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Elafonisi – The Pink Sandy Beach

(2 Reviews)
  • Tuesday & Friday
  • 08:00 - 20:00
  • Pickup: Panormo Village & Bali Village
  • EN, FR, DE, RUS

Elafonisi beach, situated on an island-lagoon in southwestern Crete, wows its visitors with exotic blues, whites and pinks during an unforgettable day out at the beach.

When it comes to bucket-list swimming spots in Crete, Elafonisi beach makes quite a case for being right at the top. On some days it’s connected to the coastline of southwestern Crete, and on others it’s an island you can easily wade to through knee-deep water. One way or another, you’ll find an exotic paradise of fine white and pink sand (coloured by crushed shells), shallow turquoise water and gorgeous little coves. People come from all over Crete to see what all the fuss is about.

Protected within the Natura 2000 environmental network, the island of Elefonisi contains only sand dunes and more than 100 rare plants, including summer-flowering sea daffodils that look like white cups. 

While the organised mainland side of Elafonisi beach can get busy during the peak season, you can easily find yourself a hidden bay to lie in or wallow in the shallows. The sand extends for some distance along the 1km coastline, with the small church of Agia Irini and a lighthouse at the far end. 

It’s safe for swimming and snorkelling and has been awarded a Blue Flag for environmental cleanliness. Water sports are popular where the lagoon widens. But mostly, spending a day at Elafonisi beach is about relaxing and enjoying a beautiful landscape. Your kids (and Instagram feed) won’t stop thanking you.

We stay there for four hours and we can enjoy the sea, sunbathe or take long walks on the beautiful beaches and dunes or stroll in the unique cedar forest. 

In Elafonissi there are canteens where you can have a light meal (not included at the price of the excursion). 

Our bus will cross many traditional villages, gorges, a small tunnel, green fields of olive trees, carob trees, chestnuts, sycamores, as well as many beautiful and unique landscapes. 

At the port of Kissamos (Kastelli) we will stop for a little break and we will do the same on the return. 

In a destination as far away as Elafonisi, with traffic, numerous turns and narrow roads, it is best to travel with our bus that ensures safe travel, thus enjoying the route, the view from the bus as well as the guided tour.

Departure & Return Location

Panormo Village & Bali Village.

Also, we pick up from the hotels of area Panormo village: Europa Resort, Stella beach, The Royal Senses Resort & Spa Curio Collection by Hilton, The Royal Blue Resort, Grecotel Marine Palace & Aqua Park, Iberostar Creta Panorama & Mare, Iberostar Creta Marine, Creta Royal, Akontio, Panorama SeaFront, Lameriana Secret Village and from all Panormo’s Villas, Apartments, Studios and Suites.

From the area Bali – Vlichada village also we pick up from the hotels: Ormos Atalia, Filion Suites Resort & Spa, Evita Beach, Stone Village, Valentino Apartments and Studios, T- hotel Premium Suites, Pantheon Villas & Suites and from all Bali – Vlichada Villas, Apartments, Studios and Suites.

Duration

08:00-20:00

Express*

By our express mini & midi buses, we drive directly to the destination, without tedious passenger pick-ups, saving up to two hours on journey time.

Included

  • Hotel Pick up / Drop off from areas supported
  • Transportation with modern A/C busses
  • Professional (live) guided tour in languages supported
  • Insurance Coverage
  • All transportation in destination location

Excluded

  • Personal Expenses
  • Sunbeds and Umbrellas
  • Additional Services

Don’t forget

  • Comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Swimming suit and beach towel
  • Sun Protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)

Note

The above excursion or more destinations could be offered also for private groups.  

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2 Reviews
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Nikolas

Family Traveller

The best beach I have visited in my life! Thanks Bali Travel team!

19/05/2023

Mike

Couple Traveller

Lovely Beach!

02/05/2023
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