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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Elafonissi Beach and other Elafonissi attractions using our handy Elafonissi vacation builder.
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  • The lagoon like beach of elafonisos-very interesting and beautiful place. Nowhere in Crete cannot be met such beauty and size sandy beaches and unusual coast. Especially good is the place to visit with kids, but be sure to pay the place on an umbrella, because there is no shade on the coast. The sand really places has a pinkish tint unusually beautiful. You can do a lot of interesting photos, lie in the sand, play with the children.
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  • Beautiful lagoons. A transparent water pulling between blue and pink. The only problem is the world in the summer. It is better to go early in the morning. Very pleasant to swim in as paradise.
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  • Beautiful and totally worth the drive through the gorges from Chania...don't miss this beautiful beach.