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From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

Activity provider: SAILINGTRIPS.GR

From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

Activity provider: SAILINGTRIPS.GR
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From US$ 81.44 per person

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Kick off your shoes and take a swim in the sea on an intimate, 4.5-hour cruise to Dia Island from Heraklion. Enjoy a full menu meal and time to snorkel, fish or take a stroll among the cedar trees.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Pickup optional
Pick-up from hotels within 20 kilometers from Heraklion Port (from Agia Pelagia to Hersonissos).
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Dia Island
  • Take part in a fun fishing experience with your children
  • Feast from a freshly cooked Mediterranean meal using pure olive oil from a family farm
  • Relax in the small bay of Saint George
Full description

Embark on a half-day cruise to Dia Island from Heraklion and explore this rugged island with plenty of time to swim, snorkel, or relax on its pristine shores. Enjoy a Mediterranean lunch with a glass of wine.

Benefit from optional pick-up from your hotel or cruise ship, or meet at the Venetian harbor at Heraklion Port at 14:30, and then relax on a 1-hour cruise to Dia Island on an intimate boat with space for no more than 8 passengers. Relax aboard the elegant sailing boat before dropping anchor in the romantic Gulf of Saint George at 15:30. Discover an idyllic location with a great history as an ancient Minoan port and one of the favorite destinations of the underwater explorer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau.  Enjoy 2.5 hours at leisure to fish, swim in the crystal clear water, take a walk among the island's cedar trees or just relax in the quiet bay overlooking Heraklion. Snorkeling and fishing equipment are provided for your comfort and convenience by the attentive crew, along with unlimited refreshments and seasonal fruits.

Feast from a delicious Mediterranean menu of roasted chicken fillets, rice with vegetables, Greek salad, and wine. Depart Dia Island at 18:00 and journey back to Heraklion for an estimated arrival time of 19:00, where a transfer to your hotel or cruise ship is provided if requested.

  • 4.5-hour cruise
  • Full menu (roasted chicken fillets, rice with vegetables, Greek salad and wine)
  • Unlimited refreshments
  • Water
  • Fruits
  • Snorkeling and fishing equipment
  • Optional hotel or cruise ship transfers
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Marina Café, Venetian harbor, Heraklion Port.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The transfer from and to your hotel or cruise ship is optional and will be arranged by email after booking
  • For customers that don't require a transfer, meet at 14:15 at the Marina Café at the Venetian harbor in Heraklion Port
  • Please be ready at least 15 minutes before the meeting time for both the hotel/cruise ship transfer or at Marina Café
  • According to Greek law, at the time of booking you must provide the ID or passport number, full name, sex, age and nationality of all participants in your group, otherwise you might not be permitted to board the boat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 539 reviews

Review summary

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For the money you probably get better sailing experiences. The trip itself is ok and the guides are super friendly and professional, but it is neither a lonely bay nor a small group experience because the organizer drives up to 10 boats at the same time on the same route. With a group size of up to 10 people + 2 guides, that's 120 in one bay and that's no longer a peaceful, relaxed idyll. The island invites you to swim and snorkel and the equipment is good. Otherwise the island doesn't have much to offer. The food is ok but not good and the wine is cheap from plastic bottles. What is really beautiful is the sunset while sailing.

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August 9, 2022

Simply stunning, great team, wonderful sailing trip with fantastic weather. Snorkeling in the Bay of Dia Island was very nice, the water was very refreshing. The crew took excellent care of everyone. The food was delicious, and there were enough drinks available. Sailing into the sunset was just indescribably beautiful.

August 4, 2022

Very nice, informal and yet well organized trip. Always safety in mind. Enjoy your meal. Gladly again! We were two families with two teenagers each. Meeting point on time at the Venetian port in Heraklion. Since there is a restaurant there, you can wait until then in peace. Two "boat drivers" (captain and skipper) at a young age did their job flawlessly and confidently and they were also nice and courteous. After a one-hour crossing to the island of Dia, we anchor and have more than two hours of free time. You could borrow diving goggles, snorkels and fins on board. Afterwards the food prepared by the boys themselves, very tasty. Free drinks. Then return with sunset and end of a successful trip. No compulsive amusement, no extra charge, no rip-off - just enjoy nature!

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August 2, 2022

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