How do I get to Elafonisi by car?

The easiest way to get to Elafonissi Beach is to rent a car and drive on your own. The journey takes about 1.5 hours from Chania and free parking is available. Another option is to join a guided tour or take the Elafonissi Express Bus, which arrive in the morning and goes back at 4.30 pm.

Can you drive to Elafonisi?

Hiring a car is probably the easiest way to get to Elafonisi. Driving gives great opportunities to discover the island. It also gives you the flexibility to stop anywhere on the road to rest or to admire the landscape.

Can you walk to Elafonisi island?

The beach is connected to Elafonisi Island (Elafi=deer, nisi=island) where you can walk too (except in very high tide days). The west side of the beach tends to get more wind, it faces the lagoon. It is organised with around 100 beach umbrellas and it is usually the part that gets busy the last.

Can you swim in elafonisi Beach?

Elafonisi Beach is a sandy beach with crystal clear waters, making it a perfect place to swim and snorkel. There are some shallow areas in the water where you can wade in up to your knees and there are also areas with deeper water that are also great for swimming.

Where is Elafonisi in Crete?

Pink sand in ElafonissiElafonisi is located 76km west of Chania and 5km south of Chrysoskalitisa Monastery, in the southwesternmost tip of Crete. Elafonisi is an oblong peninsula, which often breaks in two parts by water giving the impression of being a separate island. It is a Natura 2000 protected area.

Is it easy to drive in Crete?

Driving in Crete is… well, different. Between the road conditions, the weather and the local people behind the wheel, a drive around Crete can sometimes be a challenge. However, there is nothing wrong with a little bit of a challenge now and then and this one is certainly worth it.

Is elafonisi beach windy?

The beach is very pretty with many shades of blue water. It was too shallow to swim in most places though, and the wind was very bad. There were kite surfers there and if it’s good for them, it’s too windy for me. Two lounges and an umbrella will set you back 7 Euros.

What town is elafonisi Beach in?

town of Chania
Because Elafonisi is somewhat remote, the town of Chania is at least an hour and a half or more by car, so you might want to stay overnight. After the last crowds from the tour buses leave, it’s actually a rather quiet place, ideal for a family vacation.

Where is the pink sand Elafonisi?

Crete Island
Elafonisi is one of the most breathtaking beaches of Crete Island. Its clear blue waters, pink sand, and its unique landscape attract thousands of visitors every year. It has been ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

How long does it take to drive the length of Crete?

5 to 6 hours
Not only Crete is the biggest Greek island but it also has a unique natural landscape. A road trip from the extreme west to the extreme east can take you from 5 to 6 hours. You can bet there’s a lot to see.

What’s the speed limit in Crete?

50 km per hour
The speed limits in Crete are quite tame and drivers should adhere to them to avoid any safety or legal issues. In built-up areas, the speed limit is 50 km per hour (30 mph) and 90 km per hour (56 mph) on the highway. Speed limits in Crete are: 50 km per hour (30mph) for built-up areas like cities and villages.