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Full-day Koufonisi Island Cruise Tour from Ιerapetra
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Full-day Koufonisi Island Cruise Tour from Ιerapetra

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Ages 0-120, max of 250 per group
Duration: 8h
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Start:
  • Port Authority, Str. Samouil, Ierapetra 722 00, Greece
    At our ship ARISTOVOULOS at the port of Ierapetra
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 297066P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • We do not disembark the passengers on the island. Our ship will approach the shore at a short distance, to facilitate the access of passengers who want to reach the island by swimming.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 250 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 297066P3

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    • Str. Samouil, Ierapetra 722 00, Greece
      At our ship ARISTOVOULOS at the port of Ierapetra
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      Our ship departs from the port of Ierapeta and heads to Koufonisi island. With soft music playing in the background, we will be sailing in the turquoise blue waters of the Libyan Sea. As the ship approaches the island, you will have the chance to see the lovely beaches, the caves, and magical bays the seawater formed in its soft rock formations. Koufonisi has 36 stunning beaches, with fine white sand, and emerald waters. Some of them, could easily be among the best in Europe. The ship will anchor off the coast, giving you the chance to swim in the crystal clear waters.

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    Adriana D
    Giaveno, Italy23 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022
    The cruise from Makry Giallos to Koufonisi and back was great and the skipper made us feel welcome and played some great music.
    Contrary to what we had understood, it was not possible to land on Koufonisi. The boat stopped off shore and if you wanted to get to land you had to swim (life jackets were available if required).
    The beach was gravel and not sand as in the picture.
    The trip was disappointing as we had understood we would spend a few hours on the island sitting on the sand or having a walk around.
    My partner doesn't swim so remained on the boat while I went snorkeling.
    Koufonisi is basically a giant rock in the middle of the sea. The fish you can see in the waters while snorkeling are the same as those off the mainland of Crete. The only 'highlight' was on the return when we sailed past some caves. Not really exciting though.
    Written 6 September 2022
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    Alevras S
    Athens, Greece6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021
    Rented a boat from small Atherinolakos port, 3 couples in all. Refreshments & sandwiches were handed out. 50 Euro per person a bit steep, but the experience worth it. The island is small and very dry. The beaches long, nice, sandy and with very few people. The sea very beautiful and crystal clear. Crete has many beaches as beautiful. But what a tremendous history ! Inhabited since prehistoric times, fortified for protection even from Crete, 3 miles away. From prehistoric to Roman times its inhabitants fished and processed the valuable purple dye. They also prepared the clothes themselves. When asked, Egypt readily sent soldiers to protect the island. In Roman times this rock had a 1000 spectator theater. Also public baths, etc. About 400 A.D. years the island was raided and everything systematically destroyed. In 1823 pirate Mehmet raided the island with 30 comrades, after committing horrendous crimes against the Poplinou monastery on mainland Crete.
    28 Cretans disembarked in the night, surprised the pirates and penned them in the caves. All but three pirates were killed. Something similar was repeated in 1942 ; German and Italian occupiers had established a strong wireless, causing many problems to the British. 100 commandos disembarked in the night and surprised the Germans. The British destroyed everything and took all classified documents. Following their orders, they departed without engaging the defendants that were entrenched in the caves. In 1976 a Greek archaeologist, helped by Yves Cousteau disembarked for a few hours on Koufonisi while the yacht Kalypso had divers nearby. A great storm arose, the Calypso had to get to safety in Crete and barely had time to collect the archaeologist and his assistant. For the next 10 years many discoveries were made ; the island is a Natura 2000 area, but also an important archaeological site. Most visitors just enjoy the beaches !
    Written 24 August 2021
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