Elafonisi beach is located at the southern western part of Crete approximately 75 km from Chania city. The way to go is easy without any unexpected difficulties. There are signs everywhere that help you to get there but most important if for any reason you lose your way the signs will put you back into track. It will take you about one and a half hour of driving from Chania. At the beach there is a lot of free parking space so you can park your car easily without spending money and time. The beach is organized with sun beds and umbrellas and there are canteens for cold water and some snack. Near to the coast is the Elafonisi Island. If there are no waves you can walk to it through the shallow water. Because the water is shallow at the most part of the beach it makes it safe for families especially with children.
Driving tip. On your way to Elafonisi beach choose the road through the inland and stop in Topolia village to visit the Agia Sofia cave. On your way back choose the way from the western coastline and enjoy the view of the sunset driving along the coast.
We recommend a route to Elafonisi with some stops.
*The mountain road (through inland) is easier to drive than the coast road. The coast road has more turns.