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Chrissi Island - Classic Day Cruisse


We welcome you at the fishing port of Ierapetra (Click here for map details).


Departure for Chrissi Island. The cruise last about 30 minutes.


Arrive at Chrissi Island.

It's time for you to explore and enjoy your trip!


Departure for Ierapetra.

We will pick up you exactly from the place we left you.


Arrive back in Ierapetra. We hope that you really  enjoyed your exploration.

Chrissi Island - Semi-Private Cruise


We welcome you at the fishing port of Ierapetra (Click here for map details).

11.00 Departure for Chrissi Island. The cruise last about 30 minutes.

Arrive at Chrissi Island.


Departure from Chrissi island to an isolated bay.

We will go to a small bay, where you can swim, take photographs and enjoy your seightseeing.


Lunch will be prepared and served on board.

Our staff will prepare your traditional Cretan (BBQ) lunch. The launch is being done by our excellent quality local products, and that's why it will offer you an unforgettable taste. Furthermore, Cretan wine, Greek beer and other refreshments will be unlimited available.

After completing your lunch, you can keep enjoying your trip and relax on the boat. If you wish, it would be a pleasure for us to teach you about fishing activities.


Departure from Chrissi Island for Ierapetra. We will pick up all of our passengers passengers, and we will start our return back to Ierapetra.


Arrive back in Ierapetra. We hope that you really enjoyed your exploration.

Chrissi Island - Private Cruise

Our Private Cruise is a perfect option for passengers who wish to enjoy the crystal blue waters of Chrissi Island by a private sailing experience. It poses an unforgettable experience for you and your friends.  You can enjoy your swimming at the magical beaches of  Chrissi, taste our traditional Cretan (BBQ) lunch and get occupied with fishing activities. Furthermore, you can plan the schedule of the trip according to your desires and needs.

By booking a Private Cruise, you have all the crue exclusively dedicated to you and your friends throughout the whole cruise journey. So, all you have to do is relaxing and keep enjoying your trip!




Our Yacht

Apollon, is a luxury Italian Posillipo yacht, which has an overall length of 64ft (20 meters), wide of 5 meters and a total capacity of 49 people. Inside of it, there are two living rooms with leather sofas, television with DVD player and stereo music. It also includes 4 guest cabins, 3 WC with a choice of hot or cold water and 1 cabin crew.
Its fully equipped kitchen consists of an electric cooker, a microwave, a fridge, an extractor and a dishwasher. On the outside of the yacht, there are two living rooms. The first is located at the back, and it includes a sofa, a table and chairs, where you can enjoy your lunch. The second one is located at the fly bridge, where you can take delight in the exciting and panoramic view of the sea, while drinking your coffee or your drink. 

Apollon has two MAN (1050Hp x 2) engines, which allows it to attach a service speed of 25 miles per hour with a maximum speed of 28 miles per hour.
It also has silent closed generators (16 KW), an inflatable boat of 3.30 meters length with a 10hp outboard engine for servicing passengers, a rear hydraulic ladder, electric windlasses in front and back of it for dropping and hoisting the anchor, hydraulic flaps and Bow Thruster (front propeller) for better maneuvers and excellent handling of the navigation.
Furthermore, the vessel has 2 GPS, VHF, automatic radars, autopilot, a sonar and all electronic and safety equipment needed for a safe cruise.

Especially for your safety, it is important to be mentioned that the yacht is insured by a large insurance company, as required by the law. This provide us the ability to offer liability insurance for our crew and the passengers. In other words, you can feel safe when making a cruise with us. Keep enjoying your trip, we have taken care of everything for you.

Our Captain and Crew

Our captain, Manolis Dogramatzakis, is born and lives in Ierapetra. He comes from a naval family and he grew up in the Island of Chrissi, which allows him to know well the place, the sights and the weather phenomena that prevail in the area. In his early teen years, he started pursuing a career at sea, while at the age of 18 he studied at a nautical school. After his studies, he traveled with merchant ships for 5 years throughout the world. In the last 30 years, he is also an owner and captain of a fishing boat, where he fishes intermittently almost across the Mediterranean Sea. Due to his many years of experience, he exudes a feeling of safety and confidence in his trips. He is a friendly, extrovert and patient person, something our travel buddies really enjoy.

Our crew, is comprised of experienced and acclaimed partners, who are ready to serve all your needs. They speak a variety of languages, such as Greek, English, German, Spanish, French and Arabic. This give us the opportunity to build a better communication bridge between us and our fellow passengers. By travelling with us, it is guaranteed that you will live an unforgettable experience.





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We offer 3 types of cruises to choose the best option for you.
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Chrissi (GreekΧρυσή or Chrisi, "golden", also Γαϊδουρονήσι - Gaidouronisi "donkey island") is an uninhabited Greek island approximately 15 kilometres (9 miles) south of Crete close to Ierapetra in the South Cretan Sea. Approximately 700 metres (2,300 feet) east of the island is the island of Mikronisi.Administratively these islands fall within the Ierapetra municipality in Lasithi.

From the moment a visitor comes to Chrissi, he gets magnetized by the exotic natural landscape dominated by cedar, the golden sand with the wonderful shells and the light aquamarine water.The Natural images and the rhythms of nature, immediately give the visitor a newfound sense of liberation.

A walk in the woods, swimming in crystal clear water combined with the soft smell of cedar and fresh oxygen, complete the holiday experience of the visitor, offering him a deep relaxation feeling that becomes unforgettable. This is the reason why chrissi island welcomes more and more visitors from around the world every summer.

On the western part of the island is the chapel of Saint Nicholas (estimated to date to the 13th century). There are also a salt pan, an old port, some Minoan ruins, a lighthouse and a Roman cemetery. Due to the shallow waters around Chrissi, snorkelling and diving is a popular pastime. The Belegrina, Hatzivolakas, and Kataprosopo bays have a wide diversity of shells.



The highest point on the island is called Kefala ("head") and it is 31 metres (102 feet) above sea level. From over there the visitor can enjoy an impressive view of the Libanon cedar forest, the last existing in Europe. The Cedar forest of Chrisi is very rare in its expanse and structure. It covers almost 35 hectares and its density is approximately 28 trees per hectare. Their average height is 3 to 7m tall and their average age is at least 300 years old. Cedars have a root system that spreads across an area which is more than double the height of the tree. Apart from the big roots, a huge amount of tiny roots forms a complex web that keeps the sand in place. 

The number of plant species of Chrissi is relatively high compared to its size, comprising 1/20 of the Cretan flora. Many species are rare and endemic, therefore protected by international directives and laws.

For the last centuries Chrisi was practically deserted, while much earlier there were small settlements. On the western and eastern part, broken pieces of pottery have been found, which shows activity during the Minoan times. In the northwest there is a chapel of Agios Nikolaos, possibly built in the 13th century. Northeast of the chapel and near the shore there is an even older salt pan and the only house on the island, which is built on ancient ruins that include a small building and a small port. South and southwest of Agios Nikolaos there are some wells and a few carved graves. The largest one dates from the Roman times.

For all mentioned above, Chrissi is becoming the most favourite place of Ierapetra's visitors during the years. If you are interested to live the dream, you can check our trip plans and request a reservation via our booking form.




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