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Chrissi Island, Ierapetra

Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
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3.7/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
A number of tour companies offer excursions to the uninhabited and picturesque Chrissi Island. Once your boat arrives, you can get orientated by heading to the highest point of the island, Kefala. Sitting 31 m (101 ft) above sea level, this spot provides excellent views of the island. If you're interested in architecture and history, head to the western side to see the Saint Nicholas Chapel, estimated to date back to the 13th century. If you'd like to relax, visit the island's beautiful beaches. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available to rent. Don't forget your snorkeling gear as the shallow waters are rich with unusual shells. To visit Chrissi Island and other attractions in Ierapetra, use our Ierapetra vacation trip planner.
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  • For Chrissi we decided to do it without tour operators (their prices from thieves, but if you don't want to do it yourself you will find better prices even in agencies that organize trips) with our super panda arrived at the port of ierapetra (ask for directions. signs that are not there) we parked in the city but there's parking too from the Harbour (small) don't go in parking lots who take 6 € per day (except in high season which is perhaps the only way x Park) X tickets is all a leaving this thing on fixed price and 25 more 1eu x the eco-tax that they put on the I'd suggest a "lose" an hour of day x turn amid the cedar forest you will find that other than natura2000 ... There's the butcher's broom everywhere. But apart from this detail that conceal very bene.noi we walked off the path and seems to be on another planet (ah if you have no sense of direction do not go! There is a high risk of getting lost) the rest Beach sea of extraordinary beauty you can snorkel. white sand! only persistent flies break!
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  • Beautiful beautiful island and had such a relaxing day here.. nothing to do for children really as the sand isn't even sand castle friendly but if you're looking for a relaxing day and beautiful views...  read more »
  • We had looked at the reviews prior to this excursion. So we followed the advice and bought the tickets directly to Ierapetra, 25 euros per person. We missed the boat from 11: 00 and so we went for a coffee along the port until the next from 13: 00. The crossing lasts 1 hour, take a small jacket even if the outside temperature is more than 25 degrees, with the speed and the wind, you can quickly get cold. The advantage of October, far fewer tourists. Arrived on the island, the water colors are just beautiful. We decided to walk a little along the beach and settled under a tree, thus avoiding the sunbeds at 10 euros. Be careful, the rocks are extremely slippery and you can easily fall. The water is nice. The decor is exotic, but we were disappointed when even compared to the reviews we had read. We cut through the Interior of the island from the other side, outside the trails, we were the Robinsons Crusoes. The other side is much more beautiful, but a little more of the world. We finally took the boat from 16:20 to return. Excursion to do obviously.
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