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Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 April 2015

If you're visiting the Chania Prefecture of Crete, take a day (or spend the night) to visit the beautiful beach of Elafonissi. Even though this is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, the reason for the four star review is that it gets...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Elafonisi is a site of special scientific interest, with many rare and beautiful endemic plants. In the years I have been visiting and living on Crete, I have watched with horror as the area has become more and more built up. If visitors would keep...More

18  Thank 24022014x
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Youre actually in crete when you hear so much and you see pictures you dont belive that a place like this exists on the island.... But its true when i visited and saw ...i said paradise on crete the location the scenery the place the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing view and crystal water. But very hard to go there(Roads), very windy place, TOILET AWFUL :-). But by the way worth to go and see .

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Crete, especially in Chania region, Elafonissi beach is a must. We rented a car on our stay in Chania and left on a friday to the beach. It was a good choice to go on that day, a lot of travel...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Theodoros P
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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

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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.