The lagoon is Elafonisos 82 km far from Chania and is one of the most famous beaches of Crete. Not affected by the wind, but as it is open to the South influenced by southern winds blowing from the Libyan Sea. There were no deer ever in the area, but it got its name from the loot that pirates hid. It is an oblong peninsula, which often feels like a separate island. You can cross over after the water reaches the knees. If you get across the island, there are no umbrellas, as the island is protected (Natura 2000). In fragile cedars thrive and lily of the sand. Also, the area lay their eggs on the rare turtles Caretta caretta. Road access from the village monastery Chrysoskalittisis. This beach is suitable for kite surfing. The wind is between 4 to 7 Bft and the waves between 1 to 3 meters. There is a kite surfing school for those who need professional help to improve their skills.