Day trip

From Rethymno: Elafonissi Pink Sand Beach Small Group Tour

From Rethymno: Elafonissi Pink Sand Beach Small Group Tour

From £30.05 per person

A full-day trip to Elafonissi island in the southwest of Crete. You will travel on an air-conditioned mini bus, with a stop off at the beautiful Aghia Sophia Cave on the way.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Hotels in Panormo, Scaletta, Stavromenos, Pigianos Kampos, Adelianos Kampos, Platanias, Rethymno City, Atsipopoulo, Gerani, Kavros and Georgioupoli

Experience

Highlights
  • Spend leisure time on Elafonissi Island, admiring its rare scenery
  • Pass old villages and rugged hills on a drive to Crete's southwest coast
  • enjoy the clean pink sand beach of Elafonissi
Full description
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 around 8.00AM, with these trips being conducted in small groups allowing for better comfort. 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.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned mini bus with a capacity of 20 people
  • English and German-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up drop off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please bring swimwear
  • Remember your camera
  • Please remember cash for food, drinks, sunbeds and an umbrella (should you require these things)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 148 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The knowledgeable tour guide Barb and the efficient driver Costa took us to the beach swiftly and the time management was so perfect and excellent. Barb gave us so many useful advice and Costa dropped/picked us at the best location by the beach. It was one of the best tour for me:) thank you!!!! Satoko and Paul

24 August 2021

Great tour and great guides, everyone should have seen Elafonissi! Thanks to Barbara's tips, we also found a nice place where it wasn't so crowded. A stop on the way back would have been enough for me personally (we drove to Hagia Sophia in the afternoon after the village of Elos instead of in the morning). Can only recommend the tour!

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14 August 2021

A very nice tour to Elafonissi. The tour guide Barbara was extremely nice and hard-working, and she also told a lot of interesting things about Crete. Another plus point was that the program of our day was changed a bit - Barbara said that we would go directly to Elafonissi and only stop at the Agia Sophia cave in the afternoon, as August is high season and we have a small chance on sun loungers in Elafonissi - which turned out to be the right decision! Everyone in the bus was given couches, half an hour later everything was full. In the restaurant we had the feeling of being mass-processed as there were some other tour groups on site and everything was very hectic and (my guess) some dishes were already pre-cooked and therefore not quite warm - but as I said, we were there in high season. Nevertheless, the excursion is absolutely recommendable!

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13 August 2021

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