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Chrissi Island, Ierapetra
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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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  • One of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. Sunny beach, crystal clear water and lots of cedar trees. It is about 1 hour by boat from Ierapetra. Ideal for a daily visit. 
  • Sunny day but unfortunately very windy so we could not fully appreciate the colors of the Golden Beach. Bathe with the rough sea is dangerous for rocks that you must pass to get into the water but transparency is still amazing. You do not need to carry water and food as you read on some guides, the beach is super equipped and there you can find everything from umbrellas, food, cocktails and lots of (too much) loud music.
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  • The natural images, the rhythms of nature and the journey with the sailing boat will magnetize you and build you an unprecedented feeling of freedom.