Elafonisi From Chania
visit Elafonisi island, swimm at the beach with pink Sand
2nd Best Beach in Europe/11th Globally (Trip-Advisor)
Swim in the Crystal Clear Waters
Walk on the warm Pink Coral Sand
Explore the Cave of Agia Sofia
Air-Conditioned Luxury Bus
Full Liability Insurance
FAMILY | SWIM
09:45 First Stop at St. Sophia Cave
10:15 Departure from the Cave
11:15 Arrival at Elafonissi
15:15 Departure from Elafonissi
Possible stop at Local Village (Optional Lunch)
17:00-18:00 Arrival at your hotel
REMEMBER TO BRING!
Sun Cream (a lot!) Sunglasses and Hat Long-Sleeved Shirt for Sensitive skin
Swim Suit and a Beach Towel!
The Cave of St. Sophia
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 on their way back to Crete. The icon was found wedged
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.
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. You
can easily cross the lagoon in order to reach the “island”, having your stuff with you, because the water is very shallow there.
The eastern side of the beach, in front of the lagoon, is well organized and has the most people. There are umbrellas,
showers, lifeguards, snack bars and changing rooms. TripAdvisor website has rated Elafonissi as the 11th Best Beach in the
world for 2018.
Please note that Rubbish disposal and taking seashells from the Beach is strictly prohibited
Price does not include
- Air-Conditioned Luxury Bus
- Full Liability Insurance
- REMEMBER TO BRING!
- Sun Cream (a lot!) Sunglasses and Hat Long-Sleeved Shirt for Sensitive skin
- Swim Suit and a Beach Towel!