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Simos beach-Elafonisos-Greece-Ελαφονησος-Ελλάδα

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This is the most beautiful beach in Greece. Every year I start my holidays visiting this place. Golden sand and calm endless blue waters. Everytime i step in this island i feel that Elafonisos is my personal paradise.

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A: Elafonisos Simos Beach Greece

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B: Simos beach-Elafonisos-Greece-Ελαφονησος-Ελλάδα

by Georgios Kosmas, 70 meters away

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C: Simos beach-Elafonisos-Greece-Ελαφονησος-Ελλάδα

by Georgios Kosmas, 120 meters away

This is one of the most beautiful beach in Greece. Every year I start my holidays visiting this place...

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D: Simos beach-Elafonisos-Greece-Ελαφονησος-Ελλάδα

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E: Simos beach-Elafonisos-Greece-Ελαφονησος-Ελλάδα

by Georgios Kosmas, 210 meters away

This is the most beautiful beach in Greece. Every year I start my holidays visiting this place. Golde...

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F: Simos beach-Elafonisos-Greece-Ελαφονησος-Ελλάδα

by Georgios Kosmas, 700 meters away

This is one of the most beautiful beach in Greece. Every year I start my holidays visiting this place...

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G: Simos beach-Elafonisos-Greece-Ελαφονησος-Ελλάδα

by Georgios Kosmas, 790 meters away

This is the most beautiful beach in Greece. Every year I start my holidays visiting this place. Golde...

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H: Simos beach-Elafonisos-Greece-Ελαφονησος-Ελλάδα

by Georgios Kosmas, 870 meters away

This is one of the most beautiful beach in Greece. Every year I start my holidays visiting this place...

Simos beach-Elafonisos-Greece-Ελαφονησος-Ελλάδα

I: Simos beach-Elafonisos-Greece-Ελαφονησος-Ελλάδα

by Georgios Kosmas, 1.1 km away

This is the most beautiful beach in Greece. Every year I start my holidays visiting this place. Golde...

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J: Elafonisos old boats

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