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Private: Afternoon sailing to Dia Island

Created with Sketch. Departure and arrival: Heraklion Old Venetian Port
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Duration

6

Tour Type

Specific Days

Group Size

8-10 people

Languages

English, Greek

Overview

If you and your partner are looking for a more romantic type of sailing, this trip is for you. It contains a sunset. Even if you come with your friends, family or your snail-pet, this trip is still for you. Who said that the pink colors of the sunset are only enjoyed by couples and poets?

After the pick-up we are meeting at the Old Venetian port. Our staff welcomes you on board, where you will be given a briefing about safety, and boat handling. We set our sails and we are off to our destination, Dia island.

Dia is an uninhabited island, 7 nautical miles north and belongs to the Natura 2000 project because of its biodiversity. Our trip lasts almost one hour, during which you can enjoy the silence, the sun and the blue surroundings, or you can just participate in the sailing with our skilled skipper.

We set our anchor on either Agios Georgios or Panagia bay (depending on the weather conditions), which are located on the south part of the island. Both coves have green, crystal water surrounded by the protected wildlife, like the cretan eagle and wild rabbit. Our team will tell you everything about the history and the myths of the island!

For about one hour and a half, you are free to enjoy your time as you like. Swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing, hanging out, or even isolating to enjoy mother nature. Along with a cool refreshment and some seasonal fruit.

In the meantime, some indulging smell will be coming out of the kitchen because our skipper and host is preparing for you on spot, a yummy meal from fresh and local ingredients.

After your lunch  and perhaps after a quick dive, we will set our sails again to return back to Heraklion Venetian port. And who knows maybe on our way back we will spot some of our lovely mammal friends, the dolphins.

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HIGHLIGHTS

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

Itinerary

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From 1 PM - Pickup from your hotel/Accommodation
We welcome you on board and give you a small safety and boat-handling briefing. We set our sails to Dia island
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We welcome you on board and give you a small safety and boat-handling briefing.
We set our sails to Dia island.

According to the availability, we will sail on the Bavaria 50 or on the Beneteau First 45 F5
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We arrive in Agios Georgios or Panagia Cove. We drop our anchor
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Free time for swimming, snorkelling, enjoying the sun and nature.
Refreshments and drinks are served.
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Lunch time.
Cretan dish with fresh salad, and desert just prepared by your skipper and host/hostess
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A quick dive or more relaxing in the boat.
And we set our sails back to Heraklion
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Arrive at the Old Venetian Port
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From 7 PM - Drop off at your accommodation

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

Created with Sketch. Departure and arrival: Heraklion Old Venetian Port

FAQs

Where should we meet?
You will receive meeting point information with your booking. Either you are picked up from your accommodation by our transfer service or we meet at the meeting point at least 20’before the starting time.
What should I bring with me?
You need to bring your own towel. If you wish to walk ashore or explore the rocks, rubber could be very helpful. You won’t need them if you wish to stay on the beach. Regarding food and drinks, we provide everything on board. Kindly let us know in case you have special dietary arrangements or you need to place anything in the fridge. Alcohol is offered on the boat (responsible consumption) and we advise not to bring your own.
What is the language spoken by the crew ?
Both our skippers and stewards speak English and at least one of the following languages: Greek, German, Italian, Spanish.
Are the yachts insured?
All our yachts are covered for Third Party Liability with sum insured equal or higher than the obligatory from Greek Legislation (Bodily Injury, Material Damage , Sea Pollution ).
The above mentioned yacht insurance is valid in excess of the security Deposit (not applied in cabin charter) the client chooses to pay.
Do the yachts meet any safety standards?
All yachts safety equipment meets or exceeds the safety standards set by the Greek Ministry of Merchant Marine
Should I have a travel insurance?
In your own interest, you are advised to buy suitable travel insurance before leaving home, including cancellation insurance to protect your booking deposit.
Do you provide activity briefings?
You will receive a general briefing at their arrival concerning the schedule of the day, safety, hygiene and accommodation on board. A detailed leaflet in 3 languages is provided to each one in order to have everything in written.

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