How do I get to Elafonisi?

How do I get to Elafonisi?

The easiest way to get to Elafonissi Beach is to rent a car and drive on your own. The journey takes about 1.5 hours from Chania and free parking is available. Another option is to join a guided tour or take the Elafonissi Express Bus, which arrive in the morning and goes back at 4.30 pm.

What is there to do in elafonisi Beach?

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Where is elafonissi?

Elafonisi (Greek: Ελαφονήσι [elafoˈnisi] “deer island”) is an island located close to the southwestern corner of the Mediterranean island of Crete, of which it is administratively a part, in the regional unit of Chania. When the weather is fine it is possible to walk to the island through the shallow water.

Is it worth going to Elafonisi?

Utterly beautiful, Elafonisi is worth the compromises you might have to face but be sure to be ready for what you might have to face and plan your trip accordingly to avoid frustration and disappointment. And always be certain to respect this lovely protected area and all of the wildlife and plants that live there.

Can you drive to Elafonisi?

You can get to Elafonisi from anywhere in Crete by public transport, with an organized tour, or by car. So forget about bus schedules, and discover the island by car! Bus travel is really easy on the north coast of the island while getting to popular places in the south, including Elafonisi, can be more difficult.

Is there food at Elafonisi?

If you are looking for more substantial food (and cleaner restrooms), the Taverna Kalomirakis Family is part of the Elafonisi Resort and is popular for its seafood and traditional Greek food. It’s also received a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor.

Is Elafonisi really pink?

It’s not a color you’d think about when it comes to sand, but that’s exactly what color you’ll find in Elafonissi and Balos! So rare is the pink coloring of those beaches, that they’re considered to be unique in the world, along with a staggeringly small number of them globally.

Is there food at elafonisi?

Can you swim in Elafonisi?

One of the most popular beaches in Crete, is Elafonisi. If your legs are wrecked from hiking Samaria Gorge, you also don’t need to walk very far to get a good spot on the beach. You can wade around in the shallow water of the lagoon or island.

Where is elafonissi located?

Elafonissi is located in the southwest corner of Crete, far away from the busy holiday resorts. Actually, it is an island, but at low water, it becomes a peninsula, which you can reach on foot via a narrow tongue of sand. Elafonissi is featured on our top 10 beaches in Crete. The beach is located in a breathtaking natural resort.

What is Elafonissos famous for?

Mostly famous for its exotic waters, Elafonissos is one of the Greek islands that is considered as the Caribbean of Greece. Simos, Sarakiniko, and Panagia are the most beautiful beaches, with golden sand and pure water. There is only one village on the island, where all activities are concentrated.

How long to spend at elafonissi Beach?

The beach is really beautiful, but you should spend at least a day here to enjoy it, in my opinion. 2 or 3 hours is not enough. At the same time, if you are lucky enough to stay in Rethymno, where the beach is also sandy and great, then maybe Elafonissi is not a must.

Why is Elafonisi so pink?

There are four reasons, actually: Pink sand: Most of the time the sand here is composed of the remains of tiny pink shells that line the sea floor. When Elafonisi is pink, it is very pink, especially around the lagoon and along the sandbar to the island.

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