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  • From Chania: Scuba Diving for Beginners

    1. From Chania: Scuba Diving for Beginners

    Discover what it feels like to breathe underwater in a safe environment with an introduction to scuba diving off a beach close to Chania. Following pick-up from your hotel in the city, head to the dive center in Almyrida to meet your PADI instructors for a pre-dive theory lesson. Benefit from 1 instructor per 2 adult students and 1 instructor for every child for maximum attention. Your friendly instructor will be with you throughout for your comfort and safety. Once you feel confident, dive to a depth of 8 meters with your instructor to marvel at the marine life beneath the surface of the sea. Choose from a morning or afternoon session to suit your schedule, and relax in the knowledge that all diving equipment will be provided, along with full insurance for your peace of mind. Photos and videos of your experience will be taken throughout, and sent to you free of charge as a fantastic s...

    The experience was very nice. It's just like snorkeling but in the water not at the surface. The instructors were nice and relaxed and polite, especially ours (Freya) wich was amazing and encouraging. I would say it is worthwhile and a must do at least once. You can always go to the surface in seconds so you don't feel any danger, always light, always others, you can always see the bottom. Definitely worth the price.

  • Kissamos: Balos and Gramvousa Private Sailing Trip with Meal

    2. Kissamos: Balos and Gramvousa Private Sailing Trip with Meal

    Arrive to Kissamos Port by car or regional bus and board the sailboat with the green sails. Enjoy the company of only your private group and the crew and skipper as you cruise along the coast to Balos Lagoon and then to Imeri Gramvousa Island.  After about 1.5 hours of sailing, reach the lagoon, home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Swim and snorkel in the turquoise water, or treat yourself to some relaxing and sunbathing on the white sand for the next two hours.  Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch onboard the ship. Your next stop is the island of Imeri Gramvousa, where you can enjoy the stunning beach and swim in the crystal-clear water. If you'd like to snap an amazing photo of the Balos Lagoon, you will have the opportunity from the top of Gramvousa after a leisurely, 20-minute hike. At the top, built into the rock, you will spot the Venetian Castle, one of...

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Getting to / finding the boat is easy. Nice reception, easy check-in / go on board. Unfortunately the weather was not so windy that day, so we could go without sails and only with the engine. Despite the not so calm sea and waves, the skipper maneuvered super, so that the whole group tolerated everything super. Good explanations and hints, everything nice and understandable. We headed for Gramvousa first, where we arrived before the crowds of the big ship. So we were able to secure shady spots or make the ascent to the fortress in front of the crowds and explore the shipwreck. After about 2 hours we got a delicious Greek lunch (vegetarian) and mixed fruit on board while we headed for Balos, where we anchored on the beach. We could jump off the boat, swim, snorkel and enjoy it all. On the way back there was a great swim stop. A total of 9 hours trip, everything top and safe! Our holiday highlight!

To start, we were shuttled to and from our villa, which was super convenient! Once we arrived, we were greeted by a smiling and competent staff who made everyone feel right at home. Once settled, we began with an extremely well presented tutorial on the scuba essentials. During the dive, the staffs professionalism really shined. Their attentiveness was outstanding and it was apparent that safety was their number one priority. It was my daughters first dive, and I was relieved to know she was in great hands. To cap it all off, the team was able to provide a great diving experience for everyone by facilitating a true discovery of the world of diving. We saw many interesting structures, fish, and even some squid. This is the perfect team to trigger your "diving bug". Highly recommended!

We had a wonderful day with the whole family on the "Mikros Naftilos". The captain spoke excellent English and responded to all of our requests. We were free to choose which point we wanted to go to first, how long we would stay and could choose additional bays to swim in. A real highlight was when we sailed the last stretch at our request. The food on board was really great. We had an all-round successful day and can happily recommend this excursion at any time!

The experience was very nice. It's just like snorkeling but in the water not at the surface. The instructors were nice and relaxed and polite, especially ours (Freya) wich was amazing and encouraging. I would say it is worthwhile and a must do at least once. You can always go to the surface in seconds so you don't feel any danger, always light, always others, you can always see the bottom. Definitely worth the price.

Friendly and attentive guide. We were only 4 customers out of the 8 possible so top. The tour lasted longer than expected with a return to sail because the weather permitted. Unlimited drinks and hearty and good meals.