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This is a morning or evening unforgettable sailing adventure to Dia Island, you will swim in the crystal clear waters of a small bay, maybe we will see some dolphins, enjoy local, delicious food, romantic sailing into the sunset, relax and enjoy this small island from another perspective - the sea.

Dia is an uninhabited island off the northern coast of Crete, around 6 miles away from Heraklion's Venetian small port, which played an important role in navigation during antiquity, particularly in Minoan and Medieval times! Dia Island is a protected national park, only inhabited by the protected Kri-Kri goat. Its form looks like a giant lizard.

Dive in the crystal cool water at one of the small protected bays and discover the great ecological and archeological interest because of the large number of undersea discoveries and findings! 

We offer two departures twice per week ( every Monday & Wednesday) from Heraklion Venetian Port.

Morning adventure :
• 09:30. We meet in Heraklio Old Venetian port and set sails for the island of Dia right away (around 6 miles ~1 hrs).
Our experienced crew will help our guest feel comfortable while sailing (not motoring). Enjoy silence, while the yacht moves only by sails.
• 10:30. We put our anchors in a protected cove of Dia island which belongs in the Natura 2000 project. Snorkeling equipment for everyone!
• 12:00. Lunch is prepared on board. Med cuisine and fresh salad with local dips and desserts. A full savory experience! • 13:00. After a cool refreshing dive, we set sails for Heraklio
• 14:00. Check-out at Heraklio old Venetian port

Sunset Cruise : 
• 15:00. We meet in Heraklio Old Venetian port and set sails for the island of Dia right away (around 6 miles ~1 hrs).
Our experienced crew will help our guest feel comfortable while sailing (not motoring). Enjoy silence, while the yacht moves only by sails.
• 16:00. We put our anchors in a protected cove of Dia island which belongs in the Natura 2000 project. Snorkeling equipment for everyone!
• 17:30. Aperitif/ dinner is prepared on board. Med cuisine and fresh salad with local dips and desserts. A full savoury experience!
• 18:30. After a cool refreshing dive, we set sails for Iraklion. As the sun declines, we enter Heraklio marina
• 19:30. Check-out at Heraklion old Venetian port.

Schedule:
We offer two departures ( 9.30 or 15.00) twice per week (every Monday & Wednesday) from Heraklion Venetian Port.

Price:
78€ per person (children under 2 years old pay the half price).)

Departure:
From Heraklion Venetian Port at 9:30 AM or 15.30 PM
Transportation to & from port with extra cost.

Duration:
4 hours & 30 minutes 
09.30 - 14.00 (morning cruise)
15.00 -- 19.30 (afternoon cruise)

Distance:
~ 6 miles

Price Includes :
- Beautiful yachts
- Friendly and proffesional crew
- Snorkelling and fishing equipment
- Lunch & Drinks. Local products, carefully selected, freshly prepared with organic ingredients.
  Chicken souvlaki & pitta marinated with wine, Grilled vegetables (Organic), Risotto with vegetables, Local dips (dakos/ tzatziki), Fruits/ sweets, Mineral water, Refreshments (orange, cola), Coffee or tea, Bottled Wine
- Skipper, Fuels, Liability Insurance and local Taxes.
- Please note! Transportation to & from the port can be arranged upon request with an extra cost.

Payment & Cancellation Policy :
- Reservations must be made in advance, no later than 24 hours before departure.
- A cancellation must be done 48 hours before departure.
- In case of later cancellations, no refund will be made.
- We maintain the right to cancel any tour due to bad weather conditions or due to other reasons beyond our control.
- If a tour is cancelled due to few participants or bad weather conditions, we will refund 100% of made payments. 

Please note!
- Transportation to & from the port can be arranged upon request with an extra cost.
- This trip is not recommended for people suffering from boat sickness, fear of water, disabled people or people with mobility problems.
- Don’t forget your swimsuit, camera and sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn we advise you to bring a jacket.
- In order to arrange lunch with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation. That also counts for any kind of food allergy, and only when possible to find suitable alternatives.

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Please contact us for availability and further information when you have some dates in mind to check for availability, along with any other questions you may have.  
All e-mails are answered promptly, usually within 24 hours.

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