Day trip

From Rethymno & Chania: Elafonisi Island Day Tour by Bus

Day trip

From Rethymno & Chania: Elafonisi Island Day Tour by Bus

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From US$ 34.90 per person

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Explore the unique island come peninsula of Elafonissi, a place of exceptional natural beauty.

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Duration 11 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation to start the tour
Private group available


  • See the contrast between pink and white sand and the shallow turquoise sea
  • Discover an exotic place
  • Relax in an area of exceptional natural beauty
Full description

Ride in a comfortable coach through small traditional villages and typical Mediterranean scenery. See the rugged landscape around the Topolia Gorge and have a stop for coffee and refreshments.

Arrive at Elafonissi beach. Here, you have four hours of free time to marvel at the different colors from the soft pink and white sand to the turquoise waters.

As well as exploring the wonders of the beach, discover the small island. This lies just off the shore and you can reach it by strolling through the water. Both the beach and the island are protected wildlife areas of rare beauty and included in the Natura 2000 Protection Programme. 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Bus tour

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Hat
    • Swimwear
    • Change of clothes
    • Towel
    • Water
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • Please bring water and wear a hat, comfortable shoes and comfortable beach clothing
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 152 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Service
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    The most incredible experience I had in Crete. All the way to the Elafonisi beach we were driven through the beautiful mountain scenary and authentic villages. The beach itself was amazing, with the crystal clear water and beautiful pink sand. The water was shallow and warm enough to stay in for a long time. The beach facilities and the cantinas were also present in the area. Our guide Ingrid deserves a special mention, she has provided us with an interesting information about the island and the surrounding areas we went through, she was very nice and polite and paid a special attention to everyone on the bus.

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    March 31, 2023

    Lily was fantastic, very good explanation if the history of the island. Very friendly and very professional. Lots too see and lots of of walking so wear comfortable shoes. The views from the top are spectacular and the walk through the village of Pyrgos was exhilarating.

    March 31, 2023

    A very nice excursion. They send an exact location for the trip. The tour guide tells interesting information about the island. The road is quite winding and the 70 kilometers looks much more, but it's worth it. A very beautiful place - corner of Paradise. If you are on the island, I recommend - 1 day of sun, water and calmness. A real vacation.

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    March 31, 2023

    Product ID: 162698