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Heraklion Port: Our most recommended tours and activities

Heraklion Area: CRETAquarium Admission Ticket

1. 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

2. 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, taking a walk among the island's cedar trees, 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

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

Board a high-speed vessel with an open deck and coffee bars and enjoy a nice ferry cruise from Heraklion to the island of Santorini (Duration: approximately 2 hours). 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 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 Heraklion:Sunset Cruise to Dia Island

4. 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!

From Crete: Guided Santorini Day Trip with Ferry Cruise

5. 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, bus transfer in Santorini, and guided tours of Oia and Fira towns. We use only the best, most reliable, insured boat and bus companies on the island. If you select the transfer option, our air-conditioned 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 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 whitewashed 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. 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: Catamaran Cruise to Dia with Snorkeling and Lunch

6. Heraklion: Catamaran Cruise to Dia with Snorkeling and Lunch

Join a city cruise from Heraklion to the protected island of Dia. Snorkel in crystal-clear water, enjoy a Mediterranean meal with drinks, snorkel or fish with the gear provided, and watch goats skedaddle across the wild hillside.  Begin the tour at Heraklion harbour in the morning. Meet the captain and crew and undergo a safety briefing before setting sail for Dia. Upon arrival at the uninhabited island off the northern coast of Crete, choose from an array of activities such as snorkelling, SUP paddling, fishing, and sunbathing, with all gear and swimming accessories available on board. If you're traveling with kids, head to the special entertainment area with board games. If your little one needs a nap, the boat's comfortable cabins are fully equipped for it. Our groups are up to 20 guests.

Heraklion: Sunset Cruise to Dia with Finger Food and Drinks

7. 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: Santorini Day Trip with Boat Transfer & Oia Visit

8. 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.

Crete: One-Way Private Transfer to/from Airport/Port

9. Crete: One-Way Private Transfer to/from Airport/Port

Rethymno Easy Travel consists of a brand new fleet of cars with all modern amenities including all safety systems (Abs, Asr), according to European Union standards. We are a licensed company using professional drivers for your safety and comfort. We mainly do airport transfers but we also do private excursions and transportations for weddings or any other events. Our chauffeurs are trained to serve you with professional courtesy. It is our mission to provide distinctive, quality chauffeured transportation at competitive prices, with all requests managed with a high level of accountability and responsiveness, whether it is a simple airport / port transfer or a multi-days exclusive Vip transportation. When picking you up from the airport or port of Crete, our driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals exit to offer you cool and refreshing water. He will accompany you to the vehicle and offer you wet wipes. You will be then be able to sit comfortably and enjoy the journey to the hotel. Our vehicle has usb and type c ports, as well as free Wi-Fi. If you are interested in an excursion, do not hesitate to ask us for places worth visiting in Crete. During the tour you will discover beautiful villages, unique beaches, historical sites and restaurants that will serve you unique tastes! We are sure that your vacation will be unforgettable while discovering Crete

Heraklion: Nature Reserve Dia Island Full-Day Cruise & Lunch

10. Heraklion: Nature Reserve Dia Island Full-Day Cruise & Lunch

Our crew will meet you at the Old Venetian port and welcome you on board, where you will be given a briefing about safety and boat handling. We set our sails and we are off to our destination, Dia island. Dia is an uninhabited island, 7 nautical miles north of Heraklion and is protected by the Natura 2000 project because of its biodiversity. Our trip there lasts almost one hour, during which you can enjoy the beauty of the sea, the silence and calmness and get informed on eco sailing and marine life around Crete or participate in the sailing activities with our skilled skipper! First stop is Agrilia Bay, one of the remote beaches of the island where we can avoid the crowds. As we approach you can smell the wild oregano from aboard! You have the chance to enjoy your first swim, snorkel or relax with a cool refreshment and fresh fruit for about an hour. We continue to Panagia cove, a bay with green, crystal waters. The island is a very important refuge for native plants and animals with very small dispersion in the southern Aegean and one of the most important areas were falcons nest. This is also the place where we might spot a Kri Kri! Ask us on anything you want to know about this beautiful spot in the sea! Last stop is Agios Georgios, one of the most popular crystal clear beaches on the island. A small history fact, is that this well-protected cove was one of the major Minoan ports, according to Jacques-Yves Cousteau who discovered some of its remains in 1976. As the waters call to you for another dive our skipper and host will be preparing a delicious lunch for you made exclusively from fresh and local ingredients. We still have plenty of time for another refreshing dive! After this delicious lunch, we set sails again to return back to Heraklion Venetian port. Turn your eyes to the sea as we may spot some of our lovely mammal friends, the dolphins.

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It was a very nice trip. The crew was very nice and accommodating and took all our requests into account. The food was also good and the setting where we ate was great. I can definitely recommend it.

Incredible trip! What a wonderful day sailing and enjoying the beautiful, natural Dia Island. The crew was so welcoming - highly recommend!

Very well organised. Pick up at the hotel in time and a great ferry ride. Plenty of time on the island. Very great experience

nice trip with very professional tourguide. really to recommend!