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$ 37.79 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 20 times yesterday

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

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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 583 reviews

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Very nice day ! Departure was at 8am, after a breakfast break on the road, we arrived around 10:30am. The water was transparent, we stayed there for 4 hours and then on the way back we stopped again for lunch. A very relaxing day, the return to the hotel was for 5:30 p.m.

August 5, 2022

Hyvin järjestetty retki. Retkikohde oli ehdottomasti kokemisen arvoinen: ranta ja maisema ovat upeat. Retkipäivä oli tosi kuuma, joten oli hyvä, että kohteeseen saavuttiin jo aamupäivällä, ennen kuin ranta oli ruuhkaisimmillaan ja kuumimmillaan. 4h oli sopiva aika tutustua rantaan, uida ja ottaa aurinkoa. Paluumatkalla pysähdyttiin tavernassa, jossa oli mahdollisuus syödä paikallista ruokaa ja ihailla upeita maisemia. Opas oli osaava ja mukava, ja kertoi matkan aikana paljon kreetalaisesta kulttuurista ja historiasta.

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August 3, 2022

I would totally recommend this trip! The bus was on time and very comfy, our guide Simona was lovely and shared so many interesting bits on the way making the journey more engaging. The stops were absolutely incredible and we had enough free time at each to fully enjoy them. The views at this trip are fabulous! Very well organised and 100% money worth trip!

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August 3, 2022

Product ID: 115234