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    Day Cruise At Souda Bay In Crete

    From €44 per person
    Categories:
    Crete Half Day Cruise
    Tourist Boat
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    Duration:
    5 hrs 30 mins
    Meet on location
    English
    Group activity: Up to 1100 people
    Any questions?
    Commisionable amount: 10%
    Transaction fees apply

    Highlights

    • Visit Marathi, Pervolitsa,Cape Drepano, Almyrida
    • At the entrance of Souda Bay, two uninhabited islets stand as guardians;
    • The islet of Souda, to which it has given its name
    • And Leon, almost round, located nearby and referred to in Venetian maps as “the Rabbit Island”

    Description

    Souda Bay is a naturally stunning and strategically significant harbor, renowned for its picturesque beauty and protection over the centuries. The vessel, the "GRAMVOUSA EXPRESS," embarks nearly daily from May to October, departing at 10:30 from Souda's main port and returning at 16:00.

    Navigating the tranquil azure waters, accompanied by soothing melodies, the boat sails past Souda Islet, a sentinel at the harbor entrance, and Leon Islet, a small, nearly circular landmass nearby. Souda Islet hosts Fortezza, a Venetian fortress erected in 1571 AD, once the sole bastion safeguarding the port entrance and Chania city for ages. Heading northwest, the boat cruises along the rugged cliffs of Akrotiri peninsula, unveiling picturesque spots like Marathi Beach, where a 45 minute voyage concludes. Marathi's sandy shores, shallow waters, and wind protection make it an idyllic retreat for families. Passengers can opt to remain onboard for relaxation, nearby swimming, and lunch, or disembark for beach activities before returning to dine onboard.

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    The onboard Self-Service Bar offers delectable meals, including vegetarian options, complemented by individual salads and bottled water. Departing Marathi at 12:45, the boat skirts Pervolitsa, offering glimpses of agile wild goats amid the rocky terrain. Continuing southeast, Cape Drepano comes into view, potentially allowing for an up close view of its historic stone lighthouse, dating back to 1864, weather permitting. Cape Drepano also hosts the renowned Elephant Cave, discovered in 1999, housing ancient elephant remains and serving as a refuge for the Mediterranean monk seal, Monachus monachus.

    En route, sea caves dot the coastline, offering another spectacle of nature's marvels. The boat anchors near one of the sheltered beaches (weather permitting), inviting passengers for a refreshing swim in the azure waters. Homeward bound, passengers marvel at the towering peaks of the Apokoronas peninsula, with sights including the ancient city of Aptera and the historic Turkish Izzeddin Fortress atop Kamami Hill, dating back to 1870. Brimming with captivating memories, passengers return to Souda port around 16:00, enriched by this enchanting maritime odyssey.

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    Price list

    • Adults (13+ yrs)
      44 Euros

    • Children (3-12 yrs)
      30 Euros

    • Infants (0-2 yrs)
      Free

    Times

    Starts: 10:30 am
    5 hrs 30 mins
    Ends: 4:00 pm

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    Complete your booking

    Your email ticket will contain all the information you need for an easy and smooth experience. You’ll get contact details, meeting point or pick up details with a Google map, our direct line (in case you need it) and much more.

    Important information

    • On the day of your trip you will give the reservation documents provided by us to the cruise company and they will give you your tickets.
    • The main offices are located at a distance of 1 kilometer from the town square, on the main street (226, Iroon Polytechniou ) which leads to the port (free parking).
    • You need to be at the meeting point 40 minutes before your trip to receive your ticket.

    Please bring with you

    Sunscreen
    Beach towel
    Comfortable shoes and clothes

    Includes

    Meal
    Transfer information
    Cancel up to 24hrs prior for a 100% refund
    • Contact us at least 24hrs before the commencement of your excursion and we will organize a refund of your full payment.
    • The time for the payment to arrive in your account will vary depending on your bank, but typically it is about a week.
    • In order to combat fraud, we will not proceed with the refund until we can see the money for the payment in our account.

    Location

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    Port of Souda
    Ormos Soudas, Chania, Crete, 73134,
    Greece

    FAQs

    When will I get my ticket?
    We will confirm availability within 1 day or less. Once availability has been confirmed, will we then ask you to pay by sending you an email with a payment link. Please pay promptly to ensure your booking goes ahead.
    Can I pay on arrival?
    It is not possible to pay on arrival. The only way to secure a booking is to make a reservation beforehand.

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