Base: Marina of Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Skippered Charters: min time frame: half - day
Bareboat Charters: min time frame: 4 nights
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 may swim, fish, snorkel into the crystal-clear waters, play with a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard),
If you have booked the luxurious, 53 ft long sailboat, MGV TREATON, you may have a lot of fun around the enormous swimming and entertainment area consisting of the aft opening door and the three unfolding steps.
You may also just relax and continue suntanning on the huge front deck area of the yacht, which is equipped with comfortable, high-quality mattresses.
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 accessible only by boats. Beside Dia lay two islets, Paximadi and Petalidi. In the south side of the island there are five small, spectacular, wind-protected 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 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 during 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 2000 protected area, a particularly important refuge for native plants and animals with minimal dispersion in the southern Aegean and one of the few areas where some exceedingly rare kinds of falcons nest (e.g., Falco eleanorae).
Construction year: 2006
Refit year: 2019
Length: 13.40 m
Beam: 4.18 m
Draft: 1.80 m
Engine: Volvo Penta 75 hp
Avg. Consumption: 5.5 Lt per hour
Cruise speed: 7 knots
Water tank: 650 Lt
Fuel tank: 270 Lt
Pressurized water system
Crew: Skipper (upon demand)
Languages spoken: English, Greek
Base: Marina of Heraklion, Crete, Greece
- Bareboat Charters
- Skippered Charters
Cabins: 3 (double)
1 Convertible Double Sofa Bed
1 Single Sofa Bed
Heads with shower: 2
additional shower chamber: 1
Gas cooker with 3 stoves
Bed linen / Towels
- Day Trips: Up to 8 Guests Guests (overnight): 8
- overnight Trips: Up to 8 Guests
- Day Trips: Up to 10 Guests
- overnight Trips: Up to 9 Guests
Deck & Cockpit Equipment
Electric anchor windlass
Spare anchor (Reserve / Auxiliary Anchor)
Dinghy with outboard engine
Electric bilge pump
Mechanic bilge pump
Wire (shroud cutter)
Batteries (Start batteries, battery- charger etc.)
Swim platform / Swim ladder
Navigation Equipment / Tools
Nautical charts & corresponding instruments
(pencils, parallel ruler, dividers, plotters, etc.)
GPS chart plotter
ECICDS (Electronic Chart Display Infor. System)
Radar, AIS (Automatic Identification System)
Echo-sounder / Depth-sounder
Speed & Distance log device
Navigation / Positioning lights
Black ball shapes Barometer
Boat documents & manuals
Toolbox / Engine’s spares
Sail repair kit
Dinghy repair kit
Life jackets / Life raft
Box of flares / Distress flare box
First aid kit
Marine VHF radio
EPIRB distress radio beacons
Other Equipment (included in the price)
Speakers on deck
CD player / MP3 player
The contemporary, light cherry-tinted, wooden interior consists by:
The roomy, luminous main lounge which can convert into a large triple bed.
The galley that includes a double sink, a fridge with freezer, a three-burner 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 practical shelving, hanging, lockers, seats and plenty of lighting and ventilation.
Two toilet / shower rooms.
One additional shower chamber.