Souda Bay and Islets Souda is the most important ferry and naval port of Chania and one of the deepest natural harbors in the Mediterranean. The bay is overlooked on both sides by hills, with a relatively low and narrow isthmus in the west near Chania. Near the mouth of Souda bay, between the Akrotiri Peninsula and the town of Kalives, there is a group of small islands with Venetian
fortifications which were built in the 15th century. The island of Souda is not only famous for the James Bond movie “For Your Eyes Only” that was filmed on it but also for its history as it was the last place that remained free when Crete was invaded and also it was the first place where the Greek Flag was raised after Crete unified with Greece. Cruise Description This cruise starts from the Marine Sports Centre of Souda. The boat departs and moves to the historic Graveyard of Souda, a monument from the 1st world war in memory of the people that helped Crete to get free from invaders. After that, the vessel moves to the exit of the Gulf passing through the historic and legendary islet of Souda which is located at the entrance of the Gulf.
The first stop is the beach of Almirida where we will anchor. You will have time to enjoy a morning swim in the beautiful refreshing waters of the area. Afterwards, the vessel heads to the caves of Cape Drepano, where the sea waves have been shaped it like a sculpture.
The caves size allows the ship to enter inside them and give you the chance to watch the “miracle” of what nature has created, to enjoy the view and also to get some pictures or video.
After this primitive and unique experience, the ship heads to the beach of Marathi, where you will have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful sandy and sunny beach but also to visit the monuments of the area. The vessel moors at Marathi Port where you can have lunch in the restaurants of the area. On the way back, the vessel passes extremely close from the islet of Souda where you can take pictures and listen to the islands history.
8:30‐09:20 Pick up
09:45 Arrival at the port of Souda ‐ Departure
11:00 Anchorage at Almirida Sea Area
11:30 Departure from Almyrida to the Cave of Cape Drepano (weather permitting)
12:15 Arrival at Marathi – Free time at the beach
15:00 Departure from Marathi
16:00 Arrival at Souda
16:30‐17:30 Arrival at your Hotel.
Price: AD 36//CH 18 (5-12 years old)
Duration: 8-9 hours, starts at 08.30
Included: Round trip transfers, boat ticket, prerecorded guiding & welcome drink
Excluded: Meals & refreshments
Runs: Tuesday & Sunday 4/6-30/10
Meeting point: Your hotel or at specific pick up points close to it
Cancellation policy: Up to 48 hours prior 100% cancellation fees. Before that relevant bank charges are withheld only
Important note: Remember to bring: Sun cream (a lot), sunglasses and hat, long sleeved shirt for sensitive skin, swim suit and a beach towel