Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from May till October
Duration 9 hours approximately
Elafonisi in southwest of Crete is famous for its pink sand and low turquoise waters.
Repeatedly this beach has been chosen to be among the world’s most beautiful. Elafonisi is an exotic place, a flat piece of land with sporadic vegetation and a great contrast to the stark bareness of the Cretan mountains. The pink sand is produced by the large amount of pink shells that get ground up by the sea.
The area is a part of the European Natura 2000 protecting program.
Wade through the low waters of the lagoon and head to the island. There are many small beaches on the south side and the further you walk the quieter it gets. The water is generally quite shallow and safe for children.
At the western end of the island there is a promontory with a small lighthouse.
For a most conferrable journey to/from Rethymno we make some stops.
Agia Sophia Cave is a place of archaeological, geological and historical interest. The small church of Agia Sophia lays at the entrance to the cave that contains many rows of massive stalactites and stalagmites.
In the traditional Cretan mountain village Elos, you’ll find the largest number of chestnuts trees on the island. The area is green and lush and most of the inhabitants are engaged in agriculture.
During the stops it will be possible to buy something to drink and eat.
Enjoy the ride through the lush Cretan landscape and a day in crystal clear waters by the exotic sandy beach of Elafonisi.
10:00 – 11:00 Coffee stop at Agia Sophia cave
12:15 – 15:45 Arrival at Elafonissi
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee stop in Elos village
18:00 – 19:30 Return to Rethymno – Georgioupolis – Panormo
The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions
✅ Pick-up and drop-off from/to your hotel (Pick up mainly from hotels at Georgioupolis, Kavros, Gerani,Rethymno, Missiria,Platanias, Adelianos Kampos, Sfakaki, Stavromenos, Panormo is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest available pick up point. In case you don’t know the closest pickup point, please contact us).
✅ Local Guide
❌ Food – Drinks – Personal expenses
Children up to 3 years old, free of charge and travelling on parents’ lap
Children from 4 to 11 years old, 50% discount on tour rate
For cancellations up to 2 days prior to departure date, no cancellation fees
For cancellations 1 day prior to departure date, 100% cancellation fees
Non-Show, 100% cancellation fees
- For bookings up to 2 days prior to departure please contact us in order to check for availability.
- Please provide fullname, telephone number (country code included), e-mail and accommodation details (hotel name & address) upon booking.
- Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.
- The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.
- In our office, Aretousas 38 street, Heraklion, Crete
- Directly upon booking from our webiste with your debit/credit card
- Payment link sent by us with your debit/credit card easily and safely
Payment of reservations up to one day before the tour.
Upon reservation you will receive from us in a separate e-mail your voucher with specific pick-up information (please check your spam folder as well). Please be aware that you will have to bring the voucher with you during the trip.
For any further clarification, please feel free to contact us from Monday to Friday 09:00 am to 20:00 pm and Saturday from 09:00 am to 15:00 pm.
Book now through our website or contact us for more information at 0030 2810 335227 or send us a mail at email@example.com
Why to choose this package!
- 2nd best beach in Europe / 11th Globally (TripAdvisor)
- Swim in the crystal clear waters
- Explore the Cave of Saint Sophia
- Walk on the warm Pink Coral Sand