Excursion to the Elafonissi Natural Reserve – Crete

Highlights

  • Discover a neighboring island of Crete

  • Free time to swim in the turquoise waters

  • The visit of the Agia Sophia Chapel

  • One of the most reputed beaches in Crete: Elafonissi

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Languages
  • German
  • English

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Discover the white mountains and the south-western region of Crete!

Discover the beautiful wild landscapes of the white mountains and one of the most beautiful beaches of the south-western region of Crete.

Along the northern coast towards Kastelli, you will pass by the town of Topolia and arrive at the Chapel of Agia Sophia. This small chapel is located in a stalactite cavern that you will reach after a 10-minute walk. Discover the murals dating back to the 13th century representing saints.

Continue travelling through towns and villages on your way to the famous Chrissoskalitissa Monastery, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. After this, make your way to one of Crete’s most beautiful beaches: Elafonissi. The lagoon, situated in the south is a deserted site, highly sought-after for its wild beauty. In summer, you can swim in the warm waters of the lagoon.

You can spend the rest of the day on this paradise island with its turquoise waters before heading back to your hotel.

Options

The visits and pick-up from your hotel or meeting point is available from the following zones only:
- in English on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with departures from the Chania 
- in German on Sunday with a departure from the regions of Chania, Kalyves, Rethymnon and Georgioupolis

The pick-up is unavailable for the zones not mentioned below

Prices may vary depending on the language and the pick-up zones.

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday, Tuesday, wednesday and Friday depending on the language from May to October
  • Times: 6:35am - 7pm. Please note that these times are given as an indication only and depend on pick-up sites
  • The excursion is available at the following times:
    - in English on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with departures from the Chania (unavailable at the moment)
    - in German on Tuesday with a departure from the regions of Chania, Kalyves, Rethymnon and Georgioupolis
     
  • Hotel pick-up is available for this activity. However, due to the large number of hotels, a meeting point may be indicated. The locations and times will be communicated to you after booking
  • Pick-up from your hotel or meeting point will take place between 6:35am and 9:20am, regardless of the zone
  • For this excursion, do not forget to take your bathing suit/trunks, sunscreen and a good pair of shoes. It is also recommended that you bring a picnic
  • This is not a private excursion, you will share the boat with other tourists
  • This activity is not accessible to people with reduced mobility 

Price includes

  • Transfer by bus
  • A guide

Not included

  • Food and drink
  • All other extras

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