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From Rethymno & Chania: Elafonissi Island Day Tour by Bus

4.3 / 5

92 reviews

From Rethymno & Chania: Elafonissi Island Day Tour by Bus

From £25.78 per person

Explore the unique island come peninsula of Elafonissi, a place of exceptional natural beauty.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 10 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian
Pickup included
Your hotel or accommodations.
Private group available


  • See the contrast between pink and white sand and the shallow turquoise sea
  • Discover an exotic place
  • Relax in an area of exceptional natural beauty
Full description
Ride in a comfortable coach through small traditional villages and typical Mediterranean scenery. See the rugged landscape around the Topolia Gorgeand and have a stop for coffee and refreshments.  Arrive at Elafonissi beach. Here, you have four hours free time to marvel at the different colors between the soft pink and white sand to the turquoise waters. As well as exploring the wonders of the beach, discover the small island. This lies just off the shore and you can reach it by strolling through the water. Both the beach and the island are protected wildlife areas of rare beauty and included in the Natura 2000 Protection Programme. 
  • A guide
  • Bus tour
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Please bring water and wear a hat, comfortable shoes and comfortable beach clothing
    Customer reviews

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    4.3 /5

    based on 92 reviews

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    We drove from Kavros and so the tour wasn't too long. The tour guide told a lot on the way there, which I found very good. On the way back we made a stop at a small tavern. The beach is breathtaking and fantastically beautiful! And worth every trip there! The 4 hours there were enough to absorb all the impressions. Insanity. On the way back we stopped at a large stalactite hell .... the stairs are very steep and you should have sturdy shoes on, because in hell itself it is very dangerous without them.

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    19 September 2021

    Top organization, great guide and uniquely beautiful beach in Elafonisi! Postcard feeling guaranteed! When we arrived it was even emptier. There was a stop on the way there and back. Personally, I wouldn't have needed it, but there was a great view in a canyon. Overall it was a great day !!

    9 September 2021

    The day tour was very well organized. Punctual departure and return. You had enough time to enjoy the beach on site, but if you want to stay longer than 4 hours you should go there yourself. Our tour guide was very personable and gave us good tips and advice on what should be observed on site. On the way to Elafonisi we took a short break in a sweet local cafe where you could enjoy delicious Greek cafe or freshly squeezed orange juice. The only thing that is misleading is the description on Getyourguide, as it sounds like these soft drinks and coffee are included (it isn't, but it wasn't bad either). For the long round trip (and the difficult way to get there) the price is reasonable. I can recommend this day tour.

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    23 August 2021

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