If you are dreaming of turquoise waters and soft, silky sand all day long, then you should be scheduling your visit to Elafonisos. Just 19 square kilometers, this tiny island lies comfortably right above Kithira. Easily accessible via ferry boat from Laconia and the coastal town of Neapolis, this is your ticket to an exotic retreat that you will cherish for a lifetime.
An island filled with light, emerald beaches and endless moments of relaxation. In Elafonisos, time stands still. Nature at its finest, with the pure white sand and the verdant cedar forests all around. Sea lovers will be swept off their feet. One of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Mediterranean, Simos beach, is home to water sports enthusiasts and campers from all over the world. Just take an umbrella, sunscreen and bottles of water with you. And do not litter!
The highlight of the island is none other than swimming and soaking under the sun. Beach bars welcome you, offering refreshing drinks and hearty snacks throughout the day. And even if you do not want to mingle with the crowds at Simos beach, an equally thrilling beach awaits. Kato Nisi (meaning Lower Island) will compensate you for your choice. Just lay back and enjoy, overlooking the majestic church of Virgin Mary!
You can stroll up and down the promenade at the island’s town, until you decide where to dine. And there are so many options for you, with the fresh catch of the day served on order. Try out lobster spaghetti or fresh grilled fish, especially red mullet. Accompany those delicious treats with chilled wine or ouzo and beer. Then, spoon sweets and Greek yogurt with honey will leave you craving for more. Till next time!
Last but not least, those interested in History will find it extremely enticing to explore the Sunken City between Pounta beach (the most popular beach in Neapolis) and the islet of Pavlopetri. Discover what lies beneath the surface, indulging in snorkeling and diving into the past. Welcome to Elafonisos!