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Excursion to Elafonisi Beach

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Maleme Travel Guide recommends: "One day trip to Elafonisi Beach". The information is provided by Splendor Holidays and you can book a ticket by visiting the Splendor Holidays page for Elafonisi tour.

Elafonisi

Introduction

The beach of Elafonisi is located in the south west of Crete approximately 75 km from Chania and 62 km from Maleme village. The sand is pink and the water is shallow and cold. The pink colour of the sand comes from the thousands of sea shells thrashed into small pieces during the passage of the year. Across the beach it is the Elafonisi island where you can walk to it through the water. The area is protected from Natura program and it is not allowed to take sand with you when you leave the place.

At the beach there is a well organized canteen and also there are sun beds and umbrellas.

The program starting from Maleme, Pyrgos Psylonerou, Gerani and Platanias.

Coach from Maleme

1) Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

The bus will stop to pick you up at the meeting points in Maleme at 08:30 in the morning. Then, we continue west towards Kissamos, after 20km we exit the highway and we go south following the road through the inland, we pass Topolia village and we make a stop for a breakfast or a coffee at Elos village. After Elos we continue further south and we visit the Chrysoskalitissa monastery. If you want you can enter inside the monastery. A dressing code is required though, so for the men who want to visit it they must have a pair of trousers and for the ladies either a pair of trousers or a long skirt. The entrance for the monastery is 2€. Afterwards, we visit Elafonisi beach where we will stay there untill 15:30. On our way back from Elafonisi following again the coast road and we make a stop to a taverna in Amygdalokefali where we can have a meal or a refreshment enjoying the sunset to the sea. Before 19:00 we are back in Maleme. 

Elafonisi Chania Crete pink Sand

2) Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

The bus will stop to pick you up at the meeting points in Maleme at 08:30 in the morning. Then, we continue west towards Kissamos, after 20km we exit the highway and we go south following the road through the inland. Our next stop will be in Topolia village where we will visit the Cave of Agia Sofia. After Topolia we continue further South and we visit the Chrysoskalitissa monastery. If you want to enter inside the monastery a dressing code is required, so for the men who want to visit it they must have a pair of trousers and for the ladies either a pair of trousers or a long skirt. The entrance for the monastery is 2€. Afterwards, we visit Elafonisi beach and there we will stay for 3 hrs. On our way back from Elafonisi we follow the beach road and we make a stop to a taverna where we can have a meal or a refreshment enjoying the sunset to the sea. Approximately at 19:00 we are back in Maleme.

 

*The excursion to Elafonisi is every day except Sunday

Prices Bus  Ticket
Adults 27€
Children 6-12yrs 13.5€
Babies
Free

 The Meeting points where the bus stops in Maleme.


All the stops from Chania to Kolymbari

 Chania- Golden Beach- Agioi Apostoloi- Daratso- Kalamaki- Stalos- Agia Marina- Platanias- Gerani- Pyrgos Psylonerou- Maleme- Tavronitis- Rapaniana- Kolymbari.

 

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