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From Rethymno & Chania: Elafonissi Island Day Tour by Bus

4.2 / 5

76 reviews

From Rethymno & Chania: Elafonissi Island Day Tour by Bus

From £26.62 per person

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

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Duration 10 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian
Pickup included
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  • 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
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    • Please bring water and wear a hat, comfortable shoes and comfortable beach clothing
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    4.2 /5

    based on 76 reviews

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    Very pleasant bus ride. With a stop at the cave on the way to the beach, which allowed us to stretch our legs a little. The beach is very beautiful and calm. If you arrive before 11 am, you can take a seat with an umbrella for 10 €. Then everything is busy until about 15:00 until the tourist buses leave. On the way back we stopped for a late lunch in a lovely village.

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    29 July 2020

    My husband and I loved the excursion. The hard support simple and fast, the bus was even ahead! We took 2h30 to get to Elafonisi, with a 30-minute break for breakfast if we wish. On site, the bus drops us off and we have 4 hours of free time, the snacks there are not very expensive and the setting is simply magnificent! I recommend

    28 July 2020

    The trip was lovely. A prompt pick up, and interesting ride to the beach, via a cave visit. Our guide was brilliant, very relaxed and lovely sense of humour. The beach is wonderful. If you can, walk further past the joining sand and further towards the island. Amazing water and landscape, and overall great experience. 4 starts rather than 5 stars due to the tavern on the way back. It was actually very nice, but I kind of felt it was an obvious arrangement with the tour company to take us there. I may have preferred to stay at the beach longer.

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    30 October 2019

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