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Heraklion Port, Greece

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From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

1. From Heraklion: Afternoon Sailing Trip to Dia Island

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.

From Heraklion Port: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

2. From Heraklion Port: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

Explore Santorini by boat on this day trip from Crete. Take part in a guided bus tour of the island, walk through charming villages, and witness stunning views. Your experience starts off from Crete on the luxurious high-speed catamaran "Champion Jet 2." On arrival at Thiras port, you'll board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus with your experienced guides who will provide information about the island and its history. Your first stop is the unique village of Oia. Built on the northern part of the Caldera rim, Oia offers magnificent views of houses studded along the volcanic rock hillside overlooking both the Mediterranean and Aegean sea. Next, visit the island’s capital Fira, where you will have plenty of free time to explore the picturesque alleys, admire the incomparable Aegean architecture, shop, or simply enjoy a drink. Then, you have the choice of spending more time in Fira, visiting the magnificent black beach of Perivolos, or taking a boat tour of the Caldera (subject to availability). Finally, you'll return to the port for the trip back to Crete.

Heraklion: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. Heraklion: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Explore Heraklion city at your own pace using a hop-on hop-off bus. Enjoy a combo ticket good for 48hours and for 2 different bus lines. See famous attractions, visit the beach of Ammoudara and the Knossos archaeological site. Take your chance to see it all with one combo ticket. Discover the Cretan civilization, history, and architecture and learn all about the old and modern city of Heraklion. Enjoy onboard commentary in 8 different languages explaining important details and facts. On the first route, embark on a 12 stop line that tours Heraklion city over one hour. Get off and on when you please and appreciate hours from 830am until 530pm every day. The second route provides a 6 stop line that leads to Ammoudara beach.

Heraklion: Dia Luxury Private Sailing Trip with Sunset Views

4. Heraklion: Dia Luxury Private Sailing Trip with Sunset Views

Embark on a cruise from Heraklion to the uninhabited and Natura 2000 protected island of Dia. Enjoy a completely private sailing tour and take in views of the sunset and coastline. Once on the island, feel free to swim, fish, snorkel, or try out a standup paddleboard, before heading back to Heraklion after sunset. Meet your guide and board a luxurious, 53-foot sailboat, equipped with a spacious entertainment area, ample cockpit and lounge area, extra freezers and drink fridges, multiple washrooms, and air-conditioning. As you sail towards Dia, learn of the local myths and legends of the island, like how it was created by Zeus, the God of the sky. Once you land on the island, take your time to swim in the Cretan waters, fish, snorkel, try out paddleboarding or have fun with the water toys. Alternatively, stay on the boat and enjoy all the amenities that it has to offer. Suntan on the massive front deck, and even take a little snooze on the comfortable, high-quality mattresses. Later on, partake in some seasonal fresh fruits, enjoy fine local wines, or sip on some soft drinks served by the crew. You may also enjoy a tasty Mediterranean dinner onboard (optional, may be ordered after booking at an extra cost). Absorb every second of the stellar sunset and the twilight magic as the sun, led by God Helios riding his golden chariot, dives into the magnificent Aegean Sea. Capture the magic moments forever by taking amazing photos or videos if you feel like it. Release your mind and let your romantic summer dreams become real. As night falls, cruise back to the old Venetian harbor under the brilliant starlit Cretan sky feeling relaxed, delighted, and totally refreshed.

Crete: Private Transfer from or to Ports & Airports

5. Crete: Private Transfer from or to Ports & Airports

Use a reliable, safe and low cost private one-way transfer for any Heraklion Airport in Crete, Chania or Heraklion Port to hotels in the Rethymno area and vice versa.  Based on your flight, the local operator will confirm the time you wish to depart from your hotel. In the same manner, the local driver will meet you from the airport or port to transfer you to your hotel. The transfer will be conducted with an 8 seat minibus or bus with 18 seats. You will be notified by email about the pick-up details. Choose between a variety of one-way transfer options between Chania, Heraklion and Rethymno areas.

Santorini to Heraklion Crete: Ferry Ticket & Hotel Transfer

6. Santorini to Heraklion Crete: Ferry Ticket & Hotel Transfer

Travel quickly from Santorini to Heraklion, Crete and avoid waiting in line at the ticket office by easily booking a one-way ferry ticket paired with a one-way transfer from your hotel or Airbnb to Athinios Ferry Port. Choose between either a fast ferry trip or a long relaxing boat trip in the Aegean Sea. Begin by booking and providing your Santorini accommodation details and the personal information of all participants in your group. Next, receive your pre-booked ferry e-ticket and personalized information for your Santorini pickup point and time on the day of your trip. After you receive your e-ticket, enjoy a safe, stress-free ride to Athinios Ferry Port and board the ferry to Crete. Finally, sit back, relax, and enjoy your trip on the Aegean Sea.

Heraklion: Chauffeur Transfer Service

7. Heraklion: Chauffeur Transfer Service

Whether you are staying in Heraklion Prefecture, or arriving at Heraklion Port or Airport (Nik. Kazantzakis airport) you can enjoy a pick up service and relax whilst being driven to the destination of your choice in Crete. Explore the secrets of Crete, get to know the real Crete off the touristic path. You can enjoy easy transfer to the local attraction or place you want to visit. If you have luggage, this can be accommodated too. All vehicles come fully air conditioned with a driver.

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What people are saying about Heraklion Port, Greece

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 600 reviews

The "navigators" were very welcoming and kind. Everything was perfect both in the meal and the place where the boat anchors. With the masks and snorkels provided on the boat, the discovery of the turquoise seabed was just sublime. The meal was also very good with a Greek salad, chicken with vegetable rice and for dessert, a fruit salad. We had taken the sunset cruise and frankly it was awesome. I strongly recommend doing it because the setting is just crazy. I highly recommend doing this excursion!

We had such a lovely afternoon. The boat holds 10 people plus the captain and his assistant. The bay was beautiful and such a lovely spot to stop, swim and eat. The food was good, everyone in the family eat it and the wine was good too! I would definitely recommend this boat and would love to do it again!

Amazing, the best thing to do in this area, the boat staff very friendly and helpful, the food on board very good and the bathroom on the island is wonderful, highly recommended, a 10

It was amazing! The boat, the water, the sunset…a must have experience all around.

We had a fantastic afternoon on the boat. Highly recommended!