Full Day Trip to Dia Island

Full Day Sailing Trip to Dia Island

7 Hours up to 10 People Private Charter

Discovering Crete in Ultimate Luxury with Avanti

Discover the unique destination of Dia island while traveling in style and comfort aboard our luxury sailing boat. Feel the breeze of Cretan sea, swim and dive into the crystal clear waters, explore the ruins of an ancient port, take a walk on the island or just relax on deck and enjoy the summer sun, while in the meantime tasting the delicious local cooking, served during your journey with us. Dia is an uninhabited island north of Heraklion surrounded by small rocky inlets and it is only accessible on boat. In the southern part of the island there are 4 quiet bays: the gulf of Agios Georgios, which is where boats use to moor, the gulf of Kapari, the bay of Panagia and the gulf of Agrielia. The island is of great archeological interest as it was populated during Minoan times and near the bay of Agios Georgios, a harbour settlement was established. The undersea discoveries of Jacques Yves Cousteau in 1974-5, provided evidence suggesting that there stood one of the biggest and most important ports in the whole island of Crete. The harbour appears to have sunk due to the destruction caused in the 1450 bc by the eruption of the volcano of Santorini and visitors are able to see remains of it if they dive with mask.

Trip Itinerary

Duration: 7 Hours ,    09:00 am – 16:00 pm 
09:00 Departure from Heraklion port

Leaving at 09:00 am from Heraklion Venetian port, we set sail with north direction to Dia island. You can relax, sunbathe on the sundeck, or even take part in sailing procedure while enjoying the incredible views of Heraklion from the sea and feeling the sea breeze on your skin.

Once reaching Dia island you can dive into the crystal clear waters and explore the ruins of an ancient port, take a walk on the island or just relax on deck and feel the summer sun.

13:00 Lunch time

Avanti sailing takes care of you with a delicious lunch served on board. Lunch will be accompanied by premium local wine and soft drinks of your choice.

14:30 Fruits served on board

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

16:00 Arrival back to Heraklion

It is time to say goodbye.

Hope that you had a wonderful time and hope to see you again on Avanti Sailing!


  • Meeting point: Marina café at Heraklion port
  • The schedule is always subject to changes depending on weather conditions.
  • This cruise is a private one, so we can alternate the plan or destination  according to your preferences

What's Included

Experienced Crew Captain
Experienced Crew / Captain
Stand up Paddle (SUP)
Snorkeling Equipment​
Snorkeling Equipment​
Fishing Gear​
Fishing Gear​
Water and Beverages​
Water and Beverages​
Fruit served​
Fruit served​

Organize a special event on board

Make this occasion a memorable one!

Whether you celebrate a special day or a specific occasion or you just wish to enjoy sailing around the island enjoying the breathtaking views at your leisure, a tailor-made cruise with "Avanti" could be the perfect option. The choice is yours to explore the most breathtaking locations and make this trip an unforgettable one. Even if you are looking for a different and elegant venue for an event, we have extensive event management experience and can assist businesses and parties by offering varied options for business meetings, corporate events, film and photoshooting, parties, yoga retreats and team building events. Live your own experience.! Make everything more magical with Avanti !


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