Travel to Elafonisos, the exotic paradise of the Peloponnese
At the SE end of the Peloponnese, opposite Naples in Laconia, is Elafonisos, a small, paradise island of incomparable natural beauty and interesting historical and cultural tradition. The turquoise crystal clear waters and the endless golden beaches with the white sand, the rocks and the importance of its natural and archeological treasures, make Elafonisos one of the most beautiful islands of the country, a true exotic destination for the ideal vacation full of relaxation and carefreeness, which will leave an indelible mark on the heart of every visitor.
Beautiful and extremely picturesque, the settlement of Elafonisos welcomes everyone, with its busy port and an equally lively coastal road, full of shops, cafes and restaurants, which leads to the small island of Agios Spyridon with its homonymous elegant chapel.
The beach of small and large Simos, with its shallow, crystal clear waters, white dunes and stunning views, deserves the title of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, offering endless moments of relaxation and recreation, in the most exotic and beautiful part of the island, at the moment when the cave of Simos, charms, with the hidden secrets of its natural beauty. The ancient city of Pavlopetri, which extends under the sea between Pounta beach and the islet of Pavlopetri, is a famous archeological gem, while in Strongyli lake, the protected wetland is an integral part of the inexhaustible natural beauty of the island. A visit to the beaches of Lefki, Kontogoni and Aglyfti, in a landscape of great natural beauty and tranquility, will captivate the senses, as the sunset from Panagia, overlooking the endless horizon of the Aegean, will make you believe that Elafonisos is a small ,earthly, exotic paradise and the ideal refuge for an unforgettable escape to the world of travel pleasure.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine presents a wide range of specialties with local, pure products. Fish and all kinds of seafood are at the forefront, accompanied by rich salads and sweet desserts.
When to visit Elafonisos
Visit Elafonisos during the summer months and enjoy your swim in the amazing beaches of the island, as well as excursions to nature and other water activities such as water sports, snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing.
Moving from/ to Elafonisos
Transportation in Elafonisos
The island is connected by ferry to Pounta Laconia, with regular daily itineraries lasting 10 minutes.
Transportation to the island is by private or rental car, by motorbike, as well as on foot. With a rental boat you can make the tour of the island, in order to discover its hidden beauties.