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There are 5 ways to get from Athens to Elafonisi beach by car ferry, taxi, bus, bus and ferry, plane or shuttle

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Recommended option

Car ferry, taxi  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Chania
  2. Take a taxi from Chania to Elafonisi beach

$109 - $199

Cheapest option

Car ferry  •  13 h 27 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Kissamos

$94 - $109

3 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  21 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Patra to Chania
  3. Take the bus from Chania to Vlithia

$125 - $138

Fly to Chania, taxi  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Chania (CHQ) ATH - CHQ
  2. Take a taxi from Palaiochora to Elafonisi beach

$182 - $380

Fly to Heraklion, Private transfer  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Heraklion (HER) ATH - HER
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Irakleion Airport to Palaiochora

$370 - $775

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Elafonisi beach is to car ferry which costs 80€ - 95€ and takes 13 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Elafonisi beach is to fly and taxi which costs 150€ - 330€ and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The distance between Athens and Elafonisi beach is 302 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Elafonisi beach without a car is to car ferry and taxi which takes 11 h 24 min and costs 90€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 11 h 24 min to get from Athens to Elafonisi beach, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Chania Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Sky Express and Olympic Air offer flights from Athens Airport to Chania Airport.

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There are 171+ hotels available in Elafonisi beach. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Elafonisi beach.
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  • Distance: 188.4 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 24 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Elafonisi beach, Greece?

There is no direct connection from Athens to Elafonisi beach. However, you can take the subway to Στ.Πειραια, take the walk to Τελωνειο, take the line 843 bus to Πλ.Καραισκακη, take the walk to Piraeus, take the car ferry to Chania, then take the taxi to Elafonisi beach. Alternatively, Lane Sea Lines operates a car ferry from Athens to Elafonisi beach once a week. Tickets cost $52 and the journey takes 11 h 15 min. Ionis Avlemon N.E. also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Athens to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Athens to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A
Phone
2821 091288
Website
e-ktel.com
Bus and ferry from Patra to Chania
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Bus from Chania to Vlithia
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Irakleion Airport to Palaiochora
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$282
Minivan
$288
Minibus
$518
Ferry operators
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Chania
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$75 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$65 - $80
CABIN A4 outside
$65 - $80
Economy
$38 - $44
Lane Sea Lines
Phone
+30 2736037055
Email
info@lane-kithira.com
Website
lane.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Kissamos
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
lane.gr
Ionis Avlemon N.E.
Phone
2104179444
Website
kythira.info
Car ferry from Piraeus to Kissamos
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
lane.gr
Other operators
Taxi from Chania to Elafonisi beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Radio Taxi Hermes
Phone
+30 698 673 1880
Website
chaniataxi.gr

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