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PRICE LIST - From April 20, 2022 to June 11, 2022: 950 € - From June 12, 2022 to September 18, 2022: 1190 € - From September 19, 2022 to November 30, 2022: 950 € Cruise Type: Private / Trip Duration: 8 hours (10:00 am - 18:00 pm) 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 or just relax aboard. 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. According to the legend, Dia was created by Zeus. During the Minoan era the island was inhabited. The findings of Jacques Yves Cousteau in 1974, while searching for the lost Atlantis between Crete and Santorini, are of great archeological interest. Cousteau suggested that there stood one of the most important ports in the whole island of Crete. The harbour was 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, a forestry shelter and a tiny, charming Chapel named Analipsis. The island is a NATURA protected area. There are a lot of rare birds, wild rabbits and the endangered Cretan Ibex. TRIP TIMETABLE - 10:00 Departure from Heraklion port / 11:00 Arrival at Dia island 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, snorkeling or just relax and continue sun tanning on deck. - 14.30: Lunch time The fresh, tasty meal is served on board together with fine local wine and a variety of soft drinks. - 16.00: Fruits served on board Enjoy seasonal fresh fruits and refreshments while slowly cruising back to Heraklion harbour. - 17.00: Departure from Dia island / 18:00 Arrival back at Heraklion port. It is time to say goodbye. Hope you had an exceptional experience and wish to see you aboard soon. SAILBOAT OVERVIEW Elan Impression 514 (named MGV TREATON) is a fast cruising yacht in a league of her own. Designed by the distinguished Rob Humphreys and provided with the German Lloyd GL Plus Certification, offers a highly compelling formula. The lines of the Elan Impression 514 are streamlined and elegant with luxurious touches throughout. The semi deck saloon opens into a magnificent space with overhead and side panoramic windows welcoming in plenty of natural light and excellent views. MGV TREATON has a keel-stepped mast and a powerful hull infused with the latest 3-D technology, with an isophthalic gelcoat finish. The hull is moulded in a one step process with Elan’s highly advanced technology based on vacuum-assisted lamination, which improves the mechanical properties of the hull up to 50%. The injection - moulded deck is cored with discontinuous balsa panels. The ballast keel is cast iron encapsulated in epoxy. A powerful 115-hp Yanmar engine pushes the sailboat at eight to nine knots at 2500 rpm with truly little noise or vibration. Under power, she maneuvers like a yacht. The large three - bladed folding prop and powerful bow thruster make backing out of the slip a highly controlled affair. The enormous open cockpit area provides ample space and excellent comfort. The aft garage door opens easily serving as a large swimming platform and additional entertainment area. The 3 unfolding steps add even more entertainment space to the vast aft area. The retractable hydraulic Besenzoni 500 gangway provides easy access on and off the yacht. The electric mainsail winch, an extra fridge, a BBQ grill and a sink on the cockpit offer ultimate level of functionality and convenience. The forward sunbathing platform is huge as well and equipped with comfortable mattresses. The interior uses teak wood, stainless handholds and intimate LED lighting. There are 3 separate A/C (+ heating) units, one for the saloon, one for the forward and one for the aft cabins supported by a powerful generator. The saloon (which converts into a double bed if needed) is light and airy. The U-shaped dinette will seat up to 10 guests when using the two additional chairs inboard. The port settee has a small table with a hidden bottle and glass storage. There is also a radio/MP3 and a hidden flat TV that reveals electrically. The L-shaped galley is very well-appointed, fully equipped (side opening fridge with freezer, gas stove with oven, microwave oven, double sink), with plenty of storage space. There are five (4+1) cabins, two sets of ample double cabins at each end (forward and aft) and a crew cabin with two single bunk berths. There are also five (4+1) electric toilets with showers. MGV TREATON is a magnificent, robust large cruiser. She is an ideal sailing yacht for families, friends or couples searching for finesse, luxury, and comfort. The yacht combines high-end technology, outstanding sailing performance and supreme convenience. It is authorized to accommodate up to 10 guests daily (plus skipper and deckhand) or 11/12 guests overnight (with/without skipper). If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
Best day ever!!! We had such a great experience with Giannis and Ioannis! Both were very very kind and the boat was very nice! Thanks a lot!
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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PRICE INCLUDES - Experienced Captain+Deckhand - Snorkeling and Fishing Equipment - Fuel, Taxes and Final Cleaning fee - Coffee, soft drinks and fresh fruits - Lunch (Meat or seafood pasta or vegetarian menu+Greek salad+Cretan wine) NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE - Beach Towels - Optional tips for the crew - Any other products/services not clearly mentioned as included. ADDITIONAL INFO - Boat Capacity: up to 10 visitors - 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. CANCELLATION CONDITIONS - More than 60 days before check in: No charge. - Between 59 and 30 days before check in: 60% of the total cost. - Less than 30 days before check in: 100% of the total cost. - If the boat is re-booked for the same client will be refunded. Only the dossier expenses (120 euros) will be charged.