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.
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Elafonissi Beach Reviews

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  • Beautiful beach, known for its natural beauty, wildlife and pink sands. My only advice, get there early to ensure you get a sun lounger or alternatively a spot on the beach.  more »
  • Natural beauty at its best ...great palce to spent some days away from all .. crystal clear white sand ... great landscapes ...  more »
  • It was quite a journey on the tour bus to get here, but it was really worth it! We left early morning from Chania Old Town and got there near midday. It's better if you can rent a car and drive...  more »
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  • Amazing, but come early. If you are late it is crowded
  • One of the best beaches in the world. Love the pink sand.
  • Wow wow wow
  • Not worth the drive. Totally crowded ! & no pink sand
  • What a place and colour of the beach sand. It doesn't have modern facilities, but has some shops and toilet, where toilet tissues needs to be collected in a bin and doesnt gets flushed down the toilet.

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