Elafonisi is located near the southern part of Crete, 43 km from Kastelli and 76 from Chania. Access to the island which is located near the beach is about 100m on foot, because the water is very shallow! The water is pink from the thousands of shells that have been shattered by the time giving a special appearance on the sand. In 1824 the Turks massacred 850 people on Easter Sunday. The massacre was for revenge and punishment for the rebellious Cretan people and many people were killed, mostly women and children.

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