Elafonisos

1. Elafonisos

Elafonisos village is both the capital and the port of the island. It lies on the northern tip of Elafonisos across the port of Pounta in mainland Greece, and consists of a few traditional and modern houses and a few shops. The quaint church of Agios Spyridon is the landmark of the village. It sits imposingly on a rocky island at the harbor’s entrance and is connected to the rest of the island via a footbridge. The promenade is lined up with a few tavernas mainly serving fresh fish and delicious seafood. It is well-known that Elafonisos is a genuine fishing village and the sea has always been a reference point for the local life. If you want to stay in the village, there are some guesthouses and rooms to rent but keep in mind that accommodation options are limited on the island. The village is very quiet and there is not much to see or do. So, stroll along the picturesque harbor with the colorful fishing boats, visit the church of Agios Spyridon and enjoy a nice meal watching the ferries come and go.