Water activity

From Heraklion: Elafonisi Beach Day Tour with Pickup

4.4 / 5

80 reviews

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey
Water activity

From Heraklion: Elafonisi Beach Day Tour with Pickup

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From US$ 54.22 per person

Travel hassle-free to one of the most-awarded beaches in Europe. Sunbathe on Elafonisi's pink sand and swim in its clear blue water.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Italian
Pickup included
Pickup available from specific points in the areas of Sisi, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Agkisaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Amoudara, Agia Pelagia and from centrally located points in Heraklion town. You will receive a personalised email about the exact place and time of pick-up, within 24 hours after making the booking. Please check your spam folder.


  • Spend a day on Elafonisi island with its world-famous pink-sand beach
  • Enjoy a hassle-free road trip in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus
  • Swim in crystal-clear Aegean waters in a protected wildlife area
  • Take a walk along the water or chill with a drink at the snack bar
  • Relax and disconnect from it all on this 4.5-hour visit from Crete
Full description

Spend 4.5 hours enjoying Elafonisi Island. Don't forget your camera, as you'll definitely want to capture this island's pink sandy beaches and clear Aegean waves.

The day starts with pickup from a meeting point near your resort. Travel 4 hours to Elafonisi, taking in views of canyons, valleys, and hidden villages on the way. Learn more about Crete and its history from the local guide.

Take 20-minute stop to stretch your legs or grab a quick breakfast before arriving to the destination. Once on the island, guests are free to take a swim in the clear waters, soak up the sun on the sandy beach, or chill and grab a drink at the snack bar. At the end of the visit, meet at the bus for the return trip to Heraklion. The journey will take approximately 4 hours, depending on traffic and your drop-off location.

  • Pickup from a central meeting point
  • Tour guide on the bus
  • 4.5 hours of free time on the beach
  • Taxes and fuel costs
  • Liability insurance coverage by ALLIANZ
  • Food and drinks
  • Sunbeds on the beach
  • Personal expenses

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4.4 /5

based on 80 reviews

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It was an amazing experience. I would definitely recommend visiting Elafonisi beach. The journey was long however but it was worth. Our transfer from the hotel was really smooth. We were taken from our hotel privately to the coach. Our guide was also amazing. :)

March 28, 2023

Es war ein schöner Ausflug mit Elisabetta, unserer tollen Reiseführerin! Ich wurde pünktlich vom Hotel abgeholt und zum Hotel zurückgebracht. Elafonisi ist ein absoluter Traum und war mein persönliches Highlight im Kreta-Urlaub. Ich wünschte nur, man hätte mehr als nur 4,5 Stunden am Strand. Die Fahrt ist natürlich anstrengend und langwierig, aber am Ende wird man mit dem Paradies auf Erden belohnt.

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March 28, 2023

Abholung war verhältnismäßig pünktlich, für südeuropäische Erfahrungen sehr pünktlich. Die Fahrt kurzweilig gut "geguidet". Der Strand ist wirklich super...leider auch super überlaufen. Wird ja aber auch sehr beworben.‍♂️ Auf jeden Fall eine sehr schöne Erfahrung. Man sollte sich allerdings auf einen langen Tag vorbereiten, der es aber wert ist.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 419009