"Belegrina" or "Golden" beach in Chrissi island, a tiny tropical paradise, 8 miles to the south of Ierapetra, Crete, Greece

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"Belegrina" or "Golden" beach in Chrissi island, a tiny tropical paradise, 8 miles to the south of Ierapetra, Crete, Greece
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8 miles to the south of , Ierapetra town, Crete, there is a small, uninhabited exotic island, a small paradise called Chrissi (golden) island, or Gaidouronisi (Donkey island). The inhabitants of Ierapetra, simply call it "The island". It is a protected area because there is a Lebanese cedar forest, unique in Europe. The golden beaches of the island have been created by billions of white shells. 2-3 ships depart daily in the morning, from Ierapetra and they return in the afternoon. Camping is prohibited, but you will always see some campers there (usually locals) staying from a few days to some months! No signs of "civilization" there, no electricity, no houses or hotels just 2 taverns. Here you can see the most famous, of the beaches of the island, on the North coast of the little island, known as the "Golden beach" or "Belegrina".
Location: Chrissi island, Ierapetra, Lasithi prefecture, Crete, Greece, Europe