From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

From $82.42 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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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
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 is 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
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • You must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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      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

      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 213 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.9/5
      • Transportation
        4.7/5
      • Value for money
        4.7/5
      • Safety
        4.9/5
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      One of the best expereinces in our life and the best experience that you can do on Crete for sure. Marcos and his friend are really amazing skippers and guides and sailing as a whole experience is really awesome! Dia Island is really beutiful place where you have 2 hours to snorkel and to eat fantastic and big lunch that guides make for you. Everyone should try this!

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      July 18, 2021

      The trip was amazing, we had time to swim and got equipped with snorkerling masks too. The water around Dia is really beautiful, worth the experience. Special thanks to the staff who made our trip unforgettable, they are really nice, kind and funny, made a delicious and huge dinner for us.

      July 7, 2021

      Wonderful afternoon with Captain Marcos and Marina. Let yourself be transported for an hour to the island of Dia. You can then dive into the turquoise waters and practice snorkeling. You will be rocked on the magnificent sailboat before enjoying the lunch prepared by Marina. We loved it, a beautiful afternoon of escape.

      June 8, 2021

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