Private Sailing Trip to Dia Island from Heraklion (Half-Day)

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Private Sailing Trip to Dia Island from Heraklion (Half-Day)

580.00

An unforgettable day at sea near Heraklion

Visiting Places: Dia Island, off Heraklion Crete
Duration: 4-4.5 hours

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WHY WE LOVE IT

A day at sea to remember, ideal for a special occasion!

Activity Description

Discover the unique destination of Dia island while traveling in style and comfort aboard this luxury sailing boat, a Hanse 430e. You will unwind, swim and dive into the crystal clear waters, explore the ruins of an ancient port, take a walk on the island or just relax on deck and enjoy the summer sun. Your warm host will treat you with seasonal fruit during your journey and make you feel comfortable on his yacht. Lunch of traditional, home-made Greek recipes will be served on board.

Dia is an uninhabited island north of Heraklion surrounded by small rocky inlets and it is only accessible by boat. In the southern part of the island there are 4 quiet bays: the gulf of Agios Georgios, which is where boats usually moor, the gulf of Kapari, the bay of Panagia and the gulf of Agrielia. The island is of great archeological interest as it was populated during Minoan times and near the bay of Agios Georgios, a harbour settlement was established. The undersea discoveries of Jacques Yves Cousteau in 1974-5, provided evidence suggesting that there stood one of the biggest and most important ports in the entire island of Crete. The harbour appears to have sunk due to the destruction caused in the 1450 bc by the eruption of the volcano of Santorini and visitors are able to see remains of it if they dive with a mask.


Special Features

  • First class 43ft sailing yacht and qualified skipper

  • Complementary Cretan lunch, wine, beverages, water and snacks

  • This is a private trip, allowing flexibility to the itinerary based on your requirements

  • Free wifi on board

  • Combine this activity with SUP, trekking, massage or diving (at extra charge)

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Daily 10 AM or 2:30 PM [please specify preferred time at the Remarks section during Checkout]

Duration: 4 - 4.5 hours (approx.)

Meeting Point: Heraklion Venetian Port *exact location to be advised after completion of booking

Group Size: Private groups of max 10 passengers. Special price may be possible for small groups, subject to availability

Pace: Easy (depending on weather); recommended for children and persons comfortable at sea

Spoken Language: English

Included: First class yacht, experienced crew / captain, fuel and taxes, free Wi Fi on board, Cretan lunch, snacks, wine, beverages, water and fresh fruit, fishing gear, dinghy with outboard motor. Lunch menu choice out of 4 options (choose one): traditional Greek recipes of either 1) stuffed tomatoes/vegetables with rice and potatoes in the oven, OR 2) seafood pasta, OR 3) oven roast chicken with potatoes, OR 4) oven roast meat burgers with potatoes,  all options accompanies by Greek salad. Option of fresh fish BBQ (extra charge +€20 per person)

Excluded: Other food and drinks not mentioned as included, towels, transfers to meeting point (can be arranged at extra charge), additional activities at extra charge: SUP, trekking, massage or diving, special occasion arrangements upon request (wedding proposal, honeymoon, birthday, bachelor, party, night on board, upon arrangement and extra charge)

Note: Itinerary is always subject to change depending on weather conditions. At Checkout please specify your preferred departure time (morning, afternoon) and the names of passengers, dates of birth, nationality and passport numbers, as required by the local port authority

Cancellation Policy

100% refund, in case of cancellation of the trip due to force majeure (mechanical failure, weather conditions etc.). Full refund (minus payment processing fees) in case of cancellation up to 72 yours before the boat trip. 50% refund (minus payment processing fees) in case of cancellation in less than 72 hours and up to 24 hours before the boat trip. No refunds for cancellations less than 24 hours before the activity and in case of no-show. If cancellation is done within 12 hours of departure time, rebooking is possible (subject to availability) and a rebooking fee applies. No refunds for no-show and last minute cancellations.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)

  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity

  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion.


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