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From Rethymno: Elafonissi Pink Sand Beach Tour

1. From Rethymno: Elafonissi Pink Sand Beach Tour

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 in the morning. 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.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 157 reviews

Elafonisi is so beautiful! Of course it is quite a long bus ride to get there from Rethymno, but in my opinion it was worth it! Our guide tried very hard to ensure that everyone was fine during the trip, asked more often whether it was too cold or warm and was just a very personable guy! He had many good tips for us. Due to the smaller group size, it was quite relaxed. We booked another tour directly with the provider.

The most amazing place I have ever seen in my whole life !!! Our guide, Costa Our guide was great from start to finish! Great atmosphere During the whole trip, he explained us all the history and gave us the guided tour. Thanks to the great driver Petro who took us and brought us back safe and sound. Sarah saidi and Lola Hayes

We can only agree with the good previous reviews. This also convinced us to book the Tpur. Costas and Barbara put a lot of effort into the day trip and it was just so much fun. Barbarad Tips for Elafonissi were just fantastic and we had a great day! Only to recommend! Thank you again :)

A long, but very relaxed and informative excursion. Barbara is there with body and soul. We only had a non-German speaking lady with us and still everything was told in English. All questions were answered and tips were given. All in all, a recommendable and successful day trip. Thanks!

Very good organization! Everything on time. A very nice guide, and Elafaonisi is such a little paradise on earth!