Stunning. Shallow waters separate the mainland from a tiny islet, so shallow one can walk along. The dunes. Sand with pink highlights, naturally tinted by tiny red organisms and seashell fragments. Elafonissi is a protected Natura 2000 area, although you wouldn’t know it as you walk past the tightly packed sunbeds and canteens catering for the hundreds of beachgoers.
Victim of its beauty. Don’t ever go there during peak times, so awfully packed is it with bus-, boat- and carloads arriving all day. Do go early or late. A breathtaking walk at sunset. And may be a dip in the shallows in the moonlight if it is warm enough.
Elafonissi, 30 June 2015
Shared image credits (Konstantinos & Lia)