A walk in the woods, swimming in crystal clear water, combined with the soft smell of cedar and fresh oxygen, give the visitor a deep relaxation feeling that becomes unforgettable.

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Useful advices for gasoline economy on vacation

Fuel Economy Tips on Holidays In summer, the kilometers that we drive are increasing dramatically. Whether for short excursions to nearby beaches on weekends or for longer trips, the speedometer will increase and the holiday cost will increase sharply. There are some basic tips that can reduce your fuel costs by up to 30%!

  • 1.Change oils.
    Even if the time for change has not come yet (but near) the new lubricants improve the operation of the engine, reducing friction and allow it to operate more efficiently and economically at high temperatures.
  • 2.Change air filter.
    Engine breathing is directly related to performance and consumption. An already dirty air filter on an island with dust and sand will just do the situation worst.
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Tips for safe swimming

  • before arrival1.Do not swim too far from the coast. You must think that the return is more tedious.
  • 2.It is good to swim with friends.
  • 3.Have you eaten? Wait 2-3 hours to swim. However, avoid to enter to water completely fasting.
  • 4.Keep in mind that alcohol and swimming are a dangerous combination.
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Seawater and Swimming. Great benefits for human's health !!

chrissi dive The sea swimming improves mood and promotes overall health . Hippocrates first had mentioned the word thalassotherapy to describe the healing attributes of seawater, and the ancient Greeks used to soak in baths with seawater.

Seawater contains vital elements, minerals, amino acids and living microorganisms that can produce antibiotics and antibacterial effects, contributing to the creation of a healthy immune system.

The sea salt is considered as a natural blood cleanser. It contains a large amount of vitamin C, which fights free radicals and magnesium which contribute to the action of antioxidants. Sea salt is able to detoxify your skin cells properly absorb all dirt, dust and toxic materials. As repels all the toxins from your body, sea salt makes the skin more supple and healthy. It has been observed that regular baths in sea can enhance the skin tone greatly. The magnesium in the salt can prevent fluid retention from your skin keeping it smooth, firm and youthful.
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10 reasons that a few minutes exposure to the sun is beneficial to our health

  • sun1. The solar radiation to the skin activates the production of vitamin D, which enhances the absorption of calcium, which care our bones, prevents type 2 diabetes, and several types of cancer.Vitamin D also helps regulate the period of women with unsettled cycle.
  • 2. The sunny days raise levels of the hormone of joy, as called serotonin and combined with mild exercise in the sun, also are rising rates of endorphins that make us feel optimistic and wellness.
  • 3. The heat of the sun is beneficial for arthritic and muscle pain, and relieve the swelling of arthritis and helps to subside the inflammation of muscle injuries.
  • 4. Lowering the levels of melatonin, sunlight enhances fertility in women and increases the levels of testosterone in men, so summer more babies captured.

Lasithi and all Crete, an excellent choice for relaxing holidays

The island of Crete is located in the center of the eastern Mediterranean at the crossroads of Africa, Asia, and Europe. It measures about 200 Km from east to west, and between 12-58 km from north to south the smallest and largest length, making it one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean sea. knosos Crete Minoan settlements (developed between 3000 and 1100 BCE), tombs and cemeteries have been found all over Crete (See Minoan archaelogical Map )

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Golden European Award Given to Cretan Beaches of Ierapetra

img Ierapetra, the southernmost town in Europe, in the prefecture of Lasithi Crete, was awarded with the Golden Pan-European Prize for the high quality of its beaches by the QualityCoast programme. The criteria divided into four categories:

  • Nature
  • Environment
  • Identity
  • Socio-Economics


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Photo Contest Chrissi Island 2011

The thematic tourism portal chrissi.gr organizing a photo contest. Participate by sending your photo from the island.

    Terms of participation:
  • -The contest is not allowed to join the jury members and relatives first grade .
  • -The portal Chrissi.gr takes no responsibility for copyright and licensing of photographs of participants.
  • - Each participant can send the contest 1 to 7 black and white or color photos.
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About Chrissi.gr

Chrissi.gr is a thematic tourism portal about chrissi island which is supported from a group of tourism companies, the municipalities of Lasithi ( Agios Nikolaos, Ierapetra, Sitia ), the authorities of Creta Region in Lasithi, and the local port authorities in Ierapetra. A special thank you, to people who offer, information, audio-visual material and generally supported the construction of chrissi.gr (alphabetically):


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