Family Sailing Trip in Crete (east) – 3-day Package

Enjoy an unforgettable 3 day family sailing vacation in Crete! Departing from Heraklion, the main destinations are Dia Island and Mirabello Bay. Spend your time swimming, sun-bathing, snorkeling and sight-seeing, whilst admiring the Cretan coastline from a unique perspective. This is a Greek sailing vacation kids and adults alike will love!

Duration

3 days

Destination

Heraklion

Dia

Mirambelo bay

Agios Nikolaos

What is included

  • Dinghy, outboard and snorkeling equipment
  • English speaking certified skipper
  • Breakfast, dinner, light lunch

Pricing

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per person

A Family Sailing and Snorkeling Vacation in Crete

Explore Eastern Crete by sea on this 3 day sailing vacation. This is a fun family sailing trip in Crete!

The main highlights of the trip include Dia Island, Mirabello Bay and Elounda, Kolokytha island, Mochlos Psirra islet, and Agios Nikolaos. The trip starts in Heraklion and ends in Agios Nikolaos.

You will be sailing on a fully equipped yacht, with a Greek certified English speaking skipper. The yacht has 3 cabins and plenty of snorkeling equipment suitable for peoples of all ages.

This package includes 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 3 light lunches, and water throughout the voyage.

Important Note – Our family sailing trips in Crete are now fully customizable! If you would like to extend or alter the itinerary just get in touch. We will be more than happy to design a family sailing trip just for you. Please contact us through the live-chat box at the bottom of the page.

  • Heraklion
  • Dia
  • Mirambelo bay
  • Agios Nikolaos

Highlights for Parents

A unique family vacation.
Fulfilling a dream of sailing in paradise!
Experiencing a sunset from the yacht.

Highlights for Kids

Jumping into the sea from the deck.
Snorkeling in crystal clear waters
Seeing how a boat is steered, and try themselves.

What to expect

All the family will enjoy this sailing adventure in Crete. It offers the perfect blend of relaxation, activity, culture, and fun. Experience life aboard a yacht, and listen to the skipper explain the history of the area, from ancient Minoan settlements to Cretan pirates! The kids will also get the chance to see for themselves how a yacht is sailed, and may even be able to steer the boat… With the Captain’s permission, of course!

Discover the Journey day by day

  • Day 1:
    Welcome aboard!
  • Day 2:
    Dia island
  • Day 3:
    Mirabello Bay (Elounda, Spinalonga, Kolokytha)
  • Day 4:
    Agios Nikolaos

Day 1

Welcome aboard!

This is the pre-departure meet and greet. Arrive in the old port at Heraklion, and be met by the skipper. There will be an introduction to the yacht, safety procedures, and a review of the itinerary. Dinner is not included on this first night, although the skipper will be able to suggest some excellent local restaurants. The first night is spent on-board in the port.

Day 2

Discover uninhabited island of Dia

This is the first full day on the yacht. After breakfast, set sail for uninhabited Dia Island, which is famed for its clear waters and excellent snorkeling. Kids should keep a good look out along the way, as there may be dolphins surfing the waves! On arrival, swim and play in the water, and take a walk on the island itself. Fortunate visitors may be able to see rare wild goats among the cedar trees. The yacht will anchor overnight in a sheltered cove.

Day 3

Sail along the Cretan coastline

Sail along the Cretan coastline, admiring the many incredible sights. The destination is Mirabello Bay which is well known for Elounda, one of the most attractive parts of Crete. The sailing is nice and gentle, and places such as Spinalonga picturesque. Once more, the day can be spent in a combination of swimming, snorkeling, sun-bathing, and walking ashore. The yacht will anchor for the night off Kolokytha island.

Day 4

Discover the beautiful islet of Psirra

Setting sail from Kolokytha Island, the yacht will head towards Mochlos Psirra islet. This is an opportunity for more fun in the water, before sailing for Agios Nikolaos. The marina marks the end of the sailing trip, but perhaps there are more Greek adventures ahead? Crete is a wonderful place to explore, especially by hire car.