Elafonisi is located near the southwestern corner of the island, 45km from Kissamos and 76km from Chania. The nearby island (100m away from the mainland) is easily reachable on foot thanks to the shallow waters! The water owes its pink colour to the thousands of shells that have been ground for years giving the beach a spectacular look. On the coast there are lilies, bushes and trees protected by the European nature conservation program Natura 2000. On the way to the famous beach, you can visit the monastery of Chrisoskalitisa with an breathtaking view over the sea.