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Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The place is stunning and breathtaking! But definitely very crowded, all day .. There is a very strong wind, so you should check before it will not be too excessive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rinatgoren
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its a bit of a trek and roads are not great but once you get to the beach its just WOW, this place is gorgeous, gets a bit crowded and toilet facilities are not great, but the lagoons are beautiful water is very shallow mostly...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter34T
Reviewed 1 week ago

When maneuvering your car through dramatic soaring mountains towards the Elafonisi beach you think: "Is it worth to take this harsh effort to reach the place?" Indeed, it was an award to see the beauty of it! My eyes were smiling finding a joy in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jola2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a nice area, but too many people there and to be quiet, as can be, just go to the extreme right of the parking Certainly better in October or April

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JJBLantic_France
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful beach untill 11 in the morning. After that the tourist bussen arruve and it gets very crowdy. But stil a lovely place to visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank zierh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we've been there at christmass and had nice weather ,it was beautiful. We stay there for about 3 hours and the temperature was about 17 grades. it was to could to swim but beautiful to walk at the beach.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gerrit1949
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice beach, the sand is beautiful and the water is fabulous. You can rent sun loungers and parasol.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank annemette987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most beautiful and weird beach I've ever been to! Beach is a elongated peninsula with white and pink sandy. To reach the island you have to walk through the sea! A truly heavenly landscape that you should definitely visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank aleksi1-Alexander
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This sandy beach is hard to describe! Just stunning! Water is incredible clean , great place for a day trip

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The drive from Kalathas was about 2 hours, a short bit of it was highway but it was mostly driving through mountains on narrow roads through villages. Beautiful scenery. Driver does need to pay attention though because the road has a lot of sharp turns....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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alis0ndavies
22 August 2018|
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
You can get the boat to Paleochora think it was 16.30 pm not sure on bikes. I booked with Selino travel in Paleochora might be worth contacting them.
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MikeNicky
22 July 2018|
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Response from 408clairr | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Mike I don’t have a clue about the bus, we rented our own car for the few days.
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Linda R
15 June 2018|
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Response from dmcc1973 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't say. We drove (rented a car), but surely if you are in a resort or apartment the reception/owner will recommend a travel agent/day trip service to take. There are tons of those that go here, I believe.
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