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Elafonisi (ex Chania)

Elafonisi (ex Chania)

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In the most Southwestern part of Crete, enjoy the nice crystal clear blue waters of Elafonisi with its famous pink beach… The excursion operates every Monday, with pick-ups: East of Chania (starting Georgioupolis, Kalyves) and West Chania (Chania town, Kalamaki, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolymbari). Our excursion includes: Pick-up service at or near your hotel & return, guided tours. Available Tour Languages are: English.


Tour info

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

Accompanied service

Guides Transport Insurance


1st stop: Visit the Monastery of Chrissoskalitissa

2nd stop: Elafonisi with its famous pink beach

3rd stop: Agia Sofia: cave-church (up the stairs) and cafeteria/tavern (drinks/meals not included in the price)

Special offer


Elafonisi excursion from Chania (the Pink Beach!) for early birds...


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:
Kolymbari, Minothiana, Rapaniana, Kamisiana, Tavronitis, Maleme, Kontomari, Gerani (Chania), Platanias (Chania), Agia Marina, Kato Stalos, Kalamaki, Glaros, Kato Daratso, Agioi Apostoloi, Chrissi Akti, Makris Tichos, Kladisos, Chania town, Kalives, Georgioupolis, Kavros. [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 Monday

English: All days

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

Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot: the entrance fee at the monastery €2 per person (age 0-5 free, age 6 –17: €1) (optional visit), your meals & drinks

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

Southwestern Crete

9 hours approximately - 145 km. (depending on where you get on - this estimate is from Chania town)

Elafonisi at its best at an early morning hour! Join us on this beautiful sandy beach and crystal clear water at the remote southwest corner of Crete. A true paradise! This day tour passing the green nature wealth of Western Crete offers a touch of culture visiting the Monastery of Chrissoskalitissa built at a sheer rock on the way going down and the little church-cave of Agia Sofia on the return way (The entrance is optional but keep in mind the dress code for the monastery, knees and shoulders covered). The main destination of the day is the idyllic site of Elafonissi, the marvellous “pink” beach and the small lovely islet just off the coast, connected with a shallow reef. Wade through the knee-deep water to discover the small island. Elafonisi is ranked highly as being one of the best beaches of Greece and we would like to bring you here at this special time of the day before big groups will arrive! There will be plenty of time to enjoy the turquoise sea water and some perfect hours of sunbathing! Also, children will love paddling in the generally quite shallow waters.

- Please keep in mind the dress code for the monastery, knees and shoulders covered.
- At Agia Sofia you can visit the cave-church or enjoy a quick bite to eat or a drink at the cafe-tavern (not included in the price).
- Return to Chania area around 16.15 – 16.45 hrs.
- No meals included.

Age Definition:
Adults: Over 11 years old  (Full fare)
Children: 3-11 years old  (Children's fare)
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
For Bookings less 24hrs: All seats are on request 24hrs prior to the date of the excursion, so, please contact us, in order, to help you book your excursion.

This excursion includes in its price: Your transfer r/t from your hotel, escort tour. The Adult Fare is applied to passengers of any age above 11 years old. The Child Fare applies to children between 3 and 11 years old 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:

Places Pick up points Pick up time
Grand Bay at the Statue 07:55
Avra Imperial Beach, Spilia Village Avra Hotel 07:55
Chryssana Beach Main road bridge 07:55
Euphoria Resort Euphoria Market (main road) 07:55
Chrispy World, Selini Suites Selini Suites (main road) 07:55
Cavo Spada Main road church 07:55
Kastalia, St. Nikolas Kastalia (main raod) 07:55
Katsikoulakis Apt, Mari Helen at corner main road = across Zacharakis 07:55
Lycasti Apt, Landhouse Elia, Antilia Pharmacy in center Tavronitis 07:55
Creta Princess Hotel's main road 07:50
Bella Pais, Maleme Mare, Castro Supermarket SYNKA 07:50
Carisa Summer Lodge (main road) 07:50
Asterion, Solimar Aquamarine, Ilion Beach Solimar Aquamarine (main road) 07:50
Enorme Eanthia Beach Front of the hotel 07:50
Silver Beach at the bridge, next to “Small Paradise Restaurant” 07:50
Geraniotis Supermarket LIDL (main road) 07:50
Minoa Palace, Sunset Suites, Panos Beach, Villa Giorgos Minoa Palace (main road) 07:45
Alkionides Apts Santa Helena 07:45
Indigo Mare, Lolas, Lambrinos Suites Indigo Mare (main road) 07:45
Porto Platanias Beach+Village, Troulakis Village, Villa Dora Porto Platanias Beach (main road) 07:45
Sunrise Apts Oscar Suites (main road) 07:45
Troulakis Beach Thalassa Beach 07:45
Odysseus, Marina Sands, Epimenidis Haris (main road) 07:40
Solimar Turquoise (=ex Canea Mare) Canea Mare (main road) 07:40
Alexandros Apts, Minos Village Silk gas station 07:40
Amalthia Hotel (main road) 07:40
Chryssida, Eleftheria, Alexandros Houses Ross, Ekavi, Minerva Dore ,Santa Marina Plaza Bus Stop across Alexandra Beach 07:40
Elotis Suites, Relax, Orion Star, Iolida Beach Elotis Suites (main road) 07:40
Santa Marina Beach Hotel (main road) 07:40
CTS Office Main road 07:40
Creta Palm, Koukouras Creta Palm (main road) 07:40
Pegasus hotel "Maria’s" restaurant 07:40
Cretan Dream Royal Hotel (main road) 07:40
Panorama Hotel (main road) 07:35
Kalamaki, Ikaros Htl Bus Stop Pizzeria "Nisaki" 07:35
Kalliston Hotel (main road) 07:35
Domes Noruz Bakery (main road) 07:35
Sirios Village, Mediterranea BMW car dealer (main road corner) 07:35
Elea, Elotia Htl, Airis Boutique Htl Supermarket SYNKA (corner traffic lights) 07:35
Golden Sand Pharmacy across Moderno 07:35
Kladisos area Bus stop across Psillakis gas station 07:30
Christina Htl, Chania Flair by Corissia, Nea Chora Christina hotel 07:25
Casa Delfino Suites, Casa Veneta Alpha Bank (1866 Sq. - Halidon Str. Corner) 07:20
Porto Veneziano, Kriti, Ionas, Halepa, Avra City Htl Agora = Municipal market square 07:20
Stavros Area from Kladisos by our meeting point bus 07:30
Kiani Beach Main road corner 07:15
Kalives Apts Apartments (main road) 07:15
Artemis Apts Supermarket SYNKA 07:15
Kalyves Beach Laundry corner 07:10
Vamos, Almyrida Meet us at Kalives Laundry bus pick up 07:10
Georgioupolis Café Grigoris (on the National road) on request
Kavros Kavros Beach, Vantaris Beach or Mare Monte on request

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.
► COVID-19: All passengers are required to wear masks at all times when in boats and busses or in indoor areas.


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


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