On the south side of the island of Crete, you will find a magical place full of white and pink sand, an area called Elafonissi. If you decide to spend your holidays in Crete, be sure that Elafonisi will be among the places worth visiting. Although Elafonisi in Greek means “the island of deer”, you will not see a single deer around. The area of Elafonisi is included in the Natura 2000 Protection Program, due to its exceptional natural beauty. Elafonisi has thousands of visitors every summer and the best time to visit is May, June or September, if you want to avoid the crowd. There are some taverns in the area around the beach
Driving 1 km west of Elafonisi you will find a beach full of cedars, Kedrodasos. The trees are very fragile and require the respect of holidaymakers as they are protected by the Natura 2000 program. The beach is secluded and unorganized and is one of the last paradises in Europe.