The beaches have white and golden sands, coloured pink from crushed seashells that are strewn far and wide. The waters are crystalline and translucent with a turquoise colouring.
Uninhabited, it is very lovely with beaches appropriate to Paradise. The general impression a visitor receives is that he is on some exotic south-sea island!
On Chrysi there survives a large cedar forest, of some 85 acres extent, with large and impressive specimens. All the island is part of the European Community’s network of protected landscapes of natural beauty – NATURA 2000, and also guarded by Greek legislation. 49 species of fossil have been identified in the volcanic rocks that make up a part of the island.