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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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  • Drove from our hotel 4kms west of Chania to Elafonissi beach. It took about 90 minutes but that included a few photo stops along the way. We live close to some stunning beaches in the U.K, however the...  more »
  • Very Nice Place, though road to Elafonissi is a bit narrow! A lot of tavernas right before the Beach. Fascilities include toilets, showers and even a snack Place, even though everything was closed whe...  more »
  • It is worth the drive to visit this beach , went off season so not sure what it would be like when v busy but it was fab ! Water amazing , not much pink coral though . Bring an umbrella and a picnic ,...  more »