• Region: Heraklion
  • Duration: 4,5 hours
  • Concept: cognitive, nature, marine, active, romantic
  • Tour days: daily
  • Travel style: semi-private sailing yacht cruise
  • Places visited: Dia Island

Each of us once dreamed of leaving all our worries behind and going to conquer the sea. The sea has been attracting numerous travelers with its incomprehensible waters since ancient times. It’s good that now you have the opportunity to travel around it in comfort! Sailing on a yacht is a fashionable and elite form of recreation. Not everyone can afford to be the owner of a yacht, but no one will forbid you to use yacht rental services to have a wonderful time and take a break from everyday work. Therefore, we invite you to take part in this exciting cruise!

The cruise is carried out under the guidance of the most experienced captain. Being a native resident of Greece and a sailor by profession, the owner of a comfortable personal sailing yacht easily controls the yacht and, if you wish, will teach you how to do it! We invite you to participate in an amazing trip to the island of Dia (the island of Zeus) for half a day with the opportunity to snorkel, swim in the crystal sea, go fishing, and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner on a yacht!

Dia Island, surrounded by rocky bays, is almost 5 km long and 3 km wide. It is also called the “Island of Dragons” because, in profile, it resembles an ancient monster lying on the water. This island is a protected area, home to rare representatives of flora and fauna that are on the verge of extinction from the Aegean Islands. Nowadays, it is an uninhabited island without infrastructure or habitation, but during the era of the Minoan civilization, people lived on it, and it served as an important shelter and source of timber for the Minoan fleet. Having visited this place, you will long remember its enchanting sea views, pleasant salty air, and endless blue sky.

CAPACITY: up to 10 pax.

Tour highlights:

  • Enjoy the unique experience and sensation of traveling with sails
  • Explore Dia Island, part of the European Network of Nature (Natura 2000)
  • Taste our full menu of roasted chicken fillets, rice with vegetables, Greek salad and wine, everything freshly prepared with olive oil from our family production
  • Cool yourself with unlimited water and beverages during the trip
  • Make fishing from the yacht along with our Capitan

How to prepare:

  • Casual clothes & dry clothes to change
  • Warm clothes (sometimes the sea breeze feels chilly)
  • Swimwear and Towels
  • Sun protection – sunglasses, sun hats, high SPF sun cream
  • Photocopies of passports & ID cards for all the participants

*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

09:30 AM:

Departure from Venetian port of Heraklion.

10:30 AM:

Anchoring at St George’s Bay of Dia Island, free time for swimming.


Mediterranean cuisine lunch.

12:30 PM:

Free time for swimming or relaxing.

1 PM – 2 PM:

Sailing back to Heraklion Port.

*Please note there are the following time possibilities for this cruise:

  • Morning cruise 09:30 AM – 2 PM
  • Midday cruise 11:30 AM – 4 PM
  • Afternoon cruise 2:30 PM – 7 PM
  • Sunset cruise 4:30 PM – 9 PM

  • Transfer to the port of Heraklion (if the hotel is located within 10 kilometers away from the port)
  • Stay on a yacht
  • Life jackets
  • Swimming equipment
  • Fishing equipment
  • Lunch or dinner on the deck
  • Unlimited water and drinks
  • Music
  • Comfortable Mats
  • Sun Protected Cockpit
  • WC & Shower
  • Cabins
  • Transfer to the port of Heraklion and back – depending on the remoteness of the holiday destination, upon request

Important notes:

1. Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the agreed pick-up time.

2. During the season menu might change without prior notice

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