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  1. Greece
  2. Crete
  3. Lerapetra
  4. Chrissi Island

From Agios Nikolaos Area: Day Trip to Chrissi Island

Product ID: 234182
Embark on a magical excursion from Agios Nikolaos to Ierapetra to Chrissi Island, accompanied by the morning sun. Set sail on the Libyan Sea to a unique and Natura 2000-protected paradise, filled with golden beaches and much more.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Your hotel in the Agios Nikolaos area
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Embark on a beautiful drive to Ierapetra by bus, accompanied by the morning sun
  • Sail to Chrissi Island through the turquoise Libyan Sea
  • Swim and relax in crystal clear waters
  • Take in the untouched natural beauty of Chrissi Island
Full description
Ierapetra is situated on the southern coast of Crete. As it is the only town in the south, it is referred to as the Bride of Libyan Sea. With the rising of the sun, head to the gorgeous port of Ierapetra and set sail toward Chrissi Island.  

Chrissi Island, or Gaidouronisi, meaning Golden Beach or Donkey Island, is an uninhabited island around 15 kilometers south of Ierapetra. 7 kilometers in length and covering an area of 4,743 km, the island is covered in golden sand and a rare variety of Lebanon cedars. 

Anchoring on the south side of the island, head to the nearby beach for swimming and sunbathing. Walk the path running through the island and the cedar forest to the otherworldly beach of Chrissi Ammos. Hunt for seashells, check out the rockier coast of the island, or make the trek to the island’s lighthouse. 

Swim in turquoise crystal clear waters and soak up the sun in this magical and totally undisturbed place of natural beauty.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Return boat ticket to Chrissi Island
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Sehr schöne Insel

Tolle Tour. Gut organisiert. Bus war pünktlich, Tour nach Ierapetra angenehm. Kurzes Warten auf die Fähre. Sehr überfüllt und Sitzplätze oben schwierig. Insel und Golden Beach toll aber auch sehe voll. Am Rand geht's besser, tolles Wasser. Abholung vorm Hotel hat nicht geklappt, wir mussten hinzu und zurück etwa 1km zum Treffpunkt laufen, das war aber der einzige Nachteil.

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August 30, 2019


Trip was good, expected more of the island

July 22, 2019

Friendly staff and effectively organized tour!

July 4, 2019

Organized by

Altino Travel

Product ID: 234182