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Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been in Elafonissi already three times and I will visit it again next time i reach to Creete. It is an exotic area that no any description can match it. You have to see it yourself and swim in the fantastic sea and...More

Thank Theodoros P
Reviewed 6 days ago

depending on your location one should rent a car and visit. its a must. could be a bit overcrowded during high season.

Thank Dortheqw
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we went it was super windy and overcast. We searched and finally found some pink sand but it is not super obvious. Like, if no one told me this was a "pink sand beach" I probably wouldn't have noticed. We went in the off...More

1  Thank Am1121
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is very beautifull! You think that you are in an exotic place! BUT the beach is overcrowded! The road is very good and the visitors thousands!!!

1  Thank Konstantinos P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Blue/green clear waters that are so shallow that you can walk wayyyyy into the water and yet be in knee-deep water making a once-in-a-lifetime experience (and photos) of being surrounded by water on 4 sides and yet being able to stand on your feet. Do...More

1  Thank AZtotle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this beautiful beach. It is very crowded but it's so vast it can take it. Well worth visiting. Lagoon is so picturesque. Loved it.

1  Thank 2018LeeKil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pinkish sand is nice and the water is still crystal clear but the beach area itself, where the umbrellas and chairs can be rented, has littered sand full of cigarette butts and is packed hard like concrete. Better to walk out to the end...More

Thank Kwf1958
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a beautiful place with lovely beaches. The main feature is a vast shallow beach/Laguna with crystal clear water that was just below our ankles. This makes it a perfect place for small children to paddle safely. The nature around is stunning and in parts...More

Thank free2foto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply a great beach: lots of rentable sunbeds with umbrellas, crystal clear water, pink sand in some points and cafes to get drinks and snacks from. Nice way to enjoy the day!

Thank KaisuS9
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are going to go anywhere in Crete it should be here! Absolutely breath taking. I must warn you the drive to the beach is a bit daunting as you drive through the mountains but it is 100% worth it.. Maybe just get someone...More

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23 August 2018|
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Response from Vanskey | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I’m not too sure as we did a coach trip. I think the water would be too shallow around there for a boat.
22 July 2018|
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Response from Clair R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Mike I don’t have a clue about the bus, we rented our own car for the few days.
Linda R
16 June 2018|
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Response from dmcc1973 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't say. We drove (rented a car), but surely if you are in a resort or apartment the reception/owner will recommend a travel agent/day trip service to take. There are tons of those that go here, I believe.