Water activity

From Ierapetra: Cruise Around Chrissi Island With Swimming

Water activity

From Ierapetra: Cruise Around Chrissi Island With Swimming


From US$ 31.05 per person

Cruise around Chrissi island on a boat tour from Ierapetra. Dive into crystal-clear waters off the boat, enjoy panoramic views of the island, and relax on board with drinks and snacks.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Take a boat cruise from Ierapetra to the extraordinary island of Chrissi
  • Swim in the emerald waters off of Chrissi Island's sandy shores
  • Learn about the flora and fauna of the southernmost natural park of Europe
  • Walk along the island's cooling cedar forest
Full description

Start your boat cruise from the port of Ierapetra and head to the exotic Chrissi. Sail in the emerald waters of the Libyan Sea, accompanied by seagulls and dolphins. The self-service bar of the ship remains open during the cruise, offering light meals, with salads, wine, soft drinks, coffee, and ice cream available to purchase. Jump off the boat and swim in the refreshing water off the coast of Chrissi Island. After a relaxing swim, dry off on board and enjoy views of the island's blue and green waters, golden beaches, and protected cedar forest.

The cedar forest extends to the center of Chrissi, covering an area of 350,000 square meters. The colors of the rocks are spectacular, while almost the entire island is covered by golden sand. 

  • Boat cruise around the island
  • Swimming stop near Chrissi Island
  • Skipper
  • Hotel transfer
  • Meals and beverages
  • Municipality fee (1€ per person)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the Port of Ierapetra, at the Chrissi Daily Cruises kiosk. Address: 25, Κυρβα, Ierapetra 722 80, Greece

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Cash
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • The port of Ierapetra is easily accessible by car or by public bus from Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos, and there is free parking at the port
  • Access to the mainland of Chrissi island is prohibited. The boat will stop close to the shore and you can swim near the beach
  • There are no shops on Chrissi Island. Bring cash to purchase snacks and drinks at the bar and restaurant on the boat, or bring your own snacks with you
  • The Municipality of Ierapetra collects €1 from every ticket (paid in cash on site) for passengers over 4 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 559 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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The island is incredibly beautiful! It's definitely worth it to walk to the beach on the other part of the island to get a view of the Crete island and the turquoise water. But the boat trip wasn't that great. We were there at 10 am and left at 11:15. The crew waited for anyone who wanted to join. Considering the Coronavirus regulations, you could say the ship was overcrowded.

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May 30, 2023

Nice trip to the island with a good boat. Beautiful island, walked to beaches where no one was laying! Boat started at 11.15h (almost an hour to get to Chrysi) and left at 16.40h. Organisation wasn't that good.. Voucher said go to a kiosk and get your tickets, but nobody could tell us where. Voucher said be there at 10am to get your tickets, then they decide the ferry, we had to wait for an hour. And then nobody knew which boat we were in. But in total I would recommend it.

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May 30, 2023

The staff on the boat was very polite and helpful, The island was stunning. My only criticism was that the man on the island that was cooking the food was smoking ciggarettes as he was cooking, i understand laws in greece might be different than in other countrys but this to me as a non smoker was very off putting and meant i couldnt order food for the duration of my time there. This needs to be stopped.. stepping away from the kitchen for 5 minutes to have a fag break isnt hard

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May 30, 2023

Product ID: 161460