Full Day Rib Trip to Dia
About The Place
Irakleion Prefecture, nestled in the heart of the enchanting island of Crete, Greece, is a tapestry of rich history, diverse culture, and breathtaking landscapes. This region, with its capital city Irakleion, is a captivating blend of ancient charm and modern vibrancy.
The area boasts a history that stretches back millennia, with remnants of the Minoan civilization, exemplified by the iconic Knossos Palace. This archaeological marvel offers a glimpse into the advanced and sophisticated society that thrived in the region around 2000 BCE.
The prefecture’s natural beauty is equally remarkable, characterized by sun-drenched coastlines, rugged mountains, and fertile plains. The fauna is diverse, featuring indigenous species adapted to the Mediterranean climate. Olive groves and vineyards dot the landscape, a testament to the region’s agricultural heritage.
Charming villages, each with its unique character, dot the countryside. Traditional white-washed houses with blue accents line narrow cobblestone streets, preserving the authenticity of Cretan architecture. Villages like Archanes and Anogeia invite visitors to experience local hospitality, indulge in authentic cuisine, and immerse themselves in the warmth of the community.
Cultural traditions are deeply ingrained in Irakleion, reflected in its festivals, music, and arts. The locals take pride in their heritage, often expressed through vibrant celebrations and lively dances. Visitors can partake in these festivities, gaining insight into the heart and soul of Cretan culture.
The range of activities in Irakleion is as diverse as the landscape. From exploring ancient ruins to hiking the Samaria Gorge, there’s an adventure for every traveler. Pristine beaches like Matala offer relaxation, while the Lasithi Plateau provides a picturesque retreat.
In Irakleion Prefecture, history echoes through the hills, culture dances in the streets, and nature unfolds in all its splendor. This destination is not merely a place on the map; it’s a journey through time and a celebration of the enduring spirit of Crete.
Swimming in the crystal clear waters of Dia
The calm of the sea
The sun and privacy on Dia Island
- 8 Hours
Embark on an extraordinary adventure aboard our RIB boat and uncover the ultimate destination of the breathtaking Dia Island. Located 7 miles northeast of the vibrant city of Heraklion, this jewel of the north is a protected area within the Natura network, renowned for its exceptional biodiversity. Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of Dia Island as you indulge in a remarkable rib trip.
Upon meeting our experienced captain and a brief safety briefing, we set sail from the picturesque Marina of Gouves, heading towards the mythical island of Zeus. Our first stop takes us to the enchanting Aginara (artichoke) bay, situated on the eastern side of the island. Here, you’ll have ample free time to explore the mesmerizing underwater world and the remnants of the ancient port through snorkeling. Uncover the mysteries of a sunken city, believed to have been submerged during the catastrophic eruption of Santorini’s volcano in 1450 BC.
Next, we make our way to the captivating bay of Ag. Georgiou, where we disembark and embark on a captivating hike across the island of Zeus, a place believed to have been created by the mighty god himself. During the hike, our knowledgeable guides will enlighten you about the island’s rich biodiversity, intriguing myths, and captivating history. Following the tour, you’ll have leisure time to bask in the serenity of Dia Island’s pristine beaches, swim in the inviting crystal-clear waters, and savor a delightful lunch.
As our unforgettable journey comes to an end, we reboard the boat and navigate back to the starting point of the excursion, before transferring you to your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of this remarkable experience.
Maximum Number of Participants: 6 persons (per boat)
- Moet champagne service is available upon request.
- Personal expenses, including coffees and alcoholic drinks
- Anything not mentioned in the ” includes” list
What to Bring
Swimsuit and beach Towel
Walking shoes or sandals
Hat – Sunglasses
Rib boat – Fuels
Snack (Water, Beer, Soft Drinks, Salad, Fruit Salad)
Lunch, On board
Free transport from/to your hotel (as long as you are within the predefined pick-up area)
- Starting time 09:00
- Ending time 17:00
Cancellation Policy - Flexible
- Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
- In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
- Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds