Sailing Trip to Dia Island from Heraklion

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sunset during the boat trip
wonderful views in Dia island
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things to do in Crete

Sailing Trip to Dia Island from Heraklion


Sail through the magical Mediterranean wind in this unforgettable boat trip from Heraklion to Dia.

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

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Customer Reviews

"Friendly host, nice guest,perfect weather , calm sea, wonderful trip, relaxing on the boat, refreshing at Dia's beach, watching for fish, bronzing at the sandy beach...great dinner and a amazing sunset while sailing to the romantic Venetian Port" - Vera S., Austria


Dia is a small environmentally protected island with turquoise, crystal waters - an ideal getaway from the crowds in Heraklion, perfect for couples, friends and families that want to explore Crete off the beaten path. 

Activity Description

Shaped like a giant lizard, Dia is a small island opposite of Heraklion and one of Crete's top attractions away from the crowds. 

With a first class sailing yacht you can visit this secluded island on a 4.5 hour sailing trip either in the morning at 9:30 AM or the afternoon at 2:30 PM. The boat trip is ideal for visitors who want to relax in the small quiet bay of St George overlooking Heraklion, whether they are families who want a fun fishing experience with their children or couples who will enjoy a romantic sunset on board this lovely sailing yacht. Guests will be treated a full menu of Mediterranean cuisine on board, served in simple trays that give the flexibility to the guests to sit at their preferred spot and enjoy their meal. Hosts are discreet and give you the room to enjoy on your own this fantastic day of exploration in Crete! 

Special Features

  • First class 11. 33m sailing yacht and qualified skipper

  • Exceptional location for morning or sunset

  • Snorkeling and fishing equipment

  • Mediterranean cuisine

  • Complementary wine and beverages

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Daily till end-October 2018 | 9:30 AM or 2:30 PM *please specify preferred time at Checkout.

Duration: 4.5 hours (approx.)

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

Group Size: Max 8 passengers

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

Spoken Language: English

Included: First class yacht, skipper, fuel and taxes, unlimited water and beverages, full menu (Greek salad, vegetarian risotto, chicken fillets, fruit and wine served in personal tray), fishing rods, snorkeling equipment, transfer from/to the hotel for locations up to 10km from meeting point.

Excluded: Other food and drinks not mentioned as included, towels, sunscreen and hats, jackets, gratuities (optional).

Note: For pick-up/drop-off around Heraklion (areas from Ag. Pelagia to Hersonissos) transfers can be arranged for an additional charge of 10€ per person. At Checkout please specify your preferred time (morning, sunset) and your accommodation name/address, in case you need transfers. Also, all names of passengers, dates of birth, nationality and passport numbers to be provided as this information is 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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