Base:  Marina of Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Skippered Charters:  min time frame: half - day

Bareboat Charters:  min time frame: 4 nights

Try a unique sailing experience. Travel with us to Dia island in style, elegance and comfort. Join the sailing procedure if you feel like it, get eye-catching views of Heraklion from aboard, let the sea breeze fondle your skin.

 

Upon arrival you can swim, fish, snorkel into the crystal-clear waters, explore the remnants of the ancient port. You may walk around the island or just relax aboard or at the sandy beach of Agios Georgios bay.

Minoans, the ancient inhabitants of Crete, are known as the most skillful sailors of the ancient world. They were expertized, capable and owned such a powerful navy that the Minoan cities had no need to build any kind of fortification for protection.  Minoan civilization is considered the only long-lasting peaceful civilization on earth.

While a visit at Knossos reveals the significance of the uniquely intellectual, humanitarian yet so robust achievements of the Minoans, this cruise is an excellent opportunity to have a taste of these achievements from another perspective – underwater !

Dia island is located about 7 nautical miles north of Heraklion. It is 5 km long, 3 km wide (about 12 sq km), 220 m high and is accessible only by boats. Beside Dia lay two islets, Paximadi and Petalidi. In the south side of the island there are five small coves: Agios Georgios, Kapari, Panagia, Agrielia and Aginara. In the north there are rocky cliffs up to 60 meters high.

According to the legend Dia was created by Zeus. During Minoan era the island was inhabited. Near Agios Georgios bay a harbour settlement was discovered. The findings of Jacques Yves Cousteau in 1974, while searching for the lost Atlantis between Crete and Santorini, are of great archaeological interest. In 1976, Cousteau suggested that there stood one of the most important ports in the whole island of Crete. The harbour appeared to have sunk due to the destruction caused because of the eruption of Santorini volcano (1450 BC) . You may still see the ruins during snorkeling around the place.

The only available facilities are the port, in the bay of St. George, and a forestry shelter. A stone paved path leads to the forestry shelter, another one leads to a tiny, beautiful Chapel named Analipsis. The island is a Natura protected area, a very important refuge for native plants and animals with minimal dispersion in the southern Aegean and one of the few areas where some very rare kinds of falcons nest (e.g. Falco eleanorae). Visitors can meet a lot of wild rabbits as well. Dia also shelters the endangered Cretan Ibex.

Trip Overview

Duration: 6 hours  (15:00 - 21:00)

Capacity: Up to 10 Guests

Free  Wi - Fi  on Board *

Food, Beverages, Champaign Included

Hot/Cold Water shower on deck

Afternoon Trip to Dia island + Romantic Sunset View

13.40 m / 44 ft

2 Toilets with shower

3  Cabins / 9 Births

1  extra  shower  chamber

shower on deck

Elan Impression 434

Duration: 8 hours  (10:00 - 18:00)

Free  Wi - Fi  on Board

Capacity: Up to 10 Guests

Food and Beverages Included

Hot/Cold Water shower on deck

Private Full Day Trip to    Dia island

General  Data

Construction year: 2006

Refit year: 2019
Length: 13.40 m

Beam: 4.18 m

Draft: 1.80 m

Engine: Volvo Penta 75 hp
Fuel: Petrol

Avg. Consumption: 5.5 Lt per hour

Cruise speed: 7 knots
Water tank: 650 Lt

Fuel tank: 270 Lt

furling mainsail

 roller Genoa

Pressurized water system

Hot water

Crew: Skipper (upon demand)
Languages spoken: English, Greek

Base: Marina of Heraklion, Crete, Greece

 

Availability:

- Bareboat Charters

- Skippered Charters

Accommodation

Cabins: 3 (double)

1 Convertible Double Sofa Bed

1 Single Sofa Bed

Births: 9

Heads with shower: 2
additional shower chamber: 1

Gas cooker with 3 stoves

Oven

Microwaves oven

Electric fridge

Freezer

Dishes

Kitchen supplies

Pillows

Bed linen / Towels

Skippered Trips:

- Day Trips: Up to 8 Guests  Guests (overnight): 8

- overnight Trips: Up to 8 Guests

Bareboat Trips:

- Day Trips: Up to 10 Guests

- overnight Trips: Up to 9 Guests

Deck & Cockpit Equipment

Cockpit

Cockpit table

Cockpit cushions

Electric anchor windlass

Spare anchor (Reserve / Auxiliary Anchor)

Fenders

Winches

Winch handle

Self-tailing winch

Electric winches

Emergency tiller

Dinghy with outboard engine

Davit

Electric bilge pump

Mechanic bilge pump

Wire (shroud cutter)

Batteries (Start batteries, battery- charger etc.)

Mooring ropes

Swim platform / Swim ladder

Navigation Equipment / Tools

Cockpit compass

Hand-bearing compass

Nautical charts & corresponding instruments

(pencils, parallel ruler, dividers, plotters, etc.)

GPS chart plotter

ECICDS (Electronic Chart Display Infor. System)

Radar, AIS (Automatic Identification System)

Autopilot

Echo-sounder / Depth-sounder

 Speed & Distance log device

Navigation / Positioning lights

Fog horn

Black ball shapes Barometer

Binoculars

Wind instrument

Boat documents & manuals

Toolbox / Engine’s spares

Sail repair kit

Dinghy repair kit

Safety Equipment

Horseshoe lifebuoy

Life jackets / Life raft

Box of flares / Distress flare box

Radar reflector

Emergency helm

Floating light

Torch light

Safety belt

Bosun’s chair

Fire extinguisher

First aid kit

Marine VHF radio

GMDSS

EPIRB distress radio beacons

Other Equipment (included in the price)

Bimini top

Sprayhood

Bow thruster

Solar panels

Inverter

12V/220V sockets

Fans

Speakers on deck

Radio

CD player / MP3 player

USB/AUX connection

Bluetooth

Snorkeling Equipment

fishing equipment

Specifications

The contemporary, light cherry-tinted, wooden interior consists by:

  •  The roomy, luminous main lounge which can convert into a large triple bed.

  • The galley that includes a double sink, a fridge with freezer, a three-burner stove with oven and plenty of storage.

  • The control panel desk where the control panel, a GPS, a VHF and a CD/radio player are located.

  • Three double bedrooms which provide practical shelving, hanging, lockers, seats and plenty of lighting and ventilation.

  • Two toilet / shower rooms.

  • One additional shower chamber.

Interior Highlights

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Elan Impression 434

(Blu)

2 Toilets / Hot + Cold Water shower on deck / Free  Wi - Fi  

Up to 8 Guests

Jeanneau Sun Kiss 45

(Blu Stella)

2 Toilets / Hot + Cold Water shower on deck / Free  Wi - Fi

Up to 10 Guests

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Bavaria 350 Caribic

(Simera)

1 Toilet / Hot + Cold Water shower on deck / Free  Wi - Fi

Up to 6 Guests

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Available Sailboats

Price Includes

  • Experienced Captain

  • Snorkeling and Fishing Equipment

  • Dinghy with outboard motor

  • Fuel, Taxes and Final Cleaning fee

  • Coffee, soft drinks and fresh fruits

  • Lunch (meat or seafood pasta or vegetarian menu) and Cretan local wine 

Not included in the price

  • Beach Towels

  • Optional tips for the crew

  • Any other products / services not clearly mentioned as included.

Useful Tips

  • Bring a beach towel, sunscreen, a hat, your swimming costume and a light jacket.

  • Bring your passport or ID with you the day of travel.

Meeting point: Meet us in front of Marina Café at the Venetian harbor in Heraklion Port.

Additional Info

  • Since the cruise is a private one, we can adjust timetable or destination according to your personal requests.

  • Modifications to the trip schedule may be applied depending on weather conditions.

  • In case the trip has to be canceled due to severe weather conditions you will be offered an alternative day. If no other date can be found, you will get a full refund.

CANCELLATION CONDITIONS: Free cancellation up to 5 days before arrival. After this period, 50% of your money will be refunded, excluding the first day and expenses.

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10.00: Departure from Heraklion port

14.30: Lunch time

It’s time to enjoy a fresh, tasty, traditional meal (includes Greek salad) served on board together with fine local wine and a variety of soft drinks.

Enjoy seasonal fresh fruits and refreshments while slowly cruising back to port feeling recreated, tanned and ready for the night ahead.

It is time to say goodbye. Hope you had an exceptional experience and wish to see you aboard soon.

The boat leaves Heraklion Venetian port, sailing north to Dia island. You can relax, get some suntan on the deck, or join the sailing procedure while getting eye – catching views of Heraklion from aboard and sensing the sea breeze on your skin.

At Dia island you can enjoy swimming, fishing, or snorkeling into the crystal clear waters and exploring the remnants of the ancient port. Alternatively, you can take a walk around the island or just relax and continue sun tanning on deck or at the golden sandy beach at Agios Georgios bay.

16.00: Fruits served on board

18.00: Arrival back at Heraklion port.

10.00: Departure from Heraklion port

The boat leaves Heraklion Venetian port, sailing north to Dia island. You can relax, get some suntan on the deck, or join the sailing procedure while getting eye – catching views of Heraklion from aboard and sensing the sea breeze on your skin.

At Dia island you can enjoy swimming, fishing, or snorkeling into the crystal clear waters and exploring the remnants of the ancient port. Alternatively, you can take a walk around the island or just relax and continue sun tanning on deck or at the golden sandy beach at Agios Georgios bay.

14.30: Lunch time

It’s time to enjoy a fresh, tasty, traditional meal (includes Greek salad) served on board together with fine local wine and a variety of soft drinks.

16.00: Fruits served on board

Enjoy seasonal fresh fruits and refreshments while slowly cruising back to port feeling recreated, tanned and ready for the night ahead.

18.00: Arrival back at Heraklion port.

It is time to say goodbye. Hope you had an exceptional experience and wish to see you aboard soon.

Trip Timetable

Afternoon Trip to Dia island + Romantic Sunset View

15.00: Departure from Heraklion port

The boat leaves Heraklion Venetian port, sailing north to Dia island. You can relax, get some suntan on the deck, or join the sailing procedure while getting eye – catching views of Heraklion from aboard and sensing the sea breeze on your skin.

At Dia island you can enjoy swimming, fishing, or snorkeling into the crystal clear waters and exploring the remnants of the ancient port. Alternatively, you can take a walk around the island or just relax and continue sun tanning on deck or at the golden sandy beach at Agios Georgios bay.

17.00: Fruits served on board

Enjoy seasonal fresh fruits and refreshments while relaxing onboard.

19.00: Dinner Time

A tasty, traditional dinner (meat or seafood pasta or vegetarian menu) is served on deck together with fine local wine, champagne and a variety of soft drinks.

Capture the magic moments forever by taking photos or videos if you feel like it.

 

As the night falls we cruise back to the old Venetian harbor under the brilliant starlit Cretan sky feeling relaxed, delighted and totally recreated.

21.00: Arrival back at Heraklion port

The sailboat reaches the sensational Old Venetian Harbour of Heraklion, it's time to say goodbye. Hope you had an exceptional experience and wish to see you aboard soon.

Trip   Timetable

Afternoon Trip to Dia island + Romantic Sunset View

Price Includes

  • Experienced Captain

  • Snorkeling and Fishing Equipment

  • Dinghy with outboard motor

  • Fuel, Taxes and Final Cleaning fee

  • Coffee, soft drinks and fresh fruits

  • Dinner (Seafood pasta or meat or vegan menu, Greek salad, Cretan wine, champagne)

Not included in the price

  • Beach Towels

  • Optional tips for the crew

  • Any other products / services not clearly mentioned as included.

Useful Tips

  • Bring a beach towel, sunscreen, a hat, your swimming costume and a light jacket.

  • Bring your passport or ID with you the day of travel.

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Meeting point: Meet us in front of Marina Café at the Venetian harbor in Heraklion Port.

Additional Info

  • Since the cruise is a private one, we can adjust timetable or destination according to your personal requests.

  • Modifications to the trip schedule may be applied depending on weather conditions.

  • In case the trip has to be canceled due to severe weather conditions you will be offered an alternative day. If no other date can be found, you will get a full refund.

Cancellation Conditions

Free cancellation up to 5 days before arrival. After this period, 50% of your money will be refunded, excluding the first day and expenses.

Terms  &  Conditions

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