Water activity

From Heraklion: Chrissi Island Boat Cruise & Ierapetra Town

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From Heraklion: Chrissi Island Boat Cruise & Ierapetra Town

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey
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From US$ 52.93 per person

Likely to sell out

Take a magical cruise around the exotic bays of the uninhabited Chrissi Island. Discover the protected island known for its natural beauty.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, French, German
Pickup included
Pickup available specific points in the areas of Sisi, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Agkisaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Amoudara, Agia Pelagia and from centrally located points in Heraklion town. You will receive a personalised email about the exact place and time of pick-up, within 24 hours after making the booking. Please check your spam folder.


  • Take a scenic morning bus drive through the East coast to Ierapetra
  • Enjoy a boat cruise around various exotic bays
  • Swim in crystal clear waters of this completely uninhabited island
  • Admire the Lybian Sea as you cruise around Chrissi Island
  • Explore the charming town of Ierapetra
Full description

Take some time and experience the magic of the uninhabited island of Chrissi on a sightseeing cruise. Sail the Lybian Sea, take in your surroundings, and take your time with a short walk on the white-sand beaches, speckled with shells.

Enjoy pickup from one of the designated meeting points and embark on a scenic drive to Ιerapetra. Once you arrive, discover the southernmost and warmest town in Europe for 45 minutes, while enjoying your free time.

Depart on a boat for Chrissi Island, and cross the Libyan Sea to this stunning and uninhabited and exotic island. Admire the colors of the water and relax on a boat cruise around its most beautiful bays.

Take your time to discover the natural landscape and swim to the shore, dive from the boat, and enjoy the clear waters of the island. Look out at the white sand beaches and view the millions of small shells that litter the beaches.

Take the option to purchase lunch onboard the boat, and ask your guide in advance to get a discounted price.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional driver
  • Tour guide
  • Boat cruise around Chrissi
  • Liability insurance coverage
  • Lunch (discount available)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Beachwear

Know before you go

  • Due to the official announcement of local authorities, regarding the natural protection of the environment of Chrissi Island, the boats during 2022 (until further notice) will not be allowed to approach the shore of the island. Travellers joining the tours will be able to use the ship ladder to dive and swim in the crystal clear waters or swim to the island.
  • The restaurant/bar (self-service) is open throughout the cruise, offering a wide selection of salads, toast, sandwiches, soft drinks, pastries, pizzas, beers, wine, ice cream, coffee, etc, with an extra charge. Ask your guide in advance to get a discounted price of the meal on board, while you are on the bus driving to the port
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 16 reviews

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Count 3 hours by bus from Heraklion but it's worth it (if you're lucky enough to have good weather). The island is superb (turquoise water) and the boat approaches in order to access it by swimming. You can eat on the boat and the guide is great. Go for it!

August 6, 2022

Very beautiful island and nice to visit. Boat stops at 2 places where you can get off the boat to swim to the island. It might be good to mention in the excursion that you have to swim 100 meters to the island and the boat does not moor at the island.

August 5, 2022

Loved it! There was a last minute change as the trip got canceled due to the wind, but the agency contacted us and informed us about all our options. We decided to make the trip on the next available date and it was the best decision. Our tour guide so was nice, and made the bus drive to Ierapetra so pleasant! Words cannot describe the beauty of the landscape in Chrissi and the clear blue waters we got to dive into! It was a great experience and very well organised.

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July 22, 2022

Product ID: 419834