Elafonissi (some people also call it Elafonissos or Elafonisi) is something like an island and a peninsula, because to reach the island you have to walk through the sea.It is located in the southwest end of the prefecture of Chania, Crete, about 70km from the city of Chania.Elafonisi is a place of an exceptional natural beauty, and it has been included in the Natura 2000 Protection Program. Someone could say that nature made its wonder in Elafonisi.That's why Elafonissi beach is such a popular destination in the prefecture of Chania, and a top of the top things to do / excursion from all over Crete. What characterizes the area of Elafonissos and makes it such an exotic place, are the little sand islets formed, the shallow turquoise waters of the sea, which at a point looks like a lagoon, and certainly the fine white sand, pinkish at several spots because of the crushed shell powder.
The whole area is an endless summer playground for young and old alike.The beaches with the very shallow sea and the fine sand are perfect for everyone and offered to play racquetball and volleyball literally in the water. For several meters from the shore, the sea depth is approximately below the knee.
Because if it is blowing, the wind will constantly bring the sand on your naked body and your eyes. You will live an experience not so pleasant. You will not be able to relax for a moment.
Ok, ignore this advice if it's the last day of your holidays in Crete. Elafonissi worth a visit, whether blows or not!