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Heraklion: Half-Day Sailing Trip to Dia Island with Meal

1. Heraklion: Half-Day Sailing Trip to Dia Island with Meal

Set sail from the old Venetian Port of Heraklion to Dia Island on a yacht tour. Cruise through the Mediterranean Sea. Feel the wind on your skin, cool off in the sea by snorkeling and swimming, and enjoy a full meal onboard. After an hour of sailing, drop anchor at St George's Bay, the biggest bay on the island. Spend 2.5 hours there, swimming, snorkeling, and fishing. With the snorkeling equipment that is available for everyone on board, explore the Mediterranean biodiversity and the remains of the ancient Minoans' port. Or use the fishing gear to try your hand at fishing, with respect to the local ecosystem. For the more adventurous, there is also a chance to walk the wild landscape of the island towards the chapel of Analipsi. Later, come back onboard for a taste of local cuisine. Sit on the deck, savor your meal, admire the scenic view, and listen to music.

Heraklion: Dia Island Sailing Cruise with Snorkeling

2. Heraklion: Dia Island Sailing Cruise with Snorkeling

We offer you a nice day away from the shore. Dia Island is a natural place with only animals and no habitants. It is the perfect opportunity to be surrounded by quietness and nature. The trip starts from the Port of Heraklion and will take us about 1 hour and a half to get to Dia Island. On our way to the Island our guides will tell you about the history of the island and can answer any questions that you may have about Crete. Once we arrive you will have the opportunity to, swim, snorkel, use the paddle board, have a drink and relax. We will prepare you a nice lunch that you can enjoy on the boat. We will inform you at which time we will have to head back to the island and say our goodbye to Dia Island. Once we arrive back at the port we will escort you back to the meeting spot or transfer.

From Heraklion: Morning or Sunset Cruise to Dia Island

3. From Heraklion: Morning or Sunset Cruise to Dia Island

Relax & Enjoy We offer our guests the opportunity to visit Dia Island, by sailing boat. You can choose between a morning or sunset private half-day cruise, and a full-day private cruise, up to ten persons. 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. Swim in the crystal clear water, take a walk among the island's cedar trees or just relax in the quiet bay overlooking Heraklion. Our cruises include historical narrations across the Cretan coastline, sailing, swimming, exploring the Aegean Sea. Relax on board our sailing boat MARYLINE, enjoy the stunning view of the city and feel the refreshing summer breeze!

Heraklion: Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

4. Heraklion: Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

This is the ideal diving course for those who want to try scuba diving but do not have a diving certificate. Enjoy a pre-dive lesson and always be accompanied by a certified instructor. Begin your day with the basic theory on diving and the skills necessary to do so. You will then move on to real-life diving under the supervision of a certified instructor. During the dive, you will have the opportunity to explore the bottom of the sea in Agia Pelagia, learn the basic commands, and get the chance to observe up-close the fish and sea creatures living near the seabed.

Dia Island: Sunset Sailing Trip with Dinner

5. Dia Island: Sunset Sailing Trip with Dinner

Explore the beautiful coastline of Dia on a sailing trip. Enjoy the stunning sunset with panoramic views of the beaches, cliffs, and more while feasting on Mediterranean food. Board a sailboat and experience a unique way to appreciate the region's coastal charm. Enjoy the gentle sea breeze while sipping on tasty drinks. Throughout the trip, you will get ample opportunities to click pictures of the villages along the way. Savor a delicious Mediterranean dinner as you admire the natural beauty of the island. You can also snorkel or enjoy a refreshing swim in the blue Cretan Sea. Get an opportunity to use your amateur fishing skills or use a stand-up paddle board and feel the joy of being on the water. Finally, watch the magical colors of the sky as the sun sets over the river before returning to the shore. 

Hersonissos: Sunset Catamaran Trip with Finger Food & Drinks

6. Hersonissos: Sunset Catamaran Trip with Finger Food & Drinks

Sailing trip suits better for newlyweds and couples, it can become as well a budget option for family vacation. We take on boat tours snorkelling & fishing equipment, sup, inflatable flamingo & unicorn, guests’ popular photo shoot objects. White Cretan wine and light snacks: cheese, fruit are served on board. Products are purchased from local farmers market. The highlight of the cruise - meeting sunset at the bay exit. Incredibly beautiful and exciting sight.

Heraklion: Sunset Sailing Cruise Dia Island with Snorkeling

7. Heraklion: Sunset Sailing Cruise Dia Island with Snorkeling

We are offering to our guest a nice day away from the shore, Dia island is a natural place no one lives there so it's an opportunity to be surround by quietness and nature. The trip start from Heraklion port and it will take us around 1 hour to sail over there, as soon as we arrive the guests can jump into the sea, do some snorkeling, we also have a paddle board to explore the area. We are 10 persons max. We prepare you some nice snacks and drinks to enjoy at the island! This activity is from 16:30 till 21:00

Heraklion: Scuba Diving Experience for First-Timers

8. Heraklion: Scuba Diving Experience for First-Timers

Dive into a new adventure and experience this scuba activity suitable for first-timers. Enjoy 45 minutes of theoretical training and 45 minutes inside the water.  Learn from a local experienced and licensed instructor who will teach you how to breathe and move underwater. Get introduced to the marvelous experience of diving. U will learn about the use of your diving equipment, hand signals, the sea life of Ligaria and more! Enjoy a pickup from your accommodation.

Heraklion: Dia Island Morning Sailing Trip with Snorkeling

9. Heraklion: Dia Island Morning Sailing Trip with Snorkeling

Depart from Heraklion harbor in Crete and spend a memorable day swimming in the waters of Dia Island. Go snorkeling in the sea. Marvel at the amazing coastline from your sailboat. Benefit from a friendly crew and captain. Start your day at Heraklion harbor where you will meet the team. Board the sailing boat and receive safety instructions from your captain. Depart for Dia Island. Amaze yourself with the beauty of the picturesque bay. Snorkel in the turquoise sea. Return to Heraklion harbor.

Heraklion: Late Afternoon Catamaran Cruise to Dia & Dining

10. Heraklion: Late Afternoon Catamaran Cruise to Dia & Dining

Spend the day on the water with friends and family on an afternoon catamaran cruise from Heraklion to Dia Island. Explore the bay with included snorkeling equipment, stand-up paddleboards, and inflatables. Enjoy a Mediterranean dinner while surrounded by unbeatable scenery. After taking off from Heraklion, start your trip with a welcome on board. Get to know the team and get briefed by your captain about the safety rules and trip to Dia Island. Sailing for approximately 1 hour to one of the most picturesque bays in the area. Explore to your heart's content with snorkeling equipment, stand-up paddleboards, a water carpet, and flamingo and unicorn inflatables. Have fun while being safe with included life jackets and flotation armbands. Before the end of the trip, savor a Mediterranean dinner with fresh grilled fish, local drinks, and imported beverages.

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What people are saying about Heraklion

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 206 reviews

Angela and I came to Crete for our thanksgiving break looking for fun activities to do and we found scuba diving. We’ve never done it before and we’re both pretty nervous to do it, but our instructor Ioannis Almpantakis was the best. He gave us all the information we needed for our first time and was very patient with us. This was by far one of the best experiences of our lives. He is a great leader and you can tell he was very passionate about his job. If you get the chance to scuba dive definitely do it!

It was a fantastic day out, great hospitality and food and company , Beautiful swimming with snorkel and fins provided. So fantastic to sail the waves A really great day out worth every penny We will remember for ever thank you

Great trip, snorkelling equipment really made it so good we loved it.. food was good staff are so welcoming nice half day trip, with good amount of time for swimming and exploring. Would do it again

The cruise to Dia Island was very relaxing, such a lovely sail boat. The crew of 2 worked hard to make sure we had the best experience.

Excellent fun, the captain and crew were lovely and the food was surprisingly good. Views were stunning, highly recommended.