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Chania Town: Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise to Thodorou & Lazareta

1. Chania Town: Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise to Thodorou & Lazareta

Enjoy a boat cruise from the old port of Chania Town to the islands of Thodorou and Lazaretta. Captain Nestor will take care of you, especially the children, fetching starfish and octopus, and helping you explore the world underwater. At the natural reserve of Thodorou island, also known as "Goat Island", Nestor takes you around to spot the wild Kri Kri goat, stopping for a while at the decaying wreck of a World War II German airplane. From there you continue to the island of Lazaretta where you can relax and enjoy a picnic on the beach, swim, snorkel or just chill out on the boat gazing through the window to the depths below. The boat will return later to the port of Chania.

Chania: Boat Cruise to Agioi Theodoroi and Lazaretta Island

2. Chania: Boat Cruise to Agioi Theodoroi and Lazaretta Island

Explore the Old Port of Chania on Agioi Theodoroi and Lazaretta Island on a history-lover's boat cruise. Learn about the history of Venetian occupation, and see a German plane wreck from WWII. Take time to relax on the beach and swim. 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 haven for kri-kri, an elegant and endangered Cretan goat. Your group will drop anchor close to a German airplane wreck (completely destroyed) dated from WWII, and give you the opportunity to dive into the water to see it for yourself.   After approximately 20 minutes, you’ll head on to the second stop on the same island, inside a small gulf with a nice view and a high possibility of seeing the kri-kri goats. The duration of this stop will be approximately 30 minutes. 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. Enjoy options to swim or relax on the beach 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.

Exclusive Boat tour to Balos lagoon and 3 islands

3. Exclusive Boat tour to Balos lagoon and 3 islands

Begin your trip from convenient pickup points such as Platanias port, Chania port, or Kolympari. Choose the location that suits you best and inform us in advance. Feel the wind and let it cleanse your soul as we cruise towards Gramvousa Castle. Upon arrival at Gramvousa, you will have ample time to explore the captivating castle for approximately one hour. Spend another one hour swimming and snorkeling and discovering at the nearby shipwreck. We will serve you delectable cheese and meat platters, accompanied by refreshing Prosecco wine. Relax onboard and savor the flavors while taking in the stunning views that surround you. Prepare to be transported to one of the world's most stunning destinations - Balos Beach. Experience the breathtaking beauty of turquoise lagoon and pink sands. Enjoy 1 to 1.5 hours of water activities at Balos Beach. Swim in the crystal-clear waters, explorre the unique nature and create unforgettable memories in this idyllic paradise. Relax and let us sail you to Thodorou island famous for the Kri-Kri goats and then enjoy swimming together with many fishes as in an aquarium around Lazaretta island.

2 islands boat trip - Thodorou and Lazaretta

4. 2 islands boat trip - Thodorou and Lazaretta

Begin your trip from convenient pickup points such as Platanias port or Kolympari. Choose the location that suits you best and inform us in advance. We will start our private boat trip to the 2 famous islands near Chania from the port of Platanias. The duration of the boat tour is 5 hours. First stop is Agioi Theodori island known for the breeding of the Kri Kri goats and the crystal clear blue waters. You can enjoy swimming snorkeling and paddle board. Second stop is an airplane wreckage point where you can snorckel and see the crashed 2nd world war plane. Third spot is Lazaretta small island with beautiful beach which is a spot of many fishes. You can swim with the fishes and take a video with gopro camera.

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What people are saying about Lazaretta

Manos & Dimitri both excellent as to some history which delivered as if for the first time and with some humour. Two sea mooring stops & unexpected snacks, drinks & raki. An excellent 4 hour trip. Highly recommended.

We had a brilliant time on our trip. Manos and Dimitri were friendly, informative and kept us fed and watered too, the Raki was excellent. Great fun snorkelling too! Excellent way to spend a few hours.

Had an absolutely amazing boat trip and it was worth every penny! Manos and his crew are so accommodating and knowledgable the whole experience was a highlight of our trip to Chania!

Mania took good care of us and explained the history of the islands. Everything was smoothly organised, snorkelling equipment looked first rate

Done at the end of mid-September so few people it was great!