Beach Weather in Elafonissi Beach, Crete, Greece

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ELAFONISSI BEACH, CRETE, GREECE BEACH WEATHER MONTHLY AVERAGES
Best
Best
Best
Best
Tan
Tan
Tan
Tan
Tan
Tan
Sea
16°
 
Sea
16°
 
Sea
15°
 
Sea
16°
 
Sea
17°
 
Sea
22°
Swim
Sea
24°
Swim
Sea
25°
Swim
Sea
25°
Swim
Sea
23°
Swim
Sea
20°
Swim
Sea
18°
 
ELAFONISSI BEACH, CRETE, GREECE BEACH WEATHER FORECAST
Sun 21st April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
12° 13° 13° 18° 20° 21° 18° 14°
0% 32% 27% 7% 5% 8% 41% 14%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
Mon 22nd April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
13° 13° 15° 20° 25° 26° 23° 21°
15% 8% 65% 49% 49% 19% 15% 20%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
Tue 23rd April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
21° 21° 20° 26° 27° 26° 28° 20°
27% 19% 10% 34% 11% 27% 22% 37%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
Wed 24th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
19° 16° 15° 21° 22° 21° 18° 15°
13% 12% 13% 21% 11% 31% 9% 18%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
Thu 25th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
13° 13° 13° 19° 19° 19° 17° 12°
21% 5% 4% 8% 1% 0% 0% 0%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
Fri 26th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
11° 10° 11° 17° 20° 19° 17° 14°
0% 2% 0% 0% 32% 72% 45% 64%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
Sat 27th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
13° 13° 15° 20° 21° 20° 19° 20°
9% 10% 1% 2% 8% 22% 30% 23%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
Sun 21st April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
19
kmh
14
kmh
12
kmh
17
kmh
12
kmh
12
kmh
13
kmh
19
kmh
0.6m
0.3m
0.3m
0.4m
1.0m
1.1m
1.1m
1.1m
8.8s 8.1s 8.1s 7.1s 6.7s 6.3s 6.2s 5.9s
Mon 22nd April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
20
kmh
21
kmh
30
kmh
41
kmh
46
kmh
43
kmh
39
kmh
50
kmh
1.1m
1.2m
1.8m
3.1m
3.1m
2.0m
2.0m
2.9m
5.8s 6.7s 6.7s 6.6s 6.8s 6.5s 8.0s 7.7s
Tue 23rd April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
43
kmh
43
kmh
43
kmh
40
kmh
54
kmh
55
kmh
40
kmh
25
kmh
2.7m
2.6m
2.7m
3.4m
2.8m
2.5m
2.0m
0.6m
7.6s 5.2s 5.0s 5.4s 5.9s 8.5s 8.2s 7.6s
Wed 24th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
13
kmh
23
kmh
31
kmh
33
kmh
31
kmh
28
kmh
28
kmh
29
kmh
1.2m
1.0m
1.6m
1.4m
1.2m
1.1m
1.2m
1.1m
8.0s 7.1s 8.1s 8.1s 8.1s 8.0s 9.4s 7.9s
Thu 25th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
27
kmh
22
kmh
26
kmh
30
kmh
27
kmh
25
kmh
23
kmh
23
kmh
1.0m
0.7m
0.9m
0.8m
0.8m
0.8m
0.6m
0.5m
7.6s 7.5s 7.3s 6.8s 6.7s 6.3s 6.2s 6.8s
Fri 26th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
21
kmh
20
kmh
14
kmh
16
kmh
16
kmh
15
kmh
16
kmh
9
kmh
0.4m
1.4m
1.2m
1.2m
1.1m
1.0m
0.9m
0.8m
6.7s 6.6s 6.4s 6.5s 6.9s 6.9s 6.8s 6.6s
Sat 27th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
15
kmh
17
kmh
19
kmh
18
kmh
19
kmh
24
kmh
31
kmh
36
kmh
1.2m
1.2m
1.3m
2.2m
1.9m
1.9m
1.4m
1.5m
6.2s 6.1s 6.0s 5.8s 5.8s 5.7s 5.7s 10.3s
Sun 21st April
12:25 AM 6:38 AM 12:43 PM 6:50 PM
0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10
Mon 22nd April
12:54 AM 7:07 AM 1:14 PM 7:18 PM
0.10 0.00 0.10 0.00
Tue 23rd April
1:23 AM 7:35 AM 1:44 PM 7:47 PM
0.10 0.00 0.10 0.00
Wed 24th April
1:52 AM 8:04 AM 2:14 PM 8:15 PM
0.20 0.00 0.10 0.00
Thu 25th April
2:22 AM 8:34 AM 2:46 PM 8:44 PM
0.20 0.00 0.10 0.00
Fri 26th April
2:53 AM 9:04 AM 3:21 PM 9:15 PM
0.10 0.00 0.10 0.10
Sat 27th April
3:28 AM 9:38 AM 3:59 PM 9:50 PM
0.10 0.00 0.10 0.10
Sun 21st April
21°
0.0mm
11kmh NW
16%
Mon 22nd April
26°
0.0mm
19kmh ESE
30%
Tue 23rd April
30°
0.0mm
10kmh ESE
23%
Wed 24th April
22°
0.0mm
30kmh WNW
16%
Thu 25th April
19°
0.0mm
32kmh WNW
4%
Fri 26th April
20°
0.0mm
16kmh NW
26%
Sat 27th April
22°
0.0mm
14kmh ENE
13%
Sun 28th April
26°
0.0mm
14kmh SSE
15%
Mon 29th April
21°
0.0mm
25kmh WNW
3%
Tue 30th April
21°
0.0mm
11kmh NNW
17%
Wed 1st May
23°
0.0mm
22kmh NW
3%
Thu 2nd May
22°
0.0mm
31kmh W
1%
Fri 3rd May
20°
0.1mm
37kmh W
43%
Sat 4th May
20°
0.0mm
39kmh W
53%

In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 22° which is warm and pleasant for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 17° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. There will be no rainy days at all. Average cloud cover will be 19%.

If you are sailing, windsurfing, fishing, surfing etc. in Elafonissi Beach don't forget to check the tide and wind and wave conditions

Taking a Holiday at Elafonissi Beach, Crete, Greece

Elafonissi Beach in Crete, Greece, is one of those rare places where the natural beauty can leave you truly speechless. Known for its shimmering waters and scenic views, a holiday at Elafonissi Beach promises relaxation and an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Beach Type

Elafonissi Beach is renowned for its unique and stunning pinkish-white sand, which gets its color from the thousands of broken seashells mixed with the sand. This fine sand against the backdrop of turquoise water creates a tropical paradise-like feel. The beach is mostly sandy with some areas having coarse sand and small pebbles. Although not abundant in rocks or reefs directly at the beachfront, there are spots nearby that cater to snorkelers and divers looking to explore marine life.

Beach Activities

  • Swimming: The crystal-clear shallow waters make for ideal swimming conditions, especially for families with children.
  • Snorkeling: While Elafonissi itself may not be a snorkeling hotspot due to its sandy bottom, nearby coves offer opportunities to see marine life among rocks.
  • Sunbathing: The expansive area covered with soft pinkish-white sand provides a perfect place for sunbathing.
  • Kitesurfing & Windsurfing: On windier days, these activities are popular due to favorable wind conditions.
  • Paddleboarding: Calm days are perfect for paddleboarding across the flat water surface.
  • Exploring: Walk across to the island when the tide is low to discover more secluded spots and enjoy nature.

Accommodations

Directly on Elafonissi Beach there aren't any resorts or hotels due to environmental protection laws. However, nearby areas offer various accommodation options ranging from luxury resorts to budget-friendly hotels. Some notable mentions include:

  • Elafonisi Resort by Kalomirakis Family
  • Innahorion

These accommodations provide convenient access to the beach while respecting the natural landscape.

Areas to Stay In

For those looking for places to stay when visiting Elafonissi Beach, consider:

  • Chania: A picturesque town located about 1.5 hours away by car offering a mix of history, culture, and vibrant nightlife.
  • Kissamos: Closer than Chania and more laid back; it's perfect for tourists looking for a peaceful retreat near beautiful beaches.

These areas provide different experiences - Chania is bustling with activities whereas Kissamos offers tranquility closer to Elafonissi.

Beach Amenities

Elafonissi Beach offers several amenities that include:

  • Sunbeds and umbrellas (for rent)
  • Lifeguard services during peak season
  • Snack bars offering food and drinks
  • Showers and changing rooms
  • Restroom facilities
  • A small parking area

Keep in mind that during peak tourist seasons, it's best to arrive early at Elafonissi Beach as amenities such as sunbeds can be quickly occupied.

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