Elafonisi is an island located close to the southwestern corner of the Mediterranean island of Crete, of which it is administratively a part, in the regional unit of Chania. When the weather is fine it is possible to walk to the island through the shallow water. The island is a protected nature reserve. It is known for its pink sand beaches, created by tidal and wave-induced deposits of pigmented microorganisms living in a symbiotic relationship with native seaweed.
One of the most popular and breathtaking spots on the island is Elafonisi Beach, unique for its pink sand. The beach is located near Chania and is accessible by boat or car. The postcard scenery of turquoise water and pink sand will certainly leave you speechless. After spending the whole day on the beach, hit the local tavern and enjoy many delicious island specialties.