Chrissi Island

Chrissi Island

Chrissi Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Ierapetra: Cruise Around Chrissi Island With Swimming

1. From Ierapetra: Cruise Around Chrissi Island With Swimming

Start your boat cruise from the port of Ierapetra and head to the exotic Chrissi. Sail in the emerald waters of the Libyan Sea, accompanied by seagulls and dolphins. The self-service bar of the ship remains open during the cruise, offering light meals, with salads, wine, soft drinks, coffee, and ice cream available to purchase. Jump off the boat and swim in the refreshing water off the coast of Chrissi Island. After a relaxing swim, dry off on board and enjoy views of the island's blue and green waters, golden beaches, and protected cedar forest. The cedar forest extends to the center of Chrissi, covering an area of 350,000 square meters. The colors of the rocks are spectacular, while almost the entire island is covered by golden sand. 

Heraklion: Chrissi Island and Ierapetra Cruise with Lunch

2. Heraklion: Chrissi Island and Ierapetra Cruise with Lunch

Discover some of the best beaches and swim spots in the Libyan Sea on a guided cruise from Heraklion. Cruise to Ierapetra, Belegrina Beach, and Vougiou Mati Beach while taking in the scenery along the coast. Enjoy an included lunch on board. Start your trip after taking off from the meeting point on a scenic drive to Ierapetra. Once you arrive, discover the southernmost and warmest town in Europe, Ierapetra, with 1.5 hours of free time before the boat sets sail on its enchanting cruise. Be welcomed by the emerald waters of the Libyan Sea as you cruise towards the island's northern beach, Belegrina, also known as Golden Beach. Set anchor and swim in the turquoise blue waters. Continue sailing along the island's coastline to reach the south side. At Vougiou Mati Beach, make another stop for swimming (alternative beaches may be visited depending on weather conditions). Before the end of the trip, head back to Lerapetra and anchor 50 meters away from the shore so you can dive in and swim to the island's pristine beaches.

From Crete: Chrissi Island Day Trip by Boat with Swim Stop

3. From Crete: Chrissi Island Day Trip by Boat with Swim Stop

Travel from selected locations on Crete by bus to the town of Ierapetra and board a comfortable boat. Set sail towards the island of Chrissi and enjoy deep water swimming stops nearby pristine beaches.  Choose from tour options that offer hotel pickup from many of Crete's towns. Hop aboard a spacious bus and relax on the ride to Ierapetra. Take in the stunning port as you board the boat and embark on your adventure around Chrissi Island.   Cruise to this uninhabited island that is around 15 kilometers south of Ierapetra. This small island is only 7 kilometers in length and covers an area of 4,743 kilometers.   Moor on either south or north side of the island, swim in Chrissi Island's most stunning turquoise waters and soak up the sun in this magical place of natural beauty. Return to the port in Ierapetra by boat, taking in views of the fort as you land. Transfer by bus back to your accommodation.

From Crete: Chrissi Island Yacht Cruise with Lunch

4. From Crete: Chrissi Island Yacht Cruise with Lunch

After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the port of Ierapetra where you will begin the 20-minute journey to Chrissi Island, admiring emerald green waters along the way. Upon arrival on the island, enjoy a walk on the white sand beaches and explore the extraordinary beauty of Europe's southernmost natural park. After your return to the yacht, cruise to a quiet bay where you can dive in crystal-clear waters. Make use of the snorkeling gear provided to explore the untouched and beautiful seabed of Chrissi Island. You can also enjoy a spot of fishing with the onboard fishing equipment. Relax with a drink while the crew prepares your lunch with fresh, local ingredients, guests. After lunch, enjoy another dip in the sea before returning to Ierapetra and heading back to your hotel.

From Chania: Rethymno - Argiroupolis Village - Kournas Lake

5. From Chania: Rethymno - Argiroupolis Village - Kournas Lake

Let's discover together Western Crete - an idyllic destination on the island that effortlessly captures the spirit of authentic Philoxenia ("Hospitality"). We will explore the Venetian city of Rethymno, the charming lake of Kournas, and the romantic town of Chania by enjoying maximum comfort and privacy with our logistics. Visit the village of Argyroupolis (Ancient Lappa city), where you will experience an authentic lunch at a cozy place surrounded by mountainous waterfalls, the smell of tasty grilled lamb on the spit (Cretan Antikristo), and friendly locals. Last but not least, you will have the chance for a unique homemade wine tasting by Kournas Lake. Prepare to excite all your senses!

Chrisi island boat trips

6. Chrisi island boat trips

Enjoy a private cruise from ierapetra to chrisi island with inflatable rib boat. The duration of the cruise is 4 hours, it takes about 30 minutes to get to chrisi island and about 30 minutes to get back. You have 3 hours to spend in chrisi island where you can take pictures swim or just relax in the beach. Our boat has the ability to take you to the beach without having to swim. The price includes cold water and juice. The boat have sun awning and umbrella for the beach. The capacity of the boat is 6 person

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What people are saying about Chrissi Island

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(257 reviews)

It was our best time/day in Crete! We are kinda people, who don’t like the full crowded developed beaches. We need just the blue see, the sand, fishes and shells to see. So it was the perfect place to us. On the island was just the ca. 50 people from the boat, and a few from an other boat. We went a little far from them, and we were alone just the wild nature and the breathtaking see with Crystal clear blue water! It was our first time from jumping from a boat and swimming to the land, but it is not dangerous at all, if you can swim. You can borrow life jacket from the boat. We felt safety us. The water and the weather was warm in the middle of September. We bought a waterproof bag in Ierapetra on the coast, it is practical, for towels, phones, sunscreens and sunglasses(important! There aren’t any shadows) Bring watershoes too! The guide was perfect, the tour guide lady was very kind, helpful and informative, thank you Tanja! 🥰 Absolutley worth it! ❤️

The approximately 1 hour journey to Chrissy Island was quiet and pleasant. There are snacks and drinks on board, but nothing unpleasant is said. The ship currently stops about 50m from the island's jetty, and you have to swim the rest of the way (a waterproof bag is recommended, which could be purchased on board for €15 in an emergency) or you can be taken to the beach in a small, motorized inflatable boat. The island and the water there are very beautiful. Snorkeling is recommended directly in the area of the jetty. Attention: There are a lot of lionfish just below in the gaps between the jetty wall. The sight of several of them lurking in the dark "holes" is really impressive. We really enjoyed our stay and can highly recommend the excursion, even if you are not allowed to enter the entire island (no one checks that...).

It was really a lot of fun. The only thing I felt sorry for was the lady who didn't know that the ferry wasn't docking and that she would have to swim to the island if she wanted to visit it. Since she had nothing with her, she could only spend the time on the ship. So maybe more information about that since we could actually only glean it from the past recessions.

A great trip to a Caribbean-like idyll. The path from the boat to the beach could be covered by swimming. We wanted to be taken to the beach in a small motorized inflatable boat. Wrote for the beach and was available to borrow on board. The crew on board was very attentive, friendly and helpful. Clear recommendation

Chrissi Island was a beautiful island! The excursion was SO nice. The boattrip was also very relaxing. Only our guide was (I think) a little bit grumpy, maybe it wasn't her best day. But the overall excursion was so good I would recommend it to anybody!