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From Rethymno & Chania: Elafonissi Island Day Tour by Bus

From Rethymno & Chania: Elafonissi Island Day Tour by Bus

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From US$ 33.55 per person

Explore the unique island come peninsula of Elafonissi, a place of exceptional natural beauty.

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Duration 10 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian
Pickup included
Your hotel or accommodations.
Private group available


  • See the contrast between pink and white sand and the shallow turquoise sea
  • Discover an exotic place
  • Relax in an area of exceptional natural beauty
Full description

Ride in a comfortable coach through small traditional villages and typical Mediterranean scenery. See the rugged landscape around the Topolia Gorge and have a stop for coffee and refreshments.

Arrive at Elafonissi beach. Here, you have four hours of free time to marvel at the different colors from the soft pink and white sand to the turquoise waters.

As well as exploring the wonders of the beach, discover the small island. This lies just off the shore and you can reach it by strolling through the water. Both the beach and the island are protected wildlife areas of rare beauty and included in the Natura 2000 Protection Programme. 

  • A guide
  • Bus tour
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Please bring water and wear a hat, comfortable shoes and comfortable beach clothing
    Customer reviews

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    4.3 /5

    based on 112 reviews

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    The tour was really nice and we really enjoyed it. The only downside was the very windy weather we found at elafonissi, so I would suggest to check the weather forecast particularly for wind before booking. The tour guide was excellent giving us information and telling us stories about Crete. We also stopped by in a really cute village for a delicious and typical Cretan lunch. Highly recommend.

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    June 12, 2022

    We had lovely day out at Elafonissi beach. The journey there is beautifull. It is very windy in sections off the beach so choose your spot carefully. Would have loved to have spent our time on the island area but no sun umbrellas there. Be sure to take a walk around as every part has a spectacular view.

    June 3, 2022

    Really nice trip! The beach is beautiful, we take full eyes! Nice guide, who knows his subject and shares his knowledge with us on the road. Quite a long journey with many stops to pick up people (very painful to wait for people who are not on time at the meeting point and who cause the whole bus to be delayed!). Stop at a cave en route with a nice view of the mountain. 4 hours on the beach: a treat! And return by stopping in a small village where you can eat in a nice tavern! The excursion is worth the detour, you will not be disappointed, we quickly forget the rather long journey of the driveway and the lack of respect of certain travelers!

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    May 5, 2022

    Product ID: 162698