Day trip

From Chania: Elafonisi Bus Trip with Free Time

4.5 / 5

96 reviews

Activity provider: Quality Travel

From Chania: Elafonisi Bus Trip with Free Time

Activity provider: Quality Travel

From US$ 33.29 per person

Enjoy a day trip to Elafonisi, one of the most beautiful beaches on Crete. Travel in an air-conditioned bus through the mountains and then take free time to swim and explore at your leisure.

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Duration 12 hours
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Check your email for pickup information. On the day of the tour, please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance.


  • Drive safely and comfortably through the mountains with an experienced driver
  • Enjoy convenient pickup and drop-off from multiple places in the Chania area
  • Drive past the traditional villages of Kissamos and Elos on your way to the beach
  • Explore sand dunes, wade through shallow lagoons, and spot local wildlife
  • Take a swim in the clear waters and relax on the pink sandy beach
Full description

Known for its sandy pink beaches and clear waters, Elafonisi is a stop you won't want to miss. Located 76km west of Chania, in the South-West tip of Crete, this peninsula forms part of a protected area and is home to the endangered loggerhead sea turtle as well as other rare plants and animals.

The day begins with pick up from specific points in Chania. Then, travel approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus to arrive at Elafonisi beach. At the beach, you'll have the chance to explore the area on your own. Wander through sand dunes or just enjoy a relaxing swim.

Those traveling with children will enjoy the shallow lagoons, which are perfect for wading and exploring. Be sure to bring your camera, as you'll want to get a picture of the pinkish sand – a color it gets from the millions of crushed shells.

In the mid-afternoon, the bus departs for the return trip to Elafonisi.

  • Roundtrip transfer in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus
  • Pick-up and drop-off at specific points
  • Driver
  • Free time at Elafonisi
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Beachwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 96 reviews

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Everything worked great. Our guide Daniel was very nice and entertaining. He gave us good tips. We left relatively early, made a short stop to enjoy the view of a gorge. Before the finish we had the opportunity for a breakfast break at a small shop. Since we were already on the beach at around 10 a.m., we were able to explore everything and take great photos, as there were still relatively few people there. At noon the beach was already very crowded. At 14.15 we left and we stopped at a taverna where we had the opportunity to eat moussaka, which was already prepared for tour groups. All in all a great day.

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October 5, 2022

Lots of tourists yes, even in October, but it's worth going, and among all the offers GetYourGuide is the best because you go by minivan (not on a bus with 50 others), they take you first and bring you the first (no traffic jams ).What to improve?? I would offer, instead of being alone until 2pm on the beach, to stay at least until 6pm... I don't understand why it's so short. Daniel, our guide, did very well, and I wish him the best in his future. Ah! I forgot... I went alone with a 9 month old baby, so I recommend it to others in my circumstances. a greeting

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October 4, 2022

The trip was very good with convenient pickup. The positive was an early arrival at the beach before other buses had a chance to arrive. Our guide Daniel informed us about the culture and life of the Cretan people. He also shared useful info about the beach itself. Unfortunately for us, there was little pink sand but you may be luckier. We also had stops for breakfast and lunch in local villages along the way.

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October 3, 2022

Product ID: 423763