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
Tue 23rd April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
22° 21° 19° 24° 28° 27° 27° 19°
20% 20% 20% 26% 42% 6% 7% 44%
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
18° 19° 15° 20° 22° 21° 19° 13°
9% 22% 14% 42% 32% 2% 18% 4%
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
12° 11° 11° 18° 19° 19° 17° 10°
10% 6% 6% 78% 0% 0% 1% 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
10° 10° 18° 19° 19° 17° 14°
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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°
Sat 27th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
14° 13° 11° 19° 21° 21° 18° 16°
16% 8% 4% 1% 0% 0% 2% 6%
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 28th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
16° 16° 16° 19° 21° 20° 18° 16°
5% 6% 19% 24% 10% 5% 4% 16%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
Mon 29th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
16° 14° 15° 19° 22° 22° 20° 17°
45% 67% 43% 14% 24% 14% 15% 0%
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
49
kmh
54
kmh
51
kmh
48
kmh
55
kmh
41
kmh
30
kmh
13
kmh
2.6m
2.7m
3.0m
2.5m
2.5m
2.3m
1.6m
0.4m
7.6s 8.1s 7.7s 5.6s 5.7s 8.1s 8.2s 7.5s
Wed 24th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
16
kmh
26
kmh
31
kmh
29
kmh
30
kmh
30
kmh
28
kmh
29
kmh
0.5m
0.9m
1.2m
1.1m
1.1m
1.0m
1.1m
1.2m
7.0s 6.9s 7.6s 7.7s 7.6s 7.6s 9.2s 7.6s
Thu 25th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
31
kmh
25
kmh
26
kmh
28
kmh
26
kmh
24
kmh
26
kmh
23
kmh
0.5m
0.9m
0.9m
0.7m
0.7m
0.6m
0.5m
0.4m
8.0s 7.4s 6.9s 6.7s 6.3s 6.1s 6.0s 6.9s
Fri 26th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
22
kmh
21
kmh
22
kmh
24
kmh
26
kmh
28
kmh
23
kmh
10
kmh
0.5m
0.5m
0.3m
1.4m
1.3m
1.4m
1.1m
1.0m
6.6s 7.0s 7.3s 7.2s 7.0s 7.0s 6.6s 6.3s
Sat 27th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
9
kmh
10
kmh
5
kmh
6
kmh
4
kmh
8
kmh
10
kmh
3
kmh
0.8m
0.7m
0.7m
0.4m
0.5m
0.4m
0.3m
0.6m
6.3s 6.2s 6.1s 5.9s 5.6s 3.4s 3.5s 4.2s
Sun 28th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
6
kmh
12
kmh
7
kmh
4
kmh
8
kmh
7
kmh
8
kmh
2
kmh
0.7m
0.6m
0.5m
0.4m
0.5m
0.7m
1.3m
1.1m
4.1s 5.1s 5.0s 4.7s 5.3s 5.4s 5.6s 5.6s
Mon 29th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
6
kmh
11
kmh
9
kmh
7
kmh
8
kmh
5
kmh
9
kmh
15
kmh
1.3m
1.1m
1.0m
1.0m
1.0m
0.9m
1.0m
1.2m
8.6s 7.8s 7.4s 6.9s 6.7s 6.3s 6.1s 5.7s
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 28th April
4:08 AM 10:16 AM 4:43 PM 10:31 PM
0.10 0.10 0.00 0.10
Mon 29th April
4:56 AM 11:02 AM 5:37 PM 11:24 PM
0.10 0.10 0.00 0.20
Tue 23rd April
28°
0.0mm
13kmh SSW
23%
Wed 24th April
22°
0.0mm
27kmh WNW
17%
Thu 25th April
19°
0.0mm
30kmh WNW
12%
Fri 26th April
20°
0.0mm
18kmh NW
0%
Sat 27th April
21°
0.0mm
15kmh NE
4%
Sun 28th April
21°
0.0mm
17kmh NE
11%
Mon 29th April
22°
0.0mm
13kmh NNE
27%
Tue 30th April
23°
0.0mm
11kmh NNE
0%
Wed 1st May
23°
0.0mm
13kmh NNE
13%
Thu 2nd May
22°
0.1mm
29kmh WNW
15%
Fri 3rd May
15°
3.0mm
24kmh SW
79%
Sat 4th May
16°
0.0mm
23kmh NE
23%
Sun 5th May
18°
0.0mm
19kmh NE
58%
Mon 6th May
19°
0.0mm
14kmh NE
17%

In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 21° 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 2 days of very light rain with an average of 1.6mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 21%.

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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