Full-Day Cruise to Chrissi Island

Full-Day Cruise to Chrissi Island

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How about a full day cruise to the island of Chrissi?

Book a tour and sail across the Libyan Sea on a 12-hour day that promises to be full of surprises. Pick-up locations are available from Heraklion or Ierapetra. In case you are not located in Ierapetra, a transfer will be available. Spending a day on the water to visit one of Europe’s southernmost Mediterranean islands is a dream come true and an experience of a lifetime. Relax in renowned soft sand beaches, or follow the walking path through cedar forests to explore the island of Chrissi in full.

Chrissi is an uninhabited island located off the coast of southern Crete. It is also known as Gaidouronisi, which translates to “donkey island”. This remote paradise is a protected ecosystem, with stunning beaches and azure waters that captivate everyone that steps foot on it.


What You’ll Do

  • Spend the day on the secluded island of Chrissi
  • Laze on the boat as you cross the Libyan Sea
  • Take a walk through one of Europe’s largest Lebanon cedar forests
  • Visit the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas
  • Swim and snorkel in turquoise waters


What to Expect

Venture out to sea to spend a day on the secluded island of Chrissi off the south coast of Crete. Following a pick-up from your hotel, you will be driven to Ierapetra for a relaxing 45-minute cruise to Chrissi. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding you. Sunbathe on the deck of the boat as you cruise along the coast of Crete and take in the beauty of its shoreline. Don’t forget to take a few photos of the island from the water. Upon arrival, sunbathe on long stretches of sand, or go for a swim in the shimmering turquoise waters. Alternatively, take a walk through the cedar forest. Chrissi is a protected natural reserve and features spectacular pristine scenery. You can also follow the path through Europe’s largest natural forest of Lebanon cedars. You can spend your time by the beach with its white coral sand, spend some time in the woods, swim in crystal-clear waters, or just enjoy the fresh air.

Whether you want to lounge on the sand, bring some snorkeling gear for a memorable dive under the waves, or visit the Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas, this will be a full day of adventures.