Elafonisi pink sand

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Elafonisi pink sand

West South Crete

This day trip leads you to the south-western point of Crete, in one of the most spectacular and unique places. Once occupied by pirates, now it is a popular destination for those who want to spend a day on a stunning tropical beach while staying in Crete.

The pink sand of Elafonisi, which is the result of thousands of broken seashells lends a special charm to the small coves and the tiny beaches, reminding travellers of a lost paradise. Take a swim in the crystal clear tropical waters and relax under the hot Cretan sun!

Just a few meters away from the beach you will see the uninhabited island of Elafonisi. In order to get there, you will need to wade through the shallow waters of the lagoon. The island of sand dunes, juniper trees and sand lilies will fascinate you with its wild beauty. Home to more than 110 plants, it is a protected area by Natura 2000.

And if you are bored of lying on the beach, then take a walk and explore the island. There are many tiny beaches, which are not so crowded as the lagoon and if you are lucky you may find a desert place even during the high season.  If you get further to the opposite side of the island, you will find the small lighthouse, the enchanting chapel of St. Irene, the Cave of Memory and unforgettable views over the Libyan Sea.

Trip plan

Stop at: Scaletta Stop at: Elafonisi sand beach

What's included in the price

✔Pick-up from your hotel (at the specific tourist bus stop, outside of the hotel. No more than 800 m)

✔ Stop at Scaletta

✔ Stop and free time at Elafonisi

✔ Transfer with air-conditioned bus

✔ Insurance

What is not included in the price

✘ Ιndividual expenses.

Cancellation policy

●For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

●This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

●This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Travel tips

- Arrival times, as well as the excursion schedule might be altered due to weather conditions or traffic at ports

- Comfortable shoes, a hat, sunglasses, sun cream and a swimsuit are required.

- Children must be accompanied by an adult

- You are kindly requested to proceed at the meeting points 10 minutes prior departure time

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