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Elafonisi [Pink Beach] (ex Rethymnon)

Elafonisi [Pink Beach] (ex Rethymnon)



The excursion operates every Thursday & Sunday, with pick-ups: East of Rethymnon (starting Panormo) & West (starting Georgioupolis). Our excursion includes: Pick-up service at or near your hotel & return, Tour Escort. Available Tour Languages are: English, French, German.


Tour info

1 Day
Tour Type:
Land Excursion
Group size:
~50 pax

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Elafonisi [The Pink Bach] (Ex Rethymnon)

(Disclaimer: Not all the parts shown on this video are scheduled to be visited on this excursion)

Elafonisi Excursion: In the most Southwestern part of Crete, enjoy the nice crystal clear blue waters of Elafonisi with its famous pink beach...

Pick-up's from:
Panormo, Skaleta, Stavromenos, Sfakaki, Pigianos Kampos, Adelianos Kampos, Platanias (Rethymnon), Missiria, Perivolia (Rethymnon), Rethymnon, Gerani, Georgioupolis. [Check the pick-up table list below to find out which is the most convenient pick-up point & time, near your hotel]

Operating Days:
Every Thursday & Sunday

English, German: All days  //  French: Thursday

Tour includes:
Pick-up service at or near your hotel, Escort.

Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot: -
Extras payable on our website: -

Tour highlights:
Elafonisi pink beach, drive the northwest coast of Crete.

Southwest Crete

12 hours approximately - 270 km.

Elafonisi in southwest of Crete is famous for its pink sand and low turquoise waters. Repeatedly this beach has been chosen to be among the world’s most beautiful. Elafonisi is an exotic place, a flat piece of land with sporadic vegetation and a great contrast to the stark bareness of the Cretan mountains. The pink sand is produced by the large number of pink shells that get ground up by the sea. The area is a part of the European Natura 2000 protecting program. Wade through the low waters of the lagoon and head to the island. There are many small beaches on the south side and the further you walk the quieter it gets. The water is generally quite shallow and safe for children. At the western end of the island, there is a promontory with a small lighthouse. For a most conferrable journey to/from Rethymnon, we make some stops. Agia Sophia Cave is a place of archaeological, geological and historical interest. The small church of Agia Sophia lies at the entrance to the cave that contains many rows of massive stalactites and stalagmites. In the traditional Cretan mountain village of Elos, you’ll find the largest number of chestnut trees on the island. The area is green and lush and most of the inhabitants are engaged in agriculture. During the stops, it will be possible to buy something to drink and eat (not included in the price). Enjoy the ride through the lush Cretan landscape and a day in crystal clear waters by the exotic sandy beach of Elafonisi.

Age Definition:
Adults: Over 10 years old  (Full fare)
Children: 3-10 years old  (50% discount)
Infants: 0-2 years old  (Free of charge)

Booking Guiding Lines:
Your Tour Language: Please check in the description which tour languages are available per day, and make sure your desired language is available on your chosen date
Your Pick-up Point: Please check the list with all available pick-up points (and hours) from your area, on the table below


This excursion includes in its price: Your transfer r/t from your hotel, and guide. The Adult Fare is applied to passengers of any age above 10 years old. The Child Fare applies to children between 3 and 10 years old (50% discount + extra's if chosen) and the Infant Fare to any child under 3 years old (Free of Charge // No seat reserved).

Just to help you see which pick-up suits you best, here's a table of hotel accommodations and their nearest pick-ups:

PANORMO Captain House, Iliana, Kasteli, Kirki, Panormo Beach, Marilena Panormo school b/s (bus stop in Panormo-school bus stop) 07:10
Club Marine Plc Club Marine Plc (main road-tennis court) 07:10
Creta Marine, Creta Mare, Creta Panorama Creta  Marine National Road 07:15
Royal blue Royal Blue (in front of hotel) 07:15
Europa, Stella beach in front of hotels 07:15
SKALETA Rethymno Mare/Royal, Scaleta, Beggeti Bay Scaleta b/s 07:20
Babis, Gortyna, Creta Star/ Royal, Oassis Creta star b/s 07:20
STAVROMENOS Alkionis, Blue Dreams, Thalassi, Petrino Stavromenos b/s 07:25
Blue Dream Blue Dream (national road) 07:25
SFAKAKI Rimondi Grand Kava Hatzikonstantinoo (Liquor Shop) 07:25
Danaos, Dedalos, Rathamanthys, Krini, Golden Sand, Ekavi, Aggelia Beach, Sunrise, Rose Bay Taverna Dimitris 07:25
PIGIANOS KAMPOS Alkion, Amnissos, El Greco, White Palace (EX El Greco) Imperial, Dias Htl, Maravel, Silmar Emmerald in front of hotels 07:30
Rethymno Palace, Joan Beach, Sea Front, Maravel Land, Rethymno Residence, Adele Mare (Caramel) in front of hotels 07:30
Rithymna, Orion, Eva Bay, Adele Beach, Galeana Mare, Palladion, Golden Beach, Kathrin Beach in front of hotels 07:30
Rethymno Sunset Rithymna 07:30
PLATANES or PLATANIAS (Rethymnon) Edem Beach, Akti Hara, Galeana, Leoniki, Marinos, Axos, Rethymno Village, Nefeli in front of hotels (main road) 07:35
Creta Sun, Castello Bianco Ceramics shop 07:35
Trefon, Bella Casita, Motakis Village, Bueno S/M Pavlakis (Platanias) 07:35
Minos Mare/ Royal, Creta Residence,  La Stella, Apollo G/S B.P. Platanias 07:35
MISSIRIA May Htl, Mantenia Htl, Creta Palace in front of hotels (main road) 07:40
Camping Elisabeth, Missiria Apts. Missiria School 07:40
Odissia, Aristea S/M Pavlakis (Missiria) 07:40
PERIVOLIA Anna Apts, Dimitrios Village, Ilian Beach Dimitrios Beach 07:50
Esperia, Iperion, Pearl Beach/Aegean Pearl, Annita, Iakinthos, Plaza Spa Apts Pearl Bch (East direction pickup is Olympic Suites/Irini Bar) 07:50
Ikones, Golden Coast, Atlantis, Olympic Suites, Marylin, in front of hotels (main road) 07:50
Summer Dream La Mare 07:50
Daisy Apts, Meliti, Olympia, Zannis Manolis Place 07:50
Ammos Studios, Blues Sea, Blue Sky, Zantina, Ilios Hotel, Ostria in front of hotels (main road) 07:50
RETHYMNO CITY Minos, Ibiscos, Mel’mar Minos 07:55
Theartemis, Atrium, Pegasos-Battis, Steris, Poseidon, Porto Rethymno, Kriti, Medusa, Leonidas in front of hotels 07:55
Bio Porto Rethymno 07:55
Bella Mare, Lefkoniko Beach, Lefkoniko Sands Htl, Kleoniki Mare, Aloe Apts. Europe Center (Auto Way) 07:55
Kyma, Achillion-Civitas-Jasson, Sea Front Apts-Cosmos-Eleonora-Constantin, Astali Marine entrance 07:55
Olympic Palladium, Liberty Town Hall 08:00
Forest Park Either Marine entrance or Town Hall 08:00
Jo An Palace, Brascos, Youth Hostel, Casa Moatso, Barbara Studios, Peppi's Studio Church Of Four Martyrs 08:00
Palantino di Corina, Casa di Delfini, Antica Dimora Suites, Faros, Fortezza, Palazzo di Corina, Venneto, Palazio Rimondi, Ideon, Casa Vitae-Narcisos Ideon 08:05
Macaris, Petradi, Archipelagos, Philoxenia in front of hotels (main road) 08:05
RETHYMNON /ATSIPOPOULO Pantheon, Atsipopoulo S/M Lidl Atsipopoulos b/s (S/M Lidl) 08:10
GERANI Kamari Garden Kamari/Gerani Bridge 08:10
(classified under Georgioupolis)
Hydramis, Ermioni, Poledas Apts. Pepper Ermioni b/s 08:20
Alexandros, Marie Bch Marie Beach b/s 08:20
Kavros Bch , Kavros Garden, Geia sou Kriti, Happy Days B.P. Romanias 08:20
Asimenia, Delfina, Elyros, Kournas Village, Mythos Plc, Orfeas Resort, Sandy Beach, Silver Beach, Vantaris plc /bch, Vardis Olive Garden, Villa Yannis, Apollo Vantaris Beach 08:20
Georgioupolis Resort & Aqua Park / Residence (ex.Krespen) Georgioupolis Resort 08:25
Anemos Resort Anemos Resort 08:25
Pilot, Mare Monde Pilot b/s 08:25
Anna's House, Corrissia Princess, Eko Htl, Fereniki, Georgioupolis Beach, River House, Zorbas, Mythologia Georgioupolis  Coffee Shop Grigoris 08:30

LET US HELP! Please don't hesitate to contact us, in order to help you out choose the best pick-up that suits you best!

1. Customers who for any reason fail to participate in our excursions are obliged to inform us at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, no refund will be given. Cancelling at least 24 hours prior to departure, 100% full refund!
2. reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour, due to adverse weather conditions or, insufficient passenger number or, force majeure.

► We do return money in case of bad weather (when the excursion is cancelled by the organizer tour operator).
► IMPORTANT: You need to be at least 10 minutes prior to your pick-up time at your pick-up point.

For further information or bookings please call at telephone No. (+30) 2810341560


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