The Desolated Island

Dia is an uninhabited island of the northern coast of the Greek island of Crete. The island is 5 km long, 3 km wide and is located approximately 7 nautical miles north of Heraklion.

In the south coast of Dia there are four coves, which are (from west to east) Agios Georgios, Kapari, Panagia (Madonna) and Agrielia. One more cove, that of Aginara, is to the east.

The islet looks like a giant lizard when viewed from the city of Heraklion. Greek mythology tells of a giant lizard that tried to destroy the island of Crete, however, Zeus turned it into stone with a thunderbolt, thus creating the island.

Dia was sometimes identified as the island that Theseus escaped to after killing the Minotaur.

The perfect blue of the sea and the wild, rocky landscape of the “giant lizard” wait to enjoy them!

~All of our cruises programs can be customized and matched to your needs and wishes.~

Also, we are able to plan with you a surprise birthday party, an unforgettable bachelor/ bachelorette party, a romantic cruise for two, an anniversary or any other event you imagine.


  • Experienced Captain
  • Beach towels
  • Beverages
  • Fresh fruits
  • Snacks
  • Taxes
  • Transfer service


  • Premium drinks
  • Alcohol beverages
  • SUP (Stand Up Paddle) boards


Stella Port or Porto Gouves

Departure Time
9:00 a.m. or 16:00 p.m.

Return Time
13:00 p.m. or 20:00 p.m.


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