Chania Village


Elafonissi is the most famous beach in the world, is a tiny island with white and pink sand, separated from the shore by a lagoon no more than a metre deep. Elafonissi means “deer island”, but you won’t see any deer on the island or in the surrounding area.
On the way, you will see Chrisoskalitissa Monastery, visible from afar as it is dazzling white and built high on a great rock. Climb up to pay your respects at this historic monastery and look for the golden step which, according to legend, only the truly devout can see.