“Chrissi Island in Crete” (Golden Island) or “Gaidouronisi (Donkey Island)”. It is located 8 miles south of Ierapetra, Lasithi, in the Libyan Sea. Chrissi gets its name from the golden sand that has covered the whole island. It was created mainly from the shivers of thousand shells. It’s second name, Gaidouronisi, comes from the fact that the locals of Ierapetra brought here the old donkeys until their death.
It is a flat island famous for its tropical blue and green waters, its protected forest with the large cedars and the thousands of broken shells that make the sand pink.
Chrissi island has been declared as a beach of great natural beauty and camping there is strictly prohibited. It is also prohibited to enter into the cedar forest, which has been delineated with rope, as well as to collect sand and shells.
Transfer to the port and back, guided tour
16€ ticket for a boat
Take a headdress, comfortable shoes, water, swimwear, a light sweater, money for lunch.