Water activity

From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

From $81.81 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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
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
    Not suitable for
    • 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
    • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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    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 321 reviews

    Review summary

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

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    It was really great ! The bay was beautiful !!! Our two guides were just amazing too! That was one of the absolutely most beautiful experiences of our vacation and we would book it again in a heartbeat. Absolute recommendation! Thank you for the great trip and the great care!

    September 18, 2021

    This trip made my day in Iraklion! Marina and Marco are just fantastic, brilliant, kind and attentive. I've also got the chance to make lots of communication and interaction with them and other ppl on the boat, which all together made my solo-travelling more fun and interesting. The view is, needless to say, stunningly beautifully - I enjoyed every moment of it! I strongly recommend it! Thanks again all the lovely people:)

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    September 17, 2021

    Dreamlike! We had a small, manageable group, great skippers and a beautiful bay! The water is crystal clear and with the snorkeling gear you can see lots of small fish and sea urchins. There is also no lack of food and drink. We would definitely book the trip again. Thank you and best regards Nico & Denise

    August 31, 2021

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