Elafonisi or Lafonisi is an earthly paradise and has been included in the “Natura 2000” program, as a protected area. It has a white sand beach equal to that of the exotic Caribbean landscapes and by many superior due to the iridescent shades of the beach on the sea shore. White sand lilies bloom in the area, but the endangered sea cedars also thrive. The loggerhead lays its eggs in Elafonissi and a variety of migratory birds rest during their journey.
In this unique natural paradise you can enjoy your bath but also observe in detail the seductive landscape. Swim in the emerald, clear crystal clear waters, against the backdrop of the vast blue horizon. The east side of the beach is organized with umbrellas, sunbeds, beach bar, showers, changing rooms and parking. You can cross the peninsula and discover the hidden coves on its south side and the chapel of Agia Irini with the lighthouse at the end.