Chrissi Island, Ierapetra

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A number of tour companies offer excursions to the uninhabited and picturesque Chrissi Island. Once your boat arrives, you can get orientated by heading to the highest point of the island, Kefala. Sitting 31 m (101 ft) above sea level, this spot provides excellent views of the island. If you're interested in architecture and history, head to the western side to see the Saint Nicholas Chapel, estimated to date back to the 13th century. If you'd like to relax, visit the island's beautiful beaches. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available to rent. Don't forget your snorkeling gear as the shallow waters are rich with unusual shells. Before you visit Ierapetra, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Very beautiful sea, beautiful. But after an hour by bus, 1 hour boat with very limited welcome. Cold meal. Pasta or pizza Ns had to walk 10 minutes under a blazing sun ds the sand and sometimes on wooden passages. To reach this splendid beach where it is impossible to swim without sliding on a rock. My husband is hurt as well as me. He should warn. Not to mention paying for the sunbeds. I can't go swimming. It's shameful.
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  • We booked a day trip to Chrissi Island and took a ferry from Ierapetra over to the island. We expected a lot and yet our expectations were exceeded. The excursion was an absolute highlight of our honeymoon. The water is as clear as in the Caribbean and the white sandy beach is fantastically beautiful. The cedar forest on the island is also wonderful. The island is definitely worth a trip.
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