In search of the most romantic beach of Greece you should go to the island of Crete, near the coast of which is a miniature island of Elafonisi. It is on its territory that the eponymous beach is located. It is among the most romantic beaches of the country. Elafonisi is perfectly visible from the coast of Crete. It is not necessary to hire a boat to get to the island. The beach here is so shallow that you can wade from one island to another.
Among the main features of the unique beach we should mention the purest sand of a pleasant pink shade, that received its non-standard colour due to the smallest fragments of shells. With the pink sand covering the coastal zone of the island, a tragic legend is associated. In April 1824, at the height of the war with Turkey, several hundred local residents, mainly women and children, took refuge on the islet. They failed to escape from the conquerors, all the people who had sheltered on the island perished at the hands of the enemy.
According to the legend, it was after these tragic events that the sand on the coast turned pink. At the highest point of the island is an important historical landmark - a memorial dedicated to the tragic events of 1824. Elafonisi beach is very popular with tourists. In the height of the season there are always a lot of tourists on its territory. Those who like to relax in a more peaceful environment, will enjoy a stroll to the nearby beach of Kedrassos, which is famous for its quieter and less crowded surroundings. Next - Mudhdhoo Beach
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