Day trip

From Chania: Day Trip to Elafonisi Island

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS

From Chania: Day Trip to Elafonisi Island

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS
Likely to sell out Booked 12 times yesterday

From £31.27 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 12 times yesterday

Spend a relaxing day on the small island of Elafonisi and soak up the sun on a pink sand beach. Enjoy the natural beauty on a day trip from Chania.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 12 - 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is from your hotel or the closest point accessible by a vehicle. You'll receive specific pickup information in a separate email from the local partner (please check your spam folder).


  • Spend a relaxing day on the pink sand beaches of Elafonisi
  • Swim in crystal-clear waters in a protected wildlife area
  • Take in lush green landscapes as you travel through Topolia Gorge
Full description

Travel to the southwest corner of Crete on a guided day trip from Chania to Elafonisi Island, with hotel transfers included. Spend a relaxing day swimming in the clear blue waters, relaxing on the pink sand beach, and soaking in the unique landscape of Elafonisi. Start with a hotel pick up and take in the lush green landscape en route to the island as you travel through the impressive Topolia Gorge and pass many traditional villages. Stop to purchase coffee and breakfast in the village of Elos, known for its chestnut trees. After arriving at Elafonisi, enjoy 4 hours of relaxing on the beach and swimming in the crystal-clear waters. Afterward, enjoy lunch at a local tavern (not included). Situated just off the island of Crete, Elafonisi is easily reached by walking through the shallow waters. Both the beach and island are protected wildlife areas of rare beauty.

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • You will be sent the exact details of your pick-up by email after booking
  • Pickup will take place before the tour start time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 595 reviews

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Very well organised and enjoyable trip. The coach picked us up on time from a location very close to where we were staying in Stalos. The host gave interesting facts about Crete along the way to our first stop at a monastery where we spend approx 30 mins looking around. We then proceeded to the beach which I can only describe as stunning. The coach arrives at a good time to enable you to get sunbeds as the beach gets VERY busy as the day goes on. There are two places to get food and drink which are reasonably priced. We spent 4 hours at the beach then went onto a local winery for a tour and tasting which was very enjoyable. We were back in our villa approx 5.45pm.

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11 August 2022

I’m very glad we did this trip. The journey was made enjoyable by our guide and the stops at the cave and tavern helped to break up the time too. The cave was beautiful and good at the tavern was amazing. More importantly, the beach was absolutely stunning - I’m so glad we visited. We would recommend this to anyone visiting Crete.

11 August 2022

Very nice day ! Departure was at 8am, after a breakfast break on the road, we arrived around 10:30am. The water was transparent, we stayed there for 4 hours and then on the way back we stopped again for lunch. A very relaxing day, the return to the hotel was for 5:30 p.m.

5 August 2022

Product ID: 115234