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4 Days Private Cruise East Crete

Departure from Heraklion - Arrival at Ayios Nikolaos Marina


Tour Type

Specific Days

Group Size

10 people


English, Greek


This private cruise is designed for those who wish to vacay in the sea and enjoy the sun and at the same time have a positive environmental impact!  Have fun exploring Mediterranean biodiversity, while actively contributing to the study of marine life – an excellent family activity, appealing to all ages 

ALTERSAIL is a qualified partner of the research project COMBER (Citizensnetwork for the Observation of Marine BiodivERsity), conducted by the Hellenic Center for Marine Research. COMBER aims to extract information about marine life through observations and recordings made by citizen-scientists”.


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  • Beautiful sailing conditions
  • Explore the untouched island interior
  • Sail, savor, explore.


DAY 1:
As soon as the guests arrive on the yachts in Heraklio Old Venetian port, a small briefing concerning safety regulations as well as boat handling will be given by the instructor/skipper on the yacht. Ready to set sails for the nearby island of Dia! (around 6 miles ~1 hrs). Our experienced crew will help you feel comfortable while sailing (not motoring). Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you, and the silence, while the yacht moves only by sails.
Your skipper is a certified sailing instructor and will guide you thorough some secrets of sailing.
Everybody is welcome to participate, if you would like to!
We put our anchors in a protected cove of Dia island which belongs to the Natura 2000 project.
After a snack and a small briefing we take our masks and the special BioWatch cards and dive in order to observe and record the different fish species. While in the water, you will be aided by a waterproof identification guide, which you are free to keep after the activity; on it, you will be able to record the species you observed.
After this refreshing experience a delicious meal is prepared by your crew. Enjoy your buffet on board with a variety of organic salads and pasta with fresh mussels and salmon. An excellent dry wine (2 bottles per yacht, as we drink responsibly while sailing) will accompany your meal. Season fruit and local sweets will be offered as dessert! We spend the whole day exploring this island across the island and we enjoy our dinner on board.
We start the day by sailing to Mirabelo gulf. 34 miles of coastal sailing along the coast of Crete. We Sail to Spinalonga, the “island” with the rich history and spend the night in a quiet cove nearby, either Kolokytha or the well known Elounda.
A full day to explore the nearby coves, kayaking, or just laying under the sun and relaxing while enjoying the sun and the beauty of the landscape. Today is a great opportunity for snorkelling! Overnight at the marina of Ag. Nikolaos. Explore the coastal town with its lake and cosy restaurants.
We wake up on board and check-out at 09:00.



Tour's Location

Departure from Heraklion - Arrival at Ayios Nikolaos Marina


Is there a flexibility regarding the starting days?
There are fixed dates for our cabin charter adventures.
Is there enough space on board for my suitcase?
Kindly note that space inside a boat is limited. Although each cabin has lots of storage such as wardrobes, lockers etc. We strongly recommend to bring with you only the essential (we can store your stuff that you do not need outside of the boat and bring them back at the checkout).
Keep in mind that hard suitcases do not fit the yacht. Instead you can use soft fabric suitcases
that can fold.
What shall I bring with me?
Try to keep your suitcase small. Swimming suit, flippers for our walks in the villages and open
trek shoes for our light hikes. Hat, glasses and sun protection. A light daypack for our treks
(10-12lts). Light windbreaker and maybe a couple of long sleeve t-shirts would be more than
Are there towels and bedsheets provided?
Yes, there is one set per person for the week (2 bedlinens, 2 towels, 1 pillow case).
How large are the cabins?
That depends on the boat.
Our 50 footer has 3 large double cabins, 1 with bank beds for guest and 1 for crew. They all share 3 wc/showers.
Any other information?
Read here all the FAQ related to the Day Tours
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