8 hours
Type of Tour
Sun And Beach
Sailing Or Boat Tour
Day Trips And Excursions
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from 55 €

Chrissi Island

The golden island of Crete

About This Tour

Our tour starts with a transfer to the port of Ierapetra and from there we will embark on a boat to Chrissi island (golden island) or as the locals call it Gaidouronissi (donkey island). This beautiful and untamed island is uninhabited but visited during the summer season due to its unique beauty consisting of golden sand beaches and a cedar tree forest. The ancient trees of “juniperus macrocarpa” are hundreds of year old and the forest itself is considered to be the largest naturally formed cedar forest in Europe. 

We will have time to enjoy the beautiful crystal clear waters and relax on the sandy bay of the island, while also snorkeling is very popular as well on these Caribbean-like waters.

The unspoiled beauty of this island’s fauna with the magnificent beaches provide for a unique relaxing experience for everyone. Lunch will be offered on the island’s taverna. 

After our time on the beach, we will take the boat back to the old port of Ierapetra to return to our hotel. 

Free cancellation 48 h before the tour

Also included

  • Transportation to and from your hotel
  • Boat ticket
  • Lunch


  • Sun beds and umbrellas at Chrissi
  • Island preservation fee of 1 euro
  • Drinks

What You May Need

  • Camera
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Beach towel
  • Swimwear

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