Three days sailing

2,357.00

Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and the fifth-largest island in the Mediter-ranean Sea. With a history of more than 4 thousand years and a unique landscape, it is certain that you will enjoy every moment of this trip. You will have the opportunity to sail the northeast side of the is-land, to swim in crystsal clear weater, see some of the most important archeological sites, explore the inland and taste quality local food.

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1st day

Pick up from your hotel or the airport.
Embarkation on the yacht at Rethymnon marina (welcome).
Check in, safety briefing and accommodation on board.
Schedule on Land : After you have settled in the yacht, our overland schedule begins. We get to know the city of Rethymnon that was originally built during the Minoan civilization and was prominent enough to mint its own coins and maintain urban growth. There we will have the opportunity to walk through the old town (palia poli) that was established by the Venetian conquerors  and see the city’s Venetian-era citadel, the Fortezza of Rethymno which is one of the best-preserved castles in Crete. After strolling through the city  and enjoying historic, cultural and mythological information that you will absorb, we will head out to a local award winning restaurant where we will have dinner surrounded by the walls and structures of the romantically illuminated old town. Following your lunch, you will once again board the sailing boat
Overnight at Rethymnon : We will spend the night anchored in the port of Rethymnon where you will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of the city and the calmness of the water.

2nd day
Rethymnon (breakfast 07:30-08:30) – Bali :
 after we take our breakfast on board we set sails  to the gulf of Bali which is 20nm away from Rethymnon and sailing there takes about 4 hours. After a re-freshing swim in crystal clear waters of Bali, we can begin our overland  schedule.
Schedule on land: As we leave the port of Bali behind us and head south we will shortly reach our first stop of the day, the village of Sises. The name of the village is preserved from ancient times and it’s origin is traced back to the Minoan civilization era.  There we will have the opportunity to taste the traditional Cretan cuisine at a local restaurant where the owners are known to make their own hand made traditional meat products, such as, Cretan sausage and apaki. After an exquisite meal we will head south passing through some of the oldest and historically significant villages of Crete. In one of them , we will have the chance to visit a traditional “kafeneio” (local coffee shop) to enjoy some “Tsikoudia”  (the famous local handmade Cretan alcoholic beverage). Our tour continues through the village of Ag. Panteleimonas, a perfect place for a quick stop to take some photographs. Our next stop is  Fodele village ( The birth place of El Greco ) where we will make a stop for a coffee, and right af-ter visit the El Greco museum located within the village. There we will have the opportunity to learn more about  Dominikos Theotokopoulos, the World renown Greek painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance that was nicknamed El Greco. The last destination of the day is the Agia Pe-lagia beach. Our yacht will be waiting for us in the golf of Agia Pelagia. Once we reach the beach, we will have the opportunity to swim in the blue-green waters of Agia Pelagia.
Overnight at Ag.Pelagia gulf: We will spent the night  anchored in the gulf of Ag.Pelagia,
Dinner: Dinner will be served onboard and will be prepared with fresh local ingredients.

3rd day
Ag.Pelagia gulf (breakfast 07:30-08:30) – Dia Island :
 After we take our breakfast on board we set sail to the beautiful island of Dia which is 8 nm away and the trip there takes 1 hour. Once we reach our destination we will anchor in a bay in the desert island of Dia where you will enjoy some  swim-ming and snorkeling in  the crystal clear waters of the island that shelters the endangered Cretan Ibex and other indigenous species. According to myth the island of Dia is a Dragon that Zues sent to eat the Cretans but before it got the chance to do so Poseidon changed Zeus’ mind and Zeus threw two pieces of bread so that the dragon would consume before eating the Cretans. As soon as the dragon bit on the pieces of bread, he and the pieces became stone, therefore forming the island of Dia and the two small islands in font of it Paximadi and Petalidi. Later once you are all ready to depart. You will head out towards the city of Heraklion where the on land schedule will begin.
Schedule on land: After boarding on the Land Rover Discovery 3 our on land schedule begins. we will start driving towards the highest peak of Giouhtas, following the dirt road through a beautiful pine forest, on the east side of the mountain. There, the small church of Christ the Lord is located, built in 1443. The view to the valley of Archanes, which is a vast vineyard, Psiloritis, Dikti and Hera-klion, is amazing! You will also have the opportunity to search for herbs and observe the imposing vultures, that find refuge on the steep cliffs.
Then we will drive to the winery, where you will have the opportunity to experience a special wine tasting at the Fabrika Wine Experience, tracing step by step the process of wine making, maturation and bottling of wine, while also getting acquainted with traditional wine making processes and tools such as the great cement tanks that hold the must during the fermentation period. Your return to Hera-klion will be through the old road of Archanes – Heraklion, between beautiful vineyards and olive groves, which passes next to the Venetian aqueduct built in 1628 by Morozini where we will have a short stop for some pictures and for you to be able to observe the structure in all its beauty.
Once you return to Heraklion you will visit the Archaeological museum of Heraklion. The archaeo-logical museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Europe because it houses repre-sentative artifacts that  span of  a period of 5500 years from the Neolithic Period to Roman times  with an emphasis to the Minoan art, with artifacts that are considered true masterpieces. As the day goes on and after your vidit to the museum you will walk through the city of Heraklion and reach a local award winning resturant in the heart of the city of Heraklion where you will experience the magnifi-cence of the award winning Cretan cuisine. As our day comes to an end and after a short walk we will reach the yaht.
Overnight at the Venetian port of Heraklion: You will spent the night anchored at the venetian Port of Heraklion.

4th day
Venetian port of Heraklion (breakfast 07:30-08:30): 
The last day of our three days tour has come. We find ourselves in Heraklion port where  breakfast will be served onboard.

Check out: The check out will be at 08:30 am and we will transfer you back to your accommodation

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Highlight

  • ​​​​​Visit to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.
  • Swimming in the crystal clear waters of Dia.
  • The wine tasting experience.
  • Lunch at an award-winning restaurant.

Data

PricePrice includesPrice excludesWhat to bring
2.357€/person

Minimum number of participants, 4 persons

Maximum number of participants, 6 persons (per boat)

  • Sailing boat – fuels
  • Experienced, English speaking Skipper
  • Hostess
  • Land Rover Discovery 3 – fuels
  • Experienced, English speaking driver
  • Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
  • Transport to the boat (the first day)
  • Transport to the airport (the last day)
  • Tickets to museums and archaeological sites
  • Specialized guides for museums and archaeological sites
  • Private expenses (coffees, alcoholic drinks etc.)
  • Anything that it is not mentioned at the “Price includes” list
  • Pack your bag for a 3 day trip and don’t forget the things below
  • Walking shoes or sandals
  • Camera
  • Sun Screen
  • Hat – sun glasses

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