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From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

Product ID: 111832
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
Duration: 4.5 hours
Starting time 2:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Pickup included

Pick-up from hotels within 20 kilometers from Heraklion Port (from Agia Pelagia to Hersonissos).
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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.
  • 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

Prepare for the activity

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 144 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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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

Markos and Nicki were very kind and informative captains! They really made our sail trip one to remember! Safety of course were their number one concern and they did it with such ease. We sailed to Dia island and were allowed the opportunity to get in the water and have some personal fun. The meal that served us was delicious and filling. And they provided us with water and wine. They were kind of enough to take our group photos. Markos and Nicki were both such good people. We highly recommend for those that love beautiful blue water and surrounded by positive vibes!

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August 7, 2019

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