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  • Photo of Elafonissi
  • Photo of Elafonissi
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Elafonissi means deer island, but really refers to the tiny white sandy island, the beach it’s separated by a lagoon from and the lagoon itself.

The water in the lagoon is only about a metre deep and glassy clear because the Elafonissian sand is so fine and white, and you can easily walk across the lagoon to the island, which has more lovely white sandy beaches on the ocean side.

The main problem with anywhere so idyllic is that lots of people want to come and enjoy it, an in peak season the sand is shared out between about two thousand people a day. Early or late in the season you’ll have a lot more white sand and warm shallow water to yourself.

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