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From Rethymno: Elafonissi Pink Sand Beach Tour

From Rethymno: Elafonissi Pink Sand Beach Tour

Activity provider: Markidis Travel
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From US$ 31.14 per person

Embark on a full-day trip to Elafonissi Island in the southwest of Crete. You will travel on an air-conditioned bus, with a stop off at the beautiful Aghia Sophia Cave on the way.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Hotels in Panormo, Scaletta, Stavromenos, Pigianos Kampos, Adelianos Kampos, Platanias, Rethymno City, Atsipopoulo, Gerani, Kavros and Georgioupoli


  • Spend leisure time on Elafonissi Island, admiring its unique scenery
  • Pass old villages and rugged hills on a drive to Crete's southwest coast
  • Relax on the clean pink sand beach of Elafonissi
Full description

This is your chance to visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Elafonissi is truly a heaven on earth, with soft white/pink sand, exotic crystal-clear water and cedar trees that extend down to the coastline. It is located in the easily accessible, south-western side of Crete. You will be picked-up you from your hotel area in the morning. Your first stop where you will be able to have a short break is the Aghia Sophia cave. Here you can visit the cave, and have coffee or refreshments if you choose. Following this, you will depart for Elafonissi. On your way to Elafonissi you will be able to see small traditional villages combined with typical Mediterranean scenery, as well as the rugged landscape around the Topolia Gorge.

Once you have reached Elafonissi, you will have 4 hours of free time to soak in the amazing sun and enjoy the spectrum of shades of blue that this beach has to offer. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your accommodation in Crete.

  • Air-conditioned mini bus
  • English and German-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up drop off
  • Food and drinks

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please bring swimwear
  • Remember your camera
  • Please remember cash for food, drinks, sunbeds and an umbrella (should you require these things)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 166 reviews

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Elafonisi is so beautiful! Of course it is quite a long bus ride to get there from Rethymno, but in my opinion it was worth it! Our guide tried very hard to ensure that everyone was fine during the trip, asked more often whether it was too cold or warm and was just a very personable guy! He had many good tips for us. Due to the smaller group size, it was quite relaxed. We booked another tour directly with the provider.

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September 18, 2021

We can only agree with the good previous reviews. This also convinced us to book the Tpur. Costas and Barbara put a lot of effort into the day trip and it was just so much fun. Barbarad Tips for Elafonissi were just fantastic and we had a great day! Only to recommend! Thank you again :)

September 7, 2021

The knowledgeable tour guide Barb and the efficient driver Costa took us to the beach swiftly and the time management was so perfect and excellent. Barb gave us so many useful advice and Costa dropped/picked us at the best location by the beach. It was one of the best tour for me:) thank you!!!! Satoko and Paul

August 24, 2021

Product ID: 190154