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Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi

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Located on a tiny islet famous for its white sands, Elafonissi Beach offers warm and shallow waters, an ideal setting for families with small children. Situated near the southwestern corner of Crete, the beach has beckoned travelers for centuries with its tropical climate and rich plant life. Nearby tourist facilities include free parking, showers, and changing rooms, along with several cafes offering light snacks and cold drinks. The islet is a magnet for day-trippers from other parts of Crete, so try to time your visit for mid-afternoon, when the last of the tour buses leave for the day. To visit Elafonissi Beach on your holiday in Elafonissi, and find out what else Elafonissi has to offer, use our Elafonissi.
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  • My favourite part was the beach of course. The sea is really a speechless paradise with a crystal clear water. 
    My favourite part was the beach of course. The sea is really a speechless paradise with a crystal clear water.  more »
  • We stopped off here while on a road trip around Crete. However, very quickly dismissed it as "not for us". It was hard to believe that just a few miles away we had earlier been on almost deserted... 
    We stopped off here while on a road trip around Crete. However, very quickly dismissed it as "not for us". It was hard to believe that just a few miles away we had earlier been on almost deserted...  more »
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  • One of the ultimate beaches to visit in Crete with the famous pink waters! During the summer it gets pretty crowded, and there’s not much shade, other than paid umbrellas, so go prepared!
  • Incredible beach. I would take our kids here again and again! Smooth pinkish sand, shallow water throughout the lagoon - it felt safe and we could relax with them in the water. The water is beyond anything I could have imagined!

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