Chrissi Island

Chrissi Island, Ierapetra: Hours, Address, Chrissi Island Reviews: 4/5

Chrissi Island
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Paddy C
Liverpool, UK74 contributions
Beautiful.
Nov 2020 • Family
Loverly place defiantly reccomended. Shame about the in pure sand its nixed abit with black. .

Gotta go thou its lovely.
Written November 3, 2020
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Sonja
19 contributions
Average
Oct 2020 • Couples
Honestly not worth the 45 minute (each way) / €20+ ferry. The water is beautiful but it’s just as nice at Balos or Elafonisi. We went in October and there were no umbrellas / beach chairs to hire, nor anywhere to grab food / snacks from. It was very quiet though so if you do decide to go, pack your own lunch! FYI there was no social distancing on the ferry at all.
Written October 17, 2020
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Michael G
Martlesham, UK29 contributions
Great trip on the Nautilos.
Sep 2020 • Couples
Had a great trip to Chrissi Island on the Nautilos. Would definitely recommend their semi-private experience.
Chrissi is great, plenty of beach and terrain to explore. Some complaints from others that there aren't enough facilities - those people are stupid. It is a tiny island which is almost completely undeveloped. Adding 'more facilities' would ruin it's beauty and charm, and turn it into the rest of Greece; a noisy, litter ridden tourist trap.
Having said that, the numbers of people on the relatively small stretch of beach makes it crowded, and sadly many of the visitors don't take care to 'leave only footprints'. It would be nice if some of the taxes the boats have to pay to ferry passengers to Chrissi were actually used to keep it beautiful and clean.
Would give 5 stars if the litter problem was improved.
Written September 12, 2020
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Valeria V
11 contributions
Beautiful water but the rest is meh
Aug 2020 • Couples
The water is crystal blue and there are several trees spread out to give beautiful shade. On the negative side, ones has to go through rocks to get to the sandy part. There are no toilets and chemical ones are disgusting. The whole island is quite dirty.
Written August 30, 2020
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Mariaf
Ashburn, VA7 contributions
Amazzzzing beach
Aug 2020
Definitely worth the ferry to this island! The water was crystal clear and warm. The views all around were breathtaking! One of the most beautiful beaches I have been to!
Written August 24, 2020
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Janice T
Holbeach, UK1 contribution
Chrissi Island Trip
Aug 2020
Do listen to the negative reviews before you go on this trip! It was sold to us by Orange Travel as 'like the Maldives', 'isolated', 'idyllic' and 'uninhabited' and we paid €53 each, to include food (undercooked roast chicken and roast potatoes in 40 degree heat, plus a 'Greek salad' which had one square of cheese in it). After arriving at our pick up point early and looking out for a 'large orange bus' (you can't miss it!), we were picked up by a minibus, taken to a motorway near Agios Nikolous and transferred onto an Orange bus, driven to the port and then herded like cattle onto a boat, shouted at to wear masks, temperature taken and then no social distancing or seating when we got onto the upper deck. When we got to the island, the walk to Golden Beach was so long (for someone over 60 and in the searing heat) that we gave up and went to find shade under a tree where we had got off the boat. Several more fully loaded boats arrived and there were also people from private boats already on the beach. We did not venture more than ankle deep into the water because of the sharp rocks. We counted down the hours until we could leave! The queues for the return boats were also horrendous. We spent as much time travelling as we did on the island and don't get me started about the Tour Guide ('it's the red boat, red, red, red, like my top, red' - it was a white boat with a red stripe along the water line!). She did not even check that everyone in her group was off the boat and we stood waiting for her, only to find her standing on the pavement halfway back to the bus. We went on a fishing trip the next day with Capitain Nicholas - absolutely brilliant! The first 10 minutes of that trip outweighed the Chrissi Island one by 100%. You have been warned!
Written August 24, 2020
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janluvsholidays
West Yorkshire, UK2,429 contributions
Mixed feelings........
Jul 2020 • Couples
Right, here goes and I’ll try and be as fair as I can.
We were recommended here for snorkelling which we both love, however we were very disappointed with that side of it as the strong winds and rough sea made it impossible.
We started out on the North shore but eventually walked back to the south to try there. The sea was calm but there wasn’t much marine life at all.
We actually found a better spot next to El Greco cafe bar in Hersonissos.

Okay, so despite being disappointed about the lack of snorkelling we found Chrissi Island very unique and beautiful.
The walk from the south to the north only takes a few minutes and that in itself is a beautiful walk (even in the hot sun). The cedar trees are amazing to look at and the old gnarled ones are amazing.
There’s a few hippy type stalls selling their handmade crafts but apart from that there is nothing. We didn’t venture into the porta loos as we had been warned they were pretty disgusting.
We did see a few dumped rubbish bags which was a shame as the island is pretty much unspoilt (please take your rubbish back to the boat)
We also collected some salt which has a pretty weird taste!
Overall we had a good day out.
We took plenty water and we paid an extra 5€ for food when we booked the trip.
If you’re offered this option please don’t take it. It was a greasy cold mess and we ditched ours in the bin back on the boat.
Luckily we had taken back up food in our cool bag so we didn’t go hungry.

Tips;
Pool/beach shoes are a must for walking on the hot sand and for the rocks in the water.

Bring a beach umbrella or rent one from the boat for 5€ (plus 10€ returnable deposit).

Written August 18, 2020
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travelmaniac
London, UK73 contributions
Amazing Paradise dont listen to negative reviews
Aug 2020 • Couples
Amazing Paradise dont listen to negative reviews, a must do if in crete..one of the best water in Europe and beach.. why go Maldives when you can Chrissi...
Written August 12, 2020
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Trail476165
8 contributions
Overcrowded boat
Aug 2020 • Family
Exceptionall BUT if its windy it is very dangerous to swim sharp rocks eveeywhere . cretan Daily Cruises NO respect for coronavirus measures. no distance kept no place to seat.
Written August 12, 2020
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margdim
Rafina, Greece109 contributions
Worths a shot!
Aug 2020 • Couples
We visited the island on a windy August day, after a 45' trip by boat. The scenery was majestic, but with a closer look, you will see that there are rocks all over the first meters to enter the sea. Pick a day without a strong wind to make your life easier on the return route. However the landscape will compensate you
Written August 8, 2020
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