Day trip

From Chania Area: Day Trip to Elafonisi Island by Bus

Activity provider: MTM D.M.C Ltd

From Chania Area: Day Trip to Elafonisi Island by Bus

Activity provider: MTM D.M.C Ltd
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From US$ 35.75 per person

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Discover the paradise island of Elafonisi on a 12-hour tour from Crete. Venture into the foothills of the wild White Mountains, and visit a dream beach in the extreme southwest of Crete. Swim in crystal clear waters, and enjoy panoramic views.

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Duration 12 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in the area of Chania


  • Travel through the foothills of Crete's White Mountains
  • Visit the village Elos
  • Enjoy some time at leisure on the paradise island of Elafonisi
  • Swim in crystal clear waters and wade in a turquoise lagoon
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Travel to the foothills of the wild mountain landscape of Crete’s White Mountains, and discover a relaxing beach in the extreme southwest of the island. Drive through the village of Topolia, and stop in the village of Elos. Elafonisi is a Natura 2000 protected area. The island is full of sand dunes with sea daffodils and junipers. The endangered loggerhead sea turtle and several more rare animals and plants find shelter on the island. It is strickly forbidden to remove any plants, animals, shells, and sand from the area. Before it’s overgrown by pine and juniper dunes, there is a flat and fine sandy beach that shimmers with pink in places due to the coral. On the opposite island of Kastelli, you can wade through the shallow turquoise lagoon where the water is no more than waist-high. On our way back to Chania we will stop at Elos village, one of the most attractive old villages of the Kissamos prefecture, with green surroundings and natural water sources.

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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based on 18 reviews

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very beautiful island but a little long trip

The island is very beautiful, it is to see. The journey is a bit long to get to the island, especially since being in Hersonissos I had to make 2h20 of outward journey and 2h20 return by car to go to the meeting point. But otherwise nice excursion, beautiful landscapes.

July 25, 2017

July 19, 2022

A well organized trip to one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete. Accompanied by a fantastic tour guide, from whom we learned so much about the country and its people. A wise philosopher.

June 11, 2022

Product ID: 62905