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Elafonisi honeymoon resort in Chania, Crete

Elafonisi: An all-natural honeymoon resort in southwest Chania, Crete

A luxury honeymoon resort in an environmentally protected area? In southwest Chania, Crete it can be done. Welcome to Elafonisi!

Elafonisi, a honeymoon resort in Crete made by nature, or, as others might say, “made in heaven”, is in a distance of about 70 kilometres from Agia Marina and Thalassa Beach Resort. You can get there by a rented car, or by the reliable local bus service. If you go by car, don’t forget to also visit the marvellous Chryssoskalitissa monastery a couple of kilometres before Elafonisi beach: it is an impressive monastery in the Chania area, with a rich history and an authentic centuries-old atmosphere.

Elafonisi honeymoon resort in Chania, Crete – an environment like no other

The area of Elafonisi is an environmentally protected area in Greece by the Natura 2000 EU Environmental Program. It is a coastal area with a magnificent beach with characteristic pink sand, which makes the perfect honeymoon experience in Chania, Crete.

By the beach, you will find rare species of cedar trees growing literally into the sand. In the area lies one of the rare coastal cedar forests in Crete and Greece, which is also vigorously protected.

Elafonisi honeymoon resort also has the luxury to host numerous species of interesting sea birds of the area of Chania and Crete. For many of them, it is the last stop in Southern Europe before their annual migration to Africa.

Here is also one of the few breeding places in the Mediterranean Sea for the protected Caretta-Caretta sea turtle. The same goes for the rare seals of the Aegean, the Monachus-Monachus.

Elafonisi honeymoon resort in Chania, Crete – a beach like no other

Elafonisi beach is as beautiful and unique as the honeymoon resort itself: it is a beach with crystal-clear water and white and pink sand, due to the numerous seashells and corals. It is undoubtedly one of the most especial beaches in Chania and Crete.

For most visitors the best part of Elafonisi honeymoon resort is the shallow lagoon that is formed between the beach and the homonymous Elafonisi islet. This lagoon, which is in fact a tropical lagoon in southwest Chania, Crete, has a maximum depth of about 1 metre, but on the surrounding beaches the water is deeper.

If you visit the area in August, there will be many other visitors, as well. To find a more secluded beach, which is a better fit to your honeymoon time together, try the hidden coves to the south of the lagoon.

Elafonisi natural resort is a perfect place for a short trip during your honeymoon vacation in Crete and Thalassa Beach Resort. It is one of the ideal honeymoon spots to visit with your loved one for unforgettable time together by the beach.

A day well spent in Elafonisi honeymoon resort, together with a night in the luxury of Thalassa Beach resort, will most certainly be a romantic, long-remembered highlight of your honeymoon vacation in Chania and Crete.

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