Day trip

Day Trip to Elafonisi Island from Chania

Day Trip to Elafonisi Island from Chania

From £28.45 per person

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

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 - 14 hours
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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 this full-day trip from Chania. Spend a relaxing day on the pink sand beaches on the small island of Elafonisi. 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 for coffee and breakfast in the village of Elos, known for its chestnut trees. After arriving on Elafonisi, enjoy 4 hours of relaxing on the beach and swimming in the crystal-clear waters. Afterwards, you'll enjoy lunch at a local tavern (not included). Situated just off the island of Crete, Elafonisi is easily reached by walking through the water. Both the beach and island are protected wildlife areas of rare beauty.

  • Bus tickets
  • Guide
  • Pick-up and drop off (at Perivolia, Halepa, Akrotiri, Halidon Street Alpha Bank, Chania center, Kladissos, Nea Chora, Agioi Apostoloi, Xrysi Akti, Daratso, Galatas, Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Gerani, Kontomari, Pyrgos, Psyionfrou, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolymvari, Minothiana, Paraniana and Kamisiana)
  • 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
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • Be sure to bring sunscreen and a hat
  • Please provide your hotel name and location during the booking process
  • Your will be sent the exact details of your pick-up by email after booking
  • Pick-up will take place before the tour start time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 399 reviews

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Great day. Bus was a little late by 15 mins but that can be expected. The host Simone was very knowledgeable. Nice stop at the cave and time to have a coffee. Then 4 hrs at the beach lovely. A lovely little taverna on the way home which served the best goat and chestnut dish my husband has ever tasted. Will definitely book again through

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1 October 2021

Bus was a bit delayed in the morning. Other than that timeframes were kept, our tour guide was lovely, elafonisi beach is gorgeous. We also had a stop at a cave with a church built in - gorgeous! and another stop upon return to a small village for lunch. Would recommend

24 September 2021

Beach was great! Absolutely stunning scenery and lovely to walk around. Easy to find some quieter areas to get away from the crowds. The most annoying part was the mandatory stop at a local taverna on the way home. It resulted in our time at the Island being cut short and a disappointing experience. The menu was restricted because of the large group and the food was no different to what you can get elsewhere. My top tip would be to drive there if you can.

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23 September 2021

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