Day Trip to Elafonisi Island from Chania

Day Trip to Elafonisi Island from Chania

From $41.40 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.

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Duration 12 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup from Perivolia, Halepa, Halidon Street Alpha Bank, Chania center, Kladissos, Nea Chora, Agioi Apostoloi, Xrysi Akti, Daratso, Galatas, Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Gerani. 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 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. 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.
  • 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
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

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 237 reviews

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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

I absolutely recommend Elafonissi beach and I think that this is a must when you visit Crete. This tour helped me reach Elafonissi without a hassle as I don’t drive. Taking the public bus would have been an option but not sure where that drops us off. This tour drops you off right on the beach and the coach waits for you until it’s time to leave. Elena, our guide, was also very helpful giving us interesting facts about Crete. We had 4 hours to spend in the beach with a stopover for breakfast on the way. We started at 8am from central Chania and got back at around 19:30. I wish we could have spent more time in the beach as it is so beautiful. I was travelling solo and met a friend in this tour.

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September 18, 2020

The place is awesome! The guide Jelena was great! Many thanks to her professional approach, assistance and smile to everyone! Highly disappointed by getyourguide directions on the pickup spot. The map was wrong, the street that we needed to wait at was wrongly marked on the map sent. The bus had to come to look for us already having people inside. Sand was not as pinkish as expected but Jelena said it depends from year to year. Elos was on the way back, not ahead. It was great to eat in a local tavern and buy some great olive, shea, aloe, etc local high class cosmetics there. On the way ahead we visited a nice cave close to the road. The trip was various and nice. The road is a bit scary at times...has sharp curves and the road is high above canyon like hollows.

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September 14, 2020

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