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From Heraklion: Cruise to Uninhabited Island of Koufonisi

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Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey
Water activity

From Heraklion: Cruise to Uninhabited Island of Koufonisi

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From US$ 58.21 per person

Spend an unforgettable day sailing through the Libyan Sea on a boat trip to the uninhabited islet of Koufonisi. Depart from Heraklion to admire the golden sand and swim in crystal clear waters.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Connect with nature on Koufonisi, an incredible untouched islet in Greece
  • Enjoy the experience of sailing through the Libyan Sea on a traditional boat
  • Cruise around the picturesque island and take in its coastline and caves
  • Swim in the calm turquoise waters of the main beach and a quiet bay
  • Get up close to the rocky caves, contrasting with the shades of the ocean
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Cruise around the virgin island of Koufonisi, a completely uninhabited area, on a relaxing boat tour from Heraklion. Get away from the crowds and sail over clear blue waters as you admire the natural landscape of a calm shoreline surrounded by caves.

Enjoy a complimentary pickup from your hotel in the morning and drive along the beautiful coast of Crete, passing through the southernmost town of Europe, Ierapetra, before reaching Makrigialos. Hop on your boat at this picturesque village in southeast Crete and start the cruise to Koufonisi. Make a stop at Koufonisi Bay to swim in the clear turquoise waters. Enjoy lunch on board at an additional cost if you're feeling hungry. Come as close as possible to the majestic caves of Koufonisi to snap the most amazing photos of the unique scenery.

Relax and soak in the sun. Finally, head back to Heraklion to end your adventure.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in air-conditioned bus
  • Professional driver
  • Tour guide
  • Boat tour
  • Swimming stops
  • Public Liability Insurance for participants
  • Lunch (available for purchase)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Due to the official announcement of local authorities, the shipping company will not be allowed to use smaller boats to take you to the island of Koufonisi. The boat will stop at a point 30 meters away from the shore of Koufonisi, and you will be able to use the ship ladder to dive and swim in the crystal clear waters or swim to the island
  • The bar of the boat is open all day long from which you can purchase your lunch, snacks, soft drinks, beverages, ice creams etc. Please ask your guide on the bus, in order to buy in advance your meal at a discounted price
  • There are no facilities of any kind on the Island (WC, canteen, umbrellas or sunbeds). You can use these facilities while on the boat
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Der Ausflug ist absolut empfehlenswert!!! Der Transfer hat super funktioniert und es ist war einmaliges Erlebnis. Das Mittagessen auf dem Boot ist leider nicht zu empfehlen allerdings gibt es auch genügend Snacks und Getränke die man kaufen kann. Die Insel ist wirklich wunderschön, und die Länge der Badestopps ware völlig ausreichend. Bis auf das Essen also eine absolute Weiterempfehlung !!

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March 27, 2023

Die Tour ist wirklich sehr empfehlenswert. Das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis ist auch top. Das Einzige zu kritisierende für mich war die Länge der Busfahrt. Wir wurden als erste „Passagiere“ vom Bus abgeholt und als letzte (logischerweise) wieder zum Hotel zurück gebracht, dadurch sind wir insgesamt ca. 7 Stunden gefahren. Allerdings funktioniert die Abholung mit dem Bus reibungslos und die malerische Landschaft Kretas lässt die Fahrt auch kurzweilig wirken. Zu Koufonissi lässt sich nur sagen, das es eine sehr schöne Insel mit wunderschönen Stränden ist. Alles in allem ist die Tour sehr zu empfehlen!

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March 27, 2023

Croisière superbe ! Le fait que le car vienne nous chercher à notre hôtel est quelque chose de super, cela évite de se déplacer à Heraklion. De plus, la traversée vers l’île était bon enfant et la baignade dans des eaux turquoises de l’île, c’est vraiment quelque chose d’inoubliable. Je recommande cette croisière fortement pour découvrir de beaux paysages et se baigner dans des eaux cristallines.

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 419440