Would you like to see a small island? With dunes, small trees, fine sandy beaches and tropical colors. You really should see Elafonisi, one of the more tropical beaches of Crete.
It is located on the southwestern tip of Crete 76 km from Chania protected by the European Natura 2000 program. A peninsula divided by water and thus gives the impression that it is a separate island.
The lagoon is also excellent for children due to its shape. The water is shallow, so you can walk to the island. The white-pink beach with many broken shells gives a magnificent view!
The sea is clean and clear, blue – green gives an idea of the Caribbean.
Before arriving at Elafonisi we stop to visit the famous monastery Chrissoskalitisa. One of the most famous places in southwest Crete. Drive to this simple but impressive building which has retained the atmosphere of past centuries. Ninety steps lead us to this building. The story says that we see a golden march.
Hence the name of the monastery.
Type of excursion:: Swimming – Full day
What to bring:: Comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, bathing suit, camera.
This beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete. The pink sand and walking in the shallow water to the connecting island is a good experience.