Distance: 1.8 km
Estimated driving time: 3 min
Elafonisi is located 76km west of Chania, 50km from Alonia Hotel Apartments and 5km south of Chrysoskalitisa Monastery. Accesible by car through a very enjoyable ride bitween Cretan mountains and through tunnels. Elafonisi is a place of an exceptional natural beauty, and it has been included in the Natura 2000 Protection Program. Pink Coral sand , turqoise water and a stunning sunset composing one of the most exotic and extraordinary places in Europe. A must visit for every traveller in Crete.
Seitan Limani , a greek literal translation “Devil's Harbour”. Situated about 45 Km from Alonia Hotel , facing northeast. The beach is accessible by car up to a point , then a mountain hike is required to get on the beach, it can be challenging but rewarding also. One of the hidden gems on Crete, a bit exclusive but also beautiful scenery of a small gulf.
The feeling of being in an isolate and virgin place. Balos is located in the North west Crete , accesible by boat or car. Either way , a wonderful beach with crystal clear water and thin redish sand is wating for you , also a hike up the hill will reveal a breathtaking scenery, The hill hike is suitable for children also. A stunning Beach everyone must visit.
Falasarna beach is located 28Km from Alonia Hotel, It consists of several sandy beaches of various length, all facing the West , which makes a spectacular sunset experience. Falasarna beach is one of the most exotic beaches in crete with several kilometers of coastline and enough width to not make it look overwhelmed even on the bussiest days. An addition to the spectacular beach is the ancient harbour built nearby which worth a visit , a huge stone built throne signals the start of the harbour. Crystalline water always at neutral temperature along with colorful thick sand will reward your first dive.
Chania old town situated 22Km from Alonia , a cultural crossover. Venezian architecture meets Cretan vibrant culture. Picturesque buildings along with beautiful paths to walk around and discover cretan traditional cuisine and enjoy a cocktail on a roof garden watching the sea and the lighthouse. Always looking alive and taunting you to explore hundreds of side streets where you will be discovering something new in every corner.