Elafonisi Island Day Tour from Chania, Greece
From the 1-st of May, 2023
A trip to this famous lagoon, which is located in the south-west corner of Crete, with its crystal clear water and pink coral sands is unforgettable.
- Enjoy fantastic and beautiful lagoon with Elafonissi Beach
- See spectacular Topolia Gorge and Typical Cretan villages
- Stop at Agia Sofia and visit the cave
- Pick-up and drop-off at Chania area
- Transportation by bus
Please note: The pick up starts from the area of Kolymbari and ends at Halepa's area. We pick up and drop off the customers close to their hotel.
Built at a height of 80m from the main road that crosses the Topolia Gorge, this church is rich in history and traditions that date back to the battles of Cretans against their conquerors (the Venetians and Turks).
Cretan soldiers, who had fought at the siege of Constantinople, carried the icon of Saint Sophia on their way back to Crete. The icon was found wedged inside a rock inside the cave. It is 10m wide and 20m high. Magnificent stalactites, stalagmites and pillars cover the largest part of its surface. Neolithic shells and a previously unknown species of insect that was named Spermophora Topolia were discovered in this cave.
09:45 First Stop at St. Sophia Cave
10:15 Departure from the Cave
11:15 Arrival at Elafonissi
15:15 Departure from Elafonissi
Possible stop at Local Village (Optional Lunch)
17:00-18:00 Arrival at your hotel