an inhabited island
Chrisi island , or gold island or "donkey's island, ( because only donkey can walk the island) is inhabited. In summer there is only a small taverna (traditional simple restaurant.) It is connected with the city of Ierapetra, by small boats and you can reach this in 30 minutes.
Hidden places for ideal camping
Actually this is a perfect place for camping, where you can find small isolated beaches. Be careful to scorpions, which must live behind the old cedar woods.
A small paradise
The cedar forest in the sand is unique in Greece. The water is hot and clear. These makes the island a small paradise. The island has already been declared a National Park.
The island is covered by white sand, so the only trees are cedars trees. The water of the sea has created wonderful sculptures on the cedar wood.