Day Trip to Elafonissi Beach on Crete

The Incredible Beauty of Elafonissi Beach
Experience the beauty of one of Greece's most popular and famous beaches, Elafonissi. Savor the crystal-clear turquoise waters, shallow and warm swimming areas, and the pink-hued sand that hugs the shore. Together, the natural elements create unmatched scenery on this small island.

Enjoy passing through the beautiful Cretan countryside admiring small traditional villages and crossing the Topolia Gorge. Make a quick stop at the cave of Agia Sofia and view its incredible stalactites and stalagmites. A small, picturesque chapel sits at its entrance.

Once you arrive at Elafonisi, you can walk to the island through the shallow water and relax on the beach, swim in the warm waters, snorkel through the shallow parts, and savor the gorgeous natural surroundings. On your way back, you'll make a stop in the village of Elos to enjoy Cretan dishes at a traditional tavern.

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Itineraries with Day Trip to Elafonissi Beach on Crete

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This family-focused trip features all that Greece has to offer, but with a kid-friendly twist. Start in the bustling capital of Athens where you'll take an interactive language class and tour the incredible Acropolis, followed by an archeological tour and beach day in Nafplio. End the trip on the island of Crete, where you'll visit beaches, enjoy guided tours of historic sites, and become archeologists and artists in a simulated excavation and a mosaic-making class.

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