Chrissi Island

Feel like Robinson Crusoe for a day on the wonderful island of Chrissi, in Greek “the Golden one”. The trip begins with a walk around the picturesque town of Ierapetra on the Southern coast of Crete, then it’s all aboard the boat for the one-hour trip to Chrissi, the southernmost point of Europe. You will have plenty of time to swim in the turquoise crystal-clear waters, enjoy the beautiful beach and the 300-hectare cedar forest, or take a stroll on the soft white sand where you can see millions of tiny Murex Trunculus, sea shells that were used in Byzantine times to make the purple dye “Porphyra”, only used by royalty. Nowadays the island is under protection of the state, and is designated an “Area of Intense Natural Beauty”.