Best Chrysi Snorkeling

The 18th most popular snorkel dive spot in Greece.

  Crete, Greece


  October 20, 2017

Off the southern coast of Crete off the town of Ierapetra, the snorkeling in Chrysi Island offers beautiful rocks and reefs to explore. The arid island has very clear water with great visibility. It is located about 45 minutes by boat from the main coast.

To reach the snorkeling in the Greek Islands by air, start by using the international airline flights into Athens International Airport (ATH). From Athens, there are two major Greek inter island airline carriers and a handful of smaller airlines to consider (such as Sky Express). Most of the islands have at least small airports. While there are many ferry lines that interconnect the islands (such as Bluster ferries), the schedules can sometimes vary greatly with delays; therefore, the inter island flights might be the best option if you are on a tight schedule. Should you plan to take a ferry, make sure to advance-book a fast catamaran and/or hydrofoil ferry. The busiest times of year are from July through September where the number of visitors greatly out number the available air seats and accommodations, so plan accordingly.

Overall, Chrysi is the 18th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 18 snorkeling dives in Greece.

Local Contacts:  Greece Tourism (30) 210 3310529; ScubaKreta Dive Center (30) 6937417970

Best Season:  July-August

GPS:  34.870831, 25.720841

Date Published:  10/30/2016

Date Updated:  10/20/2017

ID:  25027

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