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On board of a comfortable sailing vessel, limited to just 8 guests, with expert captain and mate, you will sail mid-afternoon and cruise leisurely towards the stunning shores of Dia island. Enjoy plenty of time to swim, sunbathe and chill out with some Prosecco wine and finger food offered on board, waiting for the sunset over the Aegean sea.


Every day

Small Group
Max 8 people

Meeting point
Port of Heraklion

Start time

The Greek islands lay claim to some of the greatest sunsets on Earth and from the boat you will have a front-row seat to this magical event. On board of a comfortable sailing vessel, limited to just 8 guests, with expert captain and mate, you will sail mid-afternoon and cruise leisurely towards the stunning shores of Dia island. Enjoy plenty of time to swim, snorkel, sunbathe and chill out with a glass of Prosecco wine and finger food offered on board. Then, just get ready for the main event: the sunset over the Aegean sea.

Tour program of the sunset boat trip to Dia island:

  • Meet 15 minutes prior to departure at the Old Port of Heraklion, where you will meet the crew and board a comfortable sailing yacht.
  • The island of Dia is approximately 1 hour away from Heraklion. During this boat trip to Dia island at sunset, we will navigate along the coastline so that you can soak up every inch of Crete’s beauty as you leave the shore behind. Relax, unwind and catch some rays out on deck as we take a leisurely cruise towards Dia island.
  • Once arrived, the skipper will drop anchor in a protected cove with turquoise crystal clear waters. Enjoy 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 with good music.
  • In the meantime, the crew will prepare a rich happy hour: finger food freshly prepared on board, complimented by Prosecco sparkling wine and a special cocktail created for you.
  • Then, just sit back and watch as the sun glistens and gently settles into the water and the moon rises off the coast… a perfect ending to a perfect cruise.
  • The tour will end after about 4 hours at Heraklion Old Venetian port.
*Complimentary pickup service is provided from Heraklion and its vicinity, covering distances up to 10km. Kindly share the details of your accommodation while booking. You will be contacted to discuss the pickup location and time. Pickup from any location within Crete is also possible for an additional fee.

The price includes: English speaking crew – Happy hour with finger food – Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages – Equipment for snorkeling.

Don’t forget: Towel – Sunscreen – Sun hat – Sunglasses – Camera – Jacket for the evening.

Maximum: 8 people on board.

To know more about your boat trip...

Welcome to Dia island, a true paradise on Earth, 5 km long and 3 km wide, located within a fully protected area. If you are wondering what to see on the island of Dia, know this: you are going to land in a pristine and wild place, where you will find fine sand beaches and fascinating rocky coves. Among the most beautiful beaches on the island of Dia are the beaches of Agios Georgios, Kapari, Panagia Bay and Agrielia. During the boat trip from Crete you will stop in the most fabulous places to snorkel and to enjoy a crystal clear sea just before sunset. The island counts a single harbor with only one tavern and a little church, called Analipsis, from where you can enjoy the view over the whole Gulf of Heraklion. Its wild nature means that the island of Dia is not inhabited: there are no hotels or other types of accommodation, it’s like stepping back in time. Off the shores of the island of Dia there are two small islets: Paximadi and Petalidi which, according to mythology, were born together with the main island at the behest of Zeus. In this small yet extraordinary island there’s no shortage of archaeological finds of great interest, including the Cyclopean Walls, square stones that served as an artificial dam. The walls probably sank in 1450 B.C. during the eruption of the volcano Santorini.


Yes, during this boat tour there will be stops to swim and snorkel.

Dia island boat trip at sunset with happy hour on board – Sailing Experience

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      • Departure from Heraklion
      • Guaranteed every day
      • Small groups of max 8 people
      • Professional crew on board
      • Stops for swimming and snorkeling
      • Prosecco and finger food on board
      • Front-row seat to one of the best Greek sunsets

      € 80 Adults

      €55 Kids

      Free cancellation within 24 hours
      Duration: 4h30min
      • Language:

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      amazing sunset tour! Captain was extremely friendly and took good care of us all. We were only 8 people in total (so 5 people except us) and we really had a great time. Aperitiv was special and drinks kept coming....Well done

      Pamper yourself

      We decided to pamper ourselves with this sunset tour and so glad we did! They offered us wine and cocktails and prepared some lovely homemade finger food for us just before the sunset. The music played was perfect in every moment, very relaxing and made everything even better. Our most appreciated moment was the way back to Crete where we could watch the sunset from the front of the sailboat. 5 stars well deserved

      Sunset in Crete

      Choose a sunset experience, you will not regret it! We absolutely loved it!!! Amazing views, time to swim and snorkel b ut also time to relax and enjoy the sun going down....spectacular!

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