Kayak Elafonissi: The Pink Lagoon

A day out kayaking sit-on-tops along Crete’s West Coast. We paddle to discover natural salt lakes by the coast, shallow rocky reefs in crystal clear waters, then we finish in Elafonissi lagoon of the pink sand.

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Kayak sit-on-tops to the pink sand & blue lagoon of Elafonissi.

A sea adventure at the end of Europe.

  • Kayaking time: 3 hours
  • Total time: 7 hours
  • Kayak Distance: 10Km
  • Difficulty: for sea lovers

We set off from Kissamos and drive on scenic coastal roads for approximately an hour. We get to a pebbly beach where we leave land and launch for our adventure.

The Kayak
We paddle along the rocky coastline. We meet natural sea lakes that we enter to enjoy the tranquillity. We see endemic palm trees on shore. We navigate through a seascape of shallow rocks, while admiring the rugged mountainous landscape.

The sea
We take advantage of the sit-on-tops and jump in the blue element. We don our masks and snorkels and we go in the calm sea coastal lakes, or we dive in the shallow turquoise waters among the maze of rocks. And when we get near Elafonissi we can swim in the colourful sheltered lagoon.

The landing
We land in Elafonissi, walk on the pink-sand shores and snack in the shade of the juniper trees among the sand dunes before driving back home.


  • Sit-on-top sea kayak rental
  • Guide
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • PFD
  • Kayaker's snack

To be able to paddle for 2-3 hours.

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Kayak Elafonissi: The Pink Lagoon
From €75
per Adult
From €55
per Child 12-16 Years old

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