Water activity

From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

Activity provider: SAILINGTRIPS.GR

From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

Activity provider: SAILINGTRIPS.GR

From US$ 86.98 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

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.

Includes
  • 4.5-hour cruise
  • Full menu (roasted chicken fillets, rice with vegetables, Greek salad, and wine) with vegetarian option available
  • Unlimited refreshments
  • Water
  • Fruits
  • Snorkeling and fishing equipment
  • Optional hotel or cruise ship transfers
  • Towels
  • Sunscreen
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Our skipper will meet you at the entrance of Marina cafe at the time that is arranged.

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Important information

What to bring

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

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 651 reviews

Review summary

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

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Did the boat ride on a great day. Weather was amazing. Ride out to the island was great. For persons not interested in swimming there's not much to do other than sitting on the boat or sunbathing. the island is uninhabited so not able to go inland and the boat does not go close enough to shore to get off. The meal was good and refreshments readily available.

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October 21, 2022

This boat trip was a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. The friendly staff, pristine boat and stunning scenery did not disappoint. Communication was great, especially when I requested a date change due to weather forecast. The transfer was prompt and reliable, the food on the trip was delicious and the island itself was absolutely beautiful. I can't fault this experience, I'm very happy I booked it.

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October 16, 2022

Unfortunately our afternoon trip got canceled due to wind - luckily we could reschedule for the next morning and we’re still able to do the trip. I think I would have enjoyed it more as an afternoon activity then in the morning but it was still a nice boat ride and the food was pretty good. The harbor at dia island was underwhelming compared to the other spots in Crete but it was still an enjoyable experience!

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October 13, 2022

Product ID: 111832