Water activity

From Ierapetra: Cruise Around Chrissi Island With Swimming

Activity provider: CHRISSI DAILY CRUISES

From Ierapetra: Cruise Around Chrissi Island With Swimming

Activity provider: CHRISSI DAILY CRUISES

From US$ 26.50 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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English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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. 

Includes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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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 553 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    3.9/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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We had to stay in the boat with my companion because he felt unwell. The whole team on the boat was there for us that day! We highly recommend this activity because the island is still beautiful and the water is sublime. On the other hand, be careful there is a lot of roll so the boat moves a lot.

August 25, 2022

Nice boat trip with swimming with life jacket. Beautifully bright! If you want to go to the beach you have to swim first, so you can't take much with you, or you must have a waterproof bag. On tap waterproof bags for phone for sale for 5 euros. Beach not very special.

August 21, 2022

it was really better than expected. one must not expect to be shown or explained much. u you have to be there in time to get good seats. The price on the board is really reasonable and you can pay for everything with a card. we didn't have enough water with us and had to buy more. life jackets and swimming boards are provided.

August 9, 2022

Product ID: 161460