Elafonisi - Kedrodasos
Tripadvisor, 2014 Traveler’s choice
Elafonisi is an amazing exotic tiny island separated from the shore by a lagoon no more than a metre deep in the southwestern point of Crete. If you visit Crete you must swim at the exotic crystal blue and green waters of Elafonisi and walk along the water edge on the white, pink and red coral sand (produced from red and pink broken shells). Elafonisi is a Natura 2000 protected area. The island is full of coastal dunes with sand lilies and perennial cedars and it is strictly forbidden to remove any plants and sand. Kedrodasos (means juniper forest) is an amazing unexplored beach 1 km east from Elafonisi lagoon with white sand and some small rocks overlooked by a forest of ancient cedar trees, ideal for travelers who love nature. There aren’t facilities so be prepared with all the supplies you may need (water, food etc). The European path E4 crosses the beach. For access to the beach of Kedrodasos you need to drive by car and then walk about 10 minutes – there are no signs to get there so ask for directions from locals.
Distance: 45 km
50 min by car