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Wonderful family trip to Dia aboard the El Viente

We were looking for a special holiday experience with our 2 children (7 & 10), and this is what we... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
760nash
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent Sailing

This was an amazing day!!! I highly recommend it. As a matter of fact I am staying in Elounda and... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
816an
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We went on a half day trip from Heraklion to Dia, St. George's Bay. The crew were fantastic. Thanassos was very informative about the island of Dia and had so much sailing experience. They brought us to a calm bay and we went snorkling in the cool water. They cooked us a fantastic, simple lunch before lifting anchor and sailing back. Before we knew it we were back in Heraklion. Highlight of our trip to Crete by far!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank straycationer
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

It was the best sailing trip I could imagine. We came with literally no expectations and were amazed by this trip. We were 32 people (families with kids at all ages) in 4 boats. The team was super great. Amazing combination of nice people and highly professional. The sailing itself was calm, everyone felt great. The food was very good and the snorkeling was super fun. I was a bit hesitant before going on this trip but everyone on our team enjoyed it and I definitely recommend it.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Gil S
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

what a lovely afternoon, started when Joanna collected us from our apartment and drive us to the harbour to meet the yacht. She filled us in on the tourist area and historic areas of Heraklion on the way, proper tour guide in the making.
we sailed to Dia Island and spend what felt like hours snorkelling in the cove. We swam to the beach before returning to the yacht where we were served a lovely freshly prepared lunch onboard before sailing back. to be greeted by Joanna who was waiting to take us home.
Great value for money, highly recommended.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Gordon S
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We, a family with 3 teenagers, took the 4 hour trip out to Dia Island. We all loved it. The boat was clean and comfortable, the crew were very pleasant and gave us information about the area. We were able to swim off the boat in the bay and we also went ashore to visit the small church and hostel. There was even a small beach with 4 deck chairs! We snorkeled in the beautiful clear water and managed to see quite a few different fish. When we were tired of swimming we came aboard and were given a delicious meal of rice, vegetables and chicken accompanied by a glass of wine, and followed by a large dish of fresh fruit. We were all sorry when we had to return to Heraklion. I would highly recommend this really lovely worthwhile trip.

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Siobhan S
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Our cruise ship landed in Crete at noon and we were to meet them at our dock at 100. We got off board at 1245 and they were waiting for us in an AC Van. Took us to the sailboat dock which was about 3 minutes away. The crew was there and ready to go.
Everyone we dealt with was very friendly and courteous. We then sailed to Dia Island which was about an hour out. The island is nicer in person than it is in the pictures. We swam in the crystal blue water, then hiked and explored on the island, and then went snorkeling for an hour. During one of our breaks they served us a very fresh and tasty lunch with a great Greek wine. The snorkeling was very nice and they also provided fishing gear but our kids were more intrigued with seeing them snorkeling. We were on a 14 day cruise with 12 stops and this was one of the best excursions.

This is such an easy 5 star recommendation - the company was on time, courteous and the skipper and first mate was great. And the sailing and scenery cant be beat.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank boake314
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