Elafonissi Island: A Full Day Tour from Chania

Starting Time
9 hours
Starting point
Free Cancellation
Free Cancellation

  • Visit Elafonissi, one of the most famous beaches in Europe
  • Swim in crystal clear waters
  • Walk on the warm pink coral sand 

The road to Elafonisi Beach going through Topolia Gorge is one of the most breathtaking road trips in Chania, with plenty of opportunities for photos of the Cretan mountains. The canyon of Topolia starts near the village of Strovles and it ends in the village of Topolia, where the rock walls are very high and steep. A large number of birds find shelter in the crannies, cracks and caves of the otherwise bare walls of the gorge.

Elafonissi is located 76km west of Chania in the southwestern most point of Crete. Elafonisi is an oblong, which often "breaks" in two parts by water giving the impression of being a separate island. Elafonissi is a “Natura 2000” protected area. The island is full of dunes with sand lilies and junipers (like-cedar trees). The endangered turtles Caretta-Caretta and several rare animals' nest on the island and it is strictly forbidden to remove any plants, animals from the area. Exotic beach with white sand and turquoise waters, reminding of the Caribbean, are formed on either sides of the peninsula. The sand is pinkish in many places, taking its color from thousands of broken shells. Near the “breaking" point of the peninsula, the water does not exceed 1m, creating a small lagoon, ideal for children. You can easily cross the lagoon in order to reach the “island”, having your stuff with you, because the water is very shallow there. The eastern side of the beach, in front of the lagoon, is well organized and has the most people. There are umbrellas, showers, lifeguards, snack bars and changing rooms. TripAdvisor website has rated Elafonissi as the 11th Best Beach in the world for 2018.

Arrival back to Chania approximately at 18:00 pm.

  • Transportation by luxury bus
  • Expert escort
  • Pick up/drop off service
  • Full Liability Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuites (optional)
  • Lunch

Complimentary pick up service from 08:00 to 09:20 is provided from hotels located in the suburbs of Chania (Kolimbari, Tavronitis, Maleme, Gerani, Platanias, Ag Marina, Stalos, Kalamaki, Ag Apostoli, Halepa) and from Chania town. Please advise your hotel upon booking. 

Cancel up to 24 hours prior the date of the experience for a full refund.


3 Reviews


August 4th, 2017
Great trip. Great beach :)


May 21st, 2017
We had been to Greece over the years but spent no time in Athens before we headed to the islands. This time we spent four nights in a 4* hotel - excellent. We...


November 24th, 2014
The sea was fantastic!!! So blue, so calm, a real connection to paradise!!!! The sable and the feelings are unforgettables!!! It isn't far from Chania, but it...

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