From Heraklion | Full-Day Bus Trip to Elafonisi Island

Spend a relaxing day on the small island of Elafonisi and soak up the sun on a paradise beach in Crete. Get back to nature on a day trip from Heraklion and enjoy a hassle free journey aboard your comfortable bus.

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Start your day of discovery with a pick-up service. Right after you board your comfortable, air-conditioned bus, you will journey to the southwest corner of Crete to spend a relaxing day on the pink sand beaches on the small island of Elafonisi.

Take in the lush green landscape on the way to the island as you travel through the impressive Topolia Gorge and pass many old and very typical villages. Stop for a coffee and breakfast in the village of Elos, known for its chestnut trees. Upon arrival at Elafonisi, get at least 4-hours to relax and swim in the crystal clear water. Laze in the sun, or go for a stroll along the pink sand beach. Benefit from beach kiosks where you can purchase food and water to rehydrate and re-energize.

Situated just off the shore of the main island, Elafonisi can be reached by walking through the water. Both the beach and island are protected wildlife areas of rare beauty. Depart by bus at approximately 4:00 PM and return to Heraklion for an estimated arrival time and hotel drop-off at around 7:30 PM.



Spend a relaxing day on the pink sand beaches of Elafonisi
Swim in crystal-clear waters in a protected wildlife area
Take in lush green landscapes as you travel through Topolia Gorge

Pick up and drop-off in Malia, Stalis, Hersonisos, Anissaras, Analypsi, Gouves, Gournes,Heraklio, Ammoudara, Agia Pelagia/Lygaria, and Fodele
Bus tickets

What’s Not Included
Not suitable for
People with mobility impairments
Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring
Sun hat
Biodegradable sunscreen

Know before you go
• Please provide your hotel name and location during the booking process
• The bus trip takes almost 3-hours
• Due to environmental law, it is forbidden to take sand from the beach or to enter the sand dunes
• Please bring a swimsuit, sunscreen and a hat