• Region: Heraklion
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Concept: cognitive, nature, marine, romantic
  • Tour days: daily
  • Travel style: private cruise
  • Places visited: Elounda, Spinalonga, Plaka, Kolokytha, Bird Island, Agioi Pantes Island, Agios Fokas Island, Krios Island, Agios Ioannis Island (Aforesmenos Island), Voulisma beach, Vrionisi island, Psira island, Agriomadra beach, Mochlos

The cruise starts from the marina of Agios Nikolaos where the Owner and well-experienced Captain of the yacht Mr. Michalis Klontzas, warmly welcomes you on board! A traditional Cretan treat from the grandmother is offered to you for a delicious start-up! Together, we make the route, which satisfies your preferences.

The AZIMUT YACHT 42 Evolution is a luxurious motor yacht, spacious, fast, with excellent navigation. Safe for all types of travel and all types of customers (adults, children, families, couples). The boat has a total length of 15m, 2 floors (flybridge) 3 cabins (sleeps 6 people), 5 indoor beds, 2 toilets, 3 air conditions, indoor and outdoor leather lounge area, 4 outdoor sunbeds, 2 refrigerators, fishing equipment, interior dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. The yacht has 3 engines (2 x 400 HP caterpillar and a bow thruster). The max speed is 32m/h and the cruising speed is 25m/h.

CAPACITY: up to 10 pax.

The biggest in Crete RIB BOAT «BLACK DOLPHIN» is a very special and modern boat with specific design and characteristics. Spacious, comfortable, stable, and safe for all types of customers. All the little islands and caves of our area are approachable by this boat. Also, it is possible to visit many places in a short time. Two sunbeds are placed on the bow for the sunlovers and a sun awning is in the middle for the shadow lovers. The boat is equipped with a Sound System, one toilet, and an outdoor sofa. Total Length > 10.80m, Max Speed up to 50m/h – Cruising Speed 35m/h

CAPACITY: up to 10 pax.

Tour highlights:

  • Give yourself an unforgettable experience in Mirabello Bay and the surrounding areas
  • Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters in a snorkeling experience
  • Experience more fun, more play, and more relaxation
  • Have fun with absolute safety, easily and quickly explore protected bays one by one, and enjoy the wonderful colors in the deep blue and clear waters of our area
  • Enjoy a delicious meal on board with the best local biological ingredients, implementing all the traditional recipes and secrets of the famous Cretan cuisine

How to prepare:

  • Beach clothes & dry clothes to change
  • Flip flops
  • Warm clothes (sometimes the sea breeze feels chilly)
  • Swimwear
  • Towels
  • Sun protection – sunglasses, sun hats, high SPF sun cream

*In case of pregnancy, any health issues, or disability please contact us to reconfirm if this tour is suitable for you.

Cancellation policy:

  • 24 hours or less: no refund
  • 48 hours or less: 50% cancellation fee
  • 96 hours or less: 25% cancellation fee
  • 96+ hours: full refund

10 AM:

The cruise starts from the marina of Agios Nikolaos where the owner and well-experienced Captain of the yacht Mr. Michalis Klontzas, warmly welcomes you on board!

A traditional Cretan treat from the grandmother is offered to you for a delicious start-up! Together, we make the route, which satisfies your preferences. Our suggestion includes the following destinations:
The first stop is the cave of seals near the beach of Almyros River! The protected wetland is home to various rare birds, tall eucalyptus trees, reeds, and a few palm trees.

Then, we visit the picturesque port of Agios Nikolaos and right after the first tourist resort in Greece built in 1962.
The next stop is Agioi Pantes island, the shelter of the rare wild Cretan kri – kri goats, with a beautiful sandy beach and the ancient church on top of the island. During our trip, you can enjoy swimming, and fishing by gun and bylines! Moreover, you can taste your fish cooked in a Greek tavern in our area! As we continue, we pass near the Lighthouse island. Across this island, is the imposing villa of the famous film director Nikos Koundouros where many Greek movies were filmed! Moving to the north by boat, you can explore the interior of the Cave of Birds, even by walking on the inside rocks.

By reaching Elounda Gulf, you can enjoy snorkeling and swimming at the ancient Olous, the sunken underwater city from where Elounda was named! The remains of the city lie under the sea and parts of them are visible from the surface!
We continue our trip and we arrive at two different islands: Kolokytha Island, and Bird Island! In a circular position, where you can enjoy swimming, diving, or even fishing!

Right after, you can taste a delicious meal of homemade traditional Cretan dishes cooked by Grandma Praxia in Agios Fokas island! On this island, you can walk and visit the restored Byzantine church of Agios Fokas (access only by boat)! The next stop is the Cave of the famous pirate Barbarossa, where he used to hide his ship and treasures. The cave is very narrow but our skillful captain Michalis can take you deep inside to take amazing photos and to walk inside the cave. Then we travel to Krios Bay with the light blue waters for more diving into the sea! At the Northern point of Crete is Agios Ioannis Cap with the old lighthouse on top, or else Aforesmenos Cap, with some very good points for swimming and fishing! On our way back, you can travel around the famous Spinalonga island and learn everything about the history and the people who lived on the island! You can also walk on Spinalonga and have a close look at all the historical monuments and the remains of different periods and of course, visit the museum on the island!

Opposite Spinalonga island, is the famous fish village Plaka! There you can get off the boat, walk around, and have a delicious meal of fresh fish, and lobsters, cooked in the Cretan way, accompanied with nice Greek wine!

5 PM:

Returning back to the Marina of Agios Nikolaos. End of the cruise.

*The above cruise program is offered as inspiration. You will kindly confirm the exact route with the Capitan upon departure.

**Please note there is also the possibility of a 3,5-hour cruise. The exact program will be discussed with the captain directly.

  • Transfer to the port and back
  • 7-hours private yacht cruise
  • Professional Skipper and crew
  • Passenger and Yacht insurance
  • Fuel
  • Home-made traditional Cretan finger food
  • A meal on board cooked with biological products
  • All kinds of drinks, refreshments, beer, and wine
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • SUP board
  • Diving Scooter
  • Fishing rods drone
  • Go PRO Camera
  • Towels
  • A meal in a fish restaurant (for 7-hour cruise)

Important notes:

1. The customer is kindly requested to be on time at the Marina of Agios Nikolaos for departure.

2. We always look at the weather conditions and try to build or change the route depending on the wind so that it is favorable. Therefore, it is never possible to say precisely in what order we visit each spot.

3. Kindly note that the itinerary and stops of a cruise may be subject to alterations without prior notice in case the conditions are not appropriate to sail.

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