Small islands around Crete

Chryssi island, Crete

Gavdos island:

Gavdos island is located in the Libyan sea on the southwest coast of Crete.
Is the most southerly point in Europe.
Away from mass tourism with beautiful beaches and forests.
From May to October boats from Sfakia, Paleochora and Sougia travel to Gavdos.

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Chrissi island:

Chrissi island is meaning Golden island and is also known as Gaidouronisi  (donkey island). It is located on the southeast of Crete. It is an uninhabited islad with unspoilt beauty, sandy beaches and a small cedar forest.
In the summer months every day boats from Ierapetra goes to Chrissi. It is a distance of 50 min
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Elafonisi island:

Elafonisi is located to the southwestern corner of Crete. Is a part in the regional unit of Chania, 150 meter from the coast. The beautiful beaches are with shallou warm water therefore this is a perfect place for a family day trip.
You arrive there by car or bus.

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Gramvoussa island
(Balos lagoon):


The famous island Gramvoussa is located northwest of Chania. Is the most photographed beach in Crete. All the tourist guides suggest this island for one day trip. The wild natural beauty and the sandy exotic beaches make this island the most famous island around Crete. There are no facilities or restaurants on this small paradise.
There are trips every day in the summer from Kastelli (Kissamos)to Gramvoussa.

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Koufonisi island:

Koufonisi is a small uninhabited island on the eastern part of Crete in the Libyan sea. Away from mass tourism with beautiful beaches. In the summer boats from Makry Gialos travel there when the weather is no windy.

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