Elafonissi beach

If you’re enjoying a singles holiday in Crete and love sun, sea and sand, make sure you take a trip down to Elafonissi Beach – it’s officially one of the best in the world.

According to TripAdvisor’s latest round of Travelers’ Choice announcements, Elafonissi Beach has made it on to the list of the top 25 beaches in the world. The beach came 10th based on the reviews from members of the public, with one reviewer saying: “The sea was calm and beautiful. The colors are intense—light blue water, pink sand. Paradise.”

Some of the beach’s features that resulted in the top position include a shallow and sandy part for relaxing in the water, a rockier part that is perfect for snorkelling and a colder beach with bigger waves.

The best time to visit is between May and October – just enough time to fit in a visit if you book a last-minute holiday. It does get very, very busy, and if this would put you off then consider visiting Balos Beach, which is another favourite in Crete.

Image Credit: Kostas Limitsios (flickr.com)