Elafonissos Beach

Beach name: Elafonissos Beach
Location: Crete
Our rating: 5/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

Elafonissos beach photo
Elafonissos beach
Elafonissos beach is lined with soft sand that's mixed with
hues of crushed pink seashells. Signs on the site ask visitors
not to harvest the rare pink sand.
  • Beach berm:
    Sand
  • Seafloor:
    Sand
  • Water rating: 5/5 about
  • Access:
    Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
  • Amenities:
    Restaurant at the beach
    Bar at the beach
    Cantina at the beach
    Organized Beach (trash collection, umbrellas, showers etc.)
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site suitable for free camping. Ample space for parking on the beach vicinity
  • Snorkeling:
    Good snorkeling site
  • Notes:
    Elafonissos beach is featured in the GreekLandscapes.com top best beaches of Greece

    Visitors' Reports

    Beach_Report_by frank
    Beach_Location Crete
    Beach_Name Elafonisos
    Year_Last_Visited 2005-2010
    Rating 5 = Superb (Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Sand
    Sea_Floor Sand
    Water 5/5
    Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
    Restaurant Yes
    Bar yes
    Organized yes
    RV,_Camper_Accessibility Site suitable for free camping. Ample space for parking on the beach vicinity
    Snorkeling Good snorkeling site

     

    Name Marit
    Beach_Location Crete
    Beach_Name Elafonissi
    Year_Last_Visited 2000-2005
    rating 5=Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Sand
    Sea_Floor Sand
    Water 2/5
    Access Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition
    Cantina yes
    Organized yes
    Camping_site_nearby yes
    RV,_Camper_Accessibility Organized Camping
    Snorkeling Good snorkeling site
    Comments Beautiful lagoon beach with pink sand. Very shallow water. Can be a bit crowded, loads of people want to come here, and when you see this beach, you understand why.

RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

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