Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi

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Located on a tiny islet famous for its white sands, Elafonissi Beach offers warm and shallow waters, an ideal setting for families with small children. Situated near the southwestern corner of Crete, the beach has beckoned travelers for centuries with its tropical climate and rich plant life. Nearby tourist facilities include free parking, showers, and changing rooms, along with several cafes offering light snacks and cold drinks. The islet is a magnet for day-trippers from other parts of Crete, so try to time your visit for mid-afternoon, when the last of the tour buses leave for the day. To visit Elafonissi Beach on your holiday in Elafonissi, and find out what else Elafonissi has to offer, use our Elafonissi travel planner .
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  • The beach was beautiful. Lots of sun beds & umbrellas for hire, slightly pricier than other beaches. It was very busy owing to it being peak season. The walk between the sun bed areas and the food pla...  more »
  • Good to take photos to make friends at home jealous. Bring a plastic bag and take some trash out, others left. Respect the nature.  more »
  • the Beach was really fantastic with much wind. was a bit difficult for walking there around at the beach, but all was Perfect.😇😎👏👏👏
  • Absolutely lovely place! Very pretty, very nice fine sandy beaches and hot sea water in the lagoon. Also nice for walking on the elafonisi island.
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