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Heraklion: Semi - Private Luxury Sailing Tour to Dia Island

1. Heraklion: Semi - Private Luxury Sailing Tour to Dia Island

Cruise type: Semi - Private Morning trip / Duration: 4.5 hours (9:30 – 14:00) Afternoon trip / Duration: 4.5 hours (14:30 – 19:00) Afternoon + Sunset trip / Duration: 4.5 hours (15:30 – 20:00) Cruise Overview Enjoy a unique sailing experience. Travel to Dia Island in style and comfort on a luxurious, 16,15 meters long, fully air conditioned sailboat. You may join the sailing procedure or watch the amazing views of Heraklion from aboard. Upon arrival you may swim, fish, snorkel in the beautiful turquoise waters, try stand-up paddle boarding or have fun with the water toys. Lounge around the spacious swimming and entertainment area, consisting of the aft platform and the cockpit, or just relax and suntan on the massive front deck area of the yacht, equipped with comfortable, high-quality mattresses. Later on, delicious sandwiches, seasonal fresh fruit and a variety of soft drinks are served by the crew. Then enjoy the trip while cruising back to Heraklion Old Venetian Port. Sunset Cruises * Absorb every second of the breathtaking sunset and the twilight magic as the sun, led by the Greek 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 so inclined. Set your mind free and let your romantic summer dreams come true. * As night falls, cruise back to the old Venetian harbor under the brilliant starlit Cretan sky, feeling at ease and completely rejuvenated. Sailboat Highlights - Luxurious, air-conditioned, 53ft sailboat - The open sitting / cockpit area is incredibly spacious, the most spacious - by far - in the yacht’s class. - The opening aft door and the 3 unfolding steps provide a massive swimming and entertainment area. - Ample sunbathing areas in the front deck, equipped with comfortable mattresses. - The retractable gangway is quite helpful and convenient while boarding and leaving the yacht. - Extra fridge / freezer at the cockpit. - Hot / cold water shower on the swimming platform. - Roomy main lounge and spacious, fully equipped galley. - Three separate Air condition / Heating units. - Electric toilets - For Day Cruises, guests may use the 2 front cabins (including clean bed linen) to rest in.

Heraklion: Historical Sightseeing Private Walking Tour

2. Heraklion: Historical Sightseeing Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of Crete’s capital, Heraklion, characterized by its Venetian architecture, modern condominiums, and Byzantine red brick buildings. Meet your guide outside the impressive Palace of Knossos, the former residence of the mythical King Minos, the son of Zeus and Europa. Continue the tour with a walk through some of the most emblematic areas of the city, passing by the Venetian Fountain of Morosini, the Venetian Loggia, and the Koules Fortress. Other highlights include the Basilica of St. Marc, St. Titos Church, and the Historical Museum of Crete. Throughout the tour, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary about the history, architecture, and culture of Heraklion. You’ll also hear the tales and legends that surround each landmark, providing a deeper insight into Heraklion’s past.

Heraklion: Historic Walking Tour

3. Heraklion: Historic Walking Tour

Crete is known for beaches, mountains, and famous archaeological sites. The capital city of Heraklion is home to a well-known Archaeological Museum that you will visit on this walking tour. It houses Minoan civilization treasures and artefacts from Knossos dating back to the Bronze Age. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the best and complete collections of artefacts from this great civilization. You'll learn about the mythical labyrinth of Knossos, why Venetian and Ottoman monuments are found in Heraklion, and why ancient Knossos is one of the country’s most important archaeological sites.  With your professional guide, you will also visit an archaeological site, the palace of Knossos, as well as the 16th-century Koules Fortress. Built by the Venetians in the early part of the century, the fortress stands at the entrance to the old port and is still in great condition.

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