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Elafonisi Full-Day Tour from Chania provided by Fantasy Day Tours - Crete

Elafonisi Full-Day Tour from Chania

Elafonisi Full-Day Tour from Chania
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8–10 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
50
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8–10 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    50
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
After we pick you up in the morning from various locations around Chania, we will follow the green north coast just before Kastelli and finally reach the rock chapel of Agia Sophia through the village of Topolia. After a short visit to this incredibly interesting site, we will proceed to the main attraction of the tour! Elafonisi is located on the southwestern most point of Crete and being an oblong gives the impression of being a separate island as it seems to be divided into two parts by water. On the eastern side of the beach, in front of the lagoon, you will find umbrellas, showers, lifeguards, snack bars and changing rooms. In Elafonisi, you will have plenty of time to explore the area and swim in the crystal clear waters!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 274289P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pick up and Drop off with air-conditioned bus from select spots in Chania
  • Visit to the cave of Saint Sophia
  • Visit to Elafonisi
  • Visit to local village (subject to conditions)
  • English Speaking guide
  • Swedish speaking guide available every Wednesday
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your driver and escort
  • Entry/Admission - Elafonissi Beach
Duration
8–10 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Kindly advise the exact name of your accommodation in order to send you pick up point and time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Remember to bring the following items: sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, swimsuit and beach towel
  • Rubbish disposal as well as removing seashells from the beach is prohibited
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Pick up and Drop off with air-conditioned bus from select spots in Chania
  • Visit to the cave of Saint Sophia
  • Visit to Elafonisi
  • Visit to local village (subject to conditions)
  • English Speaking guide
  • Swedish speaking guide available every Wednesday
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your driver and escort
  • Entry/Admission - Elafonissi Beach
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Kindly advise the exact name of your accommodation in order to send you pick up point and time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Remember to bring the following items: sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, swimsuit and beach towel
  • Rubbish disposal as well as removing seashells from the beach is prohibited
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 15 Jul 2020
A note from Elafonisi Full-Day Tour from Chania
All passengers are required to wear protective masks during transportation
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Agia Sofia Cave
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Elafonissi Beach
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mari O
Asia6 contributions
Breath taking views, clear crystal waters, clean and accessible showers and restrooms. Changing rooms were not too clean.
Written 2 November 2021
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andrea
2 contributions
Aug 2021
Enjoyed every bit of that tour, from the journey through the Cretan landscape to the visit at the cave and then the amazing Elafonisi. Clear blue waters, breathtaking Elafonisi lagoon, we walked around the whole island, it was fantastic.
Very well organised tour, we were picked up very close to our accommodation, on time, the tour guide and bus driver were very polite.
Highly recommended, especially for someone who wants to see more of the inland Crete and still visit another incredible beach and swim in amazingly clear waters.
Written 14 October 2021
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Odyssey45802
London, UK3 contributions
Aug 2021
Amazing scenery, clear blue waters, once you are there you just don't want to leave this place. A well organised tour, friendly bus driver and lovely guide! Highly recommended! Thank you!
Written 11 October 2021
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Riikka
Riihimaki, Finland1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Family
The trip was very nice. Elafonisi beach is beautiful. The first stop was at the cave. I don’t know much about caves, but I was not that impressed. Wished that I would’ve just stopped by the cafe ’cos there wasn’t time to do both.
Our tour guide Joanna was really pleasant and she had nice stories and spoke very good english. The volume was kinda quiet though and it was bit hard to hear as we sat at the end of the bus.
There are lot of turns and ups and downs and bumbs in the mountains and hights can be bit scary, so if you have any tendency to travel sickness, take medication before.
Written 26 September 2021
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Tracey H
7 contributions
Sep 2021
Another stunning beach! Similar to Balos, but a bit more touristy. Bars and cafes and more people there.

But beautiful waters and beach areas.
Written 25 September 2021
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Jenny
Ware, UK1 contribution
We had a fabulous day with Joanna and Hercules.
A wonderful experience of the gorge and villages before a few hours basking in the turquoise waters at Elafonisi.
Stopped for an early dinner at Elos a small village where the family made us welcome and we had some wonderful Greek food.
Thoroughly recommend for a wonderful day out in Crete.
Written 17 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Attila
1 contribution
Aug 2021
This trip was kinda a mess. We were at the discussed location where the bus should have picked us up at 8.10 A.M. /we where there at 7.50 A.M./ Still the bus did not come for us and we had to call the agency several time. They sent a car for us which took us after the bus. In the car they informed us that the bus driver forgot to come for us.
The bus was not a "luxury" bus which was promised and it was full of people even though it was promised that the bus was restricted to 60% of capacity due to COVID-19.
The beach was pretty though.
Written 31 August 2021
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Road00625790580
Dear Attila, We confirm that we sent a car to pick you up as the guide had accidentally signed you in her list and thought that you were on the bus. The bus was at the designated pick up point for more than 10 minutes as this is our main pick up point. Exactly due to that fact, we did send a car on our own cost in order to drive you to the bus. Bus was a 6 year old bus, fully airconditioned. Only our VIP tours are provided with v class or Mercedes sprinter VIP buses which are above LUX level. In regards to the capacity, please note that according to the Greek NHS, the maximum capacity has raised from 60% to 85% since April 2021. In the day of participation, the occupancy on the bus was at 79% which is below the limits set by the authorities. I am sorry for all the inconvenience. Enjoy the rest of your holidays!
Written 31 August 2021
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Thomas R
1 contribution
Aug 2021
The trip was very good; the tour guide (Joanna) was great!

However, we felt that the tour operators did not appropriately manage expectations. In particular, a hotel pickup was promised (i.e. our hotel was in the list of confirmed hotels that can be picked up from in the checkout page), but in reality we had to walk 5-10 minutes to a nearby location. It was also promised that the bus was restricted to 60% of capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions; however in reality the bus had only ~2 spare spaces for a tour group of approximately 20.

I recommend this tour regardless the above; the beach is very much worth visiting and we arrived at approximately 10:20am, returning at approximately 16:30.
Written 25 August 2021
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Road00625790580
Dear Thomas , Thank you for your feedback and for your kind words. We are glad to hear that you had a nice time! Just a notice regarding the pick up and the capacity of the buses. We talked the day before and I explained you that due to Covid-19 restrictions, the capacity is 85% depending on the bus. Today you were in a 24 seats bus and 18 passengers were in. We keep all the regulations as we are also very strict for your safety. Regarding the pick up I explained you that even if a hotel is listed by the system if the bus cannot pass by we arrange from the best possible point , in your case 5 minutes walking distance. Enjoy the rest of your holidays and stay safe! Kind regard Ria
Written 25 August 2021
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Exploration305207
5 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
This tour was well planned by our very knowledgeable tour guide Joanna. Thanks to her and our nice driver we arrived early at Elafonisi beach, at about 10am, in time to find a spot near to the beach with an umbrella.
The first stop at the cave is a short one, and you need to go up many stairs to actually reach St Sophia's cave. However, if you manage to reach the cave it is worth a visit.
I recommend this tour as the beach is lovely and definitely a must visit site when in Chania.
Written 21 August 2021
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Raquel R
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
It was a great experience. Bring lots of water because of the heat! I would definitely come back soon.
Written 29 July 2021
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Road00625790580
Thank you for your feedback! So glad to hear that you had a nice time! Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your holidays!...
Written 1 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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carolinacorreo
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I really recommend this tour! Amazing beaches. Well organized!! Don't miss it!!i want to comeback!!!
carolinamysevendays
carolinamysevendays
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Fantastic
Im really happy with this adventure! Our Hiking day worthed it!i love hiking in Spain but in Greece was amazing. Pe
Margo S
Margo S
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Lovely cruise to desolate islands
Lovely cruise around the islands stopping at spectacular locations. Only concern was that there were not clear anno
Margo S
Margo S
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Well organised tour
Excellent tour very well organised. The gorge is 16kms of stony downhill paths and can be challenging if you feel a
vikyaremchuk
vikyaremchuk
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My Samaria Gorge hike in October
It was relatively easy and very beautiful. I enjoyed how clean it was there, except for the toilets. There was all
apJ3761MQ
apJ3761MQ
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amazing scenery, highly recommended!
Great experience, Balos is a very beautiful place, with amazingly clear waters. Gramvousa island offers hiking up t
Odyssey45802
Odyssey45802
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Don't miss Samaria Gorge!
A very well organised tour, great communication before the pick up and during the tour. We were picked up early in
Odyssey45802
Odyssey45802
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one of the best places I have ever visited!
Balos is something different! Such an exotic, one of a kind place! Amazing clear blue waters and a breathtaking sce
pulfordjohn
pulfordjohn
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Balos Fantastic
The trip was good value for money, from pick up to dropping off everything ran smoothly. Their was plenty of space
MartinHFrey
MartinHFrey
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samaria gorge trip
great tour, well organized, the gorge is amazing and the beach ar the endd is a great way to finish a great day st
initwicked
initwicked
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Well organised but day too long
Tour all went well, pick up on time and everything went smoothly. Only complaint is that 6am start from Chania is u
Interhellas
Interhellas
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Gramvousa was even better!
We took the ferry and first visited Balos, of course it was an outstanding coast as expected but what really amazed
McBethany
McBethany
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Great Day! 14 hours long!
TIPS: Take food and snacks for breakfast and to refuel during your hike. Yes, There IS water, however, it is the w
138shawnag
138shawnag
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Beautiful
I had a fantastic time. The sailing was amazing. A very nice crew that took care of us. Nice spread of food and a
Marian G
Marian G
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Amazing views and hiking trail
The hiking trail itself requires you to have proper footwear (ankle support), as it is mostly rocky and is around 1
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