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Elafonisi (the Pink Beach)

Elafonisi (the Pink Beach)

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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 & Thursday, with pick-ups: East of Heraklion (starting Malia, Stalis through Hersonissos, Gouves, Heraklion) and West Heraklion (Amoudara, Lygaria, Agia Pelagia). Our excursion includes: Pick-up service at or near your hotel & return, guided tours. Available Tour Languages are: English, French, German, and Italian.


Tour info

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

Accompanied service

Guides Transport Insurance


Morning Pick Up: We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the morning. Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive will differ.

Bus Drive to Elafonisi: 4 hours (The driver will make a stop so all travelers can stretch or have a quick breakfast – 20 minutes)

1nd stop: Elafonisi Beach – 4 hours 30 minutes: Following a drive though canyons, valleys and beautiful villages, our participantswill reach their destination, the beach of Elafonisi. There they can enjoy 4.5 hoursof free time, at the exotic, pink sand beach. Take their time to swim in the crystal-clear waters, have lunch and take some memorable photos of the unique landscape.

End of the tour – Return to resorts: Embarkation in the buses and drive back to the hotels where we gathered participants in the morning. Depending on traffic and on the pick-up places of each one, the time of journey back to the hotel will differ.

Return Bus Drive to Heraklion: 4 hours (There will be a short stop on the way back for restroom and snack – 20 minutes)

Special offer


Elafonisi Excursion (the Pink Beach!)


Spend a day on this beautiful exotic landscaped beach of Crete, Elafonisi. Voted, as one of the best beaches of Europe, Elafonisi attracts more and more tourists every year. Its clear blue waters, pink sand, and its unique landscape will leave travelers speechless. It belongs to the Natura network because of its unique natural beauty.

Pick-up's from:
Sissi, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos (port), Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Anissaras, Analipsis, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Amnissos, Karteros, Heraklion (port), Amoudara (Gazi, Heraklion), Lygaria, Agia Pelagia. [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 & Thursday

English, French, German, Italian: All days

Tour includes:
✔ Air-conditioned transportation with pick-up and drop-off services from your hotel or a nearby location
✔ Professional Driver
✔ The assistance of a tour escort throughout the tour
✔ Local taxes are included in the tour package to avoid any additional charges
✔ Liability insurance coverage by ALLIANZ to ensure your safety and security during the tour

Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot (optional):
• Sunbeds / Umbrellas
• Food / Drinks

Tour highlights:
• Spend a day in Elafonisi
• Relax on the pick-sand beach
• Swim in crystal-clear waters in a protected wildlife area
• Enjoy the journey by bus as you go through the north coast of Crete, wild nature and small villages and the impressive Topolia Gorge

Essentials to have with you:
• Hat / Sunglasses / Sunscreen
• Swimsuit / Beach towel
• Comfortable shoes
• Water

Southwestern Crete

12-13 hours approximately - 480 km. (depending on where you get on - this estimate is from Heraklion city)

After riding along the north coast, we turn towards the south, heading for the southwestermost part of Crete. In Elafonisi, the famous island that can actually walk to, you will have about 3 hours time to swim in the crystal clear waters and enjoy the beautiful sandy pink beach and its surrounding nature.

- This is a direct tour to Elafonisi for people who want to visit this beautiful beach.
- Beach excursion is concentrated on Elafonisi - so we don’t make other stops to give as much time on the beach as tourists need.
- We have a long way so we make short stops for coffee and toilet on our way to Elafonisi and backwards.

Age Definition:
Adults: Over 12 years old  (Full fare)
Children: 4-12 years old  (50% discount)
Infants: 0-3 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 an escorted tour. The Adult Fare is applied to passengers of any age above 12 years old. The Child Fare applies to children between 4 and 12 years old (50% discount + extra's if chosen) and the Infant Fare to any child under 4 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:

Elafonisi Excursion

Pick-up Timetable

Pick up place Pick up time
Sissi 05:25
Nikos hotel - Filipidis S/M 05:30
Malia church 05:35
Malia Bay - Malia Park - Sirens 05:30
Drossia - Kernos Beach - Ikaros Village 05:40
Alexander Beach - Ariadni 05:45
Cactus - Aktia 05:45
Mochos Cross 05:50
Stalis bus stop - Blue Sea 05:50
Nana B/S - Mediterraneo 05:55
Belvedere - Eri bus stop 05:55
Silva Beach - Pela Maria 06:00
National Bank - Chalkiadakis S/M 06:00
Koutoloufari (Esperides Resort) 06:00
Piscopiano well (pigadi) 06:00
Mathioudakis - Creta Maris 06:05
Hersonissos Village 06:05
Knossos Royal - Royal Mare - Annabelle 06:10
Cretan Village - Laguna - Chrissi Amoudia 06:15
Serita - Zorbas – Anissa - Bella - Lytos 06:20
Analipsi Beach  Road 06:25
Analipsi Bus stop 06:25
Amirantes B/S 06:30
Gouves Beach  Road 06:30
Gouves Cross-Lavris 06:35
Gournes Church 06:35
Rinela - Hatzis 06:40
Knossos Beach - Arina 06:40
Karteros - Amnissos 06:40
Astoria Hotel - Galaxy Hotel 06:50
Heraklion port - 18 Agglon Sq. (Koules fortress roundabout) 06:55
Natural History Museum 06:55
Talos Plaza (outside Envy Cafe) 06:55
Giofyros (Meliriton) 06:55
Amoudara 07:00
Agia Pelagia - Lygaria: Pick-ups are available from any accommodation in Agia Pelagia and Lygaria via shuttle service. A minimum of 2 adult participants is required. 07:00

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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