On board of a beautiful sailing yacht with only 8 guests, we will depart from Heraklion and discover Dia, a small uninhabited island not far from Crete. Enjoy plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the island; a delicious lunch featuring local dishes, carefully selected and freshly prepared with organic ingredients, and the many beautiful views of the island by sea.


Duration
4.5 hours

Available
Every day

Small Group
Max 8 people

Meeting point
Port of Heraklion

Start time
10:45am or 3:15pm

Shaped like a giant lizard, Dia is a small island opposite to Heraklion and one of Crete’s top attractions away from the crowds. On board of a beautiful sailing yacht with only 8 guests, we will depart from Heraklion and discover this uninhabited island, which is now one of Natura 2000 Project protected area. Enjoy plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the island; a delicious lunch featuring local dishes, carefully selected and freshly prepared with organic ingredients, and the many beautiful views of the island by sea.

Tour program of the sailing boat trip to Dia island:

  • Meeting point in Heraklion Old Venetian port at 10:30am or 3:15pm, where you will board a luxurious sailing yacht with expert captain and friendly crew.
  • We will set sail for the island of Dia, which is approximately 1 hour away from Heraklion. Along the way, enjoy the silence while the yacht sails and let yourself be guided by the skipper through some secrets of the art of sailing. Feel free to participate if would like to.
  • Once arrived to Dia island, the skipper will drop anchor in a protected cove with turquoise crystal clear waters. Here you will have plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling, while exploring the rich sea bottom. If you don’t feel in the mood for swimming, just relax on the boat soaking up the sun.
  • In the meantime, the crew will prepare the lunch: you will be treated with a full menu of Cretan cuisine featuring local products and organic ingredients, as well as soft drinks, local wine and coffee or tea.
  • After a cool refreshing dive, we will set sail for Heraklion and, as the boat glides through the water, you will likely encounter dolphins, which love to swim in our bow wake.
  • The tour will end around 3:30pm or 8:00pm at Heraklion Old Venetian port.
*You can request a transfer from/to your hotel, upon payment of an extra charge.

The price includes: English speaking crew – Lunch or dinner with local dishes – Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages – Equipment for snorkeling.

Don’t forget: Towel – Sunscreen – Sun hat – Sunglasses – Camera.

Maximum: 8 people on board.

To know more about your boat trip...

Dia is a small marine paradise off Iraklion, also called Heraklion, the capital of Crete. Being a wild island, there are no hotels or other types of accommodation here, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Only the small Analpsis church and a shelter without electricity can be found on this fascinating place, populated by some endangered species such as the albinary snail, the Erhard’s wall lizard, the wild oryctolagus cuniculus rabbit and the Queen’s hawk. The sea, then, hosts many exemplars of marine fauna including the monk seal and the dolphins that, during your trip, could enjoy following in the wake of the sailing boat. The island of Dia has an area of about 12 square km and has spectacular beaches. In particular, with the Dia island boat trip from Crete you will stop in one of the beaches along the coast, sheltered from the wind and lapped by the crystal-clear sea that reflects the lights of the sun and reveals the rich seabed. Being a wild, not equipped beach, it will not be easy to find shade: so, remember to bring with you the sunscreen and a hat, especially if you choose to sail in the sunniest hours.

Dia island boat trip from Heraklion with lunch – Sailing Experience












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€ 80 Adults

Free cancellation within 24 hours
Duration: 4.5 hours
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Highlights:

  • Departure from Heraklion
  • Guaranteed every day, twice a day
  • Small groups of max 8 people
  • Skipper and crew on board
  • Experience the island of Dia from the sea
  • Stops for swimming and snorkeling
  • Taste the typical Cretan cuisine freshly prepared on board