Full-Day Cruise to Koufonisi Island from Heraklion

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Departs: Heraklion, Heraklion

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Spend an unforgettable day on a boat, sail the Libyan Sea and visit an uninhabited Greek islet, Koufonisi.

Explore its with their golden sand and swim in the crystal clear waters. On the island, ancient ruins cover its surface and can be dated from the Minoan civilization and the post-Byzantine era. Koufonissi is the ancient island of Lefki (means “White”), because of its white rocks and sand.

Due to this years official announcement of local authorities and until further notice, the boats are not allowed to take participants to the shore on the island for environmental protection reasons.
The boat will stop at a point 30 meters away from the shore of Koufonisi, and travellers will be able to use the ship ladder to dive, swim in the crystal clear waters or swim to the island.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Boat Cruise

Liability Insurance Coverage by ALLIANZ for our tour participants

Professional Driver

Tour Guide

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • ATTENTION: Passengers must demonstrate vaccination or disease certificates or rapid tests within the last forty-eight (48) hours. Participants are required to bring and wear face-masks.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the morning.
Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus ride will differ.
Bus Ride: 1.5 - 2 hours

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Driving along the beautiful coast of Crete and the southernmost town of Europe, Ierapetra, we reach Makrigialos. A picturesque village in the South-East of Crete. Here we embark on the boat and start the cruise to Koufonisi.

• Admission Ticket Free

1st stop: Cruise around the island of Koufonisi
A totally virgin island, away from any kind of human activity.
The boat sails around the whole island so guests can admire the beautiful coastline and caves surrounding it.

2ndstop: Koufonisi Bay - 1 hour
Swiming: In a protected bay, the boat stops for swimming in the crystal clear, turquoise waters.
Lunch: Meal and drinks are served on board.

3rd Stop: Koufonisi Caves
Then the boat approaches the caves of Koufonisiso all participants can take photos of the unique scenery.

4thstop: Beach of Koufonisi– 2 hours 30 minutes
The next stop is one of the 36 exotic beaches of the island, where guest have plenty of time to relax and explore the hills and different bays.
Umbrellas can be rented on board.

6 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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