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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. 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 is a lovely safe family beach but unfortunately we didnt realise that there were so few facilities there. We had expected tavernas on the beach but there was only a couple of beach bar shacks... 
    This is a lovely safe family beach but unfortunately we didnt realise that there were so few facilities there. We had expected tavernas on the beach but there was only a couple of beach bar shacks...  more »
  • Very beautiful beach and unbelievably clear water. Go to Elafonissi and you will have a great day for sure! Also the drive from Chania was gorgeous. 
    Very beautiful beach and unbelievably clear water. Go to Elafonissi and you will have a great day for sure! Also the drive from Chania was gorgeous.  more »
  • This beach was absolutely beautiful. I went with friends so my time was limited. I really wish I was able to stay longer. The water was clear, shallow, and light pink, just breathtaking. If you.....  more
    This beach was absolutely beautiful. I went with friends so my time was limited. I really wish I was able to stay longer. The water was clear, shallow, and light pink, just breathtaking. If you.....  more »
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  • Pink Sand.. what else do I need to say🤩
  • The beach is very beautiful The water is clear. Recommend.
  • Very nice in April. Calm and magical!
  • Beautiful but crowded. Go earlier in the morning to reserve yourself sunbeds and umbrellas.
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