Beaches in Elafonisos island: Simos, Panagia and Kontogoni beach
In Elafonisos island, the major attractions are the beautiful beaches, with the stunning sandy beach of Simos as a trademark.
It is a long beach, located south of the island and has magnificent views over the island of Kythira. The golden sand is fine like sugar and the clear waters captivate visitors with the coral colours. Feature of the beach is the continuous line of sandy dunes that reach up to 10 meters.
Panagia beach is at the western part of the island. It is an equally beautiful beach, strewn with sand and the sea bottom features a feast of colours with rich flora and for this reason is recommended for endless underwater explorations. The area has lush vegetation with cedars, which literally pop up through the sand, and rare flowers.
Lefki beach is located on the western side of the island, with white sand, little rocks and unique sea colors. It is the only safe place during south-southwestern winds and an important fishing spot.
Some other beaches you can find on the island are Kontogoni, Kalogeras, Lefki, Aglyftis and others.
There are organized tours on the island by small boats for unforgettable excursions to the beaches and for a thorough acquaintance with this beautiful place.
For your stay in Laconia, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Elafonisos there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
In order to reach Elafonisos you must follow the Tripoli - Sparti road. Continue the route to Monemvasia after passing by Sparti and turn to the exit Punta - Elafonisos after Molaous.
Indicative distances and routes from Elafonisos:
Athens: 322 km
Thessaloniki: 767 km
Patra: 367 km
Tripoli: 166 km
Sparti: 108 km
Moving around in the region of Laconia is easy by Laconia Buses with frequent routes.
In order to reach Elafonisos by bus you first have to follow the route to Neapoli, from where there are few routes to Punta in the morning or you can get a taxi.
There are regular routes from and towards Elafonisos and Punta, which is 700 m far from Elafonisos and the journey takes less than 10 min from 7:00 until 24:00.
During summer season there are frequent routes every 30 min.
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For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field "Routes" with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.