From Rethymno: Elafonissi Pink Sand Beach Small Group Tour

From Rethymno: Elafonissi Pink Sand Beach Small Group Tour

From $41.31 per person

A full-day trip to Elafonissi island in the southwest of Crete. You will travel on an air-conditioned mini bus, with a stop off at the beautiful Aghia Sophia Cave on the way.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Hotels in Panormo, Scaletta, Stavromenos, Pigianos Kampos, Adelianos Kampos, Platanias, Rethymno City, Atsipopoulo, Gerani, Kavros and Georgioupoli


  • Spend leisure time on Elafonissi Island, admiring its rare scenery
  • Pass old villages and rugged hills on a drive to Crete's southwest coast
  • enjoy the clean pink sand beach of Elafonissi
Full description
This is your chance to visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Elafonissi is truly a heaven on earth, with soft white/pink sand, exotic crystal-clear water and cedar trees that extend down to the coastline. It is located in the easily accessible, south-western side of Crete. You will be picked-up you from your hotel area around 8.00AM, with these trips being conducted in small groups allowing for better comfort. Your first stop where you will be able to have a short break is the Aghia Sophia cave. Here you can visit the cave, and have coffee or refreshments if you choose. Following this, you will depart for Elafonissi. On your way to Elafonissi you will be able to see small traditional villages combined with typical Mediterranean scenery, as well as the rugged landscape around the Topolia Gorge. Once you have reached Elafonissi, you will have 4 hours of free time to soak in the amazing sun and enjoy the spectrum of shades of blue that this beach has to offer. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your accommodation in Crete.
  • Air-conditioned mini bus with a capacity of 20 people
  • English and German-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up drop off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    • Please bring swimwear
    • Remember your camera
    • Please remember cash for food, drinks, sunbeds and an umbrella (should you require these things)
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    4.9 / 5

    based on 100 reviews

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    The thrip to Ellafonissi was beautiful. The driver Costa was very nice and brought us safely to the beach and back to the hotel. Barbera was our Guide during the Trip. She was very friendly and had a lot of helpful tips, on where to finde good food and the nice places on the beach. During the car ride Barbera told us a lot of interesting information about the Island and more. Al together we liked the trip very much and enjoyed the day.

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    July 21, 2021

    Costa and Barbara are an unbeatable team! We were picked up from our meeting point in a good mood. A well air-conditioned minibus. Costa was our safe driver and "DJ" very warm and above all he spoke good German. Barbara our "guide" not only convinced with her extremely friendly and personable manner, but also fascinated me very much that on the one hand she spoke fluent English and Greek in addition to her mother tongue German. Her knowledge of Crete was not just read down, it was full of passion and heart. Our well-being was monitored and asked at all times. Elafonisi Lagoon was beautiful and a great experience. The water is crystal clear. You will definitely find a great place to enjoy and relax. On the way home we drove through a village of chestnuts there we returned to a small beautiful tavern with delicious food and good prices. I say thank you for the great day. 100% recommendable.

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    September 30, 2020

    Really loved this small group excursion. Our tour guide, Barbara was excellent and gave us a fabulous hot tip to get the most out of the experience at the beach - you'll have to book to find out what it is! Very interesting stop for refreshments and an opportunity to explore a fabulous cave. Really enjoyed the authentic Greek cuisine on the way home. All on all, very well worth doing.

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    August 28, 2020

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