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From Ierapetra: Cruise Around Chrissi Island With Swimming

Activity provider: CHRISSI DAILY CRUISES

From Ierapetra: Cruise Around Chrissi Island With Swimming

Activity provider: CHRISSI DAILY CRUISES
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From US$ 27.70 per person

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Cruise around Chrissi island on a boat tour from Ierapetra. Dive into crystal-clear waters off the boat, enjoy panoramic views of the island, and relax on board with drinks and snacks.

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Duration 6 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a boat cruise from Ierapetra to the extraordinary island of Chrissi
  • Swim in the emerald waters off of Chrissi Island's sandy shores
  • Learn about the flora and fauna of the southernmost natural park of Europe
  • Walk along the island's cooling cedar forest
Full description

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. 

Includes
  • Boat cruise around the island
  • Swimming stop near Chrissi Island
  • Skipper
  • Hotel transfer
  • Meals and beverages
  • Municipality fee (1€ per person)
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

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Meeting point

Meet at the Port of Ierapetra, at the Chrissi Daily Cruises kiosk. Address: 25, Κυρβα, Ierapetra 722 80, Greece

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Cash
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • The port of Ierapetra is easily accessible by car or by public bus from Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos, and there is free parking at the port
  • Access to the mainland of Chrissi island is prohibited. The boat will stop close to the shore and you can swim near the beach
  • There are no shops on Chrissi Island. Bring cash to purchase snacks and drinks at the bar and restaurant on the boat, or bring your own snacks with you
  • The Municipality of Ierapetra collects €1 from every ticket (paid in cash on site) for passengers over 4 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 511 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    3.9/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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One pass, you go down to the island swimming, you can leave your valuables in the bar with all confidence, they close your bag and put your name, you swim to the island in transparent turquoise waters, you can only walk on a certain part and not barefoot, it burns a lot of sand, you go back to the boat and they take you to a beach at the back of the island, they stop near the beach and it's not worth going ashore, the place is wonderful and when you're exhausted from diving and swimming it becomes , a 10, is amazing.

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July 31, 2022

Provide an airtight bag and fishing shoes for swimming because the boat no longer docks on the island and you have to swim to the beach. Activity to avoid if you cannot swim. We don't arrive on the side of the beautiful beaches and we cannot cross the island because it is classified.

July 27, 2022

It is highly recommended to take water shoes with you to take a few steps on the island, because the sand is very hot and there are many large stone slabs on the beach, among which there are probably sea urchins. And of course there are also many small stones and sticks on the paths.

July 24, 2022

Product ID: 161460