We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Elafonissi Beach

Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
+30 697 689 9296
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Elafonissi Island and Chrissoskalitissa Monastery Tour from Chania
More Info
and up
Elafonisi Beach Trip in Southwest Crete
More Info
and up
Elafonisi Tour - The Dream Beach
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pink sand” (468 reviews)
“long drive” (60 reviews)
Inachotion, Chania, Elafonissi, Crete 730 01, Greece
+30 697 689 9296
Write a Review
Reviews (9 557)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 2 695 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We've been there in the middle of August , there were thousands of people but enough space for every body. Very clean beach and very good service. For sure one of the best in the hole world!!

Thank zackpap
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The wayers are beautiful and the view is very tranquil. The main part of this beach is busy and the sand is a bit hard. If you continue on for a walk you can find more secluded coves with better sand and more privacy. For...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The drive to the beach is interesting. Lots of scenery, little villages, twisty narrow roads.the road down to the parking is a minefield! Its an unusual beach. Very flat and wide. The island wasn't cut off when we were there. Its very busy but lots...More

Thank AnnM06022011
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was really excited to check out this beautifull beach...did a fab excursion through mountains with a great guide called Dimitri.he brought the whole nature and area alive with so much info..arrived at the beach water crystal clear..but very cold.sand white...was busy very windy..would have liked...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Pink sand, crystal clear water and a pleasant blowing wind, this is elafonissi beach. Paradise must look like this. You can rent sunloungers (8 euro's/2), or just lay down on the beach, have a swim and enjoy this lovely place. There are toilets, showers, and...More

Thank bernadetteh259
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If your expecting the pink coral beach that you see in the pictures that isn’t quite the case. Despite this it is still worth the visit. There was ample parking in a variety of parking lots. A stroll on the beach and water is great...More

Thank Rocsan W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing beach that goes on forever, shallow turquoise waters, picture postcard photo opportunities in all directions but you really have to see this for yourself as no description can do it justice. The few bars on the beach also offer snacks and there is a...More

1  Thank pablo44
Reviewed 3 days ago

Long drive over the mountains from Chania but worth it. Beautiful beach with clear water, we parked in the western car park which was less crowded than the main one & only a very short walk to the sand. Where we were you could actually...More

Thank broggy57
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited Elafonissi beach the first time in 2008 and it was simply wonderful. I went back to this place in September 2017 and I was so disappointed! This splendid and almost untouched place looks so ugly now... Visitors leave trash everywhere and there's no...More

Thank Jean-Marc B
Reviewed 3 days ago

All the negative reviews on here seem to be talking about the lack of pink sand and the large number of sun beds. That's because when you arrive at the car park and walk onto the flat sand bar with the sun beds this isn't...More

Thank Alfa F
Nearby Restaurants
Sunset Tavern
261 reviews
4.50 km away
327 reviews
4.73 km away
Taverna Kalomirakis Family
190 reviews
.71 km away
5 reviews
4.55 km away
Nearby Attractions
Elafonisi Viewpoint
126 reviews
.06 km away
Kedrodasos Beach
301 reviews
2.17 km away
Chrisoskalitissa Monastery
321 reviews
4.53 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Nicola B
13 October 2017|
Response from Abhishek S |
Hey Nicola, not sure if it's too late. but my wife and I are planning to go to elefonissi tomorrow (18th). let me know if you guys are still planning to go. would definitely like to share the cost of a car rental.
Fiona D
12 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Merc9SLK | Reviewed this property |
I’m 5ft 1 and it was only knee deep to me where we waded - enjoy. Water was chilly though!