Chrysi Island Travel Guide

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Chrysi Island Things to Do

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Chrysi Island Restaurants

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    by AndyRG Updated Oct 7, 2002

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    There is only one "restaurant", it is located where the boats leave you. The prices are rather high, it is better to have something with you, as water, especially if you want to discover the island. Otherwise, your primeval instincts will be born again... Will you be a (head) hunter?

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Chrysi Island What to Pack

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    by Dizzyhead Written Jun 14, 2010

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Dont forget water on plastic bottles when you go to this wonderful place. You are in heaven here, but it will be hell, if you dont bring water with you. They sell it there, but much more expensive of course. You need to drink lots of water when you are in the sunshine all day or in the water.

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • National/State Park
    • Water Sports

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Chrysi Island Favorites

  • Agios (Saint) Nikolaos

    This small church is situated at the NW of Chrysi, where you can also see a lighthouse. After a (tiring) hike, it would be pleasant to go inside and pray to your own God... Agios Nikolaos (St. Nickolas) is the patron saint of sailors.

  • Pelegrina

    It is the name of that beach, which brings to the mind images of the Carribean... Pelegrina is located at the northern part of the island, the colours of the sea are in tones of blue and green - and so clean!

  • Caves

    There are many places which are... "one person's secrets", they can be discovered only on foot... Mine is near that small cave you see at the picture, at an ideal location, as it can not be seen -from any direction- and you can stay there with safety (but I won't tell you more about it!)...


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