Explore Elafonisi island and its beach, one of the most beautiful in the world
Elafonisi is located in the southwestern tip of Crete. It is a long peninsula, which often breaks in two parts by water giving the impression of being a separate island. Exotic beaches with white sand and turquoise water, are formed on either side of the peninsula. The sand is pinkish in many places, taking its color from millions of crushed shells. Near the breaking point of the peninsula, the seawater does not exceed 1m in depth, creating a small lagoon.
You can easily cross the lagoon in order to reach the opposite side of the peninsula because the water is very shallow. At the tip of the peninsula, there is the island which is a mile long, ending in a rocky outcrop. Elafonisi is a Natura 2000 protected area home to more than 100 rare plants and a great shelter for rare loggerhead sea turtles.
On the way back we will make a stop for lunch. Optional visit to a winery, olive oil factory or monastery monastery.
•Pick up from Souda port, Chania airport, your hotel/accommodation in the greater Chania area or any other nearby convenient location
•Stops will be made during our drive to Elafonisi, situated 70km south-west of Chania, crossing the beautiful Cretan countryside passing through picturesque villages, rivers, gorges, springs and olive gardens
•Estimated time of arrival is 2 hours by car
•Stay on Elafonisi beach for 3 hours
•Visit a local restaurant for lunch
•Optional visit to a winery, oil factory or Chrysoskalitisa monastery.
•In case you have a special request, I am flexible to schedule the tour according to your needs
•The tour ends where we started from unless you prefer a different location
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: In front of the municipal covered market (Agora)
Duration: 8 hours
•Private A/C car Citroen C4 Picasso, it fits 4 guests, and folding back seats make room for two more (total 7 seats including driver).
•The back seats are ideal for children.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euro - •5-10 euro for renting sunbeds and umbrella (recommended)
•10 euro for snacks and drinks at Elafonisi
•20 euro for lunch in a local restaurant
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
•Because of COVID-19 only two adults are allowed in the car, plus children and a driver.
•I am not licensed to guide inside museums or archeological sites.
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Peter was so great and accommodating. He was very informative and funny. We would absolutely do another day trip with him!