Crete Yachting Academy

C.Y.A.

BLUE CRUISE

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Specifications

Length: 11.25 m
Beam: 3.49m
Draft: 3.40 m
Hull Material: Kevlar/Carbon
Guests: 6
Cabins: 2
Year: 2007
Engine: Volvo Penta 2xD4 EVC / DP-H (2.260 HP)
Fuel: Diesel
Cruise speed: 26 kn
Max. speed: 34 kn
Departure Port: Agios Nikolaos Marina

Duration of Tour 7 hours 
Start City Agios Nikolaos Marina

Visiting Cities :Spinaloga island

End City :  Agios Nikolaos Marina

Days 1

Pick-up service :On Request

Tour Highlights :

 Aghios Nikolaos, or just “Aghios” as the locals call it, nestles alongside beautiful Mirambello Bay, on the northeast coast of Lassithi Prefecture in Eastern Crete. Mirambello or Merambello Bay is the largest natural bay in Crete and for that reason is sometimes called a Gulf. The name of the bay comes from the Italian “mira il bello” (loose translation: “admire the beauty”), a tribute to the wonderful sea views from around the bay. Aghios Nikolaos is an extremely popular resort that draws crowds of entertainment-seeking visitors every summer. Numerous restaurants, bars, and night clubs give the place its characteristic cosmopolitan atmosphere. A beautiful lake dominates the place. Legend has it that the ancient Greek goddesses, Athena and Artemis, of wisdom and hunting, respectively, used to bathe in its waters that were believed to be connected with the volcano on Santorini. Elounda lies 11 km north of Agios Nikolaos, and is noted for its coves, rocky coastlines, the beautiful village of Elounda itself, the fishing harbour, the sunken city of Olous and the remains of a Byzantine basilica. But what is really amazing here is the impressive selection of luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants. The outstanding natural beauties of secluded Elounda Bay and the first-class accommodation services have made Elounda the number one favourite for world leaders and celebrities alike. “Spinalonga. She played with the word rolling it around her tongue like an olive stone. The island lay directly ahead and as the boat approached the great Venetian fortification which fronted the sea […]. This, she speculated, might be a place where history was still warm, not stone cold, where the inhabitants were really not mythical”…. … as Victoria Hislop wrote in her best-selling book “The Island”. Here, on an island where lepers from Crete and the rest of Greece had been kept in isolation until 1957, a story about love and pain, separation and fear was born. Although it is small and known as the island of the outcasts, Spinalonga has a rather interesting story to tell. The island forms a natural defense “mechanism” for Elounda harbour, and in 1579 the Venetians built a mighty fortress here on the ruins of an ancient acropolis. The Venetians kept control of the island even after the rest of Crete fell to the Ottomans in 1669 and it remained under their control for almost another half a century until its capitulation in 1715. Today thousands of tourists visit Spinalonga each summer as it is the most popular archaeological site in Crete after Knossos. A walk around Spinalonga – with some of the finest views of the clear blue waters that surround the island – will guide you through the pages of the novel. Strolling around the island takes about an hour, but the serenity of the place and the remnants of its recent history will certainly tempt you into spending much longer.
 

Description : 

CRANCHI ZAFFIRO 34 ft is designed so that the voyager becomes one with the big blue. The second deck with its dining area and the two cabins are there for your privacy and relaxation. Sun and Sea, diving in the crystal clear waters, exploring the gorgeous seabed, and the islets with the unique blue sea shores of the Gulf of Mirambello, visiting the historic island of Spinalonga and the scattered ancient remains, enjoying the beautiful sunsets or even private moments on the golden beaches, are just some of the ample and pleasurable choices offered to our guests.Rates The price indicated is per person for this 1 day cruise, with 6 guests on board