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...
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]
Every Thursday & Sunday
English, German: All days // French: Thursday
Pick-up service at or near your hotel, Escort.
Extra Fees (not included in the price)
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Elafonisi pink beach, drive the northwest coast of 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.
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:
|AREA||HOTEL||PICK UP POINT||PICK UP TIME|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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