Day trip

From Chania: Elafonisi Bus Trip with Free Time

4.6 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Quality Travel

From Chania: Elafonisi Bus Trip with Free Time

Activity provider: Quality Travel
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From US$ 28.55 per person

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Enjoy a day trip to Elafonisi, one of the most beautiful beaches on Crete. Travel in an air-conditioned bus through the mountains and then take free time to swim and explore at your leisure.

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Duration 1 day
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Check your email for pickup information. On the day of the tour, please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance.


  • Drive safely and comfortably through the mountains with an experienced driver
  • Enjoy convenient pickup and drop-off from multiple places in the Chania area
  • Drive past the traditional villages of Kissamos and Elos on your way to the beach
  • Explore sand dunes, wade through shallow lagoons, and spot local wildlife
  • Take a swim in the clear waters and relax on the pink sandy beach
Full description

Known for its sandy pink beaches and clear waters, Elafonisi is a stop you won't want to miss. Located 76km west of Chania, in the South-West tip of Crete, this peninsula forms part of a protected area and is home to the endangered loggerhead sea turtle as well as other rare plants and animals.

The day begins with pick up from specific points in Chania. Then, travel approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus to arrive at Elafonisi beach. At the beach, you'll have the chance to explore the area on your own. Wander through sand dunes or just enjoy a relaxing swim.

Those traveling with children will enjoy the shallow lagoons, which are perfect for wading and exploring. Be sure to bring your camera, as you'll want to get a picture of the pinkish sand – a color it gets from the millions of crushed shells.

In the mid-afternoon, the bus departs for the return trip to Elafonisi.

  • Roundtrip transfer in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus
  • Pick-up and drop-off at specific points
  • Driver
  • Free time at Elafonisi
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Beachwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 16 reviews

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The trip was great and very professionally organised. The pickup point was just in front of our hotel, the guide was very nice and well prepared, the driver also. We visited great places and the views were very nice. I highly recommend this trip, as well as the travel agency.

July 27, 2022

Excellent trip!!! The information regarding the pick up points and times were very clear and the bus in the morning was on time. We arrived early in Elafonisi beach and before the crowds.The guide and the driver are very professional and made whole journey conformable and interesting I highly recommend the excursion

July 23, 2022

Lovely day! Everything was well organized and went smoothly. The bus was small and the guide told us nice facts and stories on the ways. Because the bus didn’t stop at the cave on the way we were at the beach before the crowds. The beach itself was very crowded, three sunbeds and an umbrella cost 20 euros, there weren’t really any nice facilities or restaurants. The wind was blowing hard and the sand was flying. Just a tiny bit of pink sand visible. Despite that it was very beautiful and the four hours went by quickly, it was worth the money and I can recommend Quality Tours if you wish to make this trip.

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July 14, 2022

Product ID: 423763