This is “The most BEAUTIFUL BEACH in the Mediterranean”

"The Caribbean of the Mediterranean Sea"

Italy is full of beautiful beaches, from pristine to tourist ones, each one has its own characteristic that makes it unique. Many beaches on the Peninsula could compete to be the most beautiful beach in the Mediterranean, yet it seems that there is a non-Italian one that beats all the others, so much so that it can be awarded the title of “most beautiful in the sea”.

This is “The most BEAUTIFUL BEACH in the Mediterranean”

#The white and pink beach

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Elafonissi Island

To admire one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, you have to go to the island of Crete, in Greece. Here there is a beach whose white sand alternating with shades of pink makes it one of the most beautiful beaches on the entire planet. The colors of the sand are not the only spectacle: in front of her stands the island of Elafonissi, a piece of land that appears and disappears according to the tide.

The beach is so beautiful that it is defined by many sites, including, “the most beautiful in the Mediterranean Sea” as well as “The Caribbean of the Mediterranean”.

Elafonissi Island

The beach is free even if it is fully equipped: here you can find deck chairs and umbrellas and a small bar where you can cool off. The ideal moments to enjoy the beauty of Elafonissi are early in the morning, before the beach fills up, and during sunset, where the colors of the sunset join the color palette that already characterizes the beach.

#It is the shells that give the beach this color

Credits: @nataliashouses Elafonisi

Elafonissi beach is an area protected by the 2000 network, here flora and fauna can create their own ecosystem and turtles and rare plants prevail. But why is the sand pink? In reality, this particular color is given by the pink and red shells which are pulverized upon contact with the water, thus creating a beach with pink hues. In addition, although the beach is sandy, Elafonissi beach is one of the favorite places on the island of Crete for snorkeling: in fact, here you just need to go a few meters and find the volcanic rock bottoms inhabited by hundreds of creatures.

To reach the beach you have to leave either from Chania and take the bus that goes directly to Elafonissi or by ferry from Paleochora.


(Original article by Beatrice Barazzetti)