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Review of Elafonissi Beach

Elafonissi Beach
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Elafonisi Beach Trip in Southwest Crete
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

One of the absolute best beaches in Crete. IF, and this is a big if, there isn't wind from the west. We have visited several times, and one time is was absolutely fabulous. Do not stay on the sunbeds in the beginning of the beach, they are easily crowded whem the buses from Chania arrives. Keep walking further out and you can have a piece of the beach on your own.

3  Thank Ninnanorr
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Beautiful beach with reasonable facilities. Difficult to get to without a car and not as pink as we expected but nice day out all the same.

Thank Terri C
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

gorgeous place.
Although from Chania it required to drive through crazy stressful narrow mountain roads (also beautiful), it was rewarded.
The beach is fantastic, with pink sand and shallow crystal clear water, you can cross the area walkig in knee-deep water to reach little islet with magic atmosphere..
Unfortunately more and more people go there and makes the place crowdy during the season must be nightmare so the place may lose the magic but off the season it was perfect.

3  Thank Iwona W
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

What an absolutely beautiful beach. The sand is beautiful, white and soft and the water is such an incredible colour - the type you'd see manufactured in theme parks and water parks. It's just stunning. There is a small island nearby you can swim or wade out to. the sand turns pink! It really is an incredible beach. HOWEVER, if there is biting cold wind…. don't go. It's still reasonably beautiful but it's just so incredibly cold and it's such a long way to go. We drove 2 hours to get there and ended up spending all of 20 minutes there because it was so cold. I still say it was worth it (warning - the road is pretty windy and treacherous.

4  Thank KiaOraKiwi
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

It was beautiful when we went there, don't get me wrong. We went in September, so it was a little bit cold, it rained for a bit too.
When we arrived (late) at about 2pm, it was very busy, and the beach chair rent was actually higher than all the other beaches in Crete, which is understandable because Elafonissi is one of the most popular attractions on that island...
The only thing that wasn't spectacular, is that the wind was blowing in our faces, and the sand was in our eyes.
So the only suggestion is - go when it's really warm and not windy :)

Thank Olga G
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