Chrysostomos is a small coastal village situated 75 kilometres south of Heraklion and 3 kilometres east of Kali Limenes. It is a relatively underdeveloped village with a few taverns, a mini market and accommodation for guests. It is named after the ruined church of Saint John Chrysostomos which is located on the eastern side of the village. Chrysostomos is situated on the site of the ancient city Lassea, which was visited by Saint Paul during his stay on Crete. Lassea was a harbour of Gortys, the Roman capital of Crete and Libya during the Roman Era, and was abundant in copper deposits.
The beach of Lassea in front of the village is stunning, with coarse sand and is shielded from the west winds. Although it is not organized, it is only a short distance away from the settlement. At the west end of the beach, there is a line of rocks which leads to the small islet of Trafos. This is the old pier of the ancient port of Lassea. The rocks have been there since the 1960s, when they were used to build the oil tanks of Kali Limenes. On the island and beach, opposite Trafos, there are still remnants of the old town of Lassea. The beach continues west of Trafos, forming a separate beach called Segrezo Ryaki which faces west. This beach is quite secluded and is ideal for nudism, however, it is rockier than the main beach. At the west end, there is a spring with fresh water.
To get to Chrysostomos from Kali Limenes, take the paved road which starts 1 kilometre east of Kali Limenes and goes eastwards, to Platia Peramata. After travelling for 2 kilometres, you will arrive at the village of Chrysostomos on your right-hand side.