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Chrissi Island, Ierapetra

(3.7/5 based on 1,400+ 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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  • The island is beautiful, the sea is truly spectacular, almost Caribbean. The only sore point, the lido: Invades almost any beach where there are umbrellas and chairs the worst Italian-occupied strictly tattooed and vulgar that seem to like the music blasting so loud from the Bar. Honestly I didn't come this far to listen to crappy music dance italiot. This place is unique and should be jealously preserved by limiting access, and closing this horrible structure. I hope that the Greek Government takes action as soon as possible to remedy this disgraceful insult to Nature, arresting the owner of lido and scheme by withdrawing the license.
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  • I am Greek, I have visited more than 30 Greek islands and this is one of the best sea-water I have ever seen! I understand that if you are not used to the hot weather you may not enjoy Chrissi through...  more »
  • A trip to this charming island is one of fajniejszych activities in Central and Eastern Crete. Unfortunately, this translates into a little on the "quote" this attraction but I think it is worth. Transfer by boat costs approximately 20 eur-theoretically, depart every 30 minutes but "distributions" are treated fairly by Convention-simply departs when full:) The island itself is small and i would recommend immediately go to the other side of the page where is this beach which can be seen on all advertising photos. Yes, it is very cute, and the water Shimmers in the beautiful Turquoise but if someone wants to enter appropriate to bring in your shoes as you enter the rocks that can be very slippery.
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