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Elafonisi islandon Crete, Greece

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The small island separated from Crete for a hundred meters, and it is considered a haven away from the noise of city streets.
Elafonisi island, Crete
Elafonisi Island is located on the southwest coast of Crete, it is separated from the coast for a hundred meters, and you can walk to the island through the shallow water.

The Elafonisi island has a memorial plaque, which is the only reminder of the tragedy that occurred here in the 19th century, when the Turks killed in one night all the inhabitants of the island, many of whom were children and women.

Now on the Elafonisi island you can relax away from the crowds, to dive in the deep waters of the sea, and take a walk around the neighborhood.

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#18Walk on the uninhabited Elafonisi island on CreteWalk on the uninhabited Elafonisi islandoddviser

Reach wade to a desert island and lie down on the pink sand.

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Built to defend the island, the castle turned it into an impregnable area, but now there is just a ruin, from which you can see the bay and Crete.

#6Saint Nikolas church on CreteSaint Nikolas church

The snow-white church on a low cliff is seen from afar, it is a path from rough stones, and from it opens the magic views of the surroundings.

#12Skinaria Beach on CreteSkinaria Beach

One and the best places in Crete for snorkeling and diving with fishes. Underwater canyons make diving especially interesting.

#10Skotino Cave on CreteSkotino Cave

Beautiful and unguarded cave, where only rare travelers come and where stalactites and stalagmites form fanciful shapes.

#8Richtis waterfall on CreteRichtis waterfall

Treasure of Richtis Gorge, this waterfall is considered one of the most beautiful in Greece, but to reach it, you need to overcome a long way through the gorge.

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