Elafonisos Island Travel Guide

  • on the main street
    on the main street
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  • sea at Simos beach
    sea at Simos beach
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  • Pure Sand and soft shining sea...take me back!
    Pure Sand and soft shining sea...take me...
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Elafonisos Island Things to Do

  • All day in the beach

    Since you get to the island you must understand the meaning of real holidays.All you have to take care about, is to put your sunscreen often,to take enough water with you and which tavern you choose to eat. These are all... Tips.There are 2 places where you can get supplies near the beaches.In Simos there is a small, kind of beach-bar, next to the...

  • walk

    in the narrow alleys of Hora. Early in the morning, or late in the evening, right after spending a lazy day at Simos beach...

  • Unspoilt...

    Elafonisos, as a conclusion, must remain unspoilt and fascinating, like this peaceful sunset...Don't you agree with me?

  • Panagia beach

    Green trees frame the soft sand, the crystal clear waters too...There are 3 uninhabitable small islands next to Panagia beach, you can go there without many difficulties...

  • Simos beach II

    The fantastic beach of Simos, which lies north of the bay of Frango, has been characterized as one of the finest beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. Indeed...Near it, there is a well organized camping.

  • Simos beach

    Simos is located at the southest point of the island. Sand dunes, cedar trees, blue-green waters are in a perfect harmony there...

  • The church of Panagia (Virgin Mary)

    It is situated at the west part of the island (Kato Nisi region). The church was built where an older byzantine one stood.

  • The church of Panagia II

    The view from there is wonderful, you can see all Kato Nisi region and the magnificent Panagia beach...Ruins of an ancient town exist 200 m west of the church.

  • Sarakiniko

    Sarakiniko bay, next to Simos' one, got its name from the Sarakinian pirates who used it as their primary base. Except imaging such images from the past or looking for their hidden treasures, we can simply enjoy lying on the sand and swimming in the nice, long beach (in the background)...

  • Azure waters...

    I can compare the beaches of Elafonisos with Pelegrina beach in Chrysi (a small island south of Crete), they are the cleanest waters I've seen in my country...

  • The first image...

    ...of the island is its "capital" and biggest village, where some hundreds of people enjoy a peaceful style of life...Approaching Elafonisos, we meet the small island Stavros with a lighthouse and to the west the church of Agios (Saint) Spiridon. A bridge leads us to this church, it was built in 1852.

  • Pounta-Elafonisos

    Pounta is the small port in the mainland from where you can go to Elafonisos by boats or small ferries (5' distance). It lies just 300 m away of the island and they are separated by a narrow water channel, not deeper than 3 metres!


Elafonisos Island Restaurants

  • order everything

    This tavern is a little off the beaten... On the oppisite side of the beaches and after passing through the village,you take the road to Nisia Panagias area.There you will find another beautiful beach,but you didnt come here for this, you came here to EAT. Pass the taverns by the beach and start climp the hill.after a few turns you will find...

  • best breakfast

    Akri is the most "trenty" place in the village.Most young people get there cos of the lounge music and the beautiful sunsets. Is on the other edge of village (Akri = edge) about ten minutes walk from the port. Akri is an all day restaurant. Has big variety for breakfast, eggs, juices, sandwiches, crepes etc. Also there is a menu for the rest of...

  • The oldest tavern on the island

    In Elafonisos you will mainly find seafood, fresh, daily and actually cought by local fishermen.Dagiadas is the first tavern you will see as you reach Elafonisos port.You will easily recognise the blue tents right next to the sea.Ask for the todays fishes and ofcourse you have to taste the local lobster-spaghetti.(a dish you must order to all...


Elafonisos Island Transportation

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    by thanalik Updated Feb 13, 2007

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    The best and more comfortable way to get to Elafonisos is by renting a car.

    With airport as a start, you follow the directions for Korinthos, full highway easy to drive.

    Afrer you pass the Korinthos canal, driving about 10 kms, you will find the exit for Tripoli.You must stay in 2 left lines cos the exit is on the left side of the road.Till here on a day without traffic it will take you a little more than 1 hour.Still highway easy drive.

    After the toll posts, you will start climb a mountain still highway,which takes you to Tripoli.On top of the mountain,before you reach Tripoli, there is the only tounel you will meet.Right after the tounel there is a Gas station with restaurant and bar.Is a nice place to make a small stop.

    When you reach Tripoli you will have to leave the highway.You take the exit for Sparti,is right after a long right turn of the highway.You keep driving with direction of Sparti,which you reach an pass through.

    Now you take the direction for Skala-Monemvasia.After a few kms and after passing an army camp on your right hand, you will need to be a little carefull not to loose the exit for SKALA.if you loose this exit will cost you at least 1 hour detour.

    After passing through Skala you follow the directions for Monemvasia-Molaoi.

    You also pass through Molaoi you follow the directions Monemvasia-Neapoli.From now on your main target is Neapoli...

    When you pass the cross Monemvasia Neapoli direction Neapoli,a few kms before Neapoli you will find a small exit on your right for Viglafia-Elafonisos.This is it... You are almost there!

    After 5 minutes following the directions for Elafonisos you find the small dock from where every half hour there is a boat which will take you to paradise... Dont worry about tickets for the boat, you will have it inside...

    The duration of boat trip is 10 minutes.

    The less time i've make for this road trip is 3hours 30min. The average time would be from 4 to 5 hours. Just be passiant and be carefull of the road, mainly after Skala...

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Beaches
    • Road Trip

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