• Location: Crete, Greece
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
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Visit Chrissoskalitissa Monastery and Elafonissi Island, two of western Crete’s most-popular attractions, on this day trip from Chania. In the morning, travel by climate-controlled coach to the sun-kissed west, where you’ll ascend the ‘golden step’ to the monastery. Then, continue to the paradise island of Elafonissi for an idyllic afternoon of sunbathing, swimming and exploration.


  • Day-trip to Chrissoskalitissa Monastery and Elafonissi Island from Chania in Crete
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach to the west side of Crete on a full-day trip
  • Explore Chrissoskalitissa Monastery with your guide and learn about its 'golden step'
  • Spend time at leisure on Elafonissi Island, admiring its rare flora and fauna or swimming in the sea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Chania hotels included

What You Can Expect

Elafonissi Island and Chrissoskalitissa Monastery Tour from Chania

Admire Elafonissi Island on a stroll around

Customer Reviews

Sonia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A gorgeous beach with lovely views of the mountains, the water is crystal clear. There are plenty of sunbeds and shades which you can hire for 8euros, plus places to eat and drink, toilet and wash facilities on hand too, remember to pack your sun cream this place is pretty exposed.
The monastery is well worth a visit, it has quite a history, just wished that it hadn't been so rushed.

sonya s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a lovely trip. Well worth it. The bus ride to elafonissi Island was very scenic with a changing torrane which kept you constantly looking out the window. Elafonissi Island was so beautiful. I dont think many on the bus walked out to the island as it was not very clear that you were going in the right direction. Keep walking toward the large cross on the hill top and the cave is just below that. I walked to the top if the island hill and read the monument that was there and had a look through the old church. the water was spectacular in both colour and temperature. I would highly recommend this trip is you enjoy history, beautiful scenery and gorgeous water.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Wow awesome trip, even though we had a rental car glad we took the bus as the road is somewhat narrow. Our bus driver was excellent. Take a walk through the channel to the island. Crystal clear water and great beach, this must be one of the best places on earth. Amazing views on the stop on the way back. Simply a great tour.

Gretel Zoray M

1 star rating: I do not recommend this September 2015

Some people paid the tour at the moment and to my surprise, they paid less tan the half of what I have paid with an advance of at least fifteen days. Additionally, it is organised to make you stop and spend your money in restaurant and places not very good indeed. It is a lot better and easier making it by local buses.

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