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Heraklion: Private Sailing Boat Trip to Dia Island

1. Heraklion: Private Sailing Boat Trip to Dia Island

Charter a sailing vessel privately and escape to the seas. From Heraklion, sail to unique and beautiful Dia Island, where you will have plenty of free time to swim, fish, and snorkel. Several hours later, continue on to another bay, where you will swim in crystal blue waters or take some time to relax in the shade. If you're lucky, you might even spot some dolphins and sea turtles. Relax and spend the day enjoying life while setting sail on the Sea of Crete.

From Heraklion: Dia Private Sailing Trip with Sunset Views

2. From Heraklion: Dia Private Sailing Trip with Sunset Views

Cruise Type: Private Luxe Trip Duration: 6.5 hours (14:30 - 21:00) Comfy Trip Duration: 4.5 hours (16:30 - 21:00) TRIP OVERVIEW Dia is an uninhabited, NATURA 2000 protected island, located about 7 nautical miles north of Heraklion. According to the legend, Dia was created by Zeus. In 1976, Jacques Yves Cousteau suggested that there stood one of the most important ports in the whole island of Crete. The only available facilities are the small port, a forestry shelter and a tiny, charming Chapel named Analipsis. Try a unique sailing experience. Travel to Dia island in style and comfort on a luxurious 53 ft sailboat. You may join the sailing procedure or get amazing views of Heraklion from aboard. Upon arrival you may swim, fish, snorkel into the crystal-clear waters, play with a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard), or have a lot of fun around the enormous swimming and entertainment area consisting of the aft opening door and the tree unfolding steps. You may also just relax and continue suntanning on the huge front deck area of the yacht, which is equipped with comfortable, high-quality mattresses. Later on, seasonal fresh fruits, fine local wine and a variety of soft drinks are served by the crew. Absorb every second of the stellar sunset and the twilight magic as the sun, led by God Helios riding his golden chariot, dives into the magnificent Aegean. Capture the magic moments forever by taking amazing photos or videos if you feel like it. Release your mind, let your romantic summer dreams become real. As night falls, we cruise back to the old Venetian harbor under the brilliant starlit Cretan sky feeling relaxed, delighted, and totally recreated. SAILBOAT HIGHLIGHTS - The open sitting / cockpit area is enormously roomy, the most spacious - by far - in the yacht’s class. - The opening aft door and the 3 folding stairs offer a truly gargantuan - sized swimming and entertainment area. - The sunbathing areas in the front deck are also huge and equipped with comfortable mattresses. - The retractable hydraulic Besenzoni 500 gangway is very helpful and convenient during embarkation / disembarkation. - The extra fridge / freezer and a BBQ grill at the cockpit. The hot / cold water shower in the swimming platform. - The roomy, luminous main lounge. The internal dining area can seat up to 10 guests. There is also a small bar and a flat TV. - The spacious galley. It includes a double sink, microwave oven, side opening fridge with freezer, and stove with oven. - The three separate Air condition / Heating units and the powerful Mastervolt whisper generator (8 KVA). - For Day Cruises the guests may use 4 electric toilets and the 2 front cabins (including clean bed linen) in case they need to rest or have a nap.

From Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos: Full-Day Santorini Trip

3. From Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos: Full-Day Santorini Trip

Discover the beauty of the island of Santorini on a bus and catamaran tour from Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos. Capture pictures of the classic blue and white houses in Oia and have some free time to explore Fira in the shadow of the Santorini volcano.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your accommodation. Sit back and relax on the air-conditioned bus transfer to the high-speed catamaran in Heraklion harbor. Sail across the Mediterranean to the island of Santorini. Hop off the boat to take a tour of the beautiful island in a comfortable and climate-controlled bus. Listen to live commentary about the history of one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Travel to the village of Oia at the northernmost tip for magnificent views of the typical blue and white houses across the hillside and stunning views of rolling hills meeting the sea. Continue to the capital at Fira and have some free time to browse the shops or enjoy a drink at a bar with views of the volcano and the returning boat in the evening. Cruise back to Heraklion and transfer back to your hotel.

Crete: Full-Day Land Rover Safari at Sunset w/ Dinner & Wine

4. Crete: Full-Day Land Rover Safari at Sunset w/ Dinner & Wine

Explore the Cretan mountains outside of Heraklion from the seat of a Land Rover during a guided day tour. Witness a stunning sunset over the Lassithi Plateau before stopping off for a local-style BBQ dinner with wine. Begin your journey with hotel pickup and make your way through the magnificent mountains of Crete. Visit the Aposelemis Dam and an ancient Roman aqueduct as your guide shares interesting insight. Next, stop off in the picturesque village of Kastamonitsa, nestled in the foothills of the Afendi Mountains. Enjoy the chance to sample local products such as olive oil and raki, a distilled alcoholic drink made with grapes and anise. Back in the vehicle, brace yourself as you venture down dirt tracks and follow the Minoan path through mountain passes. Catch spectacular views of wildlife and unbelievable scenery, learning about mythology and history along the way. Take a break to relax over a glass of prosecco and fresh fruit salad while admiring the sunset. Be sure to take plenty of photos to share of the amazing backdrop. After building up an appetite, head to a local tavern for a delicious Cretan-style meal that will include appetizers and main courses as well as vegetarian options. Wash down the food with unlimited wine served with dinner. Make your way back down the mountain roads as you head toward your hotel, marveling at the views of the moonlit coastline and illuminated towns along the way.

Heraklion: Eco Bike Sightseeing Tour with Greek Meze

5. Heraklion: Eco Bike Sightseeing Tour with Greek Meze

Head to the meeting point and get kitted out with the necessary bike gear while listening to a safety briefing. When you’re ready, hit the road with your local guide and set off on your sightseeing adventure. Glide alongside the city’s imposing Venetian Walls as you make your way to Koules Fortress. Hop off your bike to take some photos of this impressive landmark and learn about its history. From here, ride into the Old Town district to see monuments of the Second World War as well as some of the city’s more modern sights. Pass by the city’s Orthodox church and mosque next, and learn about the influence of religion in Heraklion. You’ll also get a better insight into the city’s history with the Ottoman Empire. Later, cycle thorough the narrow streets of Iakkos and soak up views of this picturesque neighborhood. Once you've worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy some delicious Greek meze and learn about traditional cuisine. Finally, stop at one of the city’s ancient markets before heading back to the meeting point where the tour ends.

Guided Kayak Tour in Hersonissos Bay

6. Guided Kayak Tour in Hersonissos Bay

The starting point is Gefiri Beach in Hersonissos Bay. From there, start paddling along the coastline, observing from a different perspective the beaches and cliffs of the Bay. After paddling around the bay, enjoy a genuine Cretan Meze (Snack) while getting to know each other and have a great time together at the Beach. If you enjoy sea activities, you can select this to have fun and swim in beautiful places. You will meet your tour guide, an experienced instructor who will explain to you the safety measures and will give you the necessary equipment (life jacket, waterproof bag). Keep your belongings safe and dry with the provided waterproof bag. Listen as your guide provides you with a detailed safety briefing to ensure you are comfortable on the water. Set off on your kayaking adventure.

Crete: Nighttime Scuba Dive at Mononaftis Beach

7. Crete: Nighttime Scuba Dive at Mononaftis Beach

Open to those with a second level diving qualification, enjoy a night dive in one the best locations for marine life in Crete. Dive after sunset at Mononaftis Beach with flashlights to observe the active marine life during the night.   With two instructor guides to assist you underwater, see and observe beautiful fish, octopus, and other marine life. The dive lasts 45-50 minutes at a maximum depth of 18m for safety reasons.

Heraklion: Guided E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting and Mezes

8. Heraklion: Guided E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting and Mezes

Discover Heraklion from the seat of an e-bike on a guided tour. Ride through the city center and see the town's top sights, taste a variety of local mezes, and enjoy different types of Cretan wines. Begin your tour with a quick safety briefing in the Pancretan Stadium Square. Enjoy a cup of traditional Greek coffee with your local food guide before grabbing a helmet and your e-bike. Then, ride towards the city of Heraklion, stopping to take photos of the town and coast. Bike through Heraklion, riding through the Old Town and the Cathedral of St. Minas. Stop at a traditional tavern and sample some local mezes (Cretan appetizers). As you snack, enjoy a tasting of 5 different wines. If you wish, order a full midday meal at your own expense while enjoying panoramic views of the sea. Hop back on your bike and head to one of the city’s ancient markets before returning to the meeting point.

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What people are saying about Heraklion

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 25 reviews

The Captain and his assistant were very courteous and welcoming. it was a chilly day but we enjoyed every bit of the cruise. The ride was smooth, the food was good and we will definitely be coming back for again next time we're in Crete. I bet you will too.

Ideal for a first discovery of the island of Santorini! The guide's explanations and anecdotes are a real plus to this excursion!

Perfect organization - no waiting! Nice trip to the lonely bay and a great sailing team! Highly recommended!

A great experience. Really recommend. The crew is so friendly. It doesn't get any better.

The trip was nice, but unfortunately we had no wind. Food and crew great