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Chrissi Island

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Address: Ierapetra, Crete, Greece
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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... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

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 throughout summer as it can be very hot so probably the best period (for swimming too) is May-June. Other than... More 

2 Thank ColourfulTraveler
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We looked for a white sanded beach that is not too crowded and asked the front desk in our hotel to assist. They directed us to Chrissi Island beach which was great. White soft sands and crystal clear water. The beach was kind of crowded and not perfectly clean, but we had a great time!

Thank Assaf S
The Hague, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a nice island. You can make a hike of 18 km across the island but you won't have time to walk it all. When we were there it was very warm. If the weather is nice but a lot of wind the boats don't sail. This excursion is just a sunbathing/swimming trip. Be prepared with suntan, drinks (frozen... More 

2 Thank Richard D
Krakow, Poland
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Very beautiful Island. Sandy beaches everywhere with white, and ultra-white sand. Beautiful, clean see water. Could be windy. Absolutelly I recomend going there. Ferry is for 25 Euro per adult. 12,5 Euro per child. In July it is very hot - be prepared - take sun umbrella and a lot of drink water. Staff on the ferry is offering ice-cold... More 

3 Thank Mateusz B
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The island itself is very beautiful, white sand, amazing cedar trees, incredible views, amazingly clear water where you can see beautiful and colorful fish. It wasn't very crowded, which is a big plus. It's protected by UNESCO and you can only visit it three times a week. There are rocks in the water, but it being so clear, it's not... More 

Thank Constantin D
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Nice relaxing place to spend ur day with family. Enjoy the beach and a walk around the island. Due to the expensive tickets one time visit is all you would do. So go early and stay on the island for a good few hrs. Last ferry to the island leaves around 12noon. And returns at 5-5:30pm. Island has a canteen.... More 

Thank i43Shiva
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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
1 review
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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
Reviewed 26 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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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

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