Elafonisi is a breathtaking site in the south of Chania, 5 km from the monastery of Chrysoskalitisa and about 70km from Chania city. It is an isolated area, ideal for swimming. The islet near the coast, gives the impression of a lagoon.
Exotic beaches 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.
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. If you want to stay completely secluded or nude, you can walk along the peninsula until you find a quiet cove that you like!