Ierapetra Chrissi Island - Gaidouronisi - Hrissi One of the 81 uninhabited islands of Crete is Chrissi or Gaidouronisi (donkey) island. The residents of Ierapetra call it the Island as there is a special relationship between them. Chrissi lies 8 miles away from Ierapetras coasts, in the Libyan sea. Chrissi is almost flat with colorful volcanic rocks covered in gold sand, purple shells and sand dunes. It is 5 km long and has an average width of 1 km and an average height of 10m.