Emerald water, sand dunes, heavenly beaches and cloudless skies… You’ll want to stay forever
Welcome to one of the most beautiful Greek islands! In the southern Peloponnese, there is a place plucked from a dream: Elafonisos, an exotic island of just 19 sq. km, like one long sliver of paradise. Once here, you can forget all about modern civilization.
The only thing you’ll need is a sarong, a sun hat and sunscreen, because life here – day and night – happens on the beach; on the pure white sand, in the translucent turquoise water, in the shade of the cedars and under the clear blue sky and the bright sun. Your imagination dances delightedly along the infinite horizon and like just about everyone that comes here for a beach holiday, you will want to stay forever… a castaway on Elafonisos.

What to do on Elafonisos
Picture perfect
As soon as you cross the Strait of Elafonisos, with its shallow green water, you enter another world. Here, you don’t need trendy accessories or a stylish appearance. For a holiday on Elafonisos, t a few sarongs, a couple of T-shirts, sunglasses, sunscreen, a sun hat and a snorkelling mask will do. The exotic beach of Simos, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean, awaits you. Two majestic bays serve up fine white sand and emerald water, and a rare cedar forest that spreads out along the sand dunes. Elafonisos welcomes you to paradise in the south of the Peloponnese!

The great outdoors
Back in the day, Megalos (Large) Simos was a naturalist beach and campers lived here entirely, well, naturally. In the last few years the picture has changed. Now, just a few metres from the sea, you can spend your holidays on Elafonisos at the organised camping ground, which combines the purity of nature with modern comforts. Some lucky people that they visit the beach during April or Octomber and November can enjoy privacy, as they will be so alone there that could practically may have outdoors sex without anyone noticing!

A leisurely stroll
A stroll along the coastal road consists of a stop for seafood and a glass (or two) of ouzo at the port, while you watch the fishing boats bob gently in the calm water. It is ideal for relaxation and convivial conversation. The village is just what’s needed to complete the image you’ve created of a holiday in Greece. At then at the end of a perfect day, filled with idyllic imagery and exotic beaches, you’ll savour the sights and sounds of a truly authentic Greece!

Tastes of The Sea
As a true ‘fish island’, Elafonisos’ cuisine is a glorious symbiosis of freshly caught seafood and pure, locally grown produce and locally adapted recipes. Enjoy a taste of the sea with a backdrop of the endless blue horizon.

A Sunken City in the southern Peloponnese
To add a little extra depth to your delight, an ancient underwater settlement awaits you on Elafonisos. It’s called ‘Pavlo Petri’ and is situated between Pounta and the Pavlopetri islet. The water has kept much of the structure of this sunken marvel intact – buildings, roads and squares are all still in evidence. There’s even a cemetery with 60 graves to the northeastern of the city! Research is ongoing to try to shed yet more light on this rare archaeological find.

Smaragdgrünes Wasser, Sanddünen, Strände und wolkenloser Himmel – dieser Ort verführt zum Bleiben

Willkommen auf einer der schönsten griechischen Inseln! Im Süden von Peloponnes, ein Ort, vom dem man nur träumen könnte: Elafonisos, die traumhafte Insel, wirkt wie ein winziges Stück aus dem Paradies. Viele Wege führen hierher, ob per Boor, zu Fuß, mit dem Motorrad oder Auto. Hier vergessen Sie die Zivilisation und brauchen nur einen Sarong, einen Sonnenhut und Sonnencreme, denn das Leben spielt sich hier bei Tag und Nacht am Strand ab.

Une eau vert émeraude, des plages de sable, un ciel sans nuage, sur une île où vous voudrez rester pour toujours

Bienvenue dans une des plus belles îles grecques! Au sud du Péloponnèse, un lieu sorti des rêves: Elafonissos, une île exotique : un petit bout de paradis. Rendez-vous y par tout moyen possible, par bateau, à pied, à moto ou en voiture. Et tout à coup, vous oublierez toute civilisation. Ici, vous n’aurez besoin que d’un paréo, d’un chapeau de soleil et de la crème solaire, parce que la vie ici – jour et nuit – se passe à la plage.

Spiaggia di Simos
La spiaggia più famosa di Elafonisos si trova a soli 50 metri dall’area del campeggio. Se mai avete sognato dei giochi con i colori della natura, sfumature del blu e del verde smeraldo che si confondono con il bianco dorato dei granelli di sabbia di una spiaggia infinita, allora sapete dove andare… Alla spiaggia di Simos!

Σμαραγδένια νερά, αμμόλοφοι, παραλίες και φωτεινός ουρανός. ΄Ενας τόπος που θα θελήσετε να μείνετε για πάντα. Ένα από τα ωραιότερα ελληνικά νησιά, τόπος βγαλμένος από όνειρο: η Ελαφόνησος, ένα εξωτικό νησί, μια τεράστια παραδεισένια παραλία με ομορφιά πέρα κάθε φήμης.
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