Chrissi Island

 Become a Robinson for one day on the deserted island of “Chrissi” or “Golden Island”. This exceptional outing begins with a picturesque drive to the town of Ierapetra on the south coast.

From here a boat rides across the azure waters of the Libyan Sea and takes us to the Island of Chrissi which is located 8 miles away from the coast. During the crossing sometimes you can observe the dolphins in their natural habitat, seemingly showing off as they swim and leap into the air just a few meters away from the boat.

Chrissi Island is the most southern as well as the hottest point in Europe with vegetation near to tropical with a beautiful “Lebanon” cedar tree forest amongst the sand dunes, probably the last existing in Europe. Walking through this forest you can reach the beautiful fossilized shell beaches with their white sand and crystal turquoise shallow water. The island is now protected as an “Area of Intense Natural Beauty” as it looks like the last paradise on Earth.

A perfect day for swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, and relaxation away from the busy modern resorts…

 

 

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