Heraklion Port, Greece

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From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

1. From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

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. Enjoy a Mediterranean lunch with a glass of wine. 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 are 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.

Heraklion: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

2. Heraklion: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Explore Heraklion city at your own pace using a hop-on hop-off bus. Enjoy a combo ticket good for 48hours and for 2 different bus lines. See famous attractions, visit the beach of Ammoudara and the Knossos archaeological site. Take your chance to see it all with one combo ticket. Discover the Cretan civilization, history, and architecture and learn all about the old and modern city of Heraklion. Enjoy onboard commentary in 8 different languages explaining important details and facts. On the first route, embark on a 12 stop line that tours Heraklion city over one hour. Get off and on when you please and appreciate hours from 830am until 530pm every day. The second route provides a 6 stop line that leads to Ammoudara beach.

From Heraklion: Dia Private Sailing Trip with Sunset Views

3. 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.

Crete: Private Transfer from or to Ports & Airports

4. Crete: Private Transfer from or to Ports & Airports

Use a reliable, safe and low cost private one-way transfer for any Heraklion Airport in Crete, Chania or Heraklion Port to hotels in the Rethymno area and vice versa.  Based on your flight, the local operator will confirm the time you wish to depart from your hotel. In the same manner, the local driver will meet you from the airport or port to transfer you to your hotel. The transfer will be conducted with an 8 seat minibus or bus with 18 seats. You will be notified by email about the pick-up details. Choose between a variety of one-way transfer options between Chania, Heraklion and Rethymno areas.

Santorini to Heraklion Crete: Ferry Ticket & Hotel Transfer

5. Santorini to Heraklion Crete: Ferry Ticket & Hotel Transfer

Travel quickly from Santorini to Heraklion, Crete and avoid waiting in line at the ticket office by easily booking a one-way ferry ticket paired with a one-way transfer from your hotel or Airbnb to Athinios Ferry Port. Choose between either a fast ferry trip or a long relaxing boat trip in the Aegean Sea. Begin by booking and providing your Santorini accommodation details and the personal information of all participants in your group. Next, receive your pre-booked ferry e-ticket and personalized information for your Santorini pickup point and time on the day of your trip. After you receive your e-ticket, enjoy a safe, stress-free ride to Athinios Ferry Port and board the ferry to Crete. Finally, sit back, relax, and enjoy your trip on the Aegean Sea.

Heraklion: Chauffeur Transfer Service

6. Heraklion: Chauffeur Transfer Service

Whether you are staying in Heraklion Prefecture, or arriving at Heraklion Port or Airport (Nik. Kazantzakis airport) you can enjoy a pick up service and relax whilst being driven to the destination of your choice in Crete. Explore the secrets of Crete, get to know the real Crete off the touristic path. You can enjoy easy transfer to the local attraction or place you want to visit. If you have luggage, this can be accommodated too. All vehicles come fully air conditioned with a driver.

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What people are saying about Heraklion Port, Greece

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 368 reviews

This was such a lovely afternoon. Small group charter, we were a party of 7 so had the boat to ourselves. We went swimming even though the Med is a little cold still. Dinner was excellent. Thank you for a wonderful day!!

We had such a great time with Marcos and Christina. Very attentive and many fun things to do. We had time to relax as well as do some swimming and snorkeling. Highly recommend. Dia island is beautiful.

Absolutely amazing experience! The staff are so lovely and can’t do enough for you. The island you visit is a hidden paradise, and the food was absolutely Gorgeous.

Great trip. Well organised, friendly team, fabulous food and an opportunity to get out on a sailing boat visiting the beautiful island of Dia

Crew was awesome and very friendly. The sunset was amazing!