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From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

Activity provider: SAILINGTRIPS.GR
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From US$ 74.84 per person

Kick off your shoes and take a swim in the sea on an intimate, 4.5-hour cruise to Dia Island from Heraklion. Enjoy a full menu meal and time to snorkel, fish or take a stroll among the cedar trees.

About this activity

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Host or greeter
English
Pickup optional
Pick-up from hotels within 20 kilometers from Heraklion Port (from Agia Pelagia to Hersonissos).
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Dia Island
  • Take part in a fun fishing experience with your children
  • Feast from a freshly cooked Mediterranean meal using pure olive oil from a family farm
  • Relax in the small bay of Saint George
Full description
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 is 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.
Includes
  • 4.5-hour cruise
  • Full menu (roasted chicken fillets, rice with vegetables, Greek salad and wine)
  • Unlimited refreshments
  • Water
  • Fruits
  • Snorkeling and fishing equipment
  • Optional hotel or cruise ship transfers
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Marina Café, Venetian harbor, Heraklion Port.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The transfer from and to your hotel or cruise ship is optional and will be arranged by email after booking
  • For customers that don't require a transfer, meet at 14:15 at the Marina Café at the Venetian harbor in Heraklion Port
  • Please be ready at least 15 minutes before the meeting time for both the hotel/cruise ship transfer or at Marina Café
  • According to Greek law, at the time of booking you must provide the ID or passport number, full name, sex, age and nationality of all participants in your group, otherwise you might not be permitted to board the boat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 389 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Transportation to and from activity was very smooth, FREE if you’re within 10km of the port and very easy to coordinate. The activity was wonderful!! Captain and assistant captain were extremely friendly and helpful throughout the trip. The boat ride was serene and the activities on Dia Island were great - relax on the boat, swim in the ocean, snorkel a bit, hike on the island - it’s a choose your own adventure! The lunch was great (including wine and a cute fruit salad at the end) and it doesn’t get better than sitting on a boat on a sunny day having lunch after swimming around in the ocean! Overall a favorite experience of ours in Heraklion, definitely recommend!

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May 13, 2022

I can really recommend this trip! Marcos and Cristina were very skillful, friendly and helpful, always there for us. The beach on Dia island was really small but sufficient for a rest after swimming. I recommend snorkeling, since the water was crystal clear and you can see a lot of sea creatures. The lunch on boat was also a unique experience, and very tasty. Hotel transfer was comfortable.

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May 12, 2022

The trip was a 10/10. The captain of the boat, Marcos, was very helpful and friendly and always had a smile. The boat trip was an hour each way and once on the island we had around 1hr 30mins + to walk around and chill out and go swimming in the crystal clear water. The food prepared was excellent and fresh and we could have as much drinks as we liked. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Crete

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April 16, 2022

Product ID: 111832