Our trip starts in the lovely city of Ierapetra, on the southern coast of the island. Here we board the boat that takes us to the isolated island of Chrissi. On the way, we might encounter yellow-legged gulls flying above us and playful dolphins playing in the deep blue sea. After a while, we arrive to the “Island”, as the locals call it.
From the moment you come to Chrissi Island, you get mesmerized by the tropical landscape, the very old cedar trees, the golden sand and the turquoise waters. The exotic images and the rhythms of nature give you a newly discovered sense of freedom.
Chrissi lies on the most southern end of Crete, a secluded island that is visited by thousands of people every summer. Its unique ecosystem is under the protection of Natura 2000 Networking Programme, as it has been designated as an “area of intense natural beauty”. This tiny island offers everything a beach lover could ask for. Stunningly covered with a lot of cedar trees, with endless beaches, shallow crystal blue waters, fine pinkish sand, thousands of shell fossils, it is the best place to find your inner castaway and escape modern life. The small church of Agios Nicolaos, the ancient salt marsh and the Roman carved tombs are ideal for those who like to explore.
So, if you wish to take a stroll in the woods, enjoy a refreshing swim in crystal clear tropical-like waters and relax in an earthly heaven for the whole day, then come to Chrissi Island with us!
- Cruise along the azure waters of Libyan Sea - dolphin spotting
- Discover the secluded island of Chrissi or Golden Island or Donkey Island
- Swim and relax at the “Golden Beach” - the famous shell beach
- Admire the Lebanon cedar tree forest
- Visit St. Nicolas’ Church
08:30: Departure from Hersonissos
10:15: Arrival in Ierapetra – boarding time
11:00: Boat departure (55 min boat trip)
11:55: Arrival in Chrissi ( 4 hours & 30 min stop). You can start
enjoying this piece of paradise by swimming, sunbathing,
exploring or just relaxing on the exquisite beaches.
16:30: We board the boat that takes us back to Ierapetra.
17:40: Departure from Ierapetra to Hersonissos.
19:30: Aprx return time back to Hersonissos.
-Hotel pick up & drop off by the areas of: Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Hersonissos, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, Stalis
-Transportation by modern air-conditioned buses
-Professional tour guide (live)
-Boat tickets R/T
-Printed or mobile voucher accepted
-Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 24 hours prior departure time and receive full refund)
(payable the day of your trip)
-1€ municipal tax
-Sunbeds and umbrellas at the beaches of Chrissi Island
-The boat trip is subjected to weather conditions. If the trip is cancelled due to bad weather conditions you will be refunded the price of the ticket or you will be given the option of an alternative date.
-Boat's departure and arrival times, as well as the excursion schedule, might be altered due to weather conditions or traffic at ports
-Comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses, sun cream and a swimsuit are required.
-Children must be accompanied by an adult
-You are kindly requested to proceed at the meeting points 10 minutes prior departure time