Elafonisi Beach, Chania, Crete

Elafonisi beach lies about 75 km southwest of Chania town.
Well-known for its shallow waters, this beach is a great place for visitors with children.

The beach is accessible by a car and has a vast parking space. From there it’s just a short walk to the beach.

Also, getting to the beach is possible on a day cruise from Chania Harbor.

Things to do

The Elafonisi Beach is famous for its white sand which appears pink in certain places due to crushed shells and coral dust.

All basic facilities like showers, changing rooms, umbrellas and sun beds are available.

Lifeguards are on duty in high season.

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Hotels near the beach

  • Libyan Princess (5 stars)
  • Elafonisi Resort by Kalomirakis Family
  • Innahorion Hotel
  • Megim Hotel
  • Hotel Sandy Beach


  • Car Parking
  • Changing Rooms
  • Showers
  • Sunbeds
  • Umbrellas

Beach on the map

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