Elafonisi is a popular destination for day trips and only few people stay there for longer periods.


Location of Elafonisi in Crete

Location of Elafonisi

Getting there

 Elafonisi is far from everything. There is a bus from Chania in the summer months as well as a boat from Paleochora. Your only other option is a long drive with a hire car.


The beach gets very busy in the summer but mornings and evenings are quiet. Great times to experience the beautiful nature.


 It's extremely limited so if you want to stay there you might be well adised to book in advance.


Apart from a beach café there is nothing much at the beach. You can find a few places nearby at Chryssoskalitissa


A minimarket in Chryssoskalitissa.


None apart from the stars.


This is what Elafonisi is famous for. Definitely one of the best beaches in Crete but it can be very crowded.

Elafonisi on the web

Elafonisi - a visitor's guide

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Location of Elafonisi in Crete

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