Sunset photo from Chrissi island. In the foreground a strange "sculpture" by unknown artist reminding Calder's mobiles. Crete

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Sunset photo from Chrissi island. In the foreground a strange "sculpture" by unknown artist reminding Calder's mobiles. Crete
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8 miles to the south of Ierapetra (Lasithi prefecture, Crete island) , there is a small, uninhabited exotic island, a small paradisi 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. In my last visit I stayed a couple of nights there, and I saw at some places in the island these peculiar and impressive sculptures, that keep moving with the wind changing shapes and look like Calder's mobiles. They are made of wood, stone and some rope, and look like restless pendulums.
Location: Chrissi island, Ierapetra, Lasithi prefecture, Crete, Greece, Europe