Chrissi Island - Holidays In Crete - Lagada Resort - Makry Gialos

Chrissi Island

THINGS TO DO
Chill with nature on this exotic small island.

From mid-May until late October experience the unique natural thrill of unspoiled Chrissi Island which, at last count, boasts a population of just three permanent residents. The island is located eight nautical miles south of the town of Ierapetra which is only 25 minutes drive from Lagada Resort. Small boats depart from the port of Ierapetra to Chrissi on a daily basis from mid-May until late October. The boat trip takes approximately half an hour to an hour the trip and prices vary depending on the vessel

Chrissi has been designated as a wildlife refuge and is protected by the Natura 2000 Networking Programme.  The island, hosts the largest naturally formed Lebanon Cedar forest in Europe. These ancient trees are more than 200 years old with an average height of seven metres. Chrissi is also renowned for its many beautiful shells, found mainly in the North of the island.

Throughout the summer there’s a quaint Grecian bar open in the north of the island. Visit the Orthodox church of St. Nicholas, a lighthouse on the north west side, and a typical Cretan dwelling on the north east side. The pace of life is laid back and unhurried. This is a unique opportunity to chill with nature, relax and unwind on an island where you can stroll amidst the ancient cedar trees and bathe in crystal clear waters.

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