Day trip

From Chania: Day Trip to Elafonisi Island

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS

From Chania: Day Trip to Elafonisi Island

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS
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From US$ 37.68 per person

Spend a relaxing day on the small island of Elafonisi and soak up the sun on a pink sand beach. Enjoy the natural beauty on a day trip from Chania.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 12 - 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is from your hotel or the closest point accessible by a vehicle. You'll receive specific pickup information in a separate email from the local partner (please check your spam folder).


  • Spend a relaxing day on the pink sand beaches of Elafonisi
  • Swim in crystal-clear waters in a protected wildlife area
  • Take in lush green landscapes as you travel through Topolia Gorge
Full description

Travel to the southwest corner of Crete on a guided day trip from Chania to Elafonisi Island, with hotel transfers included. Spend a relaxing day swimming in the clear blue waters, relaxing on the pink sand beach, and soaking in the unique landscape of Elafonisi. Start with a hotel pick up and take in the lush green landscape en route to the island as you travel through the impressive Topolia Gorge and pass many traditional villages. Stop to purchase coffee and breakfast in the village of Elos, known for its chestnut trees. After arriving at Elafonisi, enjoy 4 hours of relaxing on the beach and swimming in the crystal-clear waters. Afterward, enjoy lunch at a local tavern (not included). Situated just off the island of Crete, Elafonisi is easily reached by walking through the shallow waters. Both the beach and island are protected wildlife areas of rare beauty.

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • You will be sent the exact details of your pick-up by email after booking
  • Pickup will take place before the tour start time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 505 reviews

Review summary

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Excellent trip. We did not expect to get to see so much on the bus ride there. We stopped at one site on the way there and one site on the way home and both of them where so beautiful. As for the beach the water was beautiful. It was a bit crowded, as expected. The guide had som really interesting facts and she was really helpful.

July 7, 2022

Wonderful beach and water! Some of the sand really is pink. Two beach chairs and umbrella truly worth 15€ for the day. Excellent, very informative tour guide and fantastic bus driver. I don't think I would have braved some of the drive in a car. Enjoyed a delicious lunch in a charming village taverna on the way back - best so far. Would definitely do this again!

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July 2, 2022

It takes about an hour and a half to just pick up people, only around 10am you actually start making your way to the beach. You go through the middle of the mountains so you get amazing views and the guide, Stella, is very knowledgeable about the island. About an hour and half later you stop at a little cafe for breakfast and then move on to the beach, about an hour and half more. We got 3h at the beach and it’s beautiful, there’s umbrellas and sunbeds available to rent (€15 for 2). The only issue I had here was the wind, it was crazy windy that actually made it uncomfortable to stay too long in one place. There’s also toilets available to use at €0,50/1€. At 3pm we met up back at the bus and drove back to Chania. About an hour in, we stopped for lunch in a little village in the middle of the mountains, food was very good and cheap. Would definitely recommend!

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June 27, 2022

Product ID: 115234