Day Cruise to Koufonisi island-the outlying delight from Heraklion

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Tour Details

Sail the shimmering waters of the Libyan Sea with a pirate ship and reach Koufonisi island in the most southeastern part of Crete. Escape the crowded beaches and let the wild scenery with the jagged rocks and the white sandy beaches entice you to explore its unique charm. Discover its 36 beaches and the numerous pits and caves shaped by the sea and the rain in the soft rocks. Swim in the emerald waters of the island and let the serenity and the stillness of the landscape fill your heart with joy and true happiness.


Departure & Return Location

Designated pick up points/hotels in Heraklon area


 (Google Map)

Departure Time


Boarding on the ship btw 10:00 – 10:45 am Departure from Makry Gialos port at 10:45 am Arrival at Koufonisi at 12:00 noon Lunch on the ship (extra charge) 12:00 – 12:30 Desembarkation on the beach Departure from Koufonisi at 15:45pm Arrival in Makry Gialos at 17:15 Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time. Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.


Price Includes

  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Boat trip

Price Excludes

  • Boat tickets 17.00 € per adult / 8.50 € per child
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Other personal expenses


  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

After your pickup in a comfortable and air-conditioned coach, you will be transferred to the southern coast of Crete where the pirate ship Evdokia will be waiting for you for to start your trip. After your boarding, the ship sets sail to the island, and anchors off the coast, in a wind protected beach, giving you the chance either to disembark by boat or to swim in the astonishing waters and get to the beach. When you reach the beach you can take a walk around the island, which takes a maximum of one hour. The island Is uninhabited nawadays, but Human activity can be traced from the Early Minoan times till the post-Byzantine era.


  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund Voucher info You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 
  • Local operator information Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
  • Cancellation Policy For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.