12-14 hours
Tour Type:
Daily Tour
English, German, French, Polish, Italian


Spend a day on this beautiful exotic landscaped beach of Crete, Elafonisi. Voted, as one of the best beaches of Europe, Elafonisi attracts more and more tourists every year. Its clear blue waters, pink sand, and its unique landscape will leave travelers speechless. It belongs to the Natura network because of its unique natural beauty.

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Elafonissi is a stunning beach located in the southwestern part of Crete, Greece, known for its pink sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. The Beach is voted as one of Europe’s best beaches and sees an increase in visitors each year. Travelers will be astounded by its distinctive landscape, pink beaches, and crystal-clear blue waters. Due to its exceptional natural beauty, it is part of the Natura network.

It’s a popular destination for day trips, offering a unique and picturesque coastal experience.



  • Enjoy a day in Elafonisi
  • Relax on the pick-sand beach
  • Swim in crystal-clear waters in a protected wildlife area
  • Enjoy the journey by bus as you go through the north coast of Crete, wild nature and small villages, and the impressive Topolia Gorge



  • Transportation in Air-Conditioned bus
  • Professional Driver
  • Tour Guide
  • All the legal taxes
  • Liability insurance coverage by  ALLIANZ

Not Included

  • Sunbeds / Umbrellas
  • Food/Drinks


Know before you go

We provide pick-up from a variety of locations, including bus stops and hotels. We will get in touch with you as soon as you make the reservation to confirm the precise location and time of the pick-up, which will be closer to the hotel you are staying in.

If required, the excursion operator retains the right to rearrange the schedule in order to better accommodate guests or ensure their safety.

If ordered by the government COVID regulation, passengers must carry and wear face masks when traveling by bus and in indoor areas.

This excursion is not suitable for disabled people.


Full Description

Morning Pick up:

In the morning, we will begin collecting the passengers from the designated pick-up locations.

The bus ride will vary based on where your hotel or apartment is located.

Bus Drive to Elafonisi: 4 hours

The driver will make a stop so all travelers can stretch or have a quick breakfast – 20 minutes

1st stop: Elafonisi Beach – 4 hours 30 minutes stay

After traveling through picturesque villages, valleys, and canyons, our guests will arrive at Elafonisi Beach. There you can enjoy 4.5 hours of free time, at the exotic, pink sand beach.

Find a comfortable spot on the beach to relax, sunbathe, and enjoy the serene atmosphere. Elafonissi is a great place for swimming and wading in the shallow lagoon. Walk across the shallow waters to the small islet connected by a sandbar. This islet is part of the protected Natura 2000 network due to its unique flora and fauna. Consider having a picnic on the beach or enjoying a meal at one of the beachfront tavernas. Try local Cretan dishes and fresh seafood.

End of the tour – Return to resorts:

As soon as the Buses are filled with passengers, we will head back to the hotels where we will meet up with the people attending in the morning.

The bus ride for the return will vary based on the traffic and each person’s pick-up location in the morning.

Return Bus Drive to Heraklion: 4 hours

*There will be a short stop on the way back for restroom and snack – 20 minutes

Elafonissi is a paradise for beach lovers, and this itinerary allows you to make the most of your day in this unique and beautiful part of Crete.

Here are some additional Tips:

  • Sun Protection:

Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the strong Cretan sun.

  • Beach Essentials:

Pack a beach towel, swimwear, and any other beach essentials.

  • Comfortable Shoes:

If you plan to explore the Elafonissi Nature Reserve, wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking.

  • Cash:

Bring some cash, as not all establishments may accept credit cards, especially in smaller villages.


* The above mentioned tour is also on a private, custom-made basis available.

Feel free to send us an email so we can plan the most suitable trip for you.

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