Elafonissi (full day tour)
Includes: Pick-up service at or near your hotel, Escort.
Tour Highlights: Chania, Chryssoskalitisa, Elafonissi.
Duration - Directions: South west, Duration: 7 hours approximately.
Heading out from Chania city towards the West, we will pass through traditional villages. After a while, the bus turns towards the south and we take route along olive groves, chestnut trees and flower fields, through one of the prettiest parts of Crete.
On the way, right before we reach the Topolia tunnel, we will stop at Village Elos for 20 minutes, where you can have breakfast.
A 15-minute ride will take you to the monastery of Chryssoskalitissa, which is located high on the rocks overlooking the coast, and commands beautiful views. It is also the home of the legend of the "Golden Step" (Chryssoskalitissa in Greek). According to the locals, whomever finds and treads on the "Golden Step", on his way to the monastery, will have riches for the rest of their lives!
The Libyan Sea and Elafonissi (the most southwesterly point of Crete) are not far away. Considered to be a truly beautiful place, with its pale pink sandy beaches and its crystal clear water. Here, we have time to either laze away, soaking up the sun, or explore the small islands just off from the shore... you can just walk or swim towards them from the beach. A unique seaside area. Enjoy the surrounding nature, and have a little snack.
On our way back to Chania, we will stop at Amygdalokefali, at a restaurant with magnificent view (40-45 minutes stop).
LocationChania Region, Crete, Greece
- Credit card and cash, so you can buy optional goods (eg food, drinks, souvenirs, etc).
- ID card and passport
- Light clothing (T-shirt, shorts, etc)
- Sand slippers
- Sun hat and sun glasses
- Swimming suit