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Full Day Cruise to Dia Island

Departure and arrival: Heraklion Old Venetian Port
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Duration

8,30 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8-10 people

Languages

English, Greek

Overview

Join our full-day sailing trip, leaving Heraklion Old port daily and live a proper sailing experience, looked after by our experienced and hospitable crew, with plenty of time to take in this wonderful journey. With the best views of Crete seen only by sea, we will make enough anchor stops to give you the opportunity to admire the beaches and of course sailing! 

After the pick-up from your accommodation we meet at the Old Venetian port of Heraklion and our staff welcome you on board. We will give you the safety briefing and boat handling instructions and set our sails for our first destination, the island across the island!

Dia is an uninhabited island, 7 nautical miles north and is protected by the Natura 2000 project because of its biodiversity. The trip there lasts almost one hour, during which you can enjoy the beauty of the sea, the silence and calmness and get informed on eco sailing and marine life around Crete or participate in the sailing activities with our skilled skipper!

First stop is Agrilia Bay, one of the remote beaches of the island where we can avoid the crowds. As we approach you can smell the wild oregano from aboard! You have the chance to enjoy your first swim, snorkel or relax with a cool refreshment  and fresh fruit for about an hour.

We continue to Panagia cove, a bay with green, crystal waters. The island is a very important refuge for native plants and animals with very small dispersion in the southern Aegean and one of the most important areas were falcons nest. This is also the place where we might spot a Kri Kri! Ask us on anything you want to know about this beautiful spot in the sea!

Last stop is Agios Georgios, one of the most popular crystal clear beaches on the island. A small history fact, is that this well-protected cove was one of the major Minoan ports, according to Jacques-Yves Cousteau  who discovered some of its remains in 1976. 

As the waters call to you for another dive our skipper and host will be preparing a delicious lunch for you made exclusively from fresh and local ingredients. We still have plenty of time for another refreshing dive! After this delicious lunch, we set sails again to return back to Heraklion Venetian port. Turn your eyes to the sea as we may spot some of our lovely mammal friends, the dolphins.

According to the availability, we will sail on the Bavaria 50 or on the Beneteau First 45 F5

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the whole island of Dia (Natura 2000). Positive footprint policy;
  • Large, comfortable & safe sailing yachts (that actually sail) with expert local crew;
  • Lunch & drinks selected locally by small producers;
  • Ageless yachts, Fully equipped, Lots of extras, regularly disinfected.

Included/Excluded

  • Skipper
  • Deckhand
  • Full lunch
  • Wine (responsible consumption)
  • Mineral water
  • Snorkel and tube
  • Diesel
  • All taxes and fees
  • Beach towel
  • Swimsuits
  • Beach shoes

Languages

English
Greek

According to the availability we will sail on:

Bavaria 50
Beneteau First 45 F5

Tour's Location

Departure and arrival: Heraklion Old Venetian Port

FAQs

What happens if I need to cancel the booking?
Because of Corona virus, we refund the total amount in case they cancel 48 hrs before the trip. For this, a 5% is held for dossier expenses.
Are the yatchs regularly disinfected?
Yes, they are.
What should I bring?
This is a list of things that can be useful for you to bring with:
Beach towel
Sun block
Hat with stripe for not losing with the wind
Camera (underwater if available)
Sunglasses
Beach shoes
Light top windbreaker

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