Departure from Chania, full day (8-10 hours), Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat, Tour starts at 08:00.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: ü 2 nd Best Beach in Europe/11th Globally (Trip-Advisor) ü Swim in the Crystal Clear Waters ü Walk on the warm Pink Coral Sand ü Explore the Cave of Agia Sofia.
INCLUDED. ü Pick-up/Drop-Off ü Guiding ü Air-Conditioned Luxury Bus ü Full Liability Insurance.
- 08:00-09:20 Pick-Up
- 09:45 First Stop at St. Sophia Cave
- 10:15 Departure from the Cave
- 11:15 Arrival at Elafonissi
- 15:15 Departure from Elafonissi
- Possible stop at Local Village (Optional Lunch) 17:00-18:00 Arrival at your hotel
The Cave of St. Sophia: Built at a height of 80m from the main road that crosses the Topolia Gorge, this church is rich in history and traditions that date back to the battles of Cretans against their conquerors (the Venetians and Turks).
Elafonissi Beach: Elafonissi is located 76km west of Chania in the southwestern most point of Crete. Elafonisi is an oblong, which often “breaks” in two parts by water giving the impression of being a separate island. Elafonissi is a “Natura 2000” protected area. The island is full of dunes with sand lilies and junipers (like-cedar trees). The endangered turtles Caretta-Caretta and several rare animals nest on the island and it is strictly forbidden to remove any plants, animals from the area. Exotic beach with white sand and turquoise waters, reminding of the Caribbean, are formed on either sides of the peninsula. The sand is pinkish in many places, taking its color from thousands of broken shells.