Day trip

From Chania: Day Trip to Elafonisi Island

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS

From Chania: Day Trip to Elafonisi Island

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS
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From US$ 39.71 per person

Spend a relaxing day on the small island of Elafonisi and soak up the sun on a pink sand beach. Enjoy the natural beauty on a day trip from Chania.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 12 - 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is from your hotel or the closest point accessible by a vehicle. You'll receive specific pickup information in a separate email from the local partner (please check your spam folder).


  • Spend a relaxing day on the pink sand beaches of Elafonisi
  • Swim in crystal-clear waters in a protected wildlife area
  • Take in lush green landscapes as you travel through Topolia Gorge
Full description

Travel to the southwest corner of Crete on a guided day trip from Chania to Elafonisi Island, with hotel transfers included. Spend a relaxing day swimming in the clear blue waters, relaxing on the pink sand beach, and soaking in the unique landscape of Elafonisi. Start with a hotel pick up and take in the lush green landscape en route to the island as you travel through the impressive Topolia Gorge and pass many traditional villages. Stop to purchase coffee and breakfast in the village of Elos, known for its chestnut trees. After arriving at Elafonisi, enjoy 4 hours of relaxing on the beach and swimming in the crystal-clear waters. Afterward, enjoy lunch at a local tavern (not included). Situated just off the island of Crete, Elafonisi is easily reached by walking through the shallow waters. Both the beach and island are protected wildlife areas of rare beauty.

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • 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
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • You will be sent the exact details of your pick-up by email after booking
  • Pickup will take place before the tour start time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 436 reviews

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Wonderful adventure! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. She explained about the history of Crete, myths and legends. All very interesting. The beach, the view & clear blue water was just beautiful. However, it was very breezy. The taverna we stopped at to eat a late lunch, early dinner depending on what you wanted was great. Food was delicious. Throughly enjoyable day all round.

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May 25, 2022

Excellent tour… Elefonisi beach is stunning. The tour was well planned, the guide is very sweet, knowledgeable & professional. We stopped for coffee on the way at a cafe in the mountains with a great view, had 4 hours at the beach with clear blue water & pink sand and then stopped at a restaurant for a late lunch on the drive back. Epic. Just pack a light lunch/snack/drinks for the beach… the small stands there are very expensive.

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May 22, 2022

We had a great experience going to Elafonisi, the bus trip was long but the stops helped break it up. The restaurant we had dinner at was the most delicious meal we had overall. The beach was amazing and wasn’t crowded at all. The water is crystal clear and the sand is soft to walk on.

May 20, 2022

Product ID: 115234