Elafonisos Island Travel Guide
on the main street
on the main street
sea at Simos beach
Pure Sand and soft shining sea...take me...
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...
in the narrow alleys of Hora. Early in the morning, or late in the evening, right after spending a lazy day at Simos beach...
Elafonisos, as a conclusion, must remain unspoilt and fascinating, like this peaceful sunset...Don't you agree with me?
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 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 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 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...
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...
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!
9muses: if not camping at the beach, then....
Recently built with spacious rooms. Ideal for couples or families. Very clean too. Very kind owners.However, mind that no breakfast is served. This, u can prepeare yourself as well as any other kind of meal, in its fully equiped kitchen.
Swimming pool. Mind though, that...
Calypso: elafonisos's best choice
i was there last year , and was impressed with the cleanliness of the rooms , also the rooms were pretty spacious , and they had wireless internet for free !if anyone goes to the island , i would recommend it with no doubt !
Elafonisos Mere: Elafonisos Rooms
Eelafonisos is a very, very small island. It has rooms and a few small hotels. Most visitors stay on the mainland in Neopolis where the accommodations are more plentiful. The ferry across to the island is only a stone's throw away and takes 10 minutes. In the summer, during...
Camping Elafonisos: Rooms also available
Camping in Elafonisos is right next to the beach. Is a new property,which was built 3-4 years ago.It gets real crowded on August which would be better to avoid.There are all the facilities of a camping, mini market,restaurant,cooking places,toiletes and baths and there is...
Nisia Panagias: 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...
Akri: 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,...
Dagiadas (dayadas): 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...
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...
Updated Feb 13, 2007
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