The unique Elafonisi Beach

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The unique Elafonisi Beach

Experience an idyllic escape to the famous Elafonisi beach at the comfort of your own privacy and timetable. Complement this private tour with a visit to the Chrisoskalitissa monastery and an authentic Cretan lunch.

10-12 hours
book this excursion:
up to 2 days in advance
departures from Rethymno:
daily upon request
place of departure:
Rethymno center or from your hotel - please indicate your pick up point when booking ( for pick up points 15km+ away from Rethymno's center, an additional fee will be charged)
departure time:
8.30am (flexible time)
services included

private sightseeing tour with a local insider guide

transfers in a fully airconditioned car/van

umbrella and sunbed service at Elafonisi beach

entrance ticket to Chrisoskalitissa Monastery.

traditional Cretan lunch (including drinks)

all expenses

services not included:

personal expenses

prices (VAT included)

Prices per person:

1 adult  – 400 euros per person

2 adults – 220 euros per person

3 adults – 180 euros per person

4 & 5 adults –  160 euros per person

6 & 7 adults –  130 euros per person


infants 0-3.99 years old      free of charge 

YOUTH 4-12 years old       40 euros per child


Persons per private tour: min 2 adults – max 7 persons

cancellation policy:

2 days in advance before departure - retention of deposit

less than 2 days before departure - 100%

Your local guide will meet you at your preferred location within the Rethymno town region. Your private daytrip will start by heading towards the Southwest side of the island.
Driving through spectacular gorges we will arrive in one of Europe's best beaches, the unique Elafonisi. While on the beach you will have plenty of time to swim, enjoy the idyllic pink sand and transparent waters from your pre-reserved sunbeds and umbrellas.  
In front of the beach there is a little island that is called the 'Island of Deer' which you can swim or walk across to, since the water is very shallow.  
This tour would not be complete without a delicious lunch in a family run taverna with panoramic views ,tasting a variety of Cretan specialties.
On our way back we shall visit the convent of Chrisoskalitissa found on top of a rock. It is a monastery with a great cultural and historic past and the sea views from above are definitely worth enjoying.
At the end of your tour, our mission will be accomplished – you will leave with enjoyable memories and a much better understanding of Cretan culture and nature.
PLEASE NOTE: As this is a 100% beach tour please do not forget your towel, swimming suit, sunglasses and sun hat.

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