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From Rethymno & Chania: Elafonisi Island Day Tour by Bus

From Rethymno & Chania: Elafonisi Island Day Tour by Bus

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From US$ 32.55 per person

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Explore the unique island come peninsula of Elafonissi, a place of exceptional natural beauty.

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Duration 11 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian
Pickup included
Your hotel or accommodations.
Private group available


  • See the contrast between pink and white sand and the shallow turquoise sea
  • Discover an exotic place
  • Relax in an area of exceptional natural beauty
Full description

Ride in a comfortable coach through small traditional villages and typical Mediterranean scenery. See the rugged landscape around the Topolia Gorge and have a stop for coffee and refreshments.

Arrive at Elafonissi beach. Here, you have four hours of free time to marvel at the different colors from the soft pink and white sand to the turquoise waters.

As well as exploring the wonders of the beach, discover the small island. This lies just off the shore and you can reach it by strolling through the water. Both the beach and the island are protected wildlife areas of rare beauty and included in the Natura 2000 Protection Programme. 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Bus tour
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Please bring water and wear a hat, comfortable shoes and comfortable beach clothing
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 135 reviews

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    A very nice excursion. They send an exact location for the trip. The tour guide tells interesting information about the island. The road is quite winding and the 70 kilometers looks much more, but it's worth it. A very beautiful place - corner of Paradise. If you are on the island, I recommend - 1 day of sun, water and calmness. A real vacation.

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    July 4, 2022

    The trip was well planned, the guide was knowledgeable and a really charismatic storyteller. At the beginning, you should take a comfortable position, because the hotel's guests will be picked up for a long time. This didn't bother us, because we also got a little tour of the north side of Crete. The mountain scenery was breathtaking. The stop at the mouth of the cave was at the right place to buy a snack from the cafe and go to the bathroom. On the way back, we stopped at a small village for lunch. In our opinion, the trip was a suitable length, there was enough time on the beach (approx. 4 hours) and it was easy to travel in the air-conditioned bus.

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    July 4, 2022

    The tour was really nice and we really enjoyed it. The only downside was the very windy weather we found at elafonissi, so I would suggest to check the weather forecast particularly for wind before booking. The tour guide was excellent giving us information and telling us stories about Crete. We also stopped by in a really cute village for a delicious and typical Cretan lunch. Highly recommend.

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    June 12, 2022

    Product ID: 162698