Elafonisi is at the southwestern tip of the prefecture of Chania in Crete. The deep blue waters, the silky sand, and the changing colours of the sprawling sky create a mesmerizing sight for travellers.
Here, the thousands of visitors who flock daily are in front of a truly unique sight. The wild natural landscape, the sandy beach with pink hues, and the crystal waters that “wear” the colours of the sunset give a magical image.
The special natural beauty of the area of Elafonisos has been designated as a Natura 2000 protected area reason it includes dunes, species of flora, and the lagoon “Strongyli” wetland with over 100 rare plants.
What to do in Elafonisi?
The area promises relaxation, enjoyment, and a wonderful day full of experiences. What you will undoubtedly enjoy is swimming in the award-winning Blue Flag waters.
If you are a fan of water sports, you can book windsurfing and kitesurfing, or scuba diving, another alternative activity for visitors.
If you are still a fan of hiking and rough trails, the Elafonisi area is a hiker’s paradise, with some of the most scenic routes of the E4 hiking trail.
Elafonisi Beach is recommended for families with children as the shallow blue-green waters of the sea, which form a lagoon, make the place safe.
Taxi Transfer to Elafonisi
Elafonisi Beach is approximately 73 kilometres from Chania, the Chania airport transfer to Elafonisi takes 1 hour and 45 minutes. When you reach the parking need to walk 200 meters to the beach, you will find sunbeds and canteens where you can buy soft drinks and food.
What to visit in Elafonisi?
When you arrive in the Elafonisi area worth to visit the Monastery of Chrysoskalitissa, one of the most beautiful monasteries, it dates back to the 17th century and is 4 km from the beach.