Is This the Best Beach in Greece? (video)



Take a look at this majestic beach in the Greek islet of Chryssi or Gaidouronisi (donkey island).

Chryssi, protected as an “area of intense natural beauty”, is an uninhabited Greek island approximately 15 kilometers (9 miles) south of Crete close to Ierapetra in the South Cretan Sea.

It is possible to visit by sea from Ierapetra and from Myrtos between middle of May and late October. During the summer months, excursion boats from Ierapetra leave the quay every morning and return in the afternoon.

There is a nudist beach on the north coast of the island. The highest point on the island is called Kefala (“head”) and it is 31 metres (102 feet) above sea level.

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, snorkeling and diving is a popular pastime.