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Georgioupolis: Full-Day Trip to Elafonisi Island

4.5 / 5

52 reviews

Activity provider: BALLOS TRAVEL AGENCY

Georgioupolis: Full-Day Trip to Elafonisi Island

Activity provider: BALLOS TRAVEL AGENCY

From US$ 32.55 per person

Visit the most beautiful beach in Crete and soak up the sun on Elafonisi's stunning pink shores on this day trip from Georgioupolis.

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Duration 11 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Spend a day relaxing on the stunning pink shores of Elafonisi
  • See traditional Cretian villages and lush greenery along the way
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of the island
Full description
On this full-day trip, you’ll travel from Georgioupolis to the southwest corner of Crete and spend a relaxing day on the pink beaches of the small island of Elafonisi.  During the 3-hour drive to the island, you can sit back and relax, admiring the beauty of the lush green landscapes, traditional villages, and a small church built inside a cave along the way. After taking a short break to stop for a drink, you’ll reach your destination, Elafonisi,  a picturesque bathing paradise with an island that can be easily reached by foot. The water on the island is shallow, clear and gleams with beautiful shades of blue and green. You’ll have plenty of time to unwind on the beach and to purchase snacks and drinks on the island before returning to Georgioupolis in the evening.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People afraid of heights

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that access to a sunbed or parasol on the beach is not guaranteed
  • Please be aware that it's forbidden to remove any sand from the beach
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 52 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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It was a very nice trip. Claudia, the guide, was very nice and informative. The time allotted at the beach (3,5-4 hrs) was a perfect amount of time at the beach and the drive to the beach were beautiful. The only bad thing of the entire trip was the amount of people on the bus who repeatedly took their masks off no matter how many times they were asked to put them back on.

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August 8, 2021

Pick-up and transport work great. The beach itself is very nice. It is clean with a fine sandy beach, when the sun is shining the pink really comes into its own. On the beach itself, loungers with parasols are rented out. It costs € 10 per set (1 parasol, 2 loungers). We thought it was okay, such a lounger is nicer than lying directly in the sand, but it is not a must. We thought the strong wind was a shame. You couldn't really relax because of it. At the end of the day it was really nice, you took some nice photos, had a really relaxed day, but I don't have to go to Elafonissi Beach more than once.

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June 22, 2021

Unforgettable excursion to Elafonisi. The pick-up was on time, the tour guide and the driver were super warm, especially Spiridon went to great lengths and Christos shortened the trip with very interesting facts. You really noticed that you were here with people who love and live Crete. We will definitely book again with Balos Tours or Spiridon when we are back in Crete.

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October 3, 2020

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