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Day Trip to Elafonisi Island From Chania

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    What to Expect
    Following pick-up by bus at 7:45 am, journey to the southwest corner of Crete to spend a relaxing day on the pink sand beaches on the small island of Elafonisi.Take in the lush green landscape on the way to the island as you travel through the impressive Topolia Gorge and pass many old and very typical villages. Stop for a coffee and breakfast in the village of Elos, known for its chestnut trees. Upon arrival at Elafonisi, 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.Situated just off the shore of the main island, Elafonisi can be reached by walking through the water. Both the beach and island are protected wildlife areas of rare beauty. Depart by bus at approximately 16:00 and return to Chania for an estimated arrival time and hotel drop off at around 18:00.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    ▪︎ Hotel pick-up and drop off (Perivolia, Halepa, Akrotiri, Halidon Street Alpha Bank, Chania center, Kladissos, Nea Chora, Agioi Apostoloi, Xrysi Akti, Daratso, Galatas, Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Gerani, Kontomari, Pyrgos, Psyionfrou, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolymvari, Minothiana, Paraniana and Kamisiana).
    Departure Time
    7:45 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    • Hotel drop off (at Perivolia, Halepa, Akrotiri, Halidon Street Alpha Bank, Chania center, Kladissos, Nea Chora, Agioi Apostoloi, Xrysi Akti, Daratso, Galatas, Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Gerani, Kontomari, Pyrgos, Psyionfrou, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolymvari, Minothiana, Paraniana and Kamisiana)
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off (at Perivolia, Halepa, Akrotiri, Halidon Street Alpha Bank, Chania center, Kladissos, Nea Chora, Agioi Apostoloi, Xrysi Akti, Daratso, Galatas, Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Gerani, Kontomari, Pyrgos, Psyionfrou, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolymvari, Minothiana, Paraniana and Kamisiana)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional guide
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Take swimming suits
    • Seats are assigned by the theater box office and will not be known in advance of the performance date
    • At the time of booking please mention your hotel name and location. You will be notified by email about the pickup point and time
    • Pickup begins up to 90 minutes before tour starts and is done from central meeting points near the hotels, only in the areas of Perivolia, Halepa, Akrotiri, Halidon Street Alpha Bank, Chania center, Kladissos, Nea Chora, Agioi Apostoloi, Xrysi Akti, Daratso, Galatas, Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Gerani, Kontomari, Pyrgos, Psyionfrou, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolymvari, Minothiana, Paraniana and Kamisiana.
    • Infants will be seated with their parents on the bus and will not have their own seat
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We took the KTEL bus from Chania. It was a very picturesque location. I would have liked it so much more if it wasn’t so crowded. I didn’t see much pink sand. It was not the pink beach as promoted. I know people who have gone there before and after the busses. They liked it so
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    Response from Trip62336358599, sales department at Day Trip to Elafonisi Island From Chania
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Regarding the pink sand if it very windy is true that is not that vissible.
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    I am not sure which was worse, the bus trip or the place. Our driver was an elderly man (70+), who didn't speak any English and was constantly driving with one hand as he was on his phone all the time, so unsafe on the narrow cliff roads. The bus was even older than him, dirty
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    as title says me and my family had a very beautiful trip to Elafonisi beach. It was very interesting to see around, very professional and very well speaking English guide, bus driver is awesome, super proffesional, even now i can't understand how he was able to drive this huge
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    Elafonissi is beautiful - but also some what of a tourist trap. You should defenitively go if that is ypur wish but expect busloads of tourist not a serene nature experience.
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    Response from Trip62336358599, travel agent at Day Trip to Elafonisi Island From Chania
    Responded 30 Jul. 2019
    Thank you for your feedbac. Nice to hear that you like elafonisi! kind regards
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    The review is not so much about the beach itself but more about the poor service of the tour group, Platanostours. We were a family of 4 who did the day trip from Chania to Elafonisi via a Platanas Tours coach tour on 30 June 2019. The drive is great with some pretty hectic
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    Response from Trip62336358599, reservation department at Day Trip to Elafonisi Island From Chania
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    We want to sincerely apologize for your negative experience.As you can see from our other reviews, we pride ourseleves in providing great customer service and we'd like to do the same for you. For sure I will find out what exactly happened in order to avoid this kind of situation in the future... kind regards ria
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    • PLATANOS TOURS
    • Duration: 10h
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    • Languages Offered: English, German
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