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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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  • Wonderful place! White sand, pink on the shoreline, water with a thousand shades ... a paradisiacal panorama! Recommend a stop here!
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  • Beach with white sand and shore pink, is a lagoon, two sunbeds and umbrellas price 7 euro per day, there are food stalls, the Sea comes with colors ranging from colorless to blue then light green and blue off I mean an incredible show the number of buses that take tourists from all locations of Crete. Not to be missed.
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  • Want to escape I think it is the perfect place... the transparent sea and pink sand...
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