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Dia Island Private Sailing Trip from Heraklion

Product ID: 134076
Explore the uninhabited island of Dia and its surrounding waters by comfortable sailing boat on a private full-day trip from Heraklion. Swim and snorkel in the same waters that Jacques Cousteau explored.
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Duration: 8 hours
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Pickup included

Pick-up possible from your hotel if located between Agia Pelagia and Hersonissos (25 kilometers east and west from Heraklion Port).
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the uninhabited island of Dia by private sailing boat
  • Swim and snorkel in the protected waters that Jacques Cousteau explored
  • Feast on a freshly cooked meal of Mediterranean food with wine
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or cruise ship, and then set sail from the Venetian port of Heraklion and make your way towards the uninhabited island of Dia. Drop anchor in the romantic Gulf of Saint George before lunch and learn a little about its great history.

Formerly a port of the Bronze Age Minoan civilization, Dia was the principal port of Crete for centuries. Get some leisure time to fish, or swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters where the underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau found the remains of the ancient port.

Stroll among the cedar trees or just relax in the quiet bay overlooking Heraklion. Enjoy unlimited refreshments and seasonal fruits served by the attentive crew. Feast on a freshly cooked meal, including Greek salad and local wine.

Depart Dia and sail back to Heraklion in the afternoon to get dropped off at your hotel or cruise ship on request.
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or cruise ship
  • Lunch (meat/vegetarian or fresh fish, depending on option booked)
  • Unlimited refreshments, local white wine and water
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Snorkeling and fishing gear
What’s Not Included
  • Towel
  • Optional tips for the crew

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Meeting point

Meet in front of Marina Café at the Venetian harbor in Heraklion Port.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
Know before you go
• Bring a beach towel, sunscreen, a hat, your swimming costume and a light jacket
• Bring a hard or electronic (smartphone) copy of your passport on the day of travel

From £559.98 Per group up to 2

Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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AMAZING day with George and Nikki!

My husband and I had an absolutely terrific day on the sailboat with George and Nikki. We traveled from the port at Heraklion to Dia Island. The sailing trip itself was smooth and peaceful (the crew was very skilled!). We anchored in the large harbor, swam, snorkeled, and relaxed on the boat. George and Nikki prepared a FANTASTIC Cretan meal. Later we anchored at another, more remote part of the island and swam a bit more. We then sailed back to Heraklion. It was a truly great day, and we HIGHLY recommend.

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July 12, 2019

It was a fantastic day with family!

July 3, 2018

Toller Ausflug, sehr zu empfehlen! Yannis und Despina waren super!

August 5, 2018

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Product ID: 134076