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Chania: Elafonisi & Milia Mountain Retreat with Lunch

Chania: Elafonisi & Milia Mountain Retreat with Lunch

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Spend 3 hours at the stunning beach of Elafonisi in the southwestern corner of Crete. take an SUV ride to Milia Mountain Retreat for lunch on this day trip from Chania.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup included
Please wait at your hotel's main entrance or at the designated pickup point 5 minutes before the activity's starting time.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the sweet sea breeze and listen to the singing of cicadas at Elafonisi beach
  • Discover the natural beauty that west Crete's countryside has to offer
  • Enjoy riding in an SUV on the rough roads to Milia Mountain Retreat
  • Taste local and fresh food during lunch time accompanied by a drink
  • Get an insight into the local culture, cuisine and history from your guide
Full description

Join a semi-private tour to explore a part of southwest Crete. Get plenty of time to admire the clear blue waters, pink sand, and unique landscape of Elafonisi beach. For lunch, relax at Milia Mountain Retreat.

Start early in the morning to avoid the crowds at Elafonisi beach. A part of the Natura 2000 nature reserve, this beach is famous for its pink sand that was created from seashells over thousands of years.

As you walk around the beach, get an insight into life in Cretan villages, olive oil production, local wine, honey-making, and the distillation of Cretan grappa. Learn about the regional culture, cuisine, history, and traditions from your guide.

Then, tucked away in the lush mountains of western Crete, visit the eco-friendly paradise of Milia Mountain Retreat. Once a deserted 17th-century settlement, this restored property is your stop for a delicious local lunch paired with wine or beer.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off within 25 km of Chania
  • Tour on an air-conditioned 7-seater 4WD
  • Guide/driver
  • 1 coffee or soft drink
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch with wine or beer
  • Sunbeds and umbrellas at Elafonisi Beach (on reservation)
  • Pickup from hotels outside 25 km of Chania
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Customer reviews

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We had a great day with Andreas our guide and Nasos. It was a well-planned trip, with excellent information shared along the way. Having small groups made it much easier to get a lot out of the experience. Elafonisi is beyond description - so beautiful - and we arrived early so there was very little in the way of crowds. They brought us a snack that was perfect to hold us until lunch. We learned a lot about the history of Crete and much detail about everything you can imagine along the road - products, economy, flora and fauna - you name it. If you see Andreas, be sure to ask him about his MMA experience too :) Milia Mountain is also breathtaking. To be able to see the beach and the top of a mountain in one day is very special. The food was great at the mountaintop retreat and we enjoyed the view as well as the tour there. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone wanting to explore these specific areas of Crete more thoroughly.

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May 10, 2022

We had the most wonderful experience with George! He was so kind, shared so much good information, good driving, and great conversation. The beach was beautiful and not crowded. We had sun beds with an umbrella, a free drink of choice and the mountain retreat for lunch was amazing. The view and food was wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about this experience. I would 100% do it again.

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May 10, 2022

May 17, 2022

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