Two of the most beautiful beaches in Crete. That simple!
Elafonissi is booming with tourism and facilities whereas a 35-minutes hike away we find ourselves in relaxed and solitary Kedrodassos. Both are part of an extended Natura 2000 protected area. Elafonissi and it's lagunas is probably the most advertised beach in Chania so you can be sure that in high season you will find it quite crowded. Not so much as to make it lose its beauty, however its true charm is in April-May and September-October. Check out the May photo in the photo collection and you'll see Elafonissi at its virgin state.
Kedrodassos, on the other hand, although it has come to be known these last few years, makes you sweat a bit until you get there and this is why it's still pretty much untouched. No sunbeds, umbrellas, toilets or canteens (and occasionally no swimsuits for some), the only human intervention here are humans themselves. With the cedars (Kedrodassos translates as "cedar forest") going all the way to the shore it's a truly magic place.
From your place of lodging within the greater Chania area (or the port for shore excursions) to Elafonissi with a stop to rest, where you can have your local treats, arrival to Elafonissi, hike to Kedrodasos and back, return to where we picked you up.
** In case of bad weather, we can wait for the next day with good weather to take the tour, or, after prior communication, opt for a tour to protected venues e. g. the "Cretan Palate" or the "Cook-out" tours.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will pick you up by car from where you are staying (or the port for Shore Excursions).
If you haven't booked a hotel yet, please contact me when you've done so through ToursByLocals.
When we meet, and as with most tours, a Liability Waiver will have to be signed by the participants. I can provide you with a digital copy so that you have ample time to read it before our meeting, during which I will also provide the hard-copies to be signed.
End location: The tour ends where it started unless you prefer another location. I could provide you with suggestions on what to do next depending on your preferences.
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
Approximate time from pick up to drop off with a two hour swim in each place.
A meal in the area would add an extra hour and a half.
Car / Isuzu 4 X 4, 2015, 5 pax maximum (incl. driver). Air conditioned.
In case you desire an executive vehicle or if your group consists of more than 3 people, I can arrange hiring an appropriate means of transportation for you. I will notify you of the price well in advance, so please contact me for the details.
-My services as a guide to Elafonissi and Kedrodassos.
-Transfer in modern A/C vehicle and dedicated driver throughout the excursion.
-Gasoline (back and forth it's 150 kms - 93 miles)
-Cretan treats when we stop to rest on the way.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euros - This per person amount is to cover any snacks and drinks in Elafonissi. For a meal, an additional 20 euros per person should be more than enough.
-Any extra snacks or drinks or a possible tavern meal.
- In the cases of groups of more than 3, the extra cost of hiring an appropriate vehicle shall be covered by the travellers, after prior arrangement. Please contact me for a quote with a customized tour for you.
-Local buys. For cruise ship travellers, please find out what type of products you are allowed to bring on-board according to the ship's regulations.