Elafonisi is one of the loveliest sand beaches in Crete. At the southern extremity of Crete’s west coast, the beach is long separated from the Elafonisi Islet by about 50 meters of knee-deep water. The clear shallow turquoise water and fine white sand create a tropical paradise.
Heraklion is the largest city in Crete, located roughly in the centre of the north coast. Heraklion has a population of 131,000 (2001 census), but it