Elounda Crete Private Motor Boat Cruise

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TYPE
Motor Yacht
DEPARTURE
Agios Nikolaos Port
DURATION
4-7 Hours
PARTICIPANTS
1-8

Overview:

Live the experience! Best Cruises in the Gulf of Mirabello on a daily basis aboard a Cranchi 37 Motor Boat.
English speaking crew
Food options
Departing from Agios Nikolaos Port
Drinks: Wine, beer, soft drinks, and water

What is included:

Fodd and Drinks

Snorkeling equipment, floating devices (ask the crew)

Towels (to be returned to the crew)

English speaking captain & crew

VAT, port taxes, insurance and fuel cost.

Exclusions:

Round trip transportation from/to your hotel

Gratuities

More Details:

The Gulf of Mirabello is the most exciting place in Crete. This beautifully sheltered gulf is home of a unique ecosystem complemented by a breathtaking landscape, award-winning beaches and famous luxury hotels. These are private excursions and not with numerous and noisy groups of tourists.
Our suggestions:
1/ SPINALONGA DAILY CRUISE (6-hour excursion)
We sail form Agios Nikolaos at approximately 10:30 am. We explore every bit of the Gulf of Kolokytha. On the way, we stop at beautiful beaches for a refreshing morning swim in the sea, at midday we pay a visit to the island of Spinalonga (sightseeing around the island). We then go for a swim at the unique pebbled beach of the picturesque village of Plaka. At 14:00, we rest and have lunch at the Elounda bay area. We dive into the crystal clear waters. We rest on the golden beach. We enjoy the sun and the immensity of the Aegean Sea while we explore the seabed as we approach the old lighthouse at the edge of the island of Crete before we return to Agios Nikolaos at around 16:30 pm.
What you will discover here:
The island of Spinalonga. The first signs of settlement date back to Minoan times. In 1579 during the Venetian occupation of Crete, the Venetians built a fortress on the island to guard the bay of Mirabello. In 1715 the Turks, who occupied Crete for almost 200 years took over the fortress. Between 1900 and 1957, it served as a leper colony. At present, the island is an open-air museum.
The sunken city of OLOUS. Olous is an ancient submerged city within the bay of Elounda. This intriguing site can be reached by snorkelling or diving from the narrow strip of land that links the mainland (Elounda) to the Kolokytha peninsula, accessible only from the south. A huge earthquake probably sealed the city’s fate around 780 AD. Some floor mosaic and ruins of walls are still visible on the mainland, on the narrow isthmus between Elounda and Kolokytha.
The Venetian salt pans. The raids by the Arab pirates of the Mediterranean Sea depopulated the ancient city of Olous, and therefore the broader area, in mid-7th century. Olous remained uninhabited until the mid- 15th century when the Venetians began creating the salt pans in the gulf’s shallow and salty waters. Subsequently, the region
acquired commercial value and its population grew. This fact, and the emerging Turkish threat, particularly after the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, and the constant pirate raids, forced the Venetians to fortify the island of Spinalonga.
The village of Plaka is a small picturesque village located about 16 km north of Agios Nikolaos and 5 km north from the sophisticated resort of Elounda. It is an old fishing village with a few taverns located by the shore and various kinds of accommodation. Plaka features lush green surroundings while retaining its natural beauty. There is a beautiful square where all the locals and tourists gather during the day.
The village of Elounda. With its extraordinary natural beauty, world famous guests and classy hotels, Elounda is the favourite destination for presidents, sheiks, royalty and celebrities. One of the most beautiful areas in Crete and home to numerous luxury resorts, with private beaches, marinas and high-quality services. The surroundings are just as impressive. The taverns serve delicious food.
Hidden Caves. This extraordinary trip is full of surprises. While sailing by picturesque beaches, secluded rocky coves and hidden caves you may come across beautiful dolphins, rare turtles and various types of birds.

What is included?

Professional Skipper and Hostess, Autopilot, Chart plotter, GPS, TV/DVD, Air conditioning, Generator, Wi-Fi, Cleaning, Fuel, Passenger and Yacht insurance, Refreshments and Fruits, Food & wine (proposal 1)*, snorkelling and fishing equipment, Swim Towels, Inflatable toys for children and others suitable for adolescents, VAT.

2/ SPINALONGA DAILY CRUISE (5-hour excursion)
We sail form Agios Nikolaos at approximately 10:30 am. We explore every bit of the Gulf of Kolokytha. On the way, we stop at beautiful beaches for a refreshing morning swim in the sea, at midday we pay a visit to the island of Spinalonga (sightseeing around the island). We then go for a swim at the unique pebbled beach of the picturesque village of Plaka. At 14:00, we rest and have lunch at the Elounda bay area. We dive into the crystal clear waters. We rest on the golden beach. We enjoy the sun and the immensity of the Aegean Sea while we explore the seabed as we approach the old lighthouse at the edge of the island of Crete before we return to Agios Nikolaos at around 15:30 pm.
What you will discover here:
The island of Spinalonga. The first signs of settlement date back to Minoan times. In 1579 during the Venetian occupation of Crete, the Venetians built a fortress on the island to guard the bay of Mirabello. In 1715 the Turks, who occupied Crete for almost 200 years took over the fortress. Between 1900 and 1957, it served as a leper colony. At present, the island is an open-air museum.
The sunken city of OLOUS. Olous is an ancient submerged city within the bay of Elounda. This intriguing site can be reached by snorkelling or diving from the narrow strip of land that links the mainland (Elounda) to the Kolokytha peninsula, accessible only from the south. A huge earthquake probably sealed the city’s fate around 780 AD. Some floor mosaic and ruins of walls are still visible on the mainland, on the narrow isthmus between Elounda and Kolokytha.
The Venetian salt pans. The raids by the Arab pirates of the Mediterranean Sea depopulated the ancient city of Olous, and therefore the broader area, in mid-7th century. Olous remained uninhabited until the mid- 15th century when the Venetians began creating the salt pans in the gulf’s shallow and salty waters. Subsequently, the region acquired commercial value and its population grew. This fact, and the emerging Turkish threat, particularly after the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, and the constant pirate raids, forced the Venetians to fortify the island of Spinalonga.
The village of Plaka is a small picturesque village located about 16 km north of Agios Nikolaos and 5 km north from the sophisticated resort of Elounda. It is an old fishing village with a few taverns located by the shore and various kinds of accommodation. Plaka
features lush green surroundings while retaining its natural beauty. There is a beautiful square where all the locals and tourists gather during the day.
The village of Elounda. With its extraordinary natural beauty, world famous guests and classy hotels, Elounda is the favourite destination for presidents, sheiks, royalty and celebrities. One of the most beautiful areas in Crete and home to numerous luxury resorts, with private beaches, marinas and high-quality services. The surroundings are just as impressive. The taverns serve delicious food.
Hidden Caves. This extraordinary trip is full of surprises. While sailing by picturesque beaches, secluded rocky coves and hidden caves you may come across beautiful dolphins, rare turtles and various types of birds.

What is included?

Professional Skipper and Hostess, Autopilot, Chart plotter, GPS, TV/DVD, Air conditioning, Generator, Wi-Fi, Cleaning, Fuel, Passenger and Yacht insurance, Refreshments and Fruits, Food & wine (proposal 2)*, snorkelling and fishing equipment, Swim Towels, Inflatable toys for children and others suitable for adolescents, VAT.

3/ SUNSET, SPINALONGA CRUISE (4-hour excursion)
We sail form Agios Nikolaos at approximately 17:00 pm. We explore every bit of the Gulf of Kolokytha. On the way, we stop at beautiful beaches for a refreshing afternoon swim in the sea and then we pay a visit to the island of Spinalonga (sightseeing around the island). We then go for a swim at the unique pebbled beach of the picturesque village of Plaka. At 19:00, we rest and have lunch at the Elounda bay area. We dive into the crystal clear waters. We rest on the golden beach.
We enjoy the sun and the immensity of the Aegean Sea while we explore the seabed as we approach the old lighthouse at the edge of the island of Crete. Moreover, we watch the sunset of the Aegean Sea before we return to Agios Nikolaos at around 21:00 pm. Please note that the schedule may be modified upon our clients’ request.
What you will discover here:
The island of Spinalonga. The first signs of settlement date back to Minoan times. In 1579 during the Venetian occupation of Crete, the Venetians built a fortress on the island to guard the bay of Mirabello. In 1715 the Turks, who occupied Crete for almost 200 years took over the fortress. Between 1900 and 1957, it served as a leper colony. At present, the island is an open-air museum.
The village of Plaka is a small picturesque village located about 16 km north of Agios Nikolaos and 5 km north from the sophisticated resort of Elounda. It is an old fishing village with a few taverns located by the shore and various kinds of accommodation. Plaka features lush green surroundings while retaining its natural beauty. There is a beautiful square where all the locals and tourists gather during the day.
Hidden Caves. This extraordinary trip is full of surprises. While sailing by picturesque beaches, secluded rocky coves and hidden caves you may come across beautiful dolphins, rare turtles and various types of birds.

What is included?

Professional Skipper and Hostess, Autopilot, Chart plotter, GPS, TV/DVD, Air conditioning, Generator, Wi-Fi, Cleaning, Fuel, Passenger and Yacht insurance, Refreshments and Fruits, Food & wine (proposal 2)*, snorkelling and fishing equipment, Swim Towels, Inflatable toys for children and others suitable for adolescents, VAT.

4/MOCHLOS DAILY CRUISE (7-hour excursion)
We sail form Agios Nikolaos at approximately 09:30 am. We explore every bit of the Eastern Crete Riviera. On the way, we stop at beautiful beaches for a refreshing morning swim in the sea, at midday we pay a visit to the islet of Pseira (sightseeing around the islet). We then go for a swim at the unique pebbled beach of the islet. At 14:00, we rest and have lunch at the picturesque village of Mochlos. We dive into the crystal clear waters and we return around 16:30 pm.
What you will discover here:
Pseira Island is a small and uninhabited islet just a stone's throw away from the Minoan centre of Mochlos. The first excavations at the small Minoan town on the islet of Pseira took place during the first decade of the 20th century. The town was a small settlement during the Late Neolithic period and continued to grow throughout the Minoan period, reaching its highpoint during the Late Minoan period.
Exploring Voulisma bay & Swimming at Voulisma beach. A Cretan beach with thin white sand of an exotic colour. The white sand gives the water a turquoise colour found only in tropical beaches. The main beach is called Voulisma and it is a ‘Blue Flag”-awarded beach and the sea is usually calm and serene.
Islet of Mochlos & Village. Mochlos is a small picturesque fishing village located in the Gulf of Mirabello in Eastern Crete, and the archaeological site of an ancient Minoan settlement. There is evidence supporting that Mochlos was not an islet in Minoan times, but was attached to the mainland and served as an eastern harbour. The name Mochlos also applies to the small picturesque fishing village and resort located on the mainland, opposite the islet of Mochlos. Only 150 metres separates them. It is ideal for a quiet getaway, no noise, no pollution, and you can enjoy your meal at perhaps some of the best taverns in Crete overlooking the Minoan site.
Sailing along Eastern Crete Riviera. This extraordinary trip is full of surprises. While sailing by picturesque beaches, secluded rocky coves and hidden caves you may come across beautiful dolphins, rare turtles and various types of birds.

What is included:

Professional Skipper and Hostess, Autopilot, Chart plotter, GPS, TV/DVD, Air conditioning, Generator, Wi-Fi, Cleaning, Fuel, Passenger and Yacht insurance, Refreshments and Fruits, Sparkling white wine, refreshments, fruits, wine, snorkelling and fishing equipment, Swim Towels, Inflatable toys for children and others suitable for adolescents, VAT.

5/FISHING CRUISE (5-hour excursion)
This cruise has been specially designed for fishing enthusiasts and offers a unique perspective of Mirabello Bay. A fantastic activity not only for fishing lovers but also for those who like the sun and the sea. The coastline features long beaches, rocky headlands, inshore and offshore reefs plus a number of tidal estuarine creeks, all of which create a fishing paradise. There are plenty of opportunities for fantastic fishing for a variety of desirable pelagic species.
Our experienced crew will take you to the richest fishing grounds and you will be visiting the best seacoasts and beaches of the wonderful Gulf of Mirabello. Your fishing trip includes breaks for relaxation, swimming and sunbathing during this memorable theme cruise.
All you need is your passion for your favourite hobby and we will take care of everything else: Slow Jigging, Trolling, equipment, bait, routes and the best fishing spots.
We depart from the Marina of Agios Nikolaos and cruise across Mirabello Bay to the turquoise waters of Kolokytha. Enjoy the crystal sea under the Cretan sun, sailing along the coast, fishing, swimming and snorkelling. A truly unforgettable experience for all.

What is included:

Professional Skipper and Hostess, Autopilot, Chart plotter, GPS, TV/DVD, Air conditioning, Generator, Wi-Fi, Cleaning, Fuel, Passenger and Yacht insurance, Refreshments and Fruits, Food & wine (proposal 2)*, snorkelling and fishing equipment, Swim Towels, Inflatable toys for children and others suitable for adolescents, VAT.

6/ “A cruise just for you…”
“A cruise just for you…” Your wish is a cruise for us… Live unforgettable moments in the blue Paradise of the Gulf of Mirabello with your beloved ones. A wedding proposal, an engagement, a business success, or just your own desire to enjoy the sea and the sun with friends and nice food could be “A cruise just for you…” We work together on every detail of your cruise (route, food or entertainment) to make all your wishes come true and meet all your expectations.

All dishes and drinks served on board are Cretan, from small high-end producers of the island. Moreover, some of them are produced by us. All wines are from “Domaine Zacharioudakis”, they are organic wines that have received many international awards.
According to the duration of the cruise, we offer two different food & wine proposals. We can prepare a special menu of course or even propose a local tavern.

Food & wine (proposal 1)*,
We welcome you with a glass of sparkling white wine and an assortment of Cretan in-season fruits. Before lunch is served and early in the afternoon, you will enjoy fruit salads with Cretan in-season fruits
Main course
…. meat
Mini sticks of pork filet & chicken filet and lamb burgers with BBQ dip
… vegetarian
Stuffed vegetables from “Manolis’ mother” (peppers and tomatoes stuffed with rice, onion and Cretan aromatic herbs)
All proposals include:
• Assortment of steamed vegetables (potatoes, carrots, beetroots, zucchini, red & green peppers)
• Baked pies
• «Greek salad» with tomato, cucumber, green - red - yellow peppers, onion, Cretan rusk, feta cheese, olives and pure virgin olive oil sauce with olive oil produced by Manolis’ olive groves, Cretan salt and oregano from the village of Dories
You may complement your meal with organic wine from “Domaine Zacharioudakis”, beer or refreshments.
desserts…
Greek yoghurt with various sweet preserves (cherry, fig, sour cherry, pistachio, and bergamot)
… a couple of shots of homemade Cretan raki, produced by Manolis.

Food & wine (proposal 2)**,
We welcome you with a glass of sparkling white wine and an assortment of Cretan in-season fruits. During the cruise, you will enjoy fruit salads with Cretan in-season fruits.
Light meal, assortment of hors d’oeuvres
Bread bites with anchovies marinated in olive oil, garlic, vinegar, Cretan aromatic herbs and capers. Bread bites with Cretan “Galeni” cream cheese, slices of Cretan apaki and cherry tomatoes.
Rusk with grated fresh tomato, feta cheese, olive oil and oregano Mini skewer with cheese, cherry tomatoes and olives
Bread bites with pure virgin olive oil produced by Manolis’ olive groves, Cretan salt and oregano from the village of Dories.
You may complement your meal with organic wine from “Domaine Zacharioudakis”, beer or refreshments.
desserts…
Greek yoghurt with various sweet preserves (cherry, fig, sour cherry, pistachio, and bergamot)
… a couple of shots of homemade Cretan raki, produced by Manolis

Cancellation Policy:

For all cancellations or changes, we require email notification at: reservations@aegeanvip.com

For Cancellations made at least 14 calendar days prior to departure you will receive a full refund.

For cancellations or changes more than 14 days prior to departure, no refund will be issued and 100& cancellations fees apply.

Operator reserves the right to change or modify the route of the scheduled cruise or to canceldue to inclement weather or for safety concerns. In case of cancellation due to safety concerns,100% of the deposit or the full payment will be refunded.

From: 1.500 
/group up to 8 pax

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