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.


Duration
4 hours

Available
Every day

Small Group
Max 8 people

Meeting point
Port of Heraklion

Start time
5:00pm

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:

  • Meeting point in Heraklion Old Venetian port at 4:45pm, 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 around 9:00 pm 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 – 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.

Q&A

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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      € 99 Adults

      Free cancellation within 24 hours
      Duration: 4 hours
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      Highlights:

      • 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
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      Amazing

      Daith4ieTh
      06/2020
      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

      pae3Zahngo
      06/2020
      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

      aP6iPhaivoh
      06/2020
      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!

      No words

      kaebee1leoQu
      06/2020
      One of the best experiences ever!!! Chose this sunset tour and had an amazing time at sea...never seen such bright colours of the water and watching the sunset from the boat was just breathtaking! Thank you guys

      Highly recommend

      umeenai8Bae
      07/2020
      We sailed from Heraklion to the island of Dia with this extraordinary sailboat. The sunset was just incredible and the place where we moored for a swim was spectacular, you can see the bottom of the ocean and all the fishes! It was spectacular! Highly recommend this cruise which was also just the right amount of time on the water.

      Relax and enjoy

      boW2aiSh
      07/2020
      Wow, just do this tour while you are in Crete! We sailed towards the island of Dia, warm weather, sun and wind in your hair. After swimming and snorkeling they offered us a delicious aperitif while admiring one of the best sunsets ever...Wish to come back soon

      Just fab

      eiHohpho5
      07/2020
      Friendly nice staff, funny people, had a great time. Water was warm but not too much and we took so many pictures from the boat. Amazing views and unforgettable sunset. The best tour ever!

      Forget your problems

      AhFox0eev3og
      07/2020
      Went on holiday to Crete and did many excursion by land. Decided to try also this one by sea and it was terrific. The staff was really funny, especially captain Alexis and we even got to play our own music! They allow you to swim and snorkel in Dia and afterwards we sipped fresh sparkling wine eating some pleasant finger food (always respecting distances there was enough space for all os uf). Sunset was breathtaking.

      Sunset in Dia

      eughoo9eiQu1
      08/2020
      We made two boat experiences while in Crete and one of these was a sunset tour. I wanted to propose to my future wife so organized everything the day before with the lady on the phone, very pleasant and helpful! It was just magic! As soon as we got back on board from the swim time, we relaxed a bit and they put lovely music on. At that point, while my girlfriend was sunbathing, they uncorked a bottle of sparkling wine and cheered while I was down on my knee :) she was shocked!!! Of course she said yes !!!!

      Glimpse of paradise

      veeGheef0oh
      08/2020
      two days before going back home to Germany me and my husband decided to do a romantic sailboat tour. Watching the sunset directly from the middle of the ocean is something truly special!

      If you are in Heraklion do not miss this tour

      xo3Nowe6Oo
      08/2020
      Do not miss this tour if you are in Heraklion! The aperitif on board was really good, the sunset was amazing, and we've been lucky enough to see dolphins on our way back home ! We'd definitely recommend it to anyone who appreciates the beauty of a glorious sunset.

      Lovely experience

      eesh0eDaiqu
      09/2020
      I truly recommend this boat tour, you will not regret it!

      Great time

      uth2Gohg
      09/2020
      It seems to be in another world in Greece, you even forget your problems, which is sooo important after this terrible Covid experience!!!! Loved the sunset tour, gorgeous views, good food and drinks and nice company. Well done

      Superlative

      Veec5iey2
      09/2020
      The crew and the sailboat are just superlative, made us feel at home, especially Maria who we want to thank for the outstanding service. Beautiful sunset, relaxing music and appreciated the cocktails and the fresh fruit plates. 5 stars

      Great adventure

      Uxo9IFofae
      09/2020
      Nikolas and his staff are just great. The sailing for Dia lasted about one hour and was a great adventure for all of us. We enjoyed it a lot and did not want it to end, it was a very relaxing, pleasant and enjoyable tour. Weish to come back soon

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