Chrysi Island
Greece, Crete

Chrysi Island - a desert island in the Libyan Sea, is located 20 km south of the city of Ierapetra. The name of the island from Greek translates as "golden". Chrisi Island is a unique nature reserve, which was formed as a result of a volcanic eruption. Several times a day, a small boat departs from the southernmost city of Europe - Ierapetra towards the golden island of Christi. Famous beaches with golden and white sand, a clear turquoise sea, cedar forests, cleanliness and silence - this is what attracts tourists here every day. The most famous on the island is the Golden Beach or it is also called Belegrina. It is located on the northeast coast of the island. On the Golden Beach offers a good rest with sunbeds and thatched umbrellas. On the more secluded Kataprosopo Beach, you can dive and swim to the neighboring island of Mikronisi. In the western part of the island is the more rocky beach of Hadzivolakas, where trees grow almost at the very water. Nearby are a few ruins of an ancient settlement. Chrysi Island is protected and included in the Nature 2000 European program for the protection of natural beauty and ecology. Therefore, any accommodation is officially prohibited here. You have a great opportunity to spend the day in a relaxed atmosphere, away from the annoying noise of civilization, swimming in the cleanest waters of the Libyan Sea and sunbathing on beautiful beaches of fine sand and shell rock. You can have lunch right on the island.