Elafonisi beach (some people also call it Elafonissos or Elafonissi) is something like an island and a peninsula because to reach the island you have to walk through the sea. It is located on 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. 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.
It is the nearest beach from our house.It is 10 km distance and you will need 10-15 minutes to get there.