Chrissi island is situated 8 miles south from the southest European town, Ierapetra. The sea of Chrissi is the Mediterranean’s Libyan Sea.
On the north side of the island there is a small bar. Northwest is the lighthouse and northeast a single home for the 3 permanent residents of the island so far. South there is a small tavern and the orthodox church of Agios Nikolaos.
The visitor, reaching Chrissi, will feel the absolute freedom and tranquility of the unspoiled nature surrounded by cedar trees, golden sand and turquoise waters.
the island is also, distinguished by its large number of shells, mainly on the north side
Chrissi is protected by the Natura 2000 program as “an area of intense natural beauty,” and is also designated as a wildlife sanctuary. The island hosts the largest natural forest of Lebanese cedar in Europe. The majority of trees have an average age of 200 years and an average height of 7 meters, some trees are over 300 years old and 10 meters tall. The density is about 28 trees per hectare.
The contact with such a unique natural environment creates an environmental awareness for the visitor, and requires respect for its natural functions.
The above-mentioned prices (no meals) include 24% VAT, all legal fees, and a written guided tour in your language.
The Municipality of Ierapetra collects 1 euro from every ticket (paid in cash), as an administrative fee for passengers over 4 years old visiting the island of Chrissi.