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From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

Activity provider: SAILINGTRIPS.GR

From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

Activity provider: SAILINGTRIPS.GR
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From US$ 77.89 per person

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Kick off your shoes and take a swim in the sea on an intimate, 4.5-hour cruise to Dia Island from Heraklion. Enjoy a full menu meal and time to snorkel, fish or take a stroll among the cedar trees.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Host or greeter
English
Pickup optional
Pick-up from hotels within 20 kilometers from Heraklion Port (from Agia Pelagia to Hersonissos).
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Dia Island
  • Take part in a fun fishing experience with your children
  • Feast from a freshly cooked Mediterranean meal using pure olive oil from a family farm
  • Relax in the small bay of Saint George
Full description

Embark on a half-day cruise to Dia Island from Heraklion and explore this rugged island with plenty of time to swim, snorkel, or relax on its pristine shores. Enjoy a Mediterranean lunch with a glass of wine.

Benefit from optional pick-up from your hotel or cruise ship, or meet at the Venetian harbor at Heraklion Port at 14:30, and then relax on a 1-hour cruise to Dia Island on an intimate boat with space for no more than 8 passengers. Relax aboard the elegant sailing boat before dropping anchor in the romantic Gulf of Saint George at 15:30. Discover an idyllic location with a great history as an ancient Minoan port and one of the favorite destinations of the underwater explorer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau.  Enjoy 2.5 hours at leisure to fish, swim in the crystal clear water, take a walk among the island's cedar trees or just relax in the quiet bay overlooking Heraklion. Snorkeling and fishing equipment are provided for your comfort and convenience by the attentive crew, along with unlimited refreshments and seasonal fruits.

Feast from a delicious Mediterranean menu of roasted chicken fillets, rice with vegetables, Greek salad, and wine. Depart Dia Island at 18:00 and journey back to Heraklion for an estimated arrival time of 19:00, where a transfer to your hotel or cruise ship is provided if requested.

Includes
  • 4.5-hour cruise
  • Full menu (roasted chicken fillets, rice with vegetables, Greek salad and wine)
  • Unlimited refreshments
  • Water
  • Fruits
  • Snorkeling and fishing equipment
  • Optional hotel or cruise ship transfers
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Marina Café, Venetian harbor, Heraklion Port.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The transfer from and to your hotel or cruise ship is optional and will be arranged by email after booking
  • For customers that don't require a transfer, meet at 14:15 at the Marina Café at the Venetian harbor in Heraklion Port
  • Please be ready at least 15 minutes before the meeting time for both the hotel/cruise ship transfer or at Marina Café
  • According to Greek law, at the time of booking you must provide the ID or passport number, full name, sex, age and nationality of all participants in your group, otherwise you might not be permitted to board the boat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 617 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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We had such a lovely day on this trip, I definitely recommend this I'd you are travelling to Crete! We sat right at the front side of the boat on the way to Dia, before anchoring and swimming in the beautiful sea and to the island. We then had lunch on the boat which was lovely! They were so accommodating and kind. We had the best day!

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September 26, 2022

We were greeted warmly and within an hour we went over to the island of DIA. There you could snorkel for 2 hours, swim or explore the island. At the end there was a very tasty 3-course meal. The sea was extremely calm, so unfortunately we had to start the auxiliary engine.

September 26, 2022

Was amazing, everything was well explained took around and hour to get to Dia Island once we got there we were advised what we could and could not do, I done some snorkelling where I saw loads of sea urchin in the rocks and lots of fishes. You can swim to the island and walk to the chapel. Food was rice, Chicken and greek salad…for what it was it was really nice….would recommend doing this. The captain and his first mate were excellent and very funny.

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September 25, 2022

Product ID: 111832