Five reasons to visit Elafonisi with your family
Five reasons to visit Elafonisi with your family

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Five reasons to visit Elafonisi with your family

No wonder why Elafonisi beach has been among winners of Trip advisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards for three years in a row. Your family will simply fall in love with it.

1. The Pink sand – your children will have a unique opportunity to make pink sand castles and find out why Elafonisi beaches are pinkish. Examining the sand is a truly multi-sensory experience but can also turn into a little investigation. Together with your child you may try to discover what the little pinkish particles of the sand really are!

Elafonisi beach drone view

2. Shallow and clean waters – considering the shallow and calm waters of the lagoon the place is family friendly. There are no sudden depth drops in the main part of the lagoon, and the whole place is protected from the open sea waters by rocks and islets that surround the bay.

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Family on rocks at Elafonisi beach

3. Octopuses and sea urchins – if you decide to explore the other side of the lagoon, you will find plenty of small coves and bathing pools where it is really easy to spot small fish, sea urchins or even octopuses. Loads of fun for your kids!

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pink sandy beach at Elafonisi Chania

4. All about the beach – Elafonisi is all about the beach, sand and water! As there are plenty of hidden and really nice places to explore, you need the whole day to check its small islets, dunes, coves, rocky spots and more isolated beaches with long stretches of white sand.

5. Wading through waters – Getting to the other side of the lagoon can be super exciting, especially when the tide is high. And if you want to take your belongings with you to look for yet another perfect spot to swim and relax, then you will need to carry your stuff on your heads!

Sandy beach umbrellas and sunbeds in Elafonisi Chania

Our kids simply loved the idea of having an adventurous wade with all the backpacks and towels on their heads. They tried to be super careful to keep all the things perfectly dry!

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Pink sandy beach in Elafonisi is made of these tiny sea shells

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Magdalena & Vito Matt are a travelling family who world school their two kids Jasmina and Julius. They are Teacher Trainers and Parenting Advisors who design apps and games for children and create educational materials for parents and teachers on the go.