From Rethymno: Elafonissi Pink Sand Beach Small Group Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 12 hours
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I was kind of worried because I knew I was booking this thru a 3rd party and I’ve had bad experiences with another 3rd party, Viator. However this was a great tour and I think it’s because the people in Crete are so nice. Mr. Dimitris was genuinely warm and excited to show us the villages because he’s a proud local. He had us tasting so much by the time we got to lunch, we could hardly eat the delicious spread. I feel like we learned so much of Crete’s history because he’s a local who learned from his elders. The kids also liked him. In short, there is no way we would have found these places or would have been treated as nicely if we went to these villages on our own. By the way, there was no pressure to buy anything but we did have a chance to buy really good quality local Raki and Olive oil.
It was very nice trip I can definitely can recommend if you don’t want to rent a car but would like to discover other places of West Crete.(which has the nicest beaches and coast lines as per feedbacks). The organizers picked us up at the closest point to our hotel , which made our ride more comfortable. From Kissamos we had a nice ferry ride to Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island( be aware of waves during the ferry ride ). We had great time at the lagoon and the island , we also had luck with nice sunny and less windy weather. The scheduled timing was kept well .
Marvellous place! A piece of Heaven on Earth and a real phenomenon! The bus and the boat did not really follow covid-19 measures as the capacity of people was more than should be. 1.5 m distance could not really be kept between passengers. The tour was windy, probably due to mid Sept dates but the places were totally worth it. Time at Balos is about 2.5 hours and at Gramvousa - around 1.5 hours. Water was a bit cool at that time of the year. There were umbrellas at Balos but none were free.
This was such a great day. Coach pick up easy and Stella Tour Guide friendly and helpful. The islands were both stunning. Yes, lots of other tourists but you could still manageto find own space to swim and relax. Ferry was clean and has all you need for drinks and food. Pick up and drop off so easy and Stella our tour guide gave informative history of islands on our journey to the Port and back. Loved this day trip ❤️
it was fun! the bus was on time, instructions were clear, going there was easy and you're comfortable . but the information about the islands were not there . at least to get some good info because on the boat there were a lot of people and the vol was so low i couldnt hear what the guide was saying