Lafonisios Dromos is a sports event held to honour the civilian Cretan population that was massacred by the Turks at Elafonissi on Easter Sunday in 1824, a retaliation against the Greek Revolution. It is divided in two sub-categories:

a) The 12,500 m. road running challenge: participants start at the Livadia village and finish on Elafonissi beach, and b) the 5,000 m. one that also involves power walking; it starts at the Holy Monastery of Chryssoskalitissa and finishes, too, on Elafonissi beach. Every man, woman, child and person with special needs can join in. Participants receive a commemorative t-shirt and a medal while those in the first three places are awarded a trophy.