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Chrissi Island

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Address: Ierapetra, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: +30 694 279 1474
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Beautiful place to visit

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Vasilis P
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Vasilis P
Ierapetra, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Makis P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Whithout a dought the best place to visit either with your friends or your family. Also there is a bar where you can get a cool drink while enjoying the beautiful surrounding

Thank Νίκος Μ
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The best day of our trip to Crete, was the day we sailed to Chrissi island. The feeling is surreal - like you have been transferred to a tropical island. The real scenic views are the ones located in the northern part of the island, once you get there (after a short 7 minute walk), the clear light blue waters... More 

Thank Elaine S
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Really the best exotic island in Europe. Cedar trees are covering the most of the island. If you are looking for something unique, be there.

Thank Takix
Montevarchi, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

A bit touristic, but wonderful colors! (and not expensive beers :) ) Many daily ferry leaving from Ierapetra during high season. The place gets crowded during the day, so better choose the early ones to get the best spots (either under the centenary trees or sun beds).

Thank filibac
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

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 and a paddle in crystal clear sea then I definitely recommend. Only advise would be to wear sea shoes!! It is really rocky at the... More 

Thank Nadine B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The water here is crystal clear and would be good for snorkeling if there were any fish to see. Only saw one or two swimming around compared to the abundance at Vai beach. The beach itself, while it is picturesque, it quite dirty - cigarette ends everywhere.

Thank AndyL83
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The sand on the beach is more like grave with sharp shells. If you want to go for a swim wear shoes as there are rocks for ages befor you can swim. Toilets were disgusting. We had chicken from taverner. It was raw in middle. I had eaten some before I saw this and was ill the for the next... More 

Thank Phil H
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Just one hour by boat from Ierapetra is Chrisi Island. Beauiful beach perfect for a day of just relaxing. I really loved the beach and the clear water. If you become hungry there is a bbq place. I wish they would allow less people at a time but I guess it's hard to do. Big money. Sad to see some... More 

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