Paleochora Boat Trip
Paleochora Boat Trip
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Boat ride, swimming and fishing around Paleochora Do you enjoy sunny Paleochora and its beaches? If yes, you will love our boat ride! We offer a unique experience to a very small group of people to explore inaccessible beaches near Paleochora and South Western Crete! You will enjoy the sea, relax, sunbathe and swim in either crowded beaches or secluded smaller coves.
Palaiochora, Chania Prefecture, Greece

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Anja S.
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We went on a private sunset tour to Elafonissi, also stopping at Vienna and Kedrodassos and it was just terrific!
While sitting in a restaurant Friday night, we decided to ask for availability of any tour on Saturday or Sunday - and we were in luck! Nikos answered within minutes, checked availabilities with agencies and made us a great, very fair deal for a private sunset tour the next day.
Arriving at the dock at 4 pm, we met "John & John", captains of the boat and took off immediately . We could choose the order of the stops and put Vienna first, Kedrodassos next and Elafonissi last cause we were hoping, Elafonissi wouldn't be so crowded anymore the later we went. There were some drinks on the boat and we got diving googles through which the colours of the water were even more intense and we were lucky enough to see some fishes as well.
We had enough time at each stop for swimming, wandering around at the beach, taking it all in and really enjoying the place we were in. Leaving Elafonissi, the sun started going down over the lagoon, bathing the place in a warm, beautiful light. After almost five hours we docked at Paleochora. We enjoyed every minute of that trip to the fullest and it's definitely one of the most memorable things we've done in our week on Crete.
Thanks to John & John for driving so steady despite quite heavy winds and Nikos for all his help and organisation on such short notice, on a Friday night nonetheless!
So if you have the chance to take a trip with them - take it! There's no way you would regret it, ever!

P.S.: Take water shoes with you if you have them, some rocks and stones and shells are very sharp. But of course they are prepped with an first-aid kit (thanks again guys!!!)
Written July 20, 2022
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Francois D
Montreal, Canada76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
We booked this private tour onboard of the Koursaros 2 from Paleochora to Loutro. Instead of the normal 8 hours we booked more time as we wanted to do the walk from Agia Roumeli beach to go to the Samaria George Gate which took us 2 hours (round trip). We definitely enjoy every part of our day (11h in total) and been able to visit without any rush the south western coast of Crete. We also were glad to pay the extra for the newer boat as it was really comfortable. Also, as the boat have a good speed capacity, you don’t loose time navigating form a place to an other. I don’t thing this day could have been better and it worth every penny it cost.
Written September 5, 2021
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Georgia T
Zurich, Switzerland63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
We had an amazing experience with Paleochora Boat Trip. We booked a half day boat (4PM - 8PM) tour to Vienna beach, Kedrodassos and Elafonissi beach.
1) The communication with the provider before the trip was amazing and super friendly! They were super flexible (we had to change some things last minute) and tried everything to make this a good experience for us!
2) The boat trip was just beatiful and our captain Manos was the best and most relaxed captain you can imagine! And he has a great music taste.
This was one our highlights during our honeymoon and I would definitely recommend it to everyone that visits Paleochora and wants to have a more private experience away from the tourist crowds. It was worth every penny!
Written August 24, 2022
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Angelika
Essex, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Hands down the best day and experience we’ve had during our holiday in Crete. Manos was a great captain, arrived on time in the morning, offered us drinks and let us stay longer at the spots we picked to enjoy them. I would definitely recommend this trip as a fantastic alternative to car/bus trips to Elafonissi etc. Great contact via WhatsApp and top service overall.
Written August 30, 2021
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matthew m
Munich, Germany16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Had a great trip in the afternoon with Manos. Stopped at small beach and had a swim and chased fish, spent a couple of hours in Sougia and came back to Paleochora during sunset. All had a great time and Manos is very professional - and jokes too. I dropped my sunnies in the harbour and he popped over the side to pick them up. Defo recommend this firm - boats are clean and in good condition!
Written August 24, 2021
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Hi Matthew, Nice to hear you had a nice time and enjoyed the sunset and the trip! About the rescue mission, it is weird that he found only a pair of sunnies. He usually pops to search for a pair and he finds two :) :D Best regards, Nikos and Manos
Written August 29, 2021
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sabrrregirl
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We booked a full day private tour from Paleochora to Loutro. Booking online was super easy and Nikos was extremely helpful with suggestions and very responsive to my emails. Captain Manos was our guide and he was the perfect balance of professional, yet warm and friendly. We stopped at a few different beaches, had a lovely coffee in Loutro, and then went to a very special spot for lunch. Lunch was provided by a gentleman (also named Nikos) who has a summer retreat that you can only get too by boat. There are goats frolicking and everything is made from scratch with love including the wine, the cheese for the salad, and even the salt. It was a magical place completely off the beaten path. We had an amazing day and would do it all again in a heartbeat!
Written August 31, 2022
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Alex D
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
First of all, thank you Yannis (Captain) for the awesome day, we really enjoyed each second of it. Yannis also provided lots of information for each beach and gaved us a recommendation what we should look for (or what’s worth it at the spot).

I can absolutely recommend the tour, we arrived at around 8:30 at elafonissi, the beach was absolutely empty and we had basically the beach for ourself (at around 9:30/10:00 lots of tourists starts to enter the beach)

After that we traveled to kedrodrasos, which was an absolutely stunning beach, we decided to skip swimming at kedrodrasos because Yannis told us, if we are looking for a good snorkeling spot we should go to Vienna, which we did.

Vienna was absolutely stunning! Crystal clear water, tons of fish and a beautiful nature beach. Thank you Yannis for the recommendation again!

Yannis also took some photos of us, and provided water/Softdrinks.

Thank you for everything again! We will come back next year ❤️
Written September 12, 2023
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705florencec
Viroflay, France54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We had a perfect morning boat trip to Elafonissi with 2 stops on the way back at Vienna and Kedrodassos. It was very quiet when we arrived at Elafonissi but it began to be crowded when we left. The 3 places were very beautiful and amazing. The captain Manos was very professional and friendly. The boat Koursaros 2 was very confortable. We will come back for another trip!
Written May 9, 2022
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Paula L
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
We took a day trip from Paleochora to Elafonisi beach, stopping at a couple of other beaches on the way. The beaches were beautiful, but the water was still pretty cold in May. The boat was clean, comfortable and with good seating. However due to the weather, the ride was a bit choppy and rough, so we couldn't relax and just enjoy the ride as we intended (through no fault of their own). Our captain Manos was very nice and helpful.
Written July 3, 2022
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architecte007
Marseille, France53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We have done a lot of boat trips over the years and I must admit this has been the best experience by far.
Very professional yet fun skipper Manos. The boat is brand new and really comfortable, the timing and punctuality is spot on. The communication and service is excellent. The whole family had an awesome time and we will come back to go out with them again. In the mean time, allez OM/À.E.K
Written July 23, 2021
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Dear Trip Advisor company, I would like to kindly ask a question. Do you have any app of function for owners in order to review travellers? Like this website on reverse... We would like to give 100 stars to "architecte007" :P :P Omg, thank you so much, it was such a pleasure to communicate. Manos was luckier than Nikos cause he travelled with you! Hugs to family! In the mean time, En avant les Marseillais!/ Empros tis AEK palikaria!
Written August 29, 2021
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