Elafonisos

Ballos Travel Agency offers day excursions leaving every Tuesday and Friday from Georgioupolis to Elafonisos in the SE of Crete. These excursions start at 08:30 morning and return at 19:00 evening.

Elafonisos is located at a remote corner of Crete with its main attraction being the beautiful sandy beach, fringed with pink “sand”, (It is not even sand while it is also often and wrongly referred to as “coral”) and the crystal clear waters of the sea and the shallow lagoon.

The waters of Elafonisos are warm from about mid-April to the middle of October and are a joy to swim in. the lagoon is very shallow and offers a fantastic opportunity for smaller children to play in.

After picking you up from your location we set out to Elafonisos in our comfortable, air-conditioned bus. To break the long drive we stop after the village of Topolia for 30 minutes rest to have a small breakfast, coffee, a toilet visit, or just a quiet time enjoying the fabulous views from the terrace of the tavern.

We arrive at the main bus parking area of Elafonisos mid to late morning. After a short walk from the car park to the beach, you are ready to enjoy what is for many people one of the highlights of their holiday.

Elafonisos is part of the Natura 2000 program, which means that umbrellas anywhere other than on the main beach are not allowed. Neither is camping, making open fires, collecting shells or plants, or collecting and removing some “pink sand”

Elafonisos has a lot more to offer than the popular beach. If you want a different experience, a quieter place to enjoy your day and learn more about the area, its fauna and flora, its fascinating history and mythology, then talk to our guide. He is only too willing to take you for an unforgettable excursion around the area and show you Elafonisos like not too many people get to see it.

You can find lots of photographs on our various trips here
Take me to Elafonisos!