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With shallow waters, pale pink-tinted sands, and sweeping dunes, Elafonisi is frequently and deservedly listed among Europe’s best beaches. The beach is connected to a protected island nature reserve, which is home to a variety of rare plants and animals, including loggerhead sea turtles.

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Day Trip to Elafonisi Island From Chania

Day Trip to Elafonisi Island From Chania

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Escape the hum of bustling Crete and get into nature on this full-day tour of pristine Elafonisi, a small island famed for its beautiful pink sands. Soak up the Grecian sun as you explore this protected wildlife sanctuary, enjoying a walk on the sand, or swim in the clear, azure waters of Elafonisi's paradise-like beach just a stone’s throw from the southwest corner of Crete.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.21
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$39.21

Elafonissi Beach Trip from Chania

Elafonissi Beach Trip from Chania

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Elafonissi Beach frequently appears on lists of the world’s most beautiful beaches because of its stunning pink colored sand and aquamarine water. Avoid the hassle of figuring out local public transport schedules and travel on with ease on an air-conditioned bus. Along the way, see pretty traditional villages—such as Elos and have plenty of time to relax and unwind at the beach.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.60
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$34.60

Your Tailored Elafonisi Escape and Cretan Dream Where Time Doesn’t Exist

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Your Tailored Elafonisi Escape and Cretan Dream Where Time Doesn’t Exist

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Somewhere between heaven & earth, there is a Cretan beach paradise sculpted by nature over ancient times. On some days, this geological masterpiece is connected to the coastline of South-West Crete, and on others, it is an island you can easily wade to through a shallow sea corridor. Imagine yourself basking in crystal blue waters of the intermingled Cretan & Libyan Seas. With your toes sinking in the fine white sand that is blissfully blended with flecks of pink from millions of crushed shells as the fresh sea-breeze touches your cheeks leaving salt crystals in its wake. There are many ways to appreciate Elafonisi, but none quite as rewarding as a tailored & stress-free escape for the discerning travelers who pursue experiences at their own pace. On the road trip across West Crete rely on our top local insider to immerse in a true adventure by the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle. This is your relaxation rhythm. Take things slower, breathe deep & luxuriate in your freedom
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$570.84
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$634.27
$63.43 savings
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$570.84
per group
$634.27
$63.43 savings

Elafonissi small Group tour

Elafonissi small Group tour

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A full-day trip to Elafonissi island in the southwest of Crete. You will travel on an air-conditioned mini bus, with a stop off at the beautiful Aghia Sophia Cave on the way.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.36
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$40.36

Elafonisi Beach Trip from Rethymno

Elafonisi Beach Trip from Rethymno

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Relax on the paradise-like island of Elafonisi on this family-friendly day trip. Admire western Crete’s hills and traditional villages on a drive to the southwest coast, and stop for coffee at the Cave of Agia Sofia. Then, spend the afternoon on the idyllic protected islet of Elafonisi, enjoying its pink sands and clear seas. Includes round-trip transport plus select hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.13
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$46.13

Day Trip to Elafonisi Island From Heraklion

Day Trip to Elafonisi Island From Heraklion

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Spend a relaxing day on the small island of Elafonisi and soak up the sun on a paradise beach in Crete. Get back to nature on a day trip from Heraklion .Get at least 4 hours to relax and swim in the crystal clear water. Laze in the sun, or go for a stroll along the pink sand beach. Benefit from beach kiosks where you can purchase food and water to rehydrate and re-energize.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.51
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Elafonisi Beach: Welcome to paradise, From Rethymnon

Elafonisi Beach: Welcome to paradise, From Rethymnon

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Do you want to swim to one of the most beautiful beaches of Europe? Welcome to paradise, to the beach with the exotic beauty, the pink sand and he clear water. The Elafonisi (“deer island”) is characterized by many visitors as an exotic scenery and light blue paradise, whereas it’s a little island 200 meters from the coast and between them there is a shallow lagoon. Now, you have the chance thanks to CHECKINCRETA’s bus to make a comfortable and safe itinerary (3 hours duration) enjoying most of the time on the beach and not on the road. During that trip we will have a 40 minutes stop in a wonderful location with natural beauty. Enjoy it!
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.06
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$39.06

Elafonissi Beach Crete Day Trip

Elafonissi Beach Crete Day Trip

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Bask on Elafonisi Beach on this day trip in Crete. Venture southwest through the White Mountains to Chrissoskalitissa, and climb the ‘Golden Step’ to this medieval religious retreat, perched high above the sea. Afterward, continue to Elafonisi to laze on its pink-white sands, swim, and wade through the shallows to nearby Elafonis Island, sometimes known as ‘Deer Island.' Transport and pickup and drop-off at selected hotels included.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.82
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$43.82

Elafonisi Beach Private Tour

Elafonisi Beach Private Tour

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This is a private tour with a 7-seater van for a maximum 6 guests. Elafonisi island and its beach are located in the southwestern tip of Crete, about 75km from Chania and it is regarded one of the best beaches in the world! This island is connected with Crete with a narrow and shallow strip of sand, forming with its long peninsula, exotic beaches with white sand and turquoise water on either sides! The sand is pinkish in many places, taking its colour from millions of crushed shells. A shallow lagoon is formed, and you can walk to Elafonisi island and explore its beaches. The road to get there goes through breathtaking Topolia Gorge, picturesque villages and the fascinating varied landscapes! The aim of this tour is not only to visit a beach, but the trip to get there is an experience itself. On the way back we will make a stop for lunch! Optional visit to a Winery, Olive Oil Factory for Tasting Tour or Monastery upon request.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$380.56
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Elafonisi Full-Day Tour from Chania

Elafonisi Full-Day Tour from Chania

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Skip the self-drive stress and indulge as much as you want on this full-day trip to Elafonisi Beach, a 90-minute drive from Chania. Stop at Agia Sofia Cave, a dramatic cave that contains a historic church, then head to the white sands and turquoise waters of Elafonisi Beach. Enjoy the dunes, the lagoon and facilities such as umbrellas, showers and snack bars (own expense), before heading home.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.13
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Day Trip to Elafonisi Island From Rethymno

Day Trip to Elafonisi Island From Rethymno

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Skip the self-drive hassles and spend a relaxing day at one of Crete’s most beautiful beaches, Elafonisi Beach, on this convenient day tour. Enjoy pickup and drop-off from hotels in Panormo, Scaleta, Adele, Platanias, Missiria, Rethymno town, Atsipopoulo, Kavros, and Georgioupoli, plus guide assistance throughout. Food and drink are available on the beach, while your driver will break the journey for breakfast (own expense).
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.40
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$35.40

Elafonisi-Falasarna-Vouves village - (All inclusive) Full Day Tour from Chania

Elafonisi-Falasarna-Vouves village - (All inclusive) Full Day Tour from Chania

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Enjoy nearly 5 hours of leisure time swimming and sunbathing by the sea. Visit the 2 most popular beaches of Greece, Falasarna and Elafonisi, in one day. Our trip starts from Vouves, where we will visit the oldest olive tree in the world and the Olive Tree Museum. The tour goes on west to Falasarna, a white sandy beach famous for the clear turquoise blue sea. Our next stop, Elafonisi, is the most breathtaking destination of the day. Swim in shallow turquoise waters, explore the fine pink sand and the exotic small lagoons, ideal for children.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.95
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Elafonisi-Falasarna-Vouves - (All inclusive) Full Day Private Tour from Chania

Elafonisi-Falasarna-Vouves - (All inclusive) Full Day Private Tour from Chania

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Private tour for groups up to 6 or up to 12 travellers!!! Enjoy nearly 5 hours of leisure time swimming and sunbathing by the sea. Visit the 2 most popular beaches of Greece, Falasarna and Elafonisi, in one day. Our trip starts from Vouves, where we will visit the oldest olive tree in the world and the Olive Tree Museum. The tour goes on west to Falasarna, a white sandy beach famous for the clear turquoise blue sea. Our next stop, Elafonisi, is the most breathtaking destination of the day. Swim in shallow turquoise waters, explore the fine pink sand and the exotic small lagoons, ideal for children.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$576.61
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Elafonisi - Pink Sands. Private Tour.

Elafonisi - Pink Sands. Private Tour.

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This private tour includes three stops. First, experience the unique pink sand and postcard-worthy views at Elafonissi Beach. Then it’s on to Chrisoskalitissa Monastery, a 17-century structure built atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea. Finally, tour the Cave of Agia Sofia with its impressive stalactites and stalagmites. The tour price includes up to seven people.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$552.39
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$552.39
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Your Tailored Elafonisi Escape from Elounda

Your Tailored Elafonisi Escape from Elounda

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Somewhere between heaven & earth, there is a Cretan beach paradise sculpted by nature over ancient times. On some days, this geological masterpiece is connected to the coastline of South-West Crete, and on others, it is an island you can easily wade to through a shallow sea corridor. Imagine yourself basking in crystal blue waters of the intermingled Cretan & Libyan Seas. With your toes sinking in the fine white sand that is blissfully blended with flecks of pink from millions of crushed shells as the fresh sea-breeze touches your cheeks leaving salt crystals in its wake. There are many ways to appreciate Elafonisi, but none quite as rewarding as a tailored & stress-free escape for the discerning travelers who pursue experiences at their own pace. On the road trip across West Crete rely on our top local insider to immerse in a true adventure by the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle. This is your relaxation rhythm. Take things slower, breathe deep & luxuriate in your freedom
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$980.24
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$980.24
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Wild swimming and Hiking in West Crete

Wild swimming and Hiking in West Crete

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Get off the beaten path with guided nature walks and hikes to lesser known gorges and beauty spots. Take advantage of local knowledge and experience to explore the natural environment, both on land and in the water.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.89
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$66.89

Elafonissi - Paradise Beach

Elafonissi - Paradise Beach

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Elafonissi is a paradise on earth – a heaven of unparalleled beauty. It is covered with sand dunes, low trees, bushes, sand lilies and junipers. You can get there on foot from the beach, by passing through shallow aquamarine and turquoise waters. The white and pink sand made of thousands of broken seashells, the limpid, blue-green waters, the little coves and the secluded tiny beaches remind the travelers of a paradise lost. Take a swim in the warm tropical waters and relax under the hot summer sun.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.66
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Elafonisi Beach from Chania in Crete

Elafonisi Beach from Chania in Crete

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In the south-western part of the island of Crete, one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in Greece is to be found. Elafonissi is a small island so close to the beach that one can actually walk there from the beach… The crystal clear turquoise shallow waters in combination with the thin white and coral-red sand create a landscape of unparalleled beauty! The route to Elafonissi won’t leave you disappointed. Elafonisi is a Natura 2000 protected area. The island is full of sand dunes with sea daffodils and junipers. The endangered loggerhead sea turtle and several more rare animals and plants find shelter on the island; it is strictly forbidden to remove any plants, animals, shells and sand from the area. Trip duration: 07:30-9:35 Departure from Chania 11:00-11:30 arrival at Elafonisi beach 15:00-15:30 departure from Elafonisi 16:00: arrival to Elos village (optional lunch) 18:00-19:00 arrival to Chania
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  • 10 hours
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$40.36
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$40.36

Elafonisi Day Tour from Rethymno

Elafonisi Day Tour from Rethymno

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A Natura 2000 protected area, Elafonisi is one of the most unique places in Greece. Full of dunes with sand lilies and junipers, sand alternating between white and pink, and crystal clear turquoise waters, this is a Caribbean paradise in the Mediterranean!
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.98
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$44.98

Chania - Elafonissi Island from Rethimno

Chania - Elafonissi Island from Rethimno

In this excursion the first stop is at the city of Chania. Here, Turkish and Venetian architectural styles meet and form a very impressive townscape. Especially in the old town, narrow streets and alleys, old mansion and arcades, mosques and minarets bear witness to the long presence of Venetians and Turks. We continue the excursion by visiting the most southwest point of Crete, Elafonissi. Exotic beaches with white sand and turquoise waters reminding of Caribbean.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.51
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$56.51

Luxury Elafonisi Beach Escape & Private Picnic by Sunset

Luxury Elafonisi Beach Escape & Private Picnic by Sunset

Let our travel planners customize for you the iconic beach escape with a tailor-made picnic by the Cretan melting sunset. Enjoy a personalized chauffeur service on your full-day disposal with ultimate comfort and privacy like a true VIP. You’ll find an exotic paradise of fine white sand and generous flecks of pink from crushed shells, shallow turquoise water, and gorgeous little coves. Together with your private local insider guide, you will unveil the perfect cozy cove to set a bespoke picnic to savor selective Cretan wines and local delicacies with breathtaking views. Your Instagram feed won’t stop thanking you!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$784.19
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Chania City, Elafonissi Beach and Kournas Lake - VIP Private Tour

Chania City, Elafonissi Beach and Kournas Lake - VIP Private Tour

Our VIP Tour offers you a unique and memorable trip! You have the chance to walk through the historical Old Town of Chania; to enjoy the exotic beach of Elafonissi and swim to its crystal clear waters; to relax and admire the beautiful landscape of Kournas Lake. Enjoy all the comforts of our VIP transporation, accompanied by our professional drivers!
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$334.43
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$334.43
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Elafonisi Beach and Milia Mountain Retreat - Semi Private Jeep Tour with Lunch

Elafonisi Beach and Milia Mountain Retreat - Semi Private Jeep Tour with Lunch

We offer a Semi Private tour, up to 6 guests per vehicle/guide, to explore a part of the west Crete, spend 2 hours at Elafonisi beach and visit the famous Milia Mountain Retreat, a suggestion from - National Geographic Magazine - for your lunch time. We start early in the morning in order to preserve your privacy and avoid the crowdy hours witch follow at Elafonisi beach. During the guided tour you will learn about life in Cretan villages, olives pick, olive oil production, Cretan wine, honey production, distillation of Cretan grappa, and Cretan cuisine, culture, history and tradition.It's a tour and not just a transfer to spend your day at Elafonisi beach. Book this - small group - authentic tour, take your chance to visit Elafonisi beach and the famous Milia Mountain Retreat having a memorable day. It is not a tour for people who like to spend many hours at Elafonisi beach. It's a tour for people who like to explore and have an adventurous day! Join us and be a traveler!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.45
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$161.45

Southwest Crete beauties to discover

Southwest Crete beauties to discover

Visit some of the most popular beaches of Crete: All the way from Elafonisi to Falasarna! Magical places on the southwest coast of Crete with crystal clear waters and beautiful white and pink sand. Some of the top beaches in Europe. If you want, the next stop is at the holy Monastery of Chrisoskalitisa, for a visit. It has a great view. It is optional to enter or not. Entrance fee: 2€ (not included). We will reach the, “hidden” from the tourists, beautiful beach where you stay for about 2 hours. You have plenty of time to swim in the clearest waters of Crete and to discover the area. Last stop at Falasarna for the magnificent sunset at the best spot for a drink. Falasarna is an area with a beach longer than one kilometer and at least 150 meters wide. The sand is very fine and soft. The crystal-clear waters are turquoise. At the beach you can use the rental facilities, but as on all beaches in Crete, you can just put your towel on the sand for free.
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  • 9 to 14 hours
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$369.03
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$369.03
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Should I book Elafonisi Beach tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Elafonisi Beach can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Elafonisi Beach 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Elafonisi Beach costs USD 34.60. Guided Elafonisi Beach tours start around USD 34.60 per person.
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