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Elafonisi Beach Trip from Rethymno

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Relax on the paradise-like island of Elafonisi on this family-friendly day trip. Admire western Crete’s hills and traditional villages on a drive to the southwest coast, and stop for coffee at the Cave of Agia Sofia. Then, spend the afternoon on the idyllic protected islet of Elafonisi, enjoying its pink sands and clear seas. Includes round-trip transport plus select hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Full-day trip to Elafonisi Island in southwest Crete
  • Pass old villages and rugged hills on a drive to Crete’s southwest coast
  • Stop for coffee at the Cave of Agia Sofia and admire the views
  • Wade through shallows to Elafonisi Island, a nature reserve lined with pink sands
  • Enjoy free time to sunbathe, swim or snorkel, or explore the footpaths
  • Round-trip coach transport, plus select hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
Entrance Fees
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel Lobby.
Hotel pick up is offered subject to customer(s) hotel location. In case property (villa-hotel-airbnb) is not within tour pick up areas, client should meet our group for the tour at the nearest pick up place possible.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
After pickup from your hotel in Chania (select hotels only), travel west through Crete’s mountainous interior by air-conditioned coach.

Absorb the views en route as you head towards the Cave of Agia Sofia to admire the views and take a quick break for a coffee.

Then proceed to nearby Elafonisi Bay, home to the tiny protected nature reserve that is Elafonisi Island, whose name translates as ‘Deer Island.’ Hop out, and wade across the knee-high lagoon to the island's stunning, pink-hued sands.

Then, enjoy ample time to relax in the paradise-like setting. Laze on the sands, explore the island’s footpaths, or swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear seas — it’s your choice.

When it’s time, reconvene with your guide and return to the original starting point, where your trip ends.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cave of Agia Sofia
Coffee Stop
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Elafonissi Beach
Beach excursion is concentrated on Elafonissi.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please remember to bring walking shoes - suntan oil - hat - bathing suit
  • Please notice that extra charges may apply per person or in total of the group for pick-ups from hotels- villas- airbnb outside the proximity of our tour selected pick route. In that case we can provide round trip transfer for customer(s) convenience ad-hoc quoted as per location of customer(s)' property.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY MTM D.M.C Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Elafonisi Beach Trip from Rethymno?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Elafonisi Beach Trip from Rethymno.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Elafonisi Beach Trip from Rethymno?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Elafonisi Beach Trip from Rethymno.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Elafonisi Beach Trip from Rethymno?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Elafonisi Beach Trip from Rethymno.

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We had difficulty with meeting the...
John A
, Sep 2017
We had difficulty with meeting the bus at the designated pick up point. I would suggest that anyone using the travel tours in Crete use a hotel for the pick up point. however after many calls a cab was dispatched to pick us up and reunite us with our bus. The day trip through the White Mountains was very nice and the beach is very nice...get their early as the sunbeds get occupied early.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear Guest, We appreciate your comments regarding your recent tour. It is always a pleasure to receive such a positive feedback. Such comments are very encouraging for all of us and enhance even more our commitment for constant upgrade of our services. Looking forward to see you again in the near future to one of our tours. Best regards
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The beech was indeed beautiful...
Lisa D
, Jun 2016
The beech was indeed beautiful however we paid 190 Euros for this trip for me my husband 13 and 11 year old only to be told on the trip day itself this did not include boat tickets we ended up having to pay another 68 euro out of the limited money we had brought for food awful we were not made aware
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your feedback of your recent tour. Your detailed review helps us to see our product through your eyes. Do have in mind though that inclusions and exclusions of the tour are clearly mentioned at the time of the booking. (vessel tickets). We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back for another tour. Best Regards
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Merveilleux
Diana
, Sep 2020
Le guide était très sympa et Elafonissi est une île très belle qui mérite vraiment une visite. L'eau est chaude et la couleur du sable est vraiment du jamais vu.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Dear Customer We are so glad you have enjoyed the tour via MTM DMC Ltd and Trip Advisor. I hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards
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Wunderschöner Traumstrand
Romy_K
, Sep 2020
Der Strand von Elafonisi ist einer der schönsten der Welt. Das Wasser ist kristallklar und türkis. Der Sand ist rosa gefärbt. Es ist ein Traumstrand. Dieser Strand ist einfach nur zum empfehlen. Die Abholung vom Hotel hat sehr gut funktioniert. Was zu beanstanden war, ist das in unseren Bus zwei Touren zusammen gelegt worden sind und wir eine Gruppe nach Balos und Gramvousa mit im Bus hatten und dadurch im allgemeinen etwas Zeit verloren ging weil sie noch im Hafen abgesetzt werden mussten. Wir sind 45 min. später im Hotel angekommen. Beide Touren waren nicht ausgelastet und worden deshalb zusammen gelegt. Der Bus war nicht der modernste und die Klimaanlage auf dem Rückwege war etwas schwach.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Dear Customer We are so glad you have enjoyed the tour via MTM DMC Ltd and Trip Advisor. I hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards

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