Thursday, July 31, 2014

Crete 2014: Elafonisi

If you ever travel to the island of Crete, there's one destination you should not miss - Elafonisi beach. It's simply one of the most breathtaking beaches on Crete. 

I've been to most of the other Cretan beaches (like Vai and Falassarna), but nothing compares to Elafonisi.

Elafonisi is located on the southwest corner of Crete. It's a very popular beach, especially for families with kids since it has very shallow water. 

The water is shallow enough for even our 4 year old to walk to the Elafonisi island that is next to the beach and there is a sand path there as well. The island itself is a protected nature reserve.

Here is the said gentleman playing in between the beach and the island, which is in the background.

The water is clear and you can see little fishies swimming around, which was also a fun thing for our lil  man to watch. The water is also a bit cooler than elsewhere, kind of like a mix of river and sea water, which makes it really refreshing.

The sand sometimes has a pink tint due to broken seashells

Since the area is really large, it doesn't matter that the beach is crowded.

The island of Elafonisi

Northern part of the beach

If you go deeper, it's an excellent place to do some snorkeling.

View towards the beach

I swear I took like a hundred photos again of the clear water and amazing views, just like I do every time I visit Elafonisi :)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


Finn for Life said...

Kiitti vinkistä - näyttää mahtavalta paikalta!

Sugar said...

Elafonisi on kylla ehdottomasti vierailemisen arvoinen paikka!