Day trip

From Heraklion: Elafonisi Beach Day Tour with Pickup

4.3 / 5

68 reviews

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From Heraklion: Elafonisi Beach Day Tour with Pickup

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From US$ 47.97 per person

Travel hassle-free to one of the most-awarded beaches in Europe. Sunbathe on Elafonisi's pink sand and swim in its clear blue water.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Italian
Pickup included
Pickup available from specific points in the areas of Sisi, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Agkisaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Amoudara, Agia Pelagia and from centrally located points in Heraklion town. You will receive a personalised email about the exact place and time of pick-up, within 24 hours after making the booking. Please check your spam folder.


  • Spend a day on Elafonisi island with its world-famous pink-sand beach
  • Enjoy a hassle-free road trip in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus
  • Swim in crystal-clear Aegean waters in a protected wildlife area
  • Take a walk along the water or chill with a drink at the snack bar
  • Relax and disconnect from it all on this 4.5-hour visit from Crete
Full description

Spend 4.5 hours enjoying Elafonisi Island. Don't forget your camera, as you'll definitely want to capture this island's pink sandy beaches and clear Aegean waves.

The day starts with pickup from a meeting point near your resort. Travel 4 hours to Elafonisi, taking in views of canyons, valleys, and hidden villages on the way. Learn more about Crete and its history from the local guide.

Take 20-minute stop to stretch your legs or grab a quick breakfast before arriving to the destination. Once on the island, guests are free to take a swim in the clear waters, soak up the sun on the sandy beach, or chill and grab a drink at the snack bar. At the end of the visit, meet at the bus for the return trip to Heraklion. The journey will take approximately 4 hours, depending on traffic and your drop-off location.

  • Pickup from a central meeting point
  • Tour guide on the bus
  • 4.5 hours of free time on the beach
  • Taxes and fuel costs
  • Liability insurance coverage by ALLIANZ
  • Food and drinks
  • Sunbeds on the beach
  • Personal expenses

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4.3 /5

based on 68 reviews

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We are staying in Malia, the bus picked us up 400 meters from our hotel, well organized tour, our very kind and competent guide, the friendly and helpful driver. The departure from Malia is Peró a journey of hope, departure before 5.30 and return at 21. The lagoon is a paradise, the journey is worth it, But it is really tiring, the travel time is more than that of staying in beach (you stay 4.5 hours, the trip lasts 9 hours in total). I recommend it anyway, as long as there are no too small children. I recommend that you bring an umbrella because when the tour buses arrive, the bathrooms are already full! And if it's not windy it's incredibly hot!

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August 19, 2022

Nice excursion, the beach is beautiful. We were able to spot many fish in the clear water (some even saw a turtle). The water is at a good temperature to get in easily, the beach is big enough for everyone. (There are a lot of people) On the other hand, the trip by coach is very long, about 3h30/4h by road. And I advise you to watch the weather forecast, we had a lot of wind which made the day a little less pleasant.

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August 9, 2022

Journey is long, the road is full of hairpin bends, but the place is heavenly. Too bad that there is little time left (a couple of hours, I think due to the distance). It's super touristy, so it's best to go in the off season. in any case, don't stop at the lagoon but go further on the island!

August 3, 2022

Product ID: 419009