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Chania Sailing trips & boat tours

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From Souda Port of Chania: Private Sailing Cruise with Meal

1. From Souda Port of Chania: Private Sailing Cruise with Meal

At 9:30 AM sail east out of the bay past the Souda Fortress on a small uninhabited island. If the winds are favorable stop to take a dip or some photos at the pebbled beach of the scenic white chapel of Agiannis. Follow the coast on the wind and marvel at views of the Ottoman fort high up on the hills and the fort of the Idjedin prison just below it. Continue past the seaside villages of Kalyves and Almyrida, around the Isle of Karga before reaching the lighthouse on the peninsula of Drapano. Again, if the gods of the winds are with you the boat will anchor in a tiny, secret cove for another quick swim. The wind will dictate if the boat sails northeast to a very small cove with beautiful sandy waters or otherwise northwest around another small island to a beautiful lagoon. Either way, the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) will be in view, serving as the backdrop to the cruise. After dropping anchor, enjoy a swim or snorkel and play in crystal clear turquoise waters while a freshly cooked Cretan/Spartan lunch is prepared with Greek specialties such as local pasta, sautéed vegetables, fresh salad, mama’s olives, goat cheese and fresh bread with wine and beer to wash it down and a dessert of fresh yogurt and sweet fruit.  Following a relaxing meal sail back to the port as the sun starts to set, arriving back by around 5:30 PM. Even if you’ve never sailed before have a go at taking control of the boat with expert supervision for a roughly 30 nautical mile trip.

Chania: Full-Day Sailing Cruise with Lunch

2. Chania: Full-Day Sailing Cruise with Lunch

Begin your cruise 10:30 AM with a group of up to 8 people, and enjoy a full-day sailing trip around the magical island of Crete. Along the way, you will make stops at the usual destinations, such as the coasts and islands located near Chania, Theodorou, and Machairida Bay.  You will also have the opportunity to sail the yacht yourself with an experienced skipper on board to teach you everything you need to know about sailing the boat. This tour includes lunch, soft drinks, fresh fruits, and dessert. Feast on rich Cretan flavors, and enjoy complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks. As well, make stops to swim, sunbathe, or relax on deck, all at your request. You can experience the wonderful underwater world with complimentary masks, snorkels, and fins, which will be readily available onboard for your use.  Finish your cruise at 6:30 PM, at which point you will be transported back to the sailing dock.

Kissamos: Balos and Gramvousa Private Sailing Trip with Meal

3. Kissamos: Balos and Gramvousa Private Sailing Trip with Meal

Arrive to Kissamos Port by car or regional bus and board the sailboat with the green sails. Enjoy the company of only your private group and the crew and skipper as you cruise along the coast to Balos Lagoon and then to Imeri Gramvousa Island.  After about 1.5 hours of sailing, reach the lagoon, home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Swim and snorkel in the turquoise water, or treat yourself to some relaxing and sunbathing on the white sand for the next two hours.  Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch onboard the ship. Your next stop is the island of Imeri Gramvousa, where you can enjoy the stunning beach and swim in the crystal-clear water. If you'd like to snap an amazing photo of the Balos Lagoon, you will have the opportunity from the top of Gramvousa after a leisurely, 20-minute hike. At the top, built into the rock, you will spot the Venetian Castle, one of the most famous fortresses in Crete.  The views from here are seriously breathtaking. After a full day of sun and sea, your skipper will start the journey back to Kissamos Port. Onboard, rest or nap in the covered cabin, hang out in the covered dining area, and utilize the bathroom with shower.

Crete: Private Morning or Sunset Sailing Cruise

4. Crete: Private Morning or Sunset Sailing Cruise

Explore the island of Kri-Kri (Thodorou island) onboard a cruise around Crete. Sail around stunning gulfs, secluded small islands, and enjoy the turquoise blue waters. Begin your cruise in the morning. Sail around Thodorou Island, located near Chania, opposite Agia Marina beach, and see the surrounding secluded islands in the area. Discover Cretan wild goats (kri-kri). Enjoy the calm and tranquil sea. The coastline of the island and the wreck of a German aircraft from WW2 are perfect places for snorkeling.

Chania: Private Sailing Cruise with Snorkel, Lunch & Drinks

5. Chania: Private Sailing Cruise with Snorkel, Lunch & Drinks

Classic Sail Yacht 40feet long* Full Day PRIVATE Cruise out of the old venetian harbor of Chania Check in: 10am Check out: 5pm Description: A Sailing cruise around the gulf of Chania will give your vacations a different view of the city! We set sails every morning at 10am in the Old Venetian Harbour of Chania making a cruise around the gulf of Chania. We will make two stops, anchoring for swimming and relaxation, one at the nearby island of Ag.Theodori which is a protected area of "Natura" as it hosts many birds as well as the wild Cretan goat named "KRI-KRI", and the second stop will be in a secluded beach named "Maherida" and has beautiful turquoise waters. During the stops we will offer you traditional Cretan snacks, season fruits, drinks from the open bar and of course lunch that will be prepared onboard. snorkelling equipment will be provided as well to those who wish to explore the seabed!!! At about 5pm we will be back to the old Venetian port for disembarkation!!! Destination: Sailing around the gulf of Chania making stops for swimming and relaxation, anchoring at Maherida bay and the nearby island of Ag.Theodori. Icluded: snacks (Cretan traditional dakos), fruits, drinks (soft drinks, beverages, wine and bottled water) and lunch onboard (home-made cooked, based on the local Mediterranean cuisine) Must have: Have with you, your swimsuits, sea towels and your very best mood. Leave the rest to us!!! *Maximum participation 8people

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What people are saying about Chania

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 596 reviews

Panos (captain) and George (Skipper) were great. They picked us up right in the Chania harbor. They then sailed is out to one near by island where we laid anchor and got out and swam with snorkels and noodles. Then they brought out snacks and refreshments before getting underway. The views of Crete and the surrounding islands were great from the boat. George and Panos made this the perfect evening sail for my Wife and myself on our honeymoon.

This experience was incredible, the two guides were personable and their experience sailing was quite obvious. They led us through the mechanics of sailing and let a brave few take the reins. The sailing yacht, and the areas we stopped to see were both beautiful. The photos that came out were spectacular and I can't imagine having experienced Crete without doing so from the sea. We can't thank the guides enough for a great day on the water.

Nikos (aka Nick) was a great captain and chef. He was patient with our children, taught us all a bit of sailing, and took us to beautiful spots. His fill in first mate Svetlana was also very kind. Do not hesitate to book this experience, much better than than the mass market boats that cram on as many people as possible. You will have a great day with Nick as your captain.

Panos and George were absolutely wonderful! They advised us the day we were going might be rocky but we told them we would like to go anyway. They made us feel very safe, taught us a lot about sailing and truly navigated the water like pros. We had great conversation and food. We’ll be back to visit them again. Katy & Mike

Was such an amazing time and they was so welcoming and great host, the food was amazing aswell