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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 Area: CRETAquarium Admission Ticket

2. Heraklion Area: CRETAquarium Admission Ticket

Venture into the ocean’s depth with a 1-day admission ticket to the CRETAquarium. One of Europe’s largest aquariums, over 2,000 sea creatures lice the CRETAquarium's 60 diverse habitats. Delve into the caves and crevices of the Mediterranean, where stingrays and rock-like scorpionfish slither about. Pop out into the open ocean, where menacing sharks circle, waiting to be fed. Get up close and personal with jellyfish and schools of vibrant tropical clownfish through shallow, open-topped tanks, which allow a new viewing perspective of well known species.  Above all, gain a new appreciation for the unending diversity of the world’s most mystifying environment. When you’ve had your fill of looking at the ocean’s residents, why not pop in for a dip? The CRETAquarium is, fittingly, right on the beach.

From Crete: Santorini Day Trip by Boat with Oia & Fira Visit

3. From Crete: Santorini Day Trip by Boat with Oia & Fira Visit

Board a high-speed vessel with an open deck and coffee bars and enjoy a nice ferry cruise from Heraklion to the island of Santorini (Duration: approximately 2 hours). Upon arrival in Santorini, you will be transferred from the port to the magnificent village of Oia in the north. During the transfer, an experienced guide on the bus will share many interesting facts about Santorini, its history, features, and secrets. In Oia, you will have approximately 2 hours of free time to visit picturesque spots and viewpoints and enjoy breathtaking views. The town of Oia is famous worldwide for its iconic panoramic views, Cycladic architecture with white houses and churches with blue domes. After Oia, the tour continues to the capital of Santorini - the town of Fira. Fira is just as beautiful as Oia, with breathtaking views of the sea and Caldera from its streets. You can visit the big Orthodox Cathedral on the main square in the center of Fira and walk through the city. Fira is full of interesting and picturesque spots and corners. You will have almost 1.5 hours there to explore on your own. The tour will end with a transfer to the Santorini port, where you will take a return trip to Crete. The day trip ends at the port of Heraklion or at your hotel area if you select the option that includes hotel transfer.

From Heraklion Port: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

4. 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 "Power Jet". 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. Finally, you'll return to the port for the trip back to Crete.

From Heraklion: Morning or Sunset Cruise to Dia Island

5. 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: Dia Island Sailing Tour with Lunch and Swimming

6. Heraklion: Dia Island Sailing Tour with Lunch and Swimming

Dia is an uninhabited island in the north of Crete which played an important role in navigation in antiquity, especially in the Minoan and medieval times. Enjoy sailing in clear tropical waters and warm sun! The yacht sails from the port of Heraklion and arrives in Dia after an hour. Once you get there, you will have free time to admire the natural beauty of the island and of course enjoy sunbathing and your swim in the crystal clear water. You will also have the opportunity to use the amateur fishing and swimming equipment as enjoy your meal on board.

Heraklion: Catamaran Cruise to Dia with Snorkeling and Lunch

7. Heraklion: Catamaran Cruise to Dia with Snorkeling and Lunch

Join a city cruise from Heraklion to the protected island of Dia. Snorkel in crystal-clear water, enjoy a Mediterranean meal with drinks, snorkel or fish with the gear provided, and watch goats skedaddle across the wild hillside.  Begin the tour at Heraklion harbour in the morning. Meet the captain and crew and undergo a safety briefing before setting sail for Dia. Upon arrival at the uninhabited island off the northern coast of Crete, choose from an array of activities such as snorkelling, SUP paddling, fishing, and sunbathing, with all gear and swimming accessories available on board. If you're traveling with kids, head to the special entertainment area with board games. If your little one needs a nap, the boat's comfortable cabins are fully equipped for it. Our groups are up to 20 guests.

From Crete: Santorini Guided Day Tour

8. From Crete: Santorini Guided Day Tour

Enjoy a magnificent cruise and a day trip from Heraklion port to the most beautiful island of the Aegean Sea, Santorini Island. The Cycladic style multicolored houses, the white churches with blue roofs, the fantastic, breathtaking views of the Caldera and the volcano, and the unique black sand volcanic Santorini beaches, will surely amaze you, and make this Crete to Santorini one-day cruise, stay in your memory forever. Your Santorini cruise begins from Crete by boarding a newly renovated, luxury high-speed boat. After a lovely cruise along the Aegean Sea, we reach our destination in just 2 hours and 15 minutes. Upon arrival on Santorini Island, at the port of Athinios, board your bus for a 6-hour guided tour to the most visited points of Santorini. The first stop of your Santorini tour will be the astonishing town of Oia (2-hour stop), considered to be the world's most picturesque location, with its art galleries and boutiques, white churches with blue roofs, and minimal Aegean-style architecture. Leaving Oia, our tour continues to the capital Fira (2-hour stop), called the "balcony" of the island, or "Caldera's Eyebrow". Enjoy breathtaking volcano views, walk the caldera edge path, or enjoy a coffee in one of the numerous cafes and bistros. Discover the narrow scenic streets with the small shops, the local restaurants with the unique gastronomic dishes, and taste the famous Santorini wines. Your tour on the island ends at the Port of Athinios, from where we take the ferry for the return cruise to Crete.

Heraklion: Sunset Cruise to Dia with Finger Food and Drinks

9. Heraklion: Sunset Cruise to Dia with Finger Food and Drinks

Enjoy a yachting cruise aboard a catamaran at sunset to Dia Island. Sail the Aegean Sea in the evening and capture romantic and colorful views as the sun goes down. Reach the bay and take time for swimming and snorkeling, or try out a water carpet. Snack on finger foods and feel the ambiance. Depart in the evening from Heraklion Harbor and experience a warm welcome aboard by the Captain and Crew. Learn all the safety rules and feel totally at ease as the sun sets in vibrant colors on the sea's surface. Arrive at Dia Island, and find yourself dipping into the turquoise waters and enjoying its cool and refreshing nature. Try snorkeling along the surface and witness the seabed below. Try out SUP paddling, or leisurely wave along the water on a water carpet. In the meantime, the crew sets the table with delicious food and beverages. Delight in a scrumptious cheese plate and get properly introduced to the world of Cretan cheese, something definitely worth trying. Feel totally satisfied with a great evening out on the sea.

Crete: One-Way Private Transfer to/from Airport/Port

10. Crete: One-Way Private Transfer to/from Airport/Port

Rethymno Easy Travel consists of a brand new fleet of cars with all modern amenities including all safety systems (Abs, Asr), according to European Union standards. We are a licensed company using professional drivers for your safety and comfort. We mainly do airport transfers but we also do private excursions and transportations for weddings or any other events. Our chauffeurs are trained to serve you with professional courtesy. It is our mission to provide distinctive, quality chauffeured transportation at competitive prices, with all requests managed with a high level of accountability and responsiveness, whether it is a simple airport / port transfer or a multi-days exclusive Vip transportation. When picking you up from the airport or port of Crete, our driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals exit to offer you cool and refreshing water. He will accompany you to the vehicle and offer you wet wipes. You will be then be able to sit comfortably and enjoy the journey to the hotel. Our vehicle has usb and type c ports, as well as free Wi-Fi. If you are interested in an excursion, do not hesitate to ask us for places worth visiting in Crete. During the tour you will discover beautiful villages, unique beaches, historical sites and restaurants that will serve you unique tastes! We are sure that your vacation will be unforgettable while discovering Crete

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What people are saying about Heraklion Port

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 968 reviews

This boat trip was a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. The friendly staff, pristine boat and stunning scenery did not disappoint. Communication was great, especially when I requested a date change due to weather forecast. The transfer was prompt and reliable, the food on the trip was delicious and the island itself was absolutely beautiful. I can't fault this experience, I'm very happy I booked 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

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Was a beautiful experience. Lovely hosts who took us to the island

This was a major highlight of our trip to Crete, highly recommend