From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

From $84.25 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

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4.5 hours
Starting time 2:30 PM
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English
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
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • Customers must fill out a travel information form
    • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

    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 177 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5
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    Beautiful experience Each moment I appreciated a lot The arrival on the boat with Marina and Marco who welcomed us with great smile and kindness. Pretty sailing boat to relax and very good lunch with local products and food. Loved it. The sea is really clear and we got to see different little species of fish. We could reach the island by swimming a bit and lay down on the sand or on the boat with their mattress.

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    September 27, 2020

    A fabulous way to spend an afternoon

    Captain & crew fantastic very welcoming & knowledgeable. Very hospitable with lovely food & refreshments. We were able to dock in St George’s bay & enjoy great conditions to be able to swim & snorkel in crystal clear waters. Our driver was also lovely & very attentive as my husband does not enjoy the best of health. Nothing was to much trouble a great bunch of guys. Plus only 7 guests so very chilled.We would highly recommend doing this trip & look forward to repeating the experience on our next visit to Crete. Jaq & Tony Edwards Liverpool

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    September 24, 2019

    Best day in our holiday!

    I’d give the activity 10 stars if I could! We had a fantastic time. The crew was super professional and nice to us, gave us some insights into the story of the island and overall made sure we had an amazing time. The food was great, the trip was lovely and the scenery was absolutely stunning. This was the best bit of our holiday by far and I’d recommend it to anyone visiting Crete!

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    September 11, 2019

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