Day Trip to Elafonisi Island from Chania

Day Trip to Elafonisi Island from Chania

From $40.13 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

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 - 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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).

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 this full-day trip from Chania. Spend a relaxing day on the pink sand beaches on the small island of Elafonisi. 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 for coffee and breakfast in the village of Elos, known for its chestnut trees. After arriving on Elafonisi, enjoy 4 hours of relaxing on the beach and swimming in the crystal-clear waters. Afterwards, you'll enjoy lunch at a local tavern. Situated just off the island of Crete, Elafonisi is easily reached by walking through the water. Both the beach and island are protected wildlife areas of rare beauty.
Includes
  • Bus tickets
  • Guide
  • Pick-up and drop off (at Perivolia, Halepa, Akrotiri, Halidon Street Alpha Bank, Chania center, Kladissos, Nea Chora, Agioi Apostoloi, Xrysi Akti, Daratso, Galatas, Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Gerani, Kontomari, Pyrgos, Psyionfrou, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolymvari, Minothiana, Paraniana and Kamisiana)
  • 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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    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen

    Know before you go

    • Be sure to bring sunscreen and a hat
    • Please provide your hotel name and location during the booking process
    • Your will be sent the exact details of your pick-up by email after booking
    • Pick-up will take place before the tour start time
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 / 5

    based on 252 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.3/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5
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    In the morning there was a missunderstanding with the starting time,but the tour guide was really nice and understanding. The trip was great, the bus drive took quite long, but we had a stop on the way there and back so it was ok. The beach was beautiful, everybody should see it.

    July 25, 2021

    If you have the option to go by car, than that is definetely the best way to get there. If not, than this is a good 2nd choice. The bus is mixed with people going to Balos and Elafonsini, so in Kissamous Port the ones going to Balos get off and the rest continue on with the journey to Elafonsini. So there is a bit of a delay, but they managed that well amd tried their best to be quick. The Guide was very helpful and nice and she shared very interesting facts. At Elafonsini we stayed 3,5 hours, which was enough considering we were there when the sun was the hottest. The beach and the water are amazing!

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    June 28, 2021

    Tour to Elafonisi was amazing - enjoyed stay at the beach even more as it was not too crowded. 4 hours at the beach seem long but actually you would like to stay longer. The tour guide (Simona) provider a lot interesting insights about Crete. We had lunch at traditional Cretan restaurant specialized in meat (unfortunately not many seafood options).

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    October 7, 2020

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    Product ID: 115234