Sailing Trip with Lunch from Heraklion
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.
- 6 Hours
Are you yearning for more than just lounging under the sun? Look no further than our Active Sailing experience in Crete! Step on board and become part of the crew as you embark on a mini sailing course guided by a professional instructor. Whether you’re a novice or have some sailing experience, this is your chance to actively participate and enjoy a thrilling adventure on the open sea.
But that’s not all! Our sailing excursion offers a variety of activities to enhance your experience. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of secluded bays for a mesmerizing snorkeling session or try your hand at fishing. If relaxation is your goal, simply bask in the warm sun and indulge in a delectable “gourmet” lunch complemented by a bottle of excellent wine. And don’t forget to treat yourself to a cup of complimentary coffee, traditional cookies, refreshing orange juice, soft drinks, and mineral water served onboard.
Please note that our mouthwatering meal is prepared right on the yacht and includes a seafood barley risotto, fresh Greek salad, a green salad with a delightful honey, balsamic vinegar, and parmesan cheese dressing, dakos (traditional dry bread with fresh tomatoes, feta cheese, organic olive oil, and local herbs), and a refreshing fruit salad. Our dedicated crew is also happy to accommodate any dietary requests you may have.
It’s important to keep in mind that sailing is weather-dependent. Therefore, depending on the conditions, we will visit either the beautiful bay of Ag. Georgios and the tranquil bay of Panagia on the serene island of Dia or explore the captivating coastline of Heraklion.
To make the most of your adventure, we provide snorkeling and fishing equipment for your convenience. Our timetable is flexible, allowing for a customized experience upon request. All cruises start and finish at the picturesque Heraklion Venetian port, although alternative locations can be arranged upon request. For those seeking a truly immersive experience, we also offer overnight sailing cruises upon request.
- Private expenses (coffees, alcoholic drinks, etc.)
- Anything not mentioned in the “includes” list
What to Bring
Sailing boat – Fuels
Free transport from/to your hotel. (as long as you are within the predefined pick-up area)
Lunch (wine, soft drinks, water)
- Minimum of 3 participants
- Maximum of 10 participants per sailing boat
- Starting time 10:00
- Ending time 16:00
Hotel Pick Up ( North Heraklio area)
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