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Elafonisos Island: A Little Piece of Greek Heaven

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Visiting Elafonisos in Greece is an unforgettable experience because of the unsurpassed natural beauty this small island has to offer.

Located between the Peloponnese and Kythira, Elafonisos is a small island that is only approximately nineteen square kilometers, or seven square miles, in area. Its beautiful beaches attract as many as 3,000 visitors per day in the summer months.

However, if you are lucky enough to visit it during the autumn or winter, you will have no doubt observed that the population takes a dramatic dive—to about 300 to 350 people—during those seasons.

Elafonisos is home to an ancient city

Wondering what to do on this little piece of heaven when you’re not in the mood for a beach day? Well, like many places in Greece, you will find ancient ruins to explore on the island as well as in the surrounding waters.

In fact, there is an ancient sunken city, the archaeological site of Pavlopetri, which dates back as far as the early third century BC, which is thought to have been swallowed up by the sea somewhere around 1000 BC.

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