Beach Weather in Elafonissi Beach, Crete, Greece

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16°
 
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16°
 
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15°
 
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16°
 
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17°
 
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22°
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24°
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25°
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25°
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Beach Weather Today in Elafonissi Beach

Today the maximum temperature will be 30° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing. Today the water temperature will be 24° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Today will be dry with no rain showers. Expect plentiful sunshine and mostly clear blue skies with an average cloud cover of 5%.

The winds will be side shore and moderate at 26kmh from the North West. The moderate winds will keep the temperatures feeling fresher.

Elafonissi Beach faces Southwest and the sunset will be visible over the ocean to the West at 08:34 PM. The skies should be very clear at that time, ideal for a sunset.

For Beach Weather for the next next 7 days, wind and wave conditions and tide and the next 14 days weather use the tabs below.

Beach Weather This Weekend in Elafonissi Beach

This weekend the average maximum daily temperatures will be 30° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 24° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

There will be no rainy days at all this weekend. Expect plentiful sunshine and mostly clear blue skies with an average cloud cover of 0%.

ELAFONISSI BEACH - BEACH WEATHER FORECAST

Thu 25th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
26° 27° 27° 30° 31° 30° 29° 26°
5% 11% 6% 4% 3% 4% 4% 5%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
Fri 26th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
24° 24° 24° 29° 30° 30° 30° 26°
10% 9% 4% 4% 4% 3% 2% 6%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
Sat 27th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
23° 23° 22° 29° 31° 30° 29° 27°
5% 0% 0% 1% 2% 0% 0% 0%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
Sun 28th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
24° 22° 22° 29° 29° 28° 27° 22°
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
Mon 29th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
22° 21° 21° 27° 29° 29° 29° 24°
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
Tue 30th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
23° 22° 23° 27° 29° 29° 28° 26°
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
Wed 31st July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
24° 23° 24° 28° 30° 31° 29° 27°
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
Thu 25th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
19
kmh
18
kmh
16
kmh
18
kmh
23
kmh
26
kmh
22
kmh
18
kmh
0.7m
0.8m
0.6m
1.0m
1.0m
0.9m
0.8m
0.8m
6.6s 6.7s 6.7s 5.3s 5.7s 5.7s 7.0s 5.6s
Fri 26th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
18
kmh
18
kmh
14
kmh
16
kmh
9
kmh
5
kmh
6
kmh
16
kmh
1.2m
1.2m
1.2m
1.2m
1.2m
1.1m
0.8m
0.9m
6.0s 6.3s 6.2s 5.7s 6.4s 6.5s 6.7s 6.0s
Sat 27th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
17
kmh
23
kmh
17
kmh
13
kmh
14
kmh
17
kmh
11
kmh
23
kmh
0.8m
0.8m
0.8m
0.9m
1.3m
1.1m
0.6m
1.1m
5.6s 6.5s 5.9s 6.1s 5.2s 5.3s 5.3s 5.4s
Sun 28th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
29
kmh
29
kmh
26
kmh
28
kmh
35
kmh
28
kmh
28
kmh
28
kmh
1.2m
1.4m
1.5m
1.8m
1.9m
1.7m
1.5m
1.2m
5.1s 4.8s 6.0s 6.0s 6.0s 6.0s 6.0s 6.0s
Mon 29th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
26
kmh
26
kmh
27
kmh
23
kmh
26
kmh
28
kmh
27
kmh
23
kmh
1.3m
1.3m
1.4m
1.6m
1.6m
1.5m
1.4m
1.3m
6.0s 6.0s 6.0s 6.0s 6.0s 6.0s 6.0s 6.0s
Tue 30th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
27
kmh
27
kmh
26
kmh
26
kmh
26
kmh
25
kmh
26
kmh
24
kmh
1.2m
0.8m
1.2m
1.3m
1.4m
1.3m
0.8m
1.1m
6.0s 3.9s 3.9s 3.9s 4.1s 4.2s 4.5s 4.5s
Wed 31st July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
27
kmh
30
kmh
33
kmh
31
kmh
32
kmh
27
kmh
23
kmh
25
kmh
1.1m
0.8m
0.9m
1.1m
1.2m
0.9m
0.8m
0.8m
4.5s 4.5s 4.5s 5.8s 4.9s 5.1s 5.4s 5.6s
Thu 25th July
4:31 AM 10:32 AM 4:56 PM 11:02 PM
0.20 0.00 0.30 0.10
Fri 26th July
5:19 AM 11:19 AM 5:44 PM 11:55 PM
0.20 0.10 0.20 0.10
Sat 27th July
6:11 AM 12:12 PM 6:37 PM
0.10 0.10 0.20
Sun 28th July
12:58 AM 7:10 AM 1:16 PM 7:37 PM
0.20 0.10 0.20 0.10
Mon 29th July
2:13 AM 8:18 AM 2:33 PM 8:47 PM
0.20 0.10 0.20 0.10
Tue 30th July
3:35 AM 9:37 AM 3:56 PM 10:04 PM
0.20 0.00 0.30 0.10
Wed 31st July
4:48 AM 10:54 AM 5:06 PM 11:16 PM
0.20 0.10 0.20 0.10
Thu 25th July
31°
0.0mm
13kmh NNE
5%
Fri 26th July
30°
0.0mm
16kmh NE
5%
Sat 27th July
31°
0.0mm
15kmh ENE
1%
Sun 28th July
29°
0.0mm
19kmh NNE
0%
Mon 29th July
29°
0.0mm
17kmh N
0%
Tue 30th July
29°
0.0mm
15kmh NNE
0%
Wed 31st July
31°
0.0mm
14kmh NNE
0%
Thu 1st August
32°
0.0mm
12kmh NE
0%
Fri 2nd August
31°
0.0mm
15kmh NE
0%
Sat 3rd August
31°
0.0mm
14kmh NNE
2%
Sun 4th August
32°
0.0mm
12kmh NNE
2%
Mon 5th August
33°
0.0mm
13kmh NNW
0%
Tue 6th August
34°
0.0mm
19kmh NW
0%
Wed 7th August
32°
0.0mm
11kmh N
0%

In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 31° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 24° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods. There will be no rainy days at all. Average cloud cover will be 1%.

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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