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Elafonisi Full-Day Tour from Chania

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Elafonisi Full-Day Tour from Chania

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icon8 to 10 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English


Skip the self-drive stress and indulge as much as you want on this full-day trip to Elafonisi Beach, a 90-minute drive from Chania. Stop at Agia Sofia Cave, a dramatic cave that contains a historic church, then head to the white sands and turquoise waters of Elafonisi Beach. Enjoy the dunes, the lagoon and facilities such as umbrellas, showers and snack bars (own expense), before heading home.
  • Travel to Elafonisi Beach, a protected landscape, by comfortable coach
  • Hear tales of Cretan soldiers, religious conflicts and Christian saints
  • Indulge in sun, sea, sand and fun without worrying about driving home
  • Picks up and drops off at a range of locations across Chania
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Pick up and Drop off with air-conditioned bus from select spots in Chania
Visit to the cave of Saint Sophia
Visit to Elafonisi
Visit to local village (subject to conditions)
English Speaking guide
Swedish speaking guide available every Wednesday
Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Remember to bring the following items: sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, swimsuit and beach towel
  • Rubbish disposal as well as removing seashells from the beach is prohibited
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Fantasy Travel
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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Elafonisi Full-Day Tour from Chania?
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  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Comfortable tour with an experienced and good natured guide
, Aug 2022
Elafonisi is a beautiful beach and worth visiting while you are in Crete. The tour organizers are very professional, punctual and responsive. They helped arrange a comfortable tour along with selecting a really nice restaurant for lunch. Recommended
Nice bus ride to Elafonisi
, Aug 2022
This is a nice bus ride to Elafonisi Beach. You stop at the caves which are cool. It is quite long so be ready for that. The beach during peak season is also very busy. Going back we stopped at Elos for lunch. This was ok. There was a full bus for us so be ready for that! Would recommend!
Amazing beach and incredible caves but the 'village stop' is an hour wasted to eat at bad restaurants
, Jul 2022
The beach was incredible and the Sofia Caves were too. The 'village trip' was pretty much just a stop to eat but the restaurant we went to wasn't great, so didn't love that bit (especially since we had taken a packed lunch). Overall though I definitely recommend
Well done!
, Jul 2022
The trip was organized and we got ample time to enjoy the beach. It was a great weather, not windy at all and the beach was so calm. The ride was comfortable. Will definitely book with your tours again.
Unforgettable Chania
, Jul 2022
The guide lady was really kind and adorable. I could feel her love toward Chania and also could love it too.
Day in beach
, Jul 2022
Cave and very good beach. It was on leftside. Not too crowded. Lunch in village was very good ( moussaka).
Elafonissi day trip
, Jul 2022
Coach was on time, staff was very friendly and knowledgable, loved the cave and the beach was amazing would definitely recommended
, Jul 2022
Very well organized. Good and clearly speaking guide. Kept to time. Neat and tidy bus. Locations shown were as per description
Soak in the pink sand
, Jun 2022
This was the perfect day trip to Elafonisi! The bus was the perfect size and we learned interesting facts about the region that I would have missed would I have gone alone. I’d highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Chania.
It delivers a bit of everything Kriti!
, Jun 2022
Mountain journey was an adventure in itself. Visit to the cave was a definite bonus, would have liked more than half an hour though. Beach is awesome, great for ending a stay in Crete. If you don’t swim, just people watch and soak up the sun. Village restaurant was fabulous! Definitely try the slow-cooked goat.
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Stunning views and a lovely day out
, Jun 2022
Stunning views from the first cafe we visited. The beach was lovely and had a nice breeze to cool you down. Make sure to take change for the toilets in the beach and as a heads up you will be travelling through some windy roads in the mountains and through a gorge. The views will be great though!
A great excursion from Chania.
, Jun 2022
The day was wonderful. I enjoy Joanna’s narrating the history of Crete during the ride. The bus was comfortable and punctual at pick up and Marco was a great driver. The communication was excellent so there was no confusion. It was an 10 1/2 hour day. Part of that was we were the first and last stop on the bus with at least 6 additional pick ups and drop offs.
Highly recommend this Crete tour
, May 2022
Perfect way to travel, learn about this gorgeous island (history, customs, crops, cuisine), and enjoy time at Elafonisi Beach. The Agia Sophia cave was unique and not to be missed. We also enjoyed a meal at a taverna in a small town on the way back. All that, and not having to drive those narrow, winding mountain roads made this tour quite enjoyable. In addition, our tour guide took quite a bit of time at the end of the tour to help us with a personal situation. I give this tour and tour company a very high recommendation.
Great Day!
, May 2022
The price is great for a round trip clean bus + information about elafonisi and the hagia sophia (selling point of this tour since the other ones didn't have it). Tour guide Johanna was really lovely, def recommend this! Wished we didn't have to leave so early at 3pm though.
Perfect and more
, May 2022
Great guide, very relaxed and knowledgeable! Trip was great and made better because of our host. The stop at village taverna was an excellent addition to experience traditional Cretan food that is hand reared/ grown / farmed. Superb!! Thank you!
Highly recommend!
, Apr 2022
Amazing day trip, would highly recommend. Especially to go before the season has fully started, the end of April, like we did. The weather was lovely but not too many people around! Pick up from right outside the hotel was easy and on time. The guide was very informative and the stop at the caves on the way was good to break up the time on the coach. We loved the stop at the village on the way home and enjoyed authentic Greek food at an amazing price.
Well organised great day out
, Oct 2021
Great communication from the start and we were able to change the date at short notice. Bus was extremely punctual. Stopped off to visit the caves on the way and if this wasn’t your thing you could stop by for refreshments in the cafe. The beach itself was stunning and definitely worth the trip - looks exactly like in the photos. We were there just short of four hours which was more than adequate as young children start getting bored then! We stopped for a late lunch/early dinner in a small village and visited a taverna which had fantastic local beer (Lyra) and tasty food. Bought a delicious donut from the friendly bakery too - definitely recommend
Do not miss going to this...
, Sep 2021
Do not miss going to this beach! It is spectacular. These organized bus tours are a very comfortable way to travel a long distance without having to worry about dangerous windy roads.
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Loved it
, Sep 2021
Very nice day seeing more of Crete. Responsive staff, comfortable ride. Would recommend to any friend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A zero-stress Cretan experience.
, Aug 2021
Very convenient, precise and on time, the perfect solution if you don't rent a car. The bus pick us up and drop off 2 walkinfg minutes from our accommodation in Chania. Not only did we have the opportunity to relax at the breathtaking Elafonisi lagoon, but we also visited Agia Sofia sanctuary and had a late (and excellent) lunch in a village on the mountains.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for your feedback! So glad to hear that you had a nice time and that you were satisfied with our services! Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your holidays!...

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