Elafonissi is a tiny island with white sand, separated from the shore by a lagoon no more than a metre deep. The island is 75 kilometres from Hania and it will take you about an hour and a half to get here.
The island is less than 200 metres from the beach and you can easily walk there through the warm, shallow water of the lagoon. On reaching the island you will discover lots of tiny beaches on its south coast.
The sand of Elafonissi is white, but in many places it is pinkish due to the thousands of broken seashells it contains. The limpid, blue-green waters will remind you of an exotic paradise.