Day trip

Day Trip to Elafonisi Island from Chania

Day Trip to Elafonisi Island from Chania

From $40.17 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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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 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 (not included). 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
  • 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

4.3 /5

based on 361 reviews

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It is totally worth it! You can discover a lot of interesting things about what you see, surroundings, about locals, local foods, a little bit of history, a little bit of joking, this trip it has is all! Be prepared to be surprised! Simona is a great guide so make sure you ask for her!

August 31, 2021

The pick up service is great, the guide came by air conditioned mini van which stopped at several places to pick up other people. The trip lasts about 2h30. arrived there we are left all alone in autonomy with a meeting point. the water is crystal clear on only one side of the beach, and don't expect pink sand as there isn't. umbrellas and long chairs are available for hire 10 €. on the way back we were taken to a local tavern where we can have lunch but nothing fancy, if only the decor. we spend more time in the van than at the beach but it was still a great excursion.

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August 31, 2021

Sensual walk with stop at cave and Sofia, good exercise up the stairs to a magnificent sight in the Cave. The actual ride in the mountains was filled with the source in the stomach and filled with drama in relation to the heights. Elanfonissi is a very beautiful beach, down clear water and a bit of pink hue. Unfortunately, there are tourists who can not help but take the pink stones home. Lots of people on the beach "to crowded" but all in all a good trip and as the end of it all a delicious local Taverna, where we bla ate goat in the oven.

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August 27, 2021

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