise Elafonissi this island that can only be reached after a short walk into the clear waters and low, maybe a little chilly , the sand has a subtle pink tinge. It's definitely a destination that is well worth visiting. Strong winds and constant.
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