Sailing Trip to Dia Island
A Sailing trip to DIA Island that lasts six hours. This sailing boat trip visits the mysterious DIA Island. We offer morning and sunset cruises. You may choose the time of departure through our booking form. The luxury yacht sets sail from Heraklion port. For those staying far away from Heraklion there is an option for hotel pickup.
If you choose the transfer option, then your ticket will include information and timing regarding the pick up point. If not, we set a meeting point next to the Marina Cafe in Heraklion. Our sailing boat is only a few meters away. A member of the crew will wait for you and escort you to the boat.
Our crew and captain will welcome you aboard. Note that we use only the most professional crew and the best sailing boats. Our boat trip starts at either 09:00 am for the morning trip or 03:00 pm for the sunset one.
We sail north ward towards DIA Island. While on the boat you will enjoy the breath taking views of the Cretan coast line. Keep an eye for the chance of seeing dolphins accompanying the sailing boat. Our crew will talk about life in Crete and maybe teach you a few things about sailing. Enjoy your cold beer under the sun.
DIA island is six miles north of Heraklion. It is said that it was created by Zeus, the father of Greek Gods. According to the myth it was the hiding place for Theseus after slaying the Minotaur. Iit had an important role in navigation during old times. Particularly in Minoan and Medieval times.
Around 10:20 am for the morning route or 04:20 pm for the sunset route, we will arrive at DIA Island. We will drop anchor at the Bay of Saint George.
Enjoy the crystal clear waters and take a refreshing swim. You may also try snorkeling. Our crew will provide you with the necessary gear. The sea bed and under water scenery offer a great opportunity for that. You can also sun bathe, do some fishing or some paddle boarding.
Dia Island is a very small place. St. George bay took its name from the small chapel on the top of the hill. The sailing trip’s length gives you the opportunity to do some land exploration also. The island is full of wild rabbits and a few Kri-Kri(Cretan Wild Goat).
Lunch and Drinks
While you enjoy the DIA Island, our crew will prepare a delicious meal. Enjoy this feast on board, together with a selection of drinks that includes wine, beers, soft drinks, and water. For those that avoid sea food we can prepare a pesto pasta or just spaghetti with tomato sauce.
At around 13:30 or 19:30 the captain will give the signal for the departure. We will be back to Heraklion port by 15:00 or 21:00. For those that have booked the optional transfer, their mini van will be waiting for them few meters away.
Join us for a day of adventure, and relaxation on the captivating waters surrounding DIA Island.
Bring comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for a good grip.
Swimming suit, a towel, a hat, sun glasses, and a sun cream.
We are very careful with our pricing. We dislike hidden extras. What you read is what you get. If you need further information please contact us. The Sailing Trip to DIA Island price is €75 per person. There is also an option for a both ways minivan transfer for €10 per person.
- 08:00: Optional Pick-Up Time.
- 08:45: Boarding.
- 09:00: Commence our Sailing Boat trip to the DIA Island from Heraklion port.
- 10:20: Anchor in Saint George’s Bay for 4 hours of free time. Enjoy activities such as snorkeling, sunbathing, swimming, fishing, and paddleboarding. A delectable seafood meal will be served on board.
- 13:30: Set sail from DIA Island back to Heraklion.
- 15:00: Approximate return time to Heraklion.
- 14:00: Optional Pick-Up Time.
- 14:45: Boarding.
- 15:20: Embark on our Sailing Boat trip to the DIA Island from Heraklion port.
- 16:00: Anchor in Saint George’s Bay for 4 hours of free time. Indulge in activities such as snorkeling, sunbathing, swimming, fishing, and paddleboarding. A delightful seafood meal will be served on board.
- 19:30: Set sail from DIA Island back to Heraklion.
- 21:00: Approximate return time to Heraklion.
Note: Different timetables are applicable for pickups in various areas, including Hersonissos, Heraklion, Ammoudara, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Stalida, and Malia. For accurate timing and precise location details, our dedicated Customer Service team will provide you with the necessary information, along with a Google Maps pinpoint for your convenience.
Days and Languages
Every Day: English
✅ Optional hotel pick up and drop off: From the areas of Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Hersonissos, Heraklion, Ammoudara, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, and Stalis (Stalida).
✅ Sailing Boat trip tickets.
✅ Snorkelling equipment, Fishing Equipment, Paddle board.
✅ Insurance cover.
✅ Seafood or Pesto Pasta with unlimited drinks (Beers, Wine, Soft drinks,Water).
✅ Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).
❌ Any other destination not mentioned in the itinerary.
A sailing trip to Dia Island may not be recommended for individuals who experience severe seasickness or motion sensitivity. Those with a history of significant health issues, especially heart or respiratory conditions, should consult with their healthcare provider before embarking on a sailing adventure. Pregnant women in later stages of pregnancy may find the constant motion uncomfortable. Additionally, individuals with limited mobility or those who are uncomfortable in open water environments may not fully enjoy the experience.