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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  • This beach is stunning - crystal clear shallow water that goes out for ages, champagne pink sand, beautifully warm. However, even in the Covid pandemic this year, pretty much all the sunbeds were...  more »
  • Elafonisi is like paradise on earth and has a wonderful beach with pink coral sand and crystalline waters. It is consireded as one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece.  more »
  • Just too many people... even though Crete was not full, it was as if everybody who was on the island went ther.  more »
  • 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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