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PRICE LIST - From March 15, 2021 to May 15, 2021: 540 € - From May 16, 2021 to June 30, 2021: 595 € - From July 1, 2021 to September 15, 2021: 660 € - From September 16, 2021 to October 20, 2021: 595 € - From October 21, 2021 to November 30, 2021: 540 € 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 Try a unique sailing experience. Travel with us to Dia island in style, elegance and comfort. Join the sailing procedure if you feel like it, get eye – catching views of Heraklion from aboard, let the sea breeze fondle your skin. Upon arrival you can swim, fish, snorkel into the crystal clear waters, explore the remnants of the ancient port. You may walk around the island or just relax at the sandy beach of Agios Georgios bay. Absorb 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. Relax, let your senses capture the unlimited varieties of colors and essences around while dining and drinking delicious local wine or champagne. Release your mind, you may even distinguish god Helios himself faraway (Who knows? After the Game of Thrones everything is possible, isn’t it?). Let your romantic summer dreams become real. Minoans, the ancient inhabitants of Crete, are known as the most skillful sailors of the ancient world. They were expertized, capable and owned such a powerful navy that the Minoan cities had no need to build any kind of fortification for protection. Minoan civilization is considered the only long-lasting peaceful civilization on earth. While a visit at Knossos reveals the significance of the uniquely intellectual, humanitarian yet so robust achievements of the Minoans, this cruise is an excellent opportunity to have a taste of these achievements from another perspective – underwater ! Dia island is located about 7 nautical miles north of Heraklion. It is 5 km long, 3 km wide (about 12 sq km), 220 m high and is accessible only by boats. Beside Dia lay two islets, Paximadi and Petalidi. In the south side of the island there are five small coves: Agios Georgios, Kapari, Panagia, Agrielia and Aginara. In the north there are rocky cliffs up to 60 meters high. According to the legend, Dia was created by Zeus. During the Minoan era the island was inhabited. Near Agios Georgios bay a harbour settlement was discovered. The findings of Jacques Yves Cousteau in 1974, while searching for the lost Atlantis between Crete and Santorini, are of great archaeological interest. In 1976, Cousteau suggested that there stood one of the most important ports in the whole island of Crete. The harbour appeared to have sunk due to the destruction caused because of the eruption of Santorini volcano (1450 BC) . You may still see the ruins while snorkeling around the place. The only available facilities are the port, in the bay of St. George, and a forestry shelter. A stone paved path leads to the forestry shelter, another one leads to a tiny, beautiful Chapel named Analipsis. The island is a Natura protected area, a very important refuge for native plants and animals with minimal dispersion in the southern Aegean and one of the few areas where some very rare kinds of falcons nest (e.g. Falco eleonorae). Visitors can meet a lot of wild rabbits as well. Dia also shelters the endangered Cretan Ibex. TRIP TIMETABLE Cruise Type: Private Trip Duration: 6 hours (15:00 am - 21:00 pm) - 15.00: Departure from Heraklion port The boat leaves Heraklion Venetian port, sailing north to Dia island. You can relax, get some suntan on the deck, or join the sailing procedure while getting eye – catching views of Heraklion from aboard and sensing the sea breeze on your skin. At Dia island you can enjoy swimming, fishing, or snorkeling into the crystal clear waters and exploring the remnants of the ancient port. Alternatively, you can take a walk around the island or just relax and continue suntanning on deck or at the golden sandy beach at Agios Georgios bay. - 17.00: Fruits served on board Enjoy seasonal fresh fruits and refreshments while slowly cruising back to port feeling recreated, tanned and ready for the night ahead. - 19:00: Dinner time A tasty, traditional dinner (seafood pasta or meat or vegetarian menu) is served on board together with fine Cretan wine, champagne and a variety of soft drinks. Capture the magic moments forever by taking photos or videos if you feel like it. As the night falls we cruise back to the old Venetian harbor under the brilliant starlit Cretan sky feeling relaxed, delighted and totally recreated. - 21.00: Arrival back at Heraklion port. It is time to say goodbye. Hope you had an exceptional experience and wish to see you aboard soon. PRICE INCLUDES - Experienced Captain - Snorkeling and Fishing Equipment - Fuel, Taxes and Final Cleaning fee - Coffee, soft drinks and fresh fruits - Dinner (seafood pasta or meat or vegetarian menu), fine Cretan wine, champagne NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE - Beach Towels - Optional tips for the crew - Any other products / services not clearly mentioned as included. USEFUL TIPS - 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. ADDITIONAL INFO - Boat Capacity: up to 10 visitors. - 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. 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.
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 Jeanneau Sun Kiss 45 (named BLU STELLA) is an ideal sailing yacht for families, friends or couples searching for classical look, elegance, finesse and exceptional luxury. Our boat is based in the Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion, Crete and is available for charters around Crete and the astonishing Greek islands. Impressive, light filled and with emblematic design, this boat combines vintage style, top notch sailing performance together with excessive convenience. It was designed by Philippe Briand and built in 1988 in the town of Les Herbiers in the Vendee region by Jeanneau who is considered as the top yacht builder in France. The design was extremely popular so more than 300 units were built over the course of 5 years. At the time the Sun Kiss 45 was thought to be a very high performance boat and with its 6.2 ft draft and generous sail plan, it still remains a very fast cruiser up to date. The yacht was extensively renovated in 2015, in order to keep combining comfort, luxury and ultimate safety. It is authorized to accommodate up to 10 guests (plus skipper and crew) for day trips. BLU STELLA provides a bunch of features that both adventure or luxury lovers will cherish. Three cabins, two bathrooms with showers, shower on board, the impressive vintage interior and it’s elegant, extremely spacy deck guarantee an unforgettable sailing experience. Guests can also enjoy diving masks and basic fishing equipment for free. Upon request we can prepare a barbecue with fish and seafood for you and your company or even a personalized 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 Jeanneau, known for its strength and sailing capabilities, commitment to quality. The emphasis is on offering safe, comfortable, yet fast cruising experiences. In conclusion BLU STELLA is an excellent choice for demanding customers. Do contact us, we will be excited to welcome you onboard and share with you an exceptional sailing experience. EXTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS - The exterior sitting / cockpit area is spacious, handy and functional. The folding table and the steering wheel system offer convenient access to the gangway towards the inner stairs. - A battened mainsail and a roll Genoa improve the 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. - There is a hot / cold shower on deck. - The cockpit steps down to a large, elegant, functional swimming platform. - The adequately large Bimini top provides protection from sun, wind and rain. - A complete rescue package, as required by the international standards, is available on board. INTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS The classical, partially rosewood, cherry – tinted wooden interior consists by: - The air - conditioned, ample, sunlit saloon which can convert into a large Triple bed. - The galley that includes a double sink, a top loading fridge, a three - burner gas 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 separate basins, practical shelving, hanging, lockers, seats and plenty of lighting and ventilation. - Two toilet / shower rooms