Elafonissi is one of the most famous beaches in Crete.
It is the furthest beach from the city of Chania – at a distance of 76 km from Chania and 4 km from Kasteli – but it is well worth the journey to get there. It is a small island almost connected to the shore as it is only 100 meters from the coast. The approach is a short walk through the sea. One comes here to admire the magnificent sandy beaches with their sand dunes and crystal waters that are unique in all of Crete. Thousands of sea shells, pulverized over the years, give this beach a distinct appearance.
Even though the natural beauty attracts an abundance of visitors, the area does not offer highly developed tourists facilities.