Chrissi island - Tours & Excursions - Crete Greece

Chrissi island - Crete Greece - Tours & Excursions

Includes: Pick-up service at or near your hotel, Dinner and free wine, Folklore show.
Tour highlights: Raki welcome, Cretan savouries, Dances.
Duration-Directions: 4 hours approximately - 50 km, Center Crete.

This tour will take us to the southern east part of Crete at Ierapetra, from where, we take a one hour boat trip to the islet of Chrissi. Chrissi island, the “golden island”, (a reference description to the fantastic white “sand” beaches found there made of billions of tiny sea shells which difuse an airy glow during the night) is the southernmost tip of Europe with a vegetation near to tro-pical and a beautiful cedar tree forest amongst the sand dunes; probably the last existing in Europe. The island is now under protection and declared as a national park. Thus it is no longer inhabited as in the Minoan, Roman and Byzantine era when the main source of income was fishing, salt export and the export of “porfira” a scarlet dye produced from shells for the cloaks of Europe's royalty. Later pirates forced the inhabitants to flee Chrissi for safety in Crete and used the island as a hide-out. Many pirate and merchant ships have sunk in the area; silent witnesses of the turmoil of this savage era. Before we leave this beautiful islet there will be plenty of time to explore the interesting ruins, sunbathe on the white beaches, have lunch and swim in the crystal clear waters.

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Malia Crete Greece