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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.

Absorb every second of the stellar sunset and the twilight magic as the sun, led by God Helios riding his golden chariot, dives into the magnificent Aegean. Capture the magic moments forever by taking amazing photos or videos if you feel like it. ​Release your mind, let your romantic summer dreams become real. As night falls, we cruise back to the old Venetian harbor under the brilliant starlit Cretan sky feeling relaxed, delighted, and totally recreated.

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). 

Trip Overview

Private Morning Trip to Dia island

Dia Island / Gallery

Base:  Marina of Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Skippered Charters:  min time frame: half - day

Bareboat Charters:  min time frame: 4 nights

  • Name: TREATON

  • Model: Elan Impression 514 / Built in 2009 / Expansively renovated in 2023 (new engine, new pipe valves, new internal couch fabrics, new cockpit cushions, new deck mattresses etc.)

  • Luxurious, Air conditioned, 53 ft sailboat, the largest, safest, and most comfortable in Heraklion Port (especially under windy weather conditions)

  • The open sitting / cockpit area is extremely roomy, the most spacious (by far) in the yacht’s class 

  • The opening back door and the three unfolding steps provide an extensive swimming and entertainment area

  • Underwater blue / white night lighting in the stern  

  • Ample sunbathing areas in the front deck, equipped with comfortable mattresses

  • Deck and cockpit floor is solid teak wood.

  • The retractable BESENZONI gangway is exceedingly helpful and convenient while getting in and out of the yacht 

  • The extra fridge at the cockpit table. 

  • The hot / cold water shower at the swimming platform 

  • The roomy main lounge and the spacious, fully equipped galley (includes fridge, freezer, microwave oven and espresso coffee machine)

  • The three separate Air condition/Heating units

  • For Day Cruises guests may use 2 electric toilets and the 2 front cabins (including clean bed linen and towels) in case they need to rest or have a nap

Sailboat Highlights

Private Morning Trip to Dia island

Sailboat / Gallery

Private Full Day Trip to Dia island

Trip   Timetable


10:00 - 11:00: Departure from Heraklion port / Arrival at Dia island

11:00 - 14:00: Free Time for Swimming

14:00 - 15:00 Lunch Time (Full Mediterranean menu)

15:00 - 17:30 Free Time for Swimming (or sailing to another cove of Dia if you wish)

17:30 - 18:30: Departure from Dia island / Arrival at Heraklion port 

* Lunch options

  • You may bring your own menu onboard free of charge

  • Tasty Sandwiches, Seasonal fresh fruits, unlimited water, refreshments, white wine: included in the price

  • Chicken menu (fresh chicken fillets, rice with vegetables, greek salad, local wine):  10 € per person

  • Vegan menu (fresh mushroom fillets, rice with vegetables, Greek salad, local wine):  10 € per person

  • ​​For the meals we use extra virgin Cretan olive oil (family production)

Private Full Day Trip to Dia island

Price Includes

  • Experienced skipper and hostess

  • Fuel, Taxes, End cleaning fee

  • Full Mediterranean menu (Pasta with shrimps in tomato sauce, Greek salad)

  • Seasonal fresh fruits

  • Soft drinks, water, white wine

  • Charter + Fun pack:

1 x Sea scooter

1 x SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard)

8 x snorkeling sets

5 x fishing rods,

Various inflatable water toys

Not included in the price

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Beach towels

  • Gratuities

Useful Tips

  • Bring a beach towel, sunscreen, a hat, your swimming suit, and a light jacket.

  • Bring your passport or ID with you the day of travel.


Meeting point: Meet us in front of Marina Café at the Venetian harbor in Heraklion Port.

Additional Info

  • Since the cruise is a private one, we can adjust timetable or destination according to your personal requests.

  • 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 date the client will be refunded. Only the dossier expenses (180 euros) will be charged.

Terms  &  Conditions

13.40 m / 44 ft

2 Toilets with shower

3  Cabins / 9 Births

1  extra  shower  chamber

shower on deck

Elan Impression 434

Duration: 8 hours  (10:00 - 18:00)

Free  Wi - Fi  on Board

Capacity: Up to 10 Guests

Food and Beverages Included

Hot/Cold Water shower on deck

Private Full Day Trip to    Dia island

Duration: 8 hours 

Starts at: 9:30 / 10:00 / 10:30 / 11:00

Capacity: Up to 10 Guests

Luxurious, Air Conditioned

53 ft Sailboat

Fruits and Beverages Included

LOW SEASON:  870 €

June 26 to Sept. 101090 €

Private Full Day Trip to    Dia island

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

Starts: from 9:30 to 12:00 (flexible)

May include Sunset views if you wish

Capacity: Up to 10 Guests

Luxurious, Air Conditioned 53 ft Sailboat

Included: Full Mediterranean menu, fruits, unlimited water & soft drinks, white wine

LOW SEASON:  570 €

June 26 to Sept. 10730 €

Private Full Day Trip to  Dia island

General  Data

Construction year: 2006

Refit year: 2019
Length: 13.40 m

Beam: 4.18 m

Draft: 1.80 m

Engine: Volvo Penta 75 hp
Fuel: Petrol

Avg. Consumption: 5.5 Lt per hour

Cruise speed: 7 knots
Water tank: 650 Lt

Fuel tank: 270 Lt

furling mainsail

 roller Genoa

Pressurized water system

Hot water

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

Births: 9

Heads with shower: 2
additional shower chamber: 1

Gas cooker with 3 stoves


Microwaves oven

Electric fridge



Kitchen supplies


Bed linen / Towels

Skippered Trips:

- Day Trips: Up to 8 Guests  Guests (overnight): 8

- overnight Trips: Up to 8 Guests

Bareboat Trips:

- Day Trips: Up to 10 Guests

- overnight Trips: Up to 9 Guests

Deck & Cockpit Equipment


Cockpit table

Cockpit cushions

Electric anchor windlass

Spare anchor (Reserve / Auxiliary Anchor)



Winch handle

Self-tailing winch

Electric winches

Emergency tiller

Dinghy with outboard engine


Electric bilge pump

Mechanic bilge pump

Wire (shroud cutter)

Batteries (Start batteries, battery- charger etc.)

Mooring ropes

Swim platform / Swim ladder

Navigation Equipment / Tools

Cockpit compass

Hand-bearing compass

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

Fog horn

Black ball shapes Barometer


Wind instrument

Boat documents & manuals

Toolbox / Engine’s spares

Sail repair kit

Dinghy repair kit

Safety Equipment

Horseshoe lifebuoy

Life jackets / Life raft

Box of flares / Distress flare box

Radar reflector

Emergency helm

Floating light

Torch light

Safety belt

Bosun’s chair

Fire extinguisher

First aid kit

Marine VHF radio


EPIRB distress radio beacons

Other Equipment (included in the price)

Bimini top


Bow thruster

Solar panels


12V/220V sockets


Speakers on deck


CD player / MP3 player

USB/AUX connection


Snorkeling Equipment

fishing equipment