Take a full-day tour from Heraklion to Elafonisi and discover the sun-kissed west of Crete paradise island of Elafonissi. Spend a relaxing day on the small island of Elafonisi and soak up the sun on a paradise beach swimming in transparent waters.
◾ Spend a relaxing day on the pink sand beaches of Elafonisi
◾ Swim in crystal-clear waters in a protected wildlife area
◾ Take in lush green landscapes as you travel through Topolia Gorge
About this experience✔ Health and safety measures apply
✔ No booking fees
DURATION: 11 hours (approx.)
STARTING TIME: 6.00 am
MEETING POINT: At your hotel or designated pick-up points
LANGUAGES: English, German & Greek
OPEN SEASONS: June to October
WHO CAN COME: Heraklion το Elafonisi tour is suitable for anyone to participate. Not suitable for wheelchair users. Children under 4 can join for free
Free CancellationFree cancellation is available for this Heraklion to Elafonisi tour for up to 24 hours before the start of the experience
What's included, what's not✔ Bus tickets
✔ Experienced guide
✔ Pick up/drop off from your hotel or designated meeting points
✖ Food and drinks
Description - What to expectYour full-day tour from Heraklion to Elafonisi starts with a convenient pick-up and then a drive to the southwest corner of Crete to spend a relaxing day on the pink sand beaches on the small island of Elafonisi.
Take in the lush green landscape on the way to the island as you travel through the impressive Topolia Gorge passing many traditional Cretan villages. Stop for a coffee and breakfast in the village of Elos, known for its chestnut trees forests. Upon arrival at Elafonisi, get 4-hours to relax and swim in the crystal clear water. Laze in the sun, or go for a stroll along the pink sand beach. Benefit from beach kiosks where you can purchase food and water to rehydrate and re-energize.
Situated just off the shore of the main island, Elafonisi can be reached by walking through the water. Both the beach and island are protected wildlife areas of rare beauty. Depart by bus at approximately 4:00 pm and return to Heraklion for an estimated arrival time and hotel drop-off at around 7:30 pm.
Bring with youFor this Heraklion to Elafonisi tour please bring a swimsuit, sunscreen, glasses, and a hat
Where we will meetPickup for this Heraklion to Elafonisi bus tour is available in Malia, Stalis, Hersonisos, Anissaras, Analypsi, Gouves, Gournes,Heraklio, Ammoudara, Agia Pelagia/Lygaria, and Fodele. You'll receive specific pick-up information in a separate email from the local partner. Please remember to tell us your hotel name and your location during the booking.
About the areaElafonisi is one of the most stunning beaches of Crete Island. Its clear blue waters, pink sand, and its unique landscape attract thousands of visitors every year. Elafonisi beach has been ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Along with the surrounding shores, it belongs to the Natura network because of its unique natural beauty
Prepare for the experience - Things to know before you go◾ Pick-up begins one hour earlier depending on your location and is done from your hotel or pre-arranged meeting points
◾ Please remember that It is forbidden to take with you sand from the beach or enter the sand dunes
COVID-19 - Update information✔ Provider complies with local legislation and applicable health recommendations with regard to Covid-19 prevention measures
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