Dia Island Private Sailing Trip from Heraklion

Dia Island Private Sailing Trip from Heraklion

From $601.52 per group up to 8

Explore the uninhabited island of Dia and its surrounding waters by comfortable sailing boat on a private full-day trip from Heraklion. Swim and snorkel in the same waters that Jacques Cousteau explored.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Host or greeter
English, Greek
Pickup included
Pick-up possible from your hotel if located between Agia Pelagia and Hersonissos (25 kilometers east and west from Heraklion Port).
Private group


  • Visit the uninhabited island of Dia by private sailing boat
  • Swim and snorkel in the protected waters that Jacques Cousteau explored
  • Feast on a freshly cooked meal of Mediterranean food with wine
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or cruise ship, and then set sail from the Venetian port of Heraklion and make your way towards the uninhabited island of Dia. Drop anchor in the romantic Gulf of Saint George before lunch and learn a little about its great history. Formerly a port of the Bronze Age Minoan civilization, Dia was the principal port of Crete for centuries. Get some leisure time to fish, or swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters where the underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau found the remains of the ancient port. Stroll among the cedar trees or just relax in the quiet bay overlooking Heraklion. Enjoy unlimited refreshments and seasonal fruits served by the attentive crew. Feast on a freshly cooked meal, including Greek salad and local wine. Depart Dia and sail back to Heraklion in the afternoon to get dropped off at your hotel or cruise ship on request.
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or cruise ship
  • Lunch (meat/vegetarian or fresh fish, depending on option booked)
  • Unlimited refreshments, local white wine and water
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Snorkeling and fishing gear
  • Towel
  • Optional tips for the crew
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • Bring a beach towel, sunscreen, a hat, your swimming costume and a light jacket
  • Bring a hard or electronic (smartphone) copy of your passport on the day of travel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

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AMAZING day with George and Nikki!

My husband and I had an absolutely terrific day on the sailboat with George and Nikki. We traveled from the port at Heraklion to Dia Island. The sailing trip itself was smooth and peaceful (the crew was very skilled!). We anchored in the large harbor, swam, snorkeled, and relaxed on the boat. George and Nikki prepared a FANTASTIC Cretan meal. Later we anchored at another, more remote part of the island and swam a bit more. We then sailed back to Heraklion. It was a truly great day, and we HIGHLY recommend.

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July 12, 2019

Toller Ausflug, sehr zu empfehlen! Yannis und Despina waren super!

August 5, 2018


August 5, 2018

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