Chrissi Island full-day trip from Heraklion area (Crete North)

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A lovely island adventure on the dream island of Chrissi, located south of Crete. Spend a day on the fine beaches and the turquoise waters of the island. From Heraklion, you will take a coach to Ierapetra and from there a boat to the island. Including hotel pick-up around Heraklion and guide. Excluding are the boat ticket & a fee to maintain the island.

  • Tour / activity duration: full day
  • Languages: German, English
  • Transfer: from the north between Agia Pelagia and Malia
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  • English-speaking service
  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

Chrissi Island day trip from the North of Crete

The full day tour from Heraklion takes you to the nature reserve of Chrissi - swimming, snorkelling & sunbathing in paradise!

Price overview

  • Day trip Chrissi Island from Heraklion (13h) - per person (age 13+)36.-€
  • Day trip Chrissi Island from Heraklion (13h) - per child (ages 4-12)18.-€
  • Day trip Chrissi Island from Heraklion (13h) - per child (ages 0-3)0.-€
One day on Chrissi Island

Booking option: Day trip from Heraklion to Chrissi Island

Our Chrissi day trip starts with hotel pick-up, which is included for the area between Malia, Heraklion and Agia Pelagia. We travel in an air-conditioned coach to Ierapetra in the south of Crete and board the boat to Chrissi Island (ticket payable locally). The crossing takes about an hour and takes us across the Libyan Sea. Once on Chrissi, enjoy the fine dream beaches and crystal clear waters during a stay of several hours. In the late afternoon we take the boat back to Ierapetra and bring you back to the hotel. Please note that the boat ticket for the crossing as well as the Chrissi island fee are not included in the price (payable on site).


  • Duration: around 13 hours
  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Not included: boat ticket Chrissi Island (approx. 17 €) + island fee 1 € (payable locally)
  • Days: Tuesday, Thursday
  • Months: May - October
  • Languages: German, English
  • Starting points: Heraklion City
  • Pick-up included in the price from: along the main road, partly from the exit of the hotels of Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Chani, Kateros, Heraklion (outside the centre), Ammoudara


  • Transfer (if the corresponding booking option was selected), professional guide, air-conditioned bus
Important information

Please note that the ticket for the boat trip (there and back) and the Chrissi island fee are not included and to pay on site.

Please bring along:

Passport, swimwear, towel, sunglasses, sun blocker, snacks, hat, backpack, drinks, snorkeling equipment

Detailed description

Chrissi island tour from the north of Crete (Heraklion and surroundings)

Just an hour's boat ride from Ierapetra, Chrissi is a small Greek island paradise off the coast of Crete, which has been declared an Area of Natural Beauty and protected as such for good reason. The golden beaches gave the island its name, the water shimmers in all imaginable shades of blue and of special value is the ancient cedar forest that covers the island - one of the oldest and largest in Europe. Our island tour takes you by bus and boat from Heraklion to Chrissi Island. The day trip starts with hotel pick-up, which is included for the area from Agia Pelagia to Malia. In an air-conditioned bus we drive from the north coast to the south coast of Crete and take the boat from Ierapetra to Chrissi.

The crossing takes about an hour and takes us across the Libyan Sea. Once we reach the port of Chrissi, the day is yours on this wonderful island. Swim, snorkel or sunbathe in this setting. Many of the most beautiful beaches on this small island can be reached on foot. Collecting shells, which sometimes colour the sand on the beaches red, is prohibited for nature conservation reasons, but the fossils and corals that the sea carries to the beach are always beautiful to look at. You can plan a whole day for the Chrissi island tour from Heraklion. Once on the island, we want to make the most of the time on the island.

The stay can be used for a walk through the cedar forest or a visit to the Orthodox church - without question, the beach stay with swimming and snorkelling is one of the main reasons to come to Chrissi from Heraklion. Despite the popularity of the island and some excursion boats crossing from Ierapetra to Chrissi in the high season, you will find a nice place to relax on the island. The day trip to Chrissi from Heraklion is a recommendation for all those who can never get enough of small dream islands.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

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