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Elafonissi Beach

Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
+30 697 689 9296
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  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“pink sand” (438 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (371 reviews)
Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
+30 697 689 9296
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not sure why people flock here - but they do. We went for the pink sand & views etc. both of which seemed to have a day off. Sure enough it has a wide exceptional beach ideal for water sports and just having fun until...More

Thank Alex.O
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth making the trip to this fabulous beach with its pink sand and lovely warm turquoise water - full of tiny fish. Lots of beach umbrellas and sunbeds to rent and the cafe was not overpriced. Long queue for toilets when it is busy...More

Thank Nikki W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've wanted to see this beach for twenty years. the pictures look incredible. the beach stunning. maybe I left it too late. it seemed as if the beach was privatised. the place is full of sunbeds and umbrellas very close together and very expensive. theres...More

Thank dotsale
Reviewed 3 days ago

we re-visited after our first visit many years ago, my how it has changed lots of sunbeds places to eat, very hot, fantastic beach but beware of the mosquitos! great swimming but very crowded even on a weekday

Thank RUTHIE1948
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must place to visit every time I'm in Crete. 1,5 hours car ride from platanias. Good snorkeling if it's not a windy day. Clear waters and lots of stones with fish around. The beach is shallow in most parts. Have to swim a little...More

Thank Liskotus
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After balos another paradise. Bring your snorkels ,cameras, gopros for some great pics and videos. Organize you full day here because there is so much to do and see. Wait for the incredible sunset. Food and toilets on site. Lots of beach and water to...More

Thank Salvo_KANGOO
Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth the drive on the mountains; no words to describe, just be there and you will understand. If you have kids, make sure they do not take any sand home with you - it's an offence to collect the pinkish sand from the beach.

Thank 222LIA
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stunning beach, some of the most beautiful blue green water and soft sand. Well maintained and very clean. Be aware that this is an EXTREMELY popular destination for travellers so it is going to be packed. We went during shoulder season and it was still...More

Thank Lbomb C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an amazing beach with some of the most crystal clear water anywhere in stunning shades of blue. The is pink sand and lovely white soft sand - it reminded me of beaches in the Carribean but the water is not quite as warm...More

Thank ChockaLife
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited in late August and it was not as crowded as expected. Lovely place to walk around and enjoy the crystal clear water.

Thank Em2anouella
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Alina S
7 September 2017|
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Response from Kamiltom | Reviewed this property |
There are kiosks with drinks alnog the beach. We have seen beach restaurant with fast food and holyday food.
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19 August 2017|
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Response from Roberto S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I do not agencies of this kind, I'd suggest to rent a car each family. Kind regards, enjoy it! Roberto
Sue C
17 August 2017|
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Response from Miroslav I | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, but I think it is too far. Simply, you will drive for 3,5-4 hours in one direction to get there. First, you could drive on main road up to Kissamos. This road is wide and no tolls but it is not a highway. Its a... More