Day trip

Day Trip to Chrissi Island from Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos

4.3 / 5

36 reviews

Day Trip to Chrissi Island from Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos

From US$ 70.33 per person

Sail across the Libyan Sea on a 12-hour day trip to Chrissi Island from Crete. Transfer to Ierapetra to cross to one of Europe’s southernmost Mediterranean islands. Spend the day on paradise beaches, or follow the walking paths through cedar forests.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
German, French, English
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels in Agios Nikolaos, Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Elounda, Gournes, Gouves, Karteros, Kokini Xani, Malia, Sissi, or Stalis


  • Spend the day on the secluded island of Chrissi
  • Laze on the boat as you cross the Libyan Sea
  • Take a walk through one of Europe's largest Lebanon cedar forests
  • Visit the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas
  • Swim and snorkel in turquoise waters
Full description
Venture out to sea to spend a day on the secluded island of Chrissi off the south coast of Crete. Following a pick-up from your hotel on Crete, transfer to Ierapetra for a relaxing 45-minute cruise to Chrissi. Sit back and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding you. Sunbathe on the deck of the boat as you cruise along the coast of Crete. As you approach Chrissi, take in the beauty of its shoreline and get a few photos of the island from the water. On landing, sunbathe on long stretches of sand, or go for a swim in the shimmering turquoise waters. Alternatively, take a walk through the cedar forest. Chrissi is a protected natural reserve and features spectacular pristine scenery. Follow a path through Europe's largest natural forest of Lebanon cedars. Arrive at a beach with white coral sand, purple shells, and fossils. Spend some time in the woods, swim in crystal-clear waters, or just enjoy the fresh air. Whether you want to lounge on the sand, bring some snorkeling gear for a memorable dive under the waves, or visit the Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas, you can find a full-day of adventures before returning to Crete.
  • Hotel transfers
  • Boat ticket
  • Escort
  • Entrance fee (EUR 1)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen

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  • Pets
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4.3 /5

based on 36 reviews

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Nice day at the beach

The island Chrisi is very beautiful and has a great beach section (Golden Beach) with clear, turquoise water. Attention: be sure to bring beach shoes! The first meters in the water consist of rough rocks !!! On the spot you have 4 hours to swim, which is ok. The organization (departure times, explanations, etc) was very good! The bus picked us up on time and brought us back in time. On the island beach chairs for 15 € (2 beach chairs and a screen) are provided. For music and culinary is also taken care of. Unfortunately, however, the power required for this is generated by a diesel-powered generator. This is very ugly! Here solar cells would be more appropriate !!! Basically a great trip, which also shows the eastern side of the island and a great beach day. Only a better environmental awareness would be desirable.

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September 26, 2019

Great trip

Long but great excursion. We were on the road for a total of 15 hours because the bus was completely full and vacationers from all regions of Crete were picked up. And we were the first on the bus, we came from Agia Pelagia. But the long bus trip was worth it. We had 4 hours on the island. The island is gorgeous, water like on the Caribbean and very clean. Be sure to take bathing shoes with you, as the way to the water is difficult because there are many coral reefs right in front. Overall we were very satisfied. Good organization, multilingual tour guide in German, English and Dutch. Great bus drivers. We recommend the trip as we enjoyed everything very much. Chrissi Island is a must if you are in Crete ....

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July 30, 2019

- French Great excursion, although a bit short. A word of advice: avoid the north coast of the island, because it is very windy. There are beautiful little corners on the South Coast. - English Great trip, although a little short. An advice: avoid the northern coast of the island, as it is very windy. There are beautiful little spots on the South Coast.

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July 27, 2019

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