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Heraklion Area: CRETAquarium Admission Ticket

Heraklion Area: CRETAquarium Admission Ticket

Venture into the ocean’s depth with a 1-day admission ticket to the CRETAquarium. One of Europe’s largest aquariums, over 2,000 sea creatures lice the CRETAquarium's 60 diverse habitats. Delve into the caves and crevices of the Mediterranean, where stingrays and rock-like scorpionfish slither about. Pop out into the open ocean, where menacing sharks circle, waiting to be fed. Get up close and personal with jellyfish and schools of vibrant tropical clownfish through shallow, open-topped tanks, which allow a new viewing perspective of well known species.  Above all, gain a new appreciation for the unending diversity of the world’s most mystifying environment. When you’ve had your fill of looking at the ocean’s residents, why not pop in for a dip? The CRETAquarium is, fittingly, right on the beach.

Heraklion: Sailboat Cruise to Dia Island

Heraklion: Sailboat Cruise to Dia Island

Kick off your shoes and come onboard an elegant yacht on a sailing tour with us. Embark on a private cruise or a group trip 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 glass of wine or a refreshment. Benefit from optional pick-up from your hotel or apartment, and then relax on a 1-hour sailing cruise to Dia Island on a luxury yacht with your family or friends. After dropping anchor in the romantic Gulf of Saint George, spend your day discovering an idyllic location with great history, such as the underwater ancient Minoan port, which was one of the favorite destinations of the explorer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Enjoy fishing, swimming in the crystal clear water, swim ashore and walk among the wild nature of the island, or just relaxing 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.

From Crete: Santorini Day Trip by Boat with Oia & Fira Visit

From Crete: Santorini Day Trip by Boat with Oia & Fira Visit

Board a high-speed vessel and enjoy a nice ferry cruise from Heraklion or Rethymno to the island of Santorini. Upon arrival in Santorini, you will be transferred from the port to the magnificent village of Oia in the north. During the transfer, an experienced guide on the bus will share many interesting facts about Santorini, its history, features, and secrets. In Oia, you will have approximately 2 hours of free time to visit picturesque spots and viewpoints and enjoy breathtaking views. The town of Oia is famous worldwide for its iconic panoramic views, Cycladic architecture with white houses and churches with blue domes. After Oia, the tour continues to the capital of Santorini - the town of Fira. Fira is just as beautiful as Oia, with breathtaking views of the sea and Caldera from its streets. You can visit the big Orthodox Cathedral on the main square in the center of Fira and walk through the city. Fira is full of interesting and picturesque spots and corners. You will have almost 1.5-2 hours there to explore on your own. The tour will end with a transfer to the Santorini port, where you will take a return trip to Crete. The day trip ends at the port of Heraklion or at your hotel area if you select the option that includes hotel transfer.

From Crete: Guided Santorini Day Trip with Ferry Cruise

From Crete: Guided Santorini Day Trip with Ferry Cruise

Santorini tour from Heraklion Port in Crete. It includes a fast ferry cruise, optional bus transfer in Crete and Santorini, and visits of Oia and Fira towns. We use only the most reliable ferries, guides and buses. Includes also a bus professional guide. If you select the transfer option, our bus will pick you up in the morning. The bus will take you to Crete’s Heraklion Port. Our driver will give you a return ticket with the number of the bus in Crete. Regardless if you choose the transfer option or the no transfer option at Heraklion port you will give your GYG ticket and the extra ticket we will email you 24 hours prior to departure and you will receive the ferry tickets and the Santorini tour bus number at the designated ticket kiosk. After that you will board on a "Fast Ferry Boat." The ferry to Santorini departs at 08:00 am. It takes 2 hours and 15 minutes across the Aegean Sea to reach Santorini's Athinios port. The ferry has a snack bar where you can find lots of different foods and drinks to choose from. By booking this tour to Santorini you also book seats on the ferry. Your seat is written on the ferry tickets. Your tour guide will meet you outside the boat and escort you to the tour bus. With this the six hours bus tour begins. Our first visit is Oia village. Oia town is situated on the north tip of the island of Santorini. It is well known for its views, and the white-washed buildings with blue roofs. Oia is perfect for instagram settings. We will spend around two hours of free time in Oia. After our visit to Oia, our bus will take us to Fira Town. It is a short drive of twenty to thirty minutes. After our drive we will reach the town of Fira. The capital of Santorini. It is situated on top of a dramatic 300m cliff that overlooks the Aegean sea. The town is known for its sunsets and stunning vistas. It enchants visitors with its iconic buildings adorned with vibrant domes and cascading bougainvillaeas. You can go through its narrow streets to uncover charming cafes, shops, and traditional taverns serving Greek food. 2 hours free time stop. There are many things to do. You may do some shopping, take photographs or have some lunch. We will spend two hours here. During the high season we offer an optional (extra cost) cruise with a wooden boat to the volcano of Santorini. It is optional because it lasts about one and a half hours. This time is lost from your stay at Fira. Ask your tour guide if it is available when you first meet him. After our two hour visit we will board our coach and return to Athinios Port. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the port. There we will board our ferry for the journey back. At Heraklion port our bus will wait for you to take you back to your hotel. You will also receive an emergency number. You may use it in case you forgot your meeting point, lost your bus, or for any other reason. Also if you are planning to stay the night, we arrange a pick up the next day from either Fira or Oia towns.

Heraklion: Sailing Trip to Dia Island with Lunch & Swimming

Heraklion: Sailing Trip to Dia Island with Lunch & Swimming

Choose from an option that allows you to meet in the Port of Heraklion, or an option that includes a transfer service from selected locations on Crete like Hersonissos, Analipsi, and Malia. Be welcomed aboard a spacious yacht by the captain and crew in the morning and set off towards Dia island. Feel the wind in your hair as you sail over azure waters on the 6 nautical mile trip to the island. Soak up stunning views of Crete's rugged coastline and keep an eye out for playful dolphins. Drop anchor in Saint George Bay which is hugged by towering cliffs that make it only accessible by boat. Indulge in an array of exciting activities. Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear blue waters, sunbathe on the deck, or try your hand at fishing. Take a SUP paddle-board out to explore the island’s cove and beaches. Be served a delicious Mediterranean lunch of fresh Greek salad, seafood pasta, and fruits, all washed down with unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks, or water. Eat while taking in stunning views of the island. Cool-off with another dip after lunch before returning to Heraklion Port with unforgettable memories.

From Heraklion:Sunset Cruise to Dia Island

From Heraklion:Sunset Cruise to Dia Island

We offer our guests the opportunity to visit Dia Island, by sailing boat. You can choose between a morning or sunset private half-day cruise, and a full-day private cruise, up to ten persons. 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. Swim in the crystal clear water, take a walk among the island's cedar trees or just relax in the quiet bay overlooking Heraklion. Our cruises include historical narrations across the Cretan coastline, sailing, swimming, exploring the Aegean Sea. Relax on board our sailing boat MARYLINE, enjoy the stunning view of the city and feel the refreshing summer breeze!

Heraklion: Catamaran Cruise to Dia with Snorkeling and Lunch

Heraklion: Catamaran Cruise to Dia with Snorkeling and Lunch

Join us for a delightful cruise from Heraklion to the beautiful, protected island of Dia. Begin your adventure at Heraklion harbour in the morning, where you'll meet our friendly captain and crew. As you board, enjoy a warm welcome with coffee, tea, cheese pies, and biscuits to start your day off right, while the crew performs a brief safety orientation before setting sail. As we journey to the uninhabited island of Dia, you can look forward to a range of enjoyable activities. Dive into the crystal-clear and incredibly refreshing waters for a snorkelling adventure, or try your hand at SUP paddling and fishing, with all necessary gear and swimming accessories provided on board. If relaxation is more your style, simply sunbathe and take in the stunning surroundings while enjoying free WiFi and nice music accompanying the cruise. Upon arrival at Dia, marvel at the sight of goats skedaddling across the wild hillside. Enjoy a delicious Mediterranean meal, freshly cooked on board from local products, and complete with refreshing drinks. For those traveling with children, we have a special entertainment box filled with board games. If your little ones need a nap, our comfortable cabins are fully equipped to ensure they rest well. With groups limited to just 20 guests, this relaxing cruise promises a personalized and memorable experience for all.

Heraklion: Sunset Cruise to Dia with Finger Food and Drinks

Heraklion: Sunset Cruise to Dia with Finger Food and Drinks

Enjoy a yachting cruise aboard a catamaran at sunset to Dia Island. Sail the Aegean Sea in the evening and capture romantic and colorful views as the sun goes down. Depart in the evening from Heraklion Harbor and experience a warm welcome aboard by the Captain and Crew. Learn all the safety rules and feel totally at ease as the sun sets in vibrant colors on the sea's surface. Arrive at Dia Island, and find yourself dipping into the turquoise waters and enjoying its cool and refreshing nature. Try snorkeling along the surface and witness the seabed below. Try out SUP paddling, or leisurely wave along the water on a pink inflatable flamingo. In the meantime, the crew sets the table with delicious food and beverages. Delight in a scrumptious cheese plate and get properly introduced to the world of Cretan cheese, something definitely worth trying. Feel totally satisfied with a great evening out on the sea.

Heraklion: Sailing Cruise to Dia Island with Drinks and Meal

Heraklion: Sailing Cruise to Dia Island with Drinks and Meal

Begin your journey with a comfortable hotel pickup or directly in the charming Heraklion Old Venetian harbor, depending on the option you choose. Before you board your sailboat, soak in the sight of the ancient fortress. The trip to Dia Island takes about an hour, depending on the weather. Along the way, keep an eye out for dolphins while listening to fascinating stories about the island's legend and history. If you wish, you can participate in the sailing activities. After you arrive at Dia Island, enjoy free time to explore the crystal-clear waters. Go snorkeling, try your hand at fishing, go paddleboarding, or go for a hike on the island. If you prefer, chill out on the deck with a drink. After about an hour, enjoy a delicious Mediterranean meal. Feast on fresh Greek salads, tasty appetizers, and seafood pasta. Wash it all down with wine, beer, or soft drinks. After lunch, you'll have plenty of time to swim and enjoy some delicious fruit paired with a traditional drink called raki before heading back to Heraklion. If you take the afternoon tour, admire the stunning colors of the sunset as you cruise home.

Heraklion: Santorini Day Trip with Boat Transfer & Oia Visit

Heraklion: Santorini Day Trip with Boat Transfer & Oia Visit

Santorini, the most magical Cycladic island is waiting for you to discover it! The transfer to Santorini is carried out with our company's luxury highspeed vessel, ensuring a pleasant trip and above all a safe one, as all our ships meet safety standards. Inside the ship, there are comfortable lounges, a bar with high quality products, large TV screens and outside, open decks, from where the passengers can enjoy the view of the Aegean Sea. Take part in a guided bus tour of the island, walk through charming villages, and witness stunning views. On arrival at Thiras port, you'll board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus with your experienced guides who will provide information about the island and its history. Your first stop is the unique village of Oia. Built on the northern part of the Caldera rim, Oia offers magnificent views of houses studded along the volcanic rock hillside overlooking both the Mediterranean and Aegean sea. Next, visit the island’s capital Fira, where you will have plenty of free time to explore the picturesque alleys, admire the incomparable Aegean architecture, shop, or simply enjoy a drink. Finally, you'll return to the port for the trip back to Crete.

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(968 reviews)

Everything was great! We had a great time on Dia Island. The boat crossing offers us a magnificent setting and watch your eyes when we arrive on the island… breathtaking 😀 the lunch served by the captain was very good too. I highly recommend this activity you will not be disappointed

Great excursion to Dia Island! The staff is great and we had a great day. Drinks and meals included. Possibility of snorkeling and paddle boarding. Small group of 8 people. It was great, thank you! 😁🏝️🇬🇷

George and George were very friendly and considerate hosts, the sailing was a lot of fun, the site seeing was amazing, and snorkeling+paddling in the bay was really nice!

Thanks to George 1 and George 2 for their sympathy! Great day with a small group on the boat, beautiful scenery and great meal. Very good value for money !

Very welcoming and warm staff, we had a great time! Activity true to description!