Greece tourist guide: Exotic Beaches Elafonissi & Kedrodasos - Crete island travel video
Live a unique travelling EXPERIENCE. At the south edge of Europe lies the island of Crete, the birth place of the Gods: Shiny azure waters & tropical sand dunes: a paradisiac scenery! Here you may find the best beach in Europe… Elafonissi, Chania Crete. Elafonissi is located in the southwestern tip of Crete, 76 km from Chania. It is an oblong peninsula but when water breaks it in two parts gives the impression of being a separate island.
The pinkish colour of the soft sand along with this magnificent greek blue will totally blow your mind, ensuring how unforgettable your experience will be…
Elafonissi is a Natura 2000 protected area, full of sand dunes with sea daffodils and jupiners. Many endangered animals and plants find shelter here. It's forbidden to remove shells and sand from the area. The cradle of European Civilization – the Island of Crete and its genuinely friendly people, welcome you and wish you a wonderful stay!! Some will be visiting for the first time, whilst others have now become regulars, but either way, we promise you a truly memorable Mediterranean travelling experience.
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Exotic beaches with white sand and turquoise water, reminding of the Caribbean, are formed on either sides of the peninsula. The sand is taking its pinkish color from millions of crushed shells.
#1 Crhisoskalitissa monastery
The Monastery of Chrissoskalitissa is 5 km north of Elafonissi, dedicated to Virgin Mary and is built on a rock. According to tradition, the last of the monastery's 98 steps was golden…
#2 Kedrodasos beach
Kedrodasos (i.e. cedar forest) is an amazing beach, located 1km east of the famous Elafonissi lagoon. It is a wonderful choice for swimming and a favorite beach for naturists and free campers.
Fortunately, there are no facilities nearby, making this secluded beach, one of the latest untouched paradises in Europe. Moreover, since the beach is secluded, you should keep it clean and not littered.
The eastern side of the beach, in front of the lagoon, is well organized and is more crowded. There are umbrellas, showers, lifeguards & snack bars. The side parts of the beach are more quiet.
If you want to stay completely secluded you can walk along the peninsula until you find a quiet cove that you like! There are some coves available for naturists near the west end of the peninsula.
You may come by car (1.5 hour driving) or by bus from Chania. The road to Elafonissi is narrow and full of turns, but the beauty of the landscape is stunning.
Whether your visit is for relaxation or to explore and discover the many well known and countless hidden treasures of Crete, you will not be disappointed by the diversity of the landscape – the rugged mountains, the endless beaches and the turquoise seas, the many cities, towns and villages, and stunning countryside. Live the essence and the heartbeat of the Island from dawn till dusk and discover…… Your Crete!!
The climate of Crete is generally described as mild Mediterranean, differentiating itself with continental characteristics in the mountains. In general, a basic characteristic of the local climate are large deviations from place to place.
The geographical position and the morphology of the soil of Crete drastically affect the climate of the wider area, which, in turn, is affected by the climatic characteristics of three continents, as well as by the insular character and the local changes caused by the mountainous morphology, especially between the northern and the southern positions of the island.
The yearly temperatures fluctuate between 14 and 15 degrees Celsius, the mainland has generally warmer summers and colder winters, while the southern coasts are warmer both in winter and summer in relation to the northern coasts.
Crete has a privileged geographical position in the Mediterranean, which gives it a mild climate with mild changes of the weather. The winter, which usually starts in the middle of December, is mild. Its colder months are January and February. The plains of Crete are among the warmer areas of Greece, especially their eastern and south-eastern part, which resembles North Africa. This is particularly obvious in the vegetation of the area, which is very similar to that of North Africa.
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