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Elafonisi is a luxurious sandy beach located in the southwest of the Greek island of Crete. Elafonisi Beach is located 200 km from the capital of Crete – Heraklion – and is one of the most visited beaches of the island, famous for its pink sand and crystal clear, transparent water. The sea on Elafonisi beach is warm and almost always calm. You can swim here even when a storm is raging on the other beaches of Crete. Year after year, this place occupies the top lines in the ratings of the best beaches.

The name of the beach comes from the Greek words ελάφι – deer and vησί – island, translated from Greek as "Deer Island." Elafonisi beach is part of a protected area, flora, and fauna of which are protected by the state: although deer do not live here, you can find rare plants, endangered species of turtles, frogs, lizards, birds.

Elafonisi is one of the most popular beaches in Crete, attracting thousands of tourists every day in summer. When planning your trip to Greece, pay special attention to this fantastic place, and enjoy the views kissed by the sunset!

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