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Chania: Traditional Boat Cruise to Lazaretta Island

Chania: Traditional Boat Cruise to Lazaretta Island

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From US$ 27.24 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 12 times yesterday

Discover the history of Chania's Old Port through this 4 hour trip to Agioi Theodoroi Island and Lazaretta Island, two locations connected with the local history, the Venetian occupation, and the trade market of the East Mediterranean.

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Duration 4 hours
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Greek, English


  • Visit two beautiful islands on one trip
  • Get a panoramic view of the Old Harbor
  • Enjoy fresh fruits and raki on the way
Full description
Highly recommended for history lovers, this activity takes you to two islands connected with ancient mythology and the history of the Venetian occupation. Heading west from the Old Port of Chania, your first stop will be Agioi Theodoroi, an island that was used historically to defend the coast of Crete. Nowadays, it’s a protected area and a heaven for kri-kri, an elegant and endangered Cretan goat. Your group will drop anchor close to a German airplane wreck dated from WWII, and give you the opportunity to dive into the water to see it for yourself.   After approximately 40 minutes, you’ll head on to Lazaretto (or Lazaretta) island, a small island opposite Nea Xora. Clear waters rich in marine life combined with two beautiful sandy beaches make this the best place to end your trip. Relax on the island for 1 hour until the boat leaves back for Chania. On the way back, you’ll get panoramic views of the Old Venetian Harbour with its famous lighthouse and walled fortresses—an excellent view of what the city looks like from the sea.
  • Guided tour
  • Tender boat
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Snacks
  • Beverage of your choice
  • Fruits and raki (an alcoholic drink)
  • Towel
  • Hotel transfer
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The mooring point of Manos Ferryman Boat in the old port is Akti Enoseos 5, Chania,Greece

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The first stop at Agioi Theodoroi Island is only for swimmers
  • The second stop has a beach which is accessible only by swimming or using a tender boat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 138 reviews

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This is a fun activity to do. From the port of Chania you sail to an island and you can snorkel from the boat. Then you sail to another island, where you have the opportunity to snorkel again and swim to the beach. Everything is well arranged by Manos and Sophie. They are very nice. You get drink, watermelon and a sandwich on the boat. Manos also tells a bit of history of the islands. The boat is nice and tidy. Put on your bathing suit and towel and enjoy this fun boat trip.

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August 2, 2022

We had made a reservation online, so we didn't know what to expect. Super nice couple, nice and cozy trip with tasty snacks and drinks (well organized in terms of hygiene and with a view to corona). Small-scale, with a lot of attention and care for the guests. Highly recommend!

August 1, 2022

The boat is very nice and well maintained, the managers are very kind and nice, attentive to every need. Unfortunately the wreck of the plane is not much to see and neither is the island of lanzareta, very small but at least we have seen many fish and a starfish.

July 27, 2022

Product ID: 256667