Nautilos Cruises
Nautilos Cruises
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Boat ToursPrivate ToursNature & Wildlife ToursDay Trips
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
We organize exceptional day cruises to Chrissi island & Koufonisi island in south Crete. Our day cruises feature authentic local Cretan hospitality, flawless service and a crew that will ensure your cruise, along the deep blue waters of South Crete, is an unforgettable experience.
Ierapetra, Lasithi Prefecture, Greece

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Jeffrey T
3 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We have had a wonderful day today with Nautilos Cruises to Chrissi Island. Michalis and Ioanna are very kind people who did all their best to make our trip worthwile. Booking this semi private cruise cost you 65 euro per person, which is a lot more than if you would buy a cheap ticket with a big boat, but it's worth every last euro! Booking with Nautilos gives you the opportunity to enjoy the island with a small group if people. We were with 17 in total on the boat today. They split the group in two, so the first group started on the island at a moment that all the massive tourist boats have not yet arrived. Our group stayed on the boat as we cruised for a secluded bay and had a wonderful and quiet time with only 10 people swimming, snorkling, sunbathing on the boat and enjoying a wonderful homemade Greek lunch. This took 3 hours in total, so no rush whatsoever. Then it was time to change, so the boat headed back to the place where we could go to Golden Beach and the other group would go to the bay. Entering the island at 14h meant that it was a lot more crowded at that time, but as Michalis already told us: most of the tourists were leaving for the big boats starting from 15h, so we had the last hour and a half or so on a very quiet Golden Beach. Very nice day and we would really recommend this one if you would like to enjoy both the island in a quiet way and having the opportunity to go snorkling and having a great three course lunch!

Thanks again to Michalis and Ioannis!
Jeffrey & Sharon
Written September 22, 2021
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katie
72 contributions
Jul 2022
We loved our trip to Chrissi Island we chose the semi-private tour which was more expensive at 75 euros but well worth it. We had about 16 people on the boat but still plenty of space. Plus once we arrived at Chrissi after about 25 mins we were split into two groups of 8, one of which were dropped at the islands beach for a couple of hours of swimming or exploring and the other group went onto another bay to drive from the boat snorkel and have lunch. The island itself was lovely but unfortuantley there was some evidence of the downside affects of tourism litter etc we had a good time snorkelling and walking although there isn' much shade once the other boats arrive wiht more people so make sure to keep applying suncream as we made that mistake and were a little burnt. On inital arrival we were the firstboat to arrive and had the beach to ourselves but shortly after the other boats started to arrive but still even though there was alot more people it was still less busy than some beaches we had been to. The lunch on the boat was great plenty of food we could not eat it all but it tasted great and they even had a vegetarian option. Snorkelling at the second stop by the boat was great and we saw fish here that we hadn't before. On the way back the captain and skipper advised that the waters would be ver choppy and probably would be best to sit inside at the back of the boat instad of on the front but it was our choice. We decided to take the risk and thoroughly enjoyed the rough ride back it was great fun but be warned you may get soaked and bounced around a bit. The crew was lovely and friendly and the other guests were also very friendly and we all had a great day.
Written July 18, 2022
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Andrew B
Saline4 contributions
Sep 2022
My wife and I booked the cruise excursion to Chrissi Island and our experience exceeded all of our expectations. This was a very professionally run operation, the boat was beautiful and very well maintained, and the lunch that was served was absolutely incredible - the quality of all of the traditional Greek dishes that were presented was equal to any good restaurant we ate at while in Greece. I would highly recommend booking a trip with Nautilos with zero hesitancy!
Written September 20, 2022
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M K
Crete, Greece40 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We had a private cruise on August 1st, for the family of three (one is teenage). The boat and the crew are great. The crew is captain Michalis and his assistant Ioanna. She paid attention to every detail. The lunch was amazing, with several appetizers, main dish and sweets. Of course, the main point is the island pc Chrissi, where you get chance to stop by multiple lagunas for swimming. You arrive to Golden beach well before big ships with tourists and the whole beach is for you for at least an hour. Then, for the rest of the day, you move to smaller hidden beaches with no people. This is a. Unique experience. the water sind views are very much competitive with Balos or Elfonissi.
Written August 3, 2020
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Hello Thanks for your review, it helps us a lot and we appreciate it very much! Kind regards
Written August 9, 2020
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Chuck P
5 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
This was great value for money, and a very memorable part of our week on Crete. The boat, a 46itself is very safe, stable, luxurious and comfortable. The captain and mate were very friendly but also gave you space, very thoughtful. Nothing was a problem. They brought us to Chrisi Island an hour before the other tour boats arrive, so we could find a prime beach location under a tree. Later we were back on the boat for a very generous lunch, freshly prepared, fresh ingredients, plus all drinks included. Swimming, snorkeling, then a beautiful cruise back to the harbor. I highly recommend this particular tour on this boat with these people!
Written July 24, 2020
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Hello Thanks a lot for your review, it helps us a lot, we appreciate it very much! Kind regards
Written July 26, 2020
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Emmanuel B
Namur, Belgium80 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We wanted to experience a cruise in Crete and opted for Chrissi Island, which is more attractive than the cruises offered from Agios Nikolaos. We are 8 - 3 adults and 5 older teenagers/young adults - and chose a private cruise with Nautilos Cruises.
It was a fabulous experience for all 8 of us: comfortable and fast boat, experienced skipper and sailor (Michaelis and Constantinos), who took us to beautiful coves, deserted on arrival. Brooke was in charge of the service on board: briefing, unlimited drinks, delicious lunch, discussions of all kinds.
In short, the ideal conditions for a beautiful day were met, and it was: swimming, walking on Chrissi Island, and multiple dives in crystal clear waters from the deck and the high platform of the boat.
I can only warmly recommend a cruise to Chrissi Island with Nautilos Cruise!
Written July 18, 2022
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Urs S
Nürensdorf Switzerland99 contributions
Jun 2021
We have been on a cruise to Crissi Island on June 13. The trip started a little bit delayed because of 3 no shows... Incredible! Because of Covid situation Yoanna the crewmember splitted the 11 passengers into 2 groups: First group with leaving the boat for 3 hours to Crissi Island beaches and after boarding for take a bath in the sea at another place where you could swimm from the boat in crystal clear water. After we got excellent late lunch. The other group was handled v.v. After a beautiful day we arrived back in Ierapetra approx. 17.30h.

Michalis and Yonna were perfect hosts and really experienced. The food is typical cretian and I have never eaten better tomatoes in my life then here. You get enough food and also a lot of drinks. If you are a vegetarian or vegan: Please inform them early enough to fix your meal. Happen on our trip that a young lady was vegetarian, what a great luck for my wife and me, so we could share her portion, the fantistic pork on a lemon sauce!

Remember that there will be normally a lot of sun, for another lady to much, she got sunburned on her chest dramatically. So please bring enough sun creme with you and awear always a cap!

Michalis and Yoanna, thank you for this wonderful day! We will come back again.
Urs & Evelyn
Written July 12, 2021
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27vip72
Munich, Germany4 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
During our holidays in Crete we‘ve booked a Cruise Trip with Michalis and Iona to Chrissi Island. It was the most amazing day and they were perfect hosts!! While Michalis took us to a diving spot near the island (snorchels and flippers were onboard) Iona prepared an excellent lunch, served in style and with cool white wine. We relaxed and sunbathed while Michalis talked to us a little about Crete. Then we were taken to the Island itself to visit the Golden Beach. Luckily there weren‘t many people and we enjoyed swimming and relaxing. After 3 hours on Chrissi Island Michalis picked us up again and drove us back to the harbour.
Michalis and Iona are very recommendable and we will definetly do this trip again!
Thank you!!
All the best from Germany,
Verena, Greta and Michael
Written July 19, 2020
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Written July 26, 2020
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Liucija
16 contributions
Jul 2021
It was a perfect day for a group of 13 on a fabolous boat with an awesome service!
Everything was organized very well. We arrived on the Chrissi Island in the morning - when there was only a few people. This place is magical. Afterwards we sailed around it and captain stopped for a swim and snorkeling session. Then the crew blew our minds with super delicious greek lunch and tasty desert with great greek coffee. We spent another hour swimming in the sea and came back to the shore.
Written July 30, 2021
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Florin M
Satu Mare, Romania4 contributions
Jun 2022
O experienta de neuitat pe incredibila insula Chrissi.
A fost o zi extraordinară! Echipajul profesionist si foarte atent la nevoile tuturor. Pranzul a fost deliocios in largul marii. Chiar daca au fost rezervate toate locurile, nu s-a simit deloc acest lucru....am avut spatiu mai mult decat suficient. Am fost transportati pe insula cu o barcuta mai mica.
Recomand cu incredere! Nu ratati aceasta experienta!

An unforgettable experience on the incredible island of Chrissi.
It was a great day! Professional crew and very attentive to everyone's needs. Lunch was delicious at sea. Even though all the seats were reserved, this was not felt at all .... I had more than enough space. We were transported to the island in a smaller boat.
I recommend with confidence! Don't miss this experience!
Written July 5, 2022
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