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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  • Our start point was Platanias. The road led through the mountains, gorges and small villages. We had stop for a fantastic fresh lunch in small tavern in Topolia. The views were amazing. There was some...  more »
  • Well. This place lies at the south east part of the Hania area,right at the sea side. Basically , it is a long beach with it's main characteristics the fine golden sand which does not stick to your bo...  more »
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