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From Chania Area: Day Trip to Elafonisi Island by Bus

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From Chania Area: Day Trip to Elafonisi Island by Bus

From US$ 54.62 per person

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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Pick-up from your hotel in the area of Chania


  • Travel through the foothills of Crete's White Mountains
  • Visit the rock-cliff monastery of Panagia Chrissoskalitissa
  • 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. Marvel at tiny villages on the way to the monastery of Panagia Chrissoskalitissa. One of the most famous monasteries on Crete, Panagia Chrissoskalitissa has a fascinating history that you will learn on a tour of the facility. Next, go to one of the most beautiful beaches of Crete at Kastelli (Deer Island). 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. Depart Elafonisi at approximately 15:00, and transfer to the village of Amygdalokefali. Here, you will go to a restaurant with magnificent views, before the return transfer to your hotel.
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fee to Moni Chrisoskalitissa (EUR 2)
  • 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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3.9 /5

based on 11 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

The beach was very beautifull but the trip wasnt worth it

We stay at the bus for 7 hours go to the beach and 6 hours back and stay for 3 hours. It was not what I expected of the trip. If I knew this before, I wasnt going with this day. On the website you read that the trip is during 12 hours, but it was 16 hours (05:00-23:00)

August 12, 2018

Very nice day, guide up to par, damage not in FRENCH

August 6, 2018

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