Day Trip to Chrissi Island from Heraklion

Discover Crete's southern coast and cruise to Chrissi Island. 'Chrissi' means golden, which you'll understand as soon as you see this small island's golden sandy beaches! Along the way, you'll visit the port of Ierapetra in Europe's most southerly town. 
Upon arrival in Ierapetra, you'll board a boat and cruise to Chrissi Island, just nine nautical miles south of the port. Part of the island is designated as a wildlife refuge, thanks to its diverse natural beauty. This critical ecosystem is part of the European NATURA 2000 initiative.

On the island, you'll enjoy plenty of free time. Relax on the sandy beaches, swim in the clear turquoise waters, or walk through the cedar forests, known to be between 200-300 years old. The ship offers a restaurant and a bar if you get hungry or thirsty.

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