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PRICE LIST - From March 15, 2021 to May 15, 2021: 690 € - From May 16, 2021 to June 30, 2021: 760 € - From July 1, 2021 to September 15, 2021: 820 € - From September 16, 2021 to October 20, 2021: 760 € - From October 21, 2021 to November 30, 2021: 690 €. Last minute discount: 5.00% for bookings made less than 2 days before cruise. Last minute discount: 10.00% for bookings made less than 1 day before cruise. TRIP OVERVIEW Live the experience of a refreshing, entertaining, recreating 3–day tour across the North – Eastern seaside of Crete, towards the magnificent areas of Elounda Bay and Agios Nikolaos. Elounda bay area lies 11 km North – West of Agios Nikolaos, and is known for its wind – protected sandy coves, rocky coastlines, the beautiful village of Elounda itself, the fishing harbor, the sunken city of Olous (one of the most important cities during the Minoan era) and of course for the sensational Spinalonga islet. Elounda bay includes some of the finest hotels and resorts in the world. Executive villas, bungalows, royal suites of all kinds. Greek style is paired with modern design, exceptional comfort and imperial glamour. Private pools and beaches, spas, golf terrains, marinas. Highest – end VIP services, gourmet gastronomy, beach bars, pool bars, scuba diving schools, courts for all kinds of sports combined with ultimate level of privacy and security consist the place with the highest, by far, concentration of top luxury resorts in Greece. The whole area is the epitome of sublime excellency and recreation. Elounda Bay has become a top – preferred destination for sheikhs, billionaires, royalties, presidents and all kinds of celebrities. Following the seaside road towards Plaka, you will be amazed by the tranquil beauty of the landscape. Calm waters, old fishermen in colorful, traditional fishing caïques, tiny sandy or pebbled beaches lay all the way to the charming small fishing village of Plaka and the magnificent fortress – islet named Spinalonga. Laying exactly at the mouth of Elounda bay, just opposite Plaka, Spinalonga stands as the natural guardian of the huge harbor (see the image gallery below). During the Venetian occupation (1211 – 1669) the whole islet became an impressive and very effective fortress, so effective that permitted to the Venetians to occupy Elounda bay until 1715, almost 50 years after the Ottomans had conquered Crete (1669). From 1903 to 1957 Spinalonga was known as the island of the outcasts because Greek authorities decided to establish an isolated colony for lepers and political prisoners. Many tragic stories about love, hate, pain and separation happened there. Victoria Hislop was inspired by them (among many other authors) to write her best – seller “The Island”. Today Spinalonga is the most popular archaeological site in Crete after Knossos as thousands of tourists visit the picturesque islet every summer. Agios Nikolaos is an exclusively beautiful town surrounding the homonymous, small yet impressive lake. This place is really scenic with a lot of neoclassical buildings, restaurants, bars, shops and intense night life. Most of the seashores in and around the town, rocky or sandy, are wind – protected and outstandingly gorgeous. The atmosphere is cosmopolitan and extravagant as some of the oldest top–luxurious resorts of Greece, built more than fifty years ago, are located here. A feeling of leisure, nostalgia and romance hovers all over the place. Lake Voulismeni, in the center of the town, is definitely unique. A local legend says that the lake is bottomless. Actually some people talk about a huge hole in the middle of the lake, a kind of tunnel, which goes as far as the Santorini volcano. We invite you aboard to share together the ultimate experience of sailing along the divine seashores of Elounda and Agios Nikolaos. It is definitely the best way to reveal all these ultimate beauties laying around. TRIP TIMETABLE Cruise Type: Private Trip duration: 3 full days and 3 nights ( Check in: Day 1 at 10.00am / Check out: Day 4 at 9.00am) - DAY 1: Cruising from Heraklion to Elounda The boat leaves Heraklion Venetian port, sailing along the North – Eastern seashore towards Elounda Bay. You can relax, get some suntan on the deck, or join the sailing procedure while getting eye – catching views of the coast from aboard and sensing the sea breeze on your skin. Reaching the mouth of Elounda bay you will be charmed as we approach the thrilling guardian of the bay, Spinalonga islet. Leave your mind wandering to the past as we take a promenade around the dreamscape. After the tour you can enjoy swimming, fishing, or snorkeling into the crystal - clear emerald waters. You can also take a walk around the unique scenery or just relax and continue suntanning aboard. Alternatively, we can sail around the bay and take sensational views of the majestic landscape.We will stay overnight in the marina of Agios Nikolaos. After having dinner in one of the many restaurants / taverns available we can get a taste of the intense night life at a bar or a cafe or take a romantic walk around the attractive lake shore and the beautiful graphic port. - DAY 2: Exploring Mirabello Bay The second day you will continue relaxing and suntanning while sailing along the amazing coastline of Mirabello bay. There are a bunch of sandy, pebbled or rocky coves, most of them wind – protected, with crystal clear, calm, aquamarine waters, calling you to dive into. Some of them are well organized, fully equipped with sunbeds, umbrellas, water sports etc. Others are mystical and quiet. You will enjoy swimming, fishing, snorkeling, you may try some water sports at an organized beach or just relax on board or at the seashore. In the afternoon you can taste delicious Cretan dishes at a local tavern / restaurant (there are lots of them around, just by the coastline). Late in the evening we are sailing back to Agios Nikolaos marina for our second overnight. Another tour around the town will reveal to you some more intriguing secrets and beauties about this magnifying, cosmopolitan place and its nightlife. - DAY 3: Sailing back to Heraklion We depart from Agios Nikolaos early in the morning, sailing along the coastline of the Southern part of Elounda Bay which is as impressive as the Northern part. You may have a swim break there before continuing our trip towards Heraklion. We could have another break to swim and/or lunch at one of the many beautiful beaches around Hersonissos before arriving in Heraklion bay late afternoon. You will have the opportunity to enjoy every second of the stellar sunset and the twilight magic as the sun, led by god Helios riding his golden chariot, dives into the magnificent Aegean before we spend your last overnight aboard at Dia island. - DAY 4: End of the cruise Arrival at Heraklion Old Venetian Port. It is time to say goodbye. Hope you had an exceptional experience and wish to see you aboard soon. PRICES INCLUDE - Experienced Captain / crew - Mooring Fees (Heraklion Port) - Snorkeling and Fishing Equipment - Dinghy with outboard motor - Final Cleaning Fee - Taxes - Coffee, soft drinks and fresh fruits - Bed Linen and towels (for multi - day trips) NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE - Fuel Cost (depends on consumption) - Mooring Fees (Other Ports) - Meals (Upon request we can offer meals onboard with an extra cost). - Beach Towels - Optional tips for the crew - Any other products / services not clearly mentioned as included. ADDITIONAL INFO - Boat Capacity: up to 8 guests. - 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. - Since the cruise is a private one, we can adjust the 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. - Security deposit: 0 € MEETING POINT Meet us in front of Marina Café at the Venetian harbor in Heraklion Port. 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.
Geia sas !! My name is Giannis. I adore sailing around the (over 3.000) magnificent Greek islands, discovering magic beaches under the sensational Greek light, living my myth together with the ancient Greek sea gods and goddess. Do come and join me in an unforgettable travelling experience !!!
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SAILBOAT OVERVIEW Elan 434 impression (named BLU), is a luxurious, magnificent sailboat available for charters around Crete and the astonishing Greek islands. Our boat is based in the Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion, Crete. Blu is an ideal sailing yacht for families, friends or couples searching for finesse and excessive comfort. Distinguished, light filled, with intelligent styling, this boat combines outstanding sailing performance with awesome convenience. It is authorized to accommodate 8 guests daily (plus skipper and crew) or 8/9 guests overnight (with / without skipper). Blu provides a host of features that will be greatly valued by both adventure or luxury lovers. Three cabins, two bathrooms with showers, one extra shower chamber, shower on board, the amazing lounge and it’s elegant deck guarantee an exceptional sailing experience, providing a feeling of "being home". Diving masks and basic fishing equipment are available free of charge. Upon request we can prepare a barbecue with meat or fish and seafood, a vegetarian menu, even the dinner of your choice. High-end design and technology, reinforced hull, top notch joinery, focus in every single detail combined with years of skilled craftsmanship are the key factors of Elan’s commitment to quality. The emphasis is on offering safe, comfortable, yet fast cruising experiences. Do contact us, we will be excited to welcome you onboard BLU and share with you an unforgettable sailing experience. EXTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS - The exterior sitting / cockpit area is spacious, handy and functional. - The folding table and the twin steering wheel system offer convenient access to the gangway towards the inner stairs. - There is a hot / cold water shower on deck. The cockpit steps down to a large, elegant, functional swimming platform. - A furling mainsail and a roll Genoa improve yacht’s handling and sailing performance. - The Automatic pilot and GPS Plotter lay in the cockpit. An additional set of speakers on the deck helps share music outdoors. - Spray hood and Bimini provide adequate protection from sun, wind and rain. - A complete rescue package, as required by the international standards, is available on board. INTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS 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.