Day trip

From Chania: Day Trip to Elafonisi Island

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS

From Chania: Day Trip to Elafonisi Island

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS

From US$ 38.53 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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Duration 12 hours
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Pickup included
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  • 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.

  • Bus ticket and transfers
  • Guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from Chania and surrounding areas
  • 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
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • The bus trip takes almost 3 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 737 reviews

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This was a wonderful trip! On top of the beach trip, it also ended up being a nice little sightseeing around the mountains as well which was absolutely beautiful. If you are needing an activity for the day, or are wanting to go to Elafonisi Beach I would highly recommend this activity! Price can't be beat for what you get to see and experience.

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October 9, 2022

Lovely beach with Rocky coves. Worth a visit. Much better than Balos island. The stop at the Taverna on the way there is uneccary and super expensive. Stop at Taverna on way back again is unnecessary and just adds another 50 mins to the trip. Time that could have spent returning travellers to their destination

October 2, 2022

Staying in Chania, we took this tour and recommend it. Departure at 8 a.m. for us because the bus picks up the participants as they go. Arrival at 11am with a "breakfast" break on the road. On site 4 hours to enjoy the beach and its lagoon. That's wonderful !! On the way back, stop at a tavern for lunch. There is a small downside: all the buses stop at the same place: a lot of people and a quick meal. Thanks to Simona, our guide, who gave us lots of explanations all along the way. A huge THANK YOU to our driver because sometimes the road is very narrow.

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October 2, 2022

Product ID: 115234