Daily from May till October
From Agia Marina, Agioi Apostoloi, Chania City, Gerani, Halepa, Kalamaki, Kolymbari, Maleme, Platanias, Stalos, Tavronitis
Duration 8 – 10 hours approximately / Stay at Elafonisi 4 hours
Elafonisi is located 76km west of Chania in the southwestern most point of Crete. Elafonisi is an oblong, which often”breaks” in two parts by water giving the impression of being a separate island and a “Natura 2000” protected area. The island is full of dunes with sand lilies and junipers (like-cedar trees). The endangered turtles Caretta-Caretta and several rare animals nest on the island and it is strictly forbidden to remove any plants, animals from the area. Exotic beach with white sand and turquoise waters, reminding of the Caribbean, are formed on either sides of the peninsula. The sand is pinkish in many places, taking its color from thousands of broken shells.
Near the “breaking” point of the peninsula, the water does not exceed 1m, creating a small lagoon, ideal for children. You can easily cross the lagoon in order to reach the “island”, having your stuff with you, because the water is very shallow there. The eastern side of the beach, in front of the lagoon, is well organized and has the most people. There are umbrellas, showers, lifeguards, snack bars and changing rooms. TripAdvisor website has rated Elafonisi as the 11th Best Beach in the world for 2018.
|08:00 – 09:20
|09:45 – 10:15
||Arrival at Elafonisi
||Departure from Elafonisi / Possible stop at local village (optional lunch)
|17:00 – 18:00
||Arrival at Chania
The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions as well as the unexpected overcrowding.
✅ Pick-up & Drop-off service (mainly from hotels at Agia Marina, Agioi Apostoloi, Chania City, Gerani, Halepa, Kalamaki, Kolymbari, Maleme, Platanias, Stalos, Tavronitis is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point)
✅ Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus
✅ Professional Guide
❌ Round trip boat tickets & municipality fee (20€ per person / children up to 11 years old pay 10€) – Paid on the spot in cash
❌ Personal expenses
Children up to 2 years old free of charge and travelling on parents’ lap
Children 3 – 12 years old 50% discount