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Chania: Elafonisi and Milia Mountain Retreat Tour with Lunch

Water activity

Chania: Elafonisi and Milia Mountain Retreat Tour with Lunch

From US$ 157.25 per person

Enjoy time at the stunning beach of Elafonisi with reserved sunbeds and umbrellas. Admire picturesque Cretan villages on this day trip from Chania and ride a 4WD to Milia Mountain Retreat for lunch.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup included
The pick up is available from your hotel (10km east and up to 25km west from Chania). You will receive a separate email from the local tour operator with the exact pickup point and time. Please be sure to check your spam folder.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Feel the sweet sea breeze and listen to the singing of cicadas at Elafonisi beach
  • Discover the natural beauty that west Crete's countryside has to offer
  • Enjoy riding in a 4wd vehicle on the rough roads to Milia Mountain Retreat
  • Taste local and fresh food during lunch time accompanied by a drink
  • Get an insight into the local culture, cuisine and history from your guide
Full description

Join a semi-private tour to explore a part of southwest Crete. Get plenty of time to admire the clear blue waters, pink sand, and unique landscape of Elafonisi beach. For lunch, relax at Milia Mountain Retreat.

Start early in the morning to avoid the crowds at Elafonisi beach. A part of the Natura 2000 nature reserve, this beach is famous for its pink sand that was created from seashells over thousands of years.

As you walk around the beach, get an insight into life in Cretan villages, olive oil production, local wine, honey-making, and the distillation of Cretan grappa. Learn about the regional culture, cuisine, history, and traditions from your guide.

Then, tucked away in the lush mountains of western Crete, visit the eco-friendly paradise of Milia Mountain Retreat. Once a deserted 17th-century settlement, this restored property is your stop for a delicious local lunch paired with wine or beer.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Use of sunbeds and umbrellas
  • Lunch
  • Wine or beer
  • Dessert
  • Fruits and local energy bars
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please advise if anyone in your group is vegetarian or has a food allergy (a different menu can be arranged)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

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George, our guide was absolutely wonderful, kept us engaged with facts about Crete, the whole journey to the beach and to the Milia Mountain retreat. The time we went was quiet so we had free reign of were to sit by the beach. The food in Milia Mountain was delicious, plates were all sparkling clean after and the view was amazing. Would definitely go again.

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March 29, 2023

We had a great day with Andreas our guide and Nasos. It was a well-planned trip, with excellent information shared along the way. Having small groups made it much easier to get a lot out of the experience. Elafonisi is beyond description - so beautiful - and we arrived early so there was very little in the way of crowds. They brought us a snack that was perfect to hold us until lunch. We learned a lot about the history of Crete and much detail about everything you can imagine along the road - products, economy, flora and fauna - you name it. If you see Andreas, be sure to ask him about his MMA experience too :) Milia Mountain is also breathtaking. To be able to see the beach and the top of a mountain in one day is very special. The food was great at the mountaintop retreat and we enjoyed the view as well as the tour there. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone wanting to explore these specific areas of Crete more thoroughly.

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March 29, 2023

We had the most wonderful experience with George! He was so kind, shared so much good information, good driving, and great conversation. The beach was beautiful and not crowded. We had sun beds with an umbrella, a free drink of choice and the mountain retreat for lunch was amazing. The view and food was wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about this experience. I would 100% do it again.

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March 29, 2023

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