Spend a wonderful day in one of the most picturesque and unusual beaches in Europe!
Elafonissi island is located in the south-westernmost point of Crete, in one of the most spectacular and unique places. Once occupied by pirates, now it is a popular destination for those who want to spend a day on the stunning tropical beach, while staying in Crete.
The island is covered with sand dunes, low trees, sand lilies and junipers, and its beach is also known as a Pink beach because of its unusual color which is the result of thousands of broken seashells. Crystal clear turquoise water, the little coves and the secluded tiny beaches remind the travelers of a paradise lost. Take a swim in the warm tropical waters and relax under the hot summer sun!
On the way back we will make a stop in the Monastery of Chrysoskalitissa, where we can enjoy stunning view to the open sea. The monastery is built on a huge rock and it is visible from afar due to its snow-white color. You can climb up to pay your respects and look for the golden step which, according to a local legend, only the true believers can see.