A Little Piece of Greek Heaven: Elafonisos Island



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 19 square kilometers, or 7 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, the population takes a dramatic dive — to about 300 to 350 people.

What to do on this little piece of heaven during the cooler months? 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.

This island, which is at the most southern point of the Peloponnese, boasts pristine snorkeling conditions and quiet stretches of pink-tinged sand which are perfect to explore, year-round.

Another interesting thing to discover while visiting Elafonisos is the main church, Agios Spyridon. This church is built on a tiny, separate piece of land which is connected by a bridge over the turquoise water. Worshippers must cross the bridge on foot to worship at the exquisite little church.

As far as eating is concerned, you will find much to delight your taste buds on this little island paradise. You can dine on the freshest possible seafood and enjoy other delectable selections which are part of the local cuisine, while drinking a glass of wine and watching the sun set.

With all of its tranquility, beauty and natural splendor, it’s no wonder Elafonisos was awarded the Travelers Choice 2018 Award on TripAdvisor!

What about where to stay once you are there? Well, when you are looking for a peaceful retreat which is secluded and offers you unforgettable, hypnotic seaside views with the backdrop of the surrounding mountains, look no further — Capari Suites is the place to check out — and check into!

Capari Suites, Elafonisos, Greece

This family-run business was established in 2004. Throughout the ensuing years, Capari Suites has built its reputation on providing executive hospitality services at reasonable rates.

Located on a sprawling property, with a complex that spans some 10,000 square meters, guests at the Capari enjoy beautiful gardens, sea views of the Laconia Gulf, and free parking as just some of the amenities.

Something which truly makes Capari Suites unique is that it boasts many ecological and Earth-friendly amenities such as ecologically-friendly paints, wooden furniture, doors and windows, solar water heaters, modern lighting which help save energy, and natural air-conditioning.

The complex also has updated electric air-conditioning which is friendly to the environment, and solar lighting. The proprietors also use ecological detergents — all of which complements its unspoiled green surroundings perfectly!

Here you will also be able to indulge yourself in traditional Greek cuisine with a twist at Capari Suites’ very own restaurant, Kouzini, in the Elafonisos Promenade and enjoy special offers which are exclusively tailored to its guests.