Elafonisi Full-Day Tour from Chania

Elafonisi Full-Day Tour from Chania

Elafonisi is located on the southwestern most point of Crete and being an oblong gives the impression of being a separate island as it seems to be divided into two parts by water. On the eastern side of the beach, in front of the lagoon, you will find umbrellas, showers, lifeguards, snack bars and changing rooms. In Elafonisi, you will have plenty of time to explore the area and swim in the crystal clear waters!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Agia Sofia Cave, Eparchiaki Odos Kaloudianon-Chrisoskalitissas, Topolia, Kissamos, Crete 734 00 Greece

Built at a height of 80m from the main road that crosses the Topolia Gorge,this church is rich in history and traditions that date back to the battles of Cretans against their conquerors (the Venetians and Turks).
Cretan soldiers, who had fought at the siege of Constantinople, carried the icon of Saint Sophia inside a rock inside the cave. It is 10m wide and 20m high.
Magnificent stalactites, stalagmites and pillars cover the largest part of its surface. Neolithic shells and a previously unknown species of insect that was named Spermophora Topolia were discovered in this cave.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi, Crete Greece

Elafonissi is located 76km west of Chania in the southwestern most point of Crete. Elafonisi is an oblong, which often
"breaks" in two parts by water giving the impression of being a separate island. Elafonissi is a “Natura 2000” protected area. The island is full of dunes with sand lilies and junipers (like-cedar trees). The endangered turtles Caretta-Caretta and several rare animals nest on the island and it is strictly forbidden to remove any
plants, animals from the area. Exotic beach with white sand and turquoise waters, reminding of the Caribbean, are formed
on either sides of the peninsula. The sand is pinkish in many places, taking its color from thousands of broken shells.
Near the “breaking" point of the peninsula, the water does not exceed 1m, creating a small lagoon, ideal for children.
The eastern side of the beach, in front of the lagoon, is well organized and has the most people.

Duration: 4 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Remember to bring the following items: sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, swimsuit and beach towel"
"Rubbish disposal as well as removing seashells from the beach is prohibited"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"All passengers are required to wear protective masks during transportation"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
elafonisi April
4/12/2023 - 5/15/2023
Monday : 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Wednesday : 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Friday : 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
4/12/2024 - 5/15/2024
Monday : 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Wednesday : 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Friday : 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
5/17/2023 - 10/31/2023
Monday : 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Wednesday : 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Thursday : 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Friday : 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Saturday : 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
5/15/2024 - 10/30/2024
Monday : 07:00 AM - 07:30 AM
Wednesday : 07:00 AM - 07:30 AM
Thursday : 07:00 AM - 07:30 AM
Friday : 07:00 AM - 07:30 AM
Saturday : 07:00 AM - 07:30 AM

Duration: 8 To 10 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Kindly advise the exact name of your accommodation in order to send you pick up point and time.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Pick up and Drop off with air-conditioned bus from select spots in Chania
  • Visit to the cave of Saint Sophia
  • Visit to Elafonisi
  • Visit to local village (subject to conditions)
  • English Speaking guide
  • Swedish speaking guide available every Wednesday

Not Included

  • Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your driver and escort


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