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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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  • One of the most beautiful beaches of Crete. and Clean waters and sandy beach that has pink colour. Caution in the cab if you go odikos I listened to that and say many was on the beach one opened them,,,
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  • Another part that proves that Crete has nothing to envy from other places in the world. Elafonisi is a small paradise. A landscape with natural beauty.
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  • There 's only one phrase that can describe the beach of Elafonissi: "Feels like heaven!" . Don't miss it!