Thalasail
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Richards’
Edinburgh, UK4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
This was a fantastic day. From start to finish we were looked after felt relaxed from the word go. Our teenagers ( 14 yr old boy, 15 yr old girl) were fully entertained with the snorkelling, paddle boarding and jumping from the beautiful yaght into the crystal clear Aegean Sea. Us adults were suitably relaxed snorkelling, drinking wine and enjoying our hosts company. It was the perfect way to spend a day amongst this global pandemic and at all times safety was the top priority. Thank you!
Written August 22, 2020
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Ashlee R
Groton Long Point, CT4 contributions
Jun 2022
This was the highlight of our trip to Crete. Our skipper was Yiannis, we went with our two children (10 & 3) out to Dia for the full day. It was easy to park at the marina, and we were lucky with very good weather. Yiannis and George were very helpful answering all our questions and were very good with the kids. The bay where we parked was incredible and it was wonderful to sit and relax. The food was also quite good. We did have one small mixup about the date but they worked around to make sure we could head out on the date we wanted. I would definitely recommend this!
Written June 7, 2022
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Rasmus K
8 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Me and my family of 6 (2 parents, 2 teenagers, 2 kids aged 7 g 9) + an extra teenager, went to Dia Island for an entire day - and what a day.

Stratos and hostess were very friendly and shared a lot of knowledge about the sea, Minoan culture, and Greek politics etc which we were interested in.

We stopped by 2 places in Dia island and went snorkeling and Stratos transported us onto Dia island for a walk around the small church there.

A good lunch was served with pasta and Greek salad plus a delicious plate of Greek sweets and fruits. Along the entire trip drinks where available, white wine, beer, local soft drinks, etc.

This was one of the days on Crete I will remember forever I believe. Definitely recommend it.
Written July 25, 2018
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gtaylor246
Chicago, IL23 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
We booked the largest boat, the Alkyone, for an 8-hour day trip from Heraklion port to Dia island. Our captain was Stratos with Mano as first mate, and both of them were extremely welcoming, pleasant to converse with, and offered fantastic service.

We boarded the boat at 10, spent about one hour sailing to Dia island, and then dropped anchor there for the majority of the day. The water is crystal clear in the bays there, and we could see 30+ meters down to the bottom. We lounged on the deck before / after lunch, and then went snorkeling along the shore, where there are shards of pottery from who knows when. Stratos took the parents traveling with us to the beach, where they could walk up to a small chapel and fishermen's hut on the top of the hill overlooking the bay. We probably pulled up anchor around 16:00 and spent the last hour cruising back to Heraklion port.

The food and drink on board was also very good. The fare included coffees & teas for breakfast (including frappés), a seafood lunch, fruit dessert, white wine, and raki. Iced coffee was a welcome surprise as the sun was already hot by the time we got on the boat at 10am. The lunch was a huge amount of pasta topped with fruits de mer - mussels, shrimps, calamari, at least - along with a Greek salad. Dessert was a mountain of freshly-cut fruit topped with Greek yogurt, drizzled with honey and dark cherries. They offered us white wine throughout the day and raki followed the meal.

I would definitely recommend. It was a bit expensive but very fairly priced; this was one of the most expensive things we did on our trip in Greece but, especially for four people, it was worth every penny!
Written July 12, 2017
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sailclubgr
Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten17 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
Nice boat, very comfortable the crew was very friendly and pleasure. The island Dia with wild beauty, the water is clean with unique colours! We tasted a special sea foods, cooked by the skipper Stratos. Mmm was miam miam excellent!! Thanks a lot!
Written September 5, 2015
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Simon S
Leeds, UK3 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
Hired a boat with very friendly captain and first mate who took us as a group of 8 on a day trip from Heraklion to Dia. We visited two sites to explore and snorkel in the crystal clear waters that were scattered with ancient pottery and ship wrecks (not to mention the fish!). It was utterly beautiful and peaceful. They provided simple, delicious and beautifully prepared snacks and we could have ordered a full meal if we had wanted. They were very responsive to our particular interests (seeing all the archaeological detritus on the sea floor!) and made us feel very safe and well-cared for. Not at all touristy or gimmicky, just authentic!
Written August 28, 2014
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sophieshizzle
United Kingdom28 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Myself and my boyfriend took a private trip to Dia Island with Thalasail. The trip itself was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. We were given lots of history about Crete and Dia Island - fantastic!

Neither of us had really sailed before and Stratos was brilliant at putting us at ease and entertaining us!

We had a great time once we arrived at Dia Island: jumping in to the sea, enjoying Cretan wine and food, chattering away with Stratos and hostess.

The final moment of perfection was sailing back to Heraklion port while watching the sunset! We even got to see an almost neon pink sun which everyone was amazed by!

I would definitely use Thalasail again - they were amazing value for money, incredibly friendly and unbelievably knowledgable. Great communications before the trip as well!
Written July 16, 2018
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adorienne
Charlotte, NC4 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
My friend and I decided last minute to try to find a sailing trip in Heraklion and asked around for a few quotes. Thalasail gave us a really prompt response and a great price considering it was the day before we wanted to set sail. It was only the two of us aboard from about 10am-5pm (an all day trip to Dia Island). It was a little windy the day we went out, but overall the weather was sunny and beautiful. Stratos was very helpful setting everything up and very relaxed as we set sail. With an all day trip, you sail out to the island, stop for swimming and lunch (or reading/ lounging, whatever you want to do) and then you can sail around a little bit more or visit another area for more swimming, then head back. They make a huge lunch with a lot of different options and all sorts of drinks are readily available. All of that is included in the price, too.

For those people that aren't strong swimmers, you should know that Dia island is a nature preserve, so boats aren't allowed to dock there. There are a few buoys for mooring and the ship can drop anchor, but ultimately, you'll be swimming from the boat. They only stop where the water is calm, so it's not a huge deal, but just know that you won't be docking and going to a beach to hang out - all swimming is off the boat. We took advantage of the snorkels and swam around for a while. The water is very cold in May, but your body adjusts.

Two unfortunate things happened while we were out - one, I was walking on a rocky part of the ocean floor and cracked my big toenail; two, my friend didn't quite secure her belongings and her phone and her sun hat went flying into the sea after a large gust of wind. Stratos patched me up with no problem and he actually dived in and spent a very long time looking for my friend's belongings (and managed to retrieve the hat! The phone was lost to the sea :( )but even with those things, the setting was so beautiful, Stratos and Vasilis were so great, that it was still a really worthwhile, amazing trip. Highly recommend!!
Written May 12, 2017
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tkrombac
Strassen, Luxembourg33 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
We spent one week with our 2 boys on the Alkyone with Stratos, for a trip through the Cyclades.
Stratos was the perfect skipper and he was very helpful throughout the whole trip. He also had a great contact with our kids! We managed to visit and enjoy several of the islands (don’t miss out on Folegandros and Dia). The weather was fantastic for the whole week and we spent some unforgettable days on this boat.

All in all we had a great time and can only recommend Thalasail.
Written September 9, 2021
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Ian lazenby
Ingleby Barwick, UK1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Family
Stratos and the lady were so nice and friendly we felt really safe on the boat. What a lovely place water warm and clear we did a full day and well worth the mony! A must to do in crete
Written August 31, 2019
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Thank you guys! We hope to see you again in one of our trips!
Written November 6, 2019
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