Elafonisos live cam
View of the harbor and the Church of St. Spyridon in the background

Elafonisos

Elafonisos is located on the southeastern part of the Peloponnese and belongs to the prefecture of Laconia. The population of the island, which is a few hundred in the winter, is almost doubled during the summer. The island is a tourist attraction with a peak in August.

The current name Elafonisos is owed to the extensive hunting that took place in the region since ancient times, and, as mentioned by Pausanias, there were many temples of Artemis in the region and especially existed many small-sized red deer. Besides, the famous statue of the goddess Artemis in the Louvre Museum, which holds such a deer has been found in the region.

This beautiful island is especially known for its unique and very clean beaches. The most well known of all are the two beaches of Frank and Sarakiniko (Simos) in the south side of the island. Until today, Elafonisos is the main passage of ships to the eastern Mediterranean.

There are many various accommodation types and categories to meet all demands that guarantee unforgettable holidays in this beautiful island.

Cultural events take place in early July celebrating the integration of Elafonisos with Greece (with the release of the Ionian Islands) and the celebration of the inauguration of the church's patron Saint Spyridon. In the last week of August, several events take place in honor of the fishermen organised by there association.

The Elaion Apartments offer rooms which are situated near the beaches of Simos and the Island of Panagia. All the rooms are designed with a particular architecture based upon the relaxation of the visitors. The hospitality their main service which will definately impress you.

Cam on-line since: 09/16/2016

Comments

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Margaret Cowell

    So lovely to see things looking back to as normal as possible....will be glad when UK the same...going to take more time I think...Take care all you lovely people and stay safe....x

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    • 2 months ago
    • Aphrodite M Wirtz

    5/7/2020 07:39. Request the webcam be moved down a little to avoid the cable. Thank you.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Margaret Cowell

    Web cam now cleaned...beautiful...thank you...

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    • 2 months ago
    • James McIntosh

    Webcam needs a clean.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Aphrodite M Wirtz

    4/4/2020 09:04. The sea is a bit choppy today. Overcast skies.

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    • 4 months ago
    • Dean 50

    Sea looks lovely and calm

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    • 6 months ago
    • Dave Harris

    Happily remember walking along here a couple of years ago, would love to join the fishermen at that table for a 12.00 noon Boxing Day Ouzo and coffee!!!

  • avatar
    • 7 months ago
    • James McIntosh

    Solitary table and two chairs probably for the fishermen to sit at and discuss their catches !

  • avatar
    • 12 months ago
    • Judith Brouwer

    Miss you all.

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • Judith Brouwer

    My favorite webcam.

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • wish_I_were_there

    Just watching the live webcam makes me want go there, I will be going to Chania - there's a boat from Kissamos I guess. Love Greece!

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • Paul Louis

    Thanks Elaion! See you soon!!

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • Margaret Cowell

    Always love this view...shame it’s got a hazy lens now...

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • Paul Louis

    Maybe salty water on the lens.

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    • 1 year ago
    • Bernard Burrows

    Why is the Camera shot misty?

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    • 1 year ago
    • Paul Louis

    The last time I was on the island, a wedding was celebrated in the church. Strong contrast between us red skinned tourists wearing sandals, shorts and licking ice creams, and the white-skinned party dressed guests. Wonder why the Greeks, especially the women, avoid the sun and sun tanning?