Elafonissi Island Tour From Chania

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 14 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Pickup from your Chania hotel (central Chania, Georgioupolis, Rethymno, Agia Marina, Platanias or Kolymbari)
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Visit one of western Cretes highlights on a full-day trip to Elafonissi Island from Chania. After traveling by coach to the west of the sun-baked island, there is the first stop at a traditional village for half an hour and then spend yourrest of the dayon idyllic Elafonissi Island, where you can sunbathe, swim or explore at leisure.


  • Family friendly
  • Small-group tour
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Leave your Chania hotel by air-conditioned bus and travel the short journey to a traditional village for a stop of 30 minutes where guests may have breakfast.

Board your coach again and continue to island of Elafonissi, a tiny island off Cretes far southwestern tip. Only 328 feet (100 meters) from the coast, the island is close enough to be reached on foot from Crete the water is no higher than an adults knee!

With pink-hued sands lining the crystalline sea, Elafonissi is a little piece of paradise just begging to be enjoyed. Spend time at leisure on the idyllic island, lounging on its beaches, swimming in the sea, finding a caf for lunch or taking a walk around. Besides its picture-perfect beaches, the island is known for an abundance of rare vegetation and wildlife; you can find cedar trees and lilies here that grow nowhere else in Europe.

At the pre-arranged time, meet your guide back at the meeting point, and hop back on board your comfortable bus , for the last stop at Amygdalokefali village at a restaurant with magnificent views This stopis about 40-450 minutes.Estimated return time in Chania center 19:00-19:30.


Local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Air-conditioned vehicle


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Children must be accompanied by an adult

This is a full-day trip, so drinks, sunscreen, bathing suits and towels are recommended

The itinerary is subject to favorable weather conditions or low number of participants on the day of the tour

Traveler Reviews

  • 30-Sep-2019

    TERRIBLE. DO NOT book this tour through this group. I ordered this tour 4 months in advance and the day before "they messed up and put me on the wrong day". I changed my hotel so I needed to let them know where to pick me up and they didnt answer one call/email from myself or the Viator customer service. They were a no show on the day i was supposed to go and the new day they said they put me on. It is a VERY painful process to get my money back.

    As a backup plan, we planned this tour through our hotel just incase they didnt show up (which they never did) and the tour through the hotel was AMAZING.

    I suggest everyone still go to this island b.c it is SUPER pretty just not this tour.

  • 28-Aug-2019

    Viator cancelled my reservation the night before the trip. We plan this trip months in advance and given the fact it was cancel so sudden it was too late to book anything else in the town. All the public transportation which is only bus per day already left next day, the town tours all booked

  • 29-Jul-2019

    Company booked us on the wrong day (was different then what we had on our voucher). We tried to reach them several times but they were slow to respond. They responded very late and left us stuck with no tour or ability to book something else as it was so late at night (11 pm). Would not recommend at all.

  • 06-Oct-2017

    A gorgeous beach with lovely views of the mountains, the water is crystal clear. There are plenty of sunbeds and shades which you can hire for 8euros, plus places to eat and drink, toilet and wash facilities on hand too, remember to pack your sun cream this place is pretty exposed.
    The monastery is well worth a visit, it has quite a history, just wished that it hadn't been so rushed.

  • 08-Sep-2015

    Some people paid the tour at the moment and to my surprise, they paid less tan the half of what I have paid with an advance of at least fifteen days. Additionally, it is organised to make you stop and spend your money in restaurant and places not very good indeed. It is a lot better and easier making it by local buses.

  • 23-Jun-2015

    This was a lovely trip. Well worth it. The bus ride to elafonissi Island was very scenic with a changing torrane which kept you constantly looking out the window. Elafonissi Island was so beautiful. I dont think many on the bus walked out to the island as it was not very clear that you were going in the right direction. Keep walking toward the large cross on the hill top and the cave is just below that. I walked to the top if the island hill and read the monument that was there and had a look through the old church. the water was spectacular in both colour and temperature. I would highly recommend this trip is you enjoy history, beautiful scenery and gorgeous water.

  • 07-Jun-2014

    Wow awesome trip, even though we had a rental car glad we took the bus as the road is somewhat narrow. Our bus driver was excellent. Take a walk through the channel to the island. Crystal clear water and great beach, this must be one of the best places on earth. Amazing views on the stop on the way back. Simply a great tour.