Discover a “paradise on earth” island, not yet visited by the majority of the crowds, a place truly untouched by the human intervention. Sail to this island like a pirate on the south coastline of Crete and swim in crystal clear waters.

On the road to Makry Gialos
Admire the beautiful landscape of east Crete.

Sail to Koufonisi
Sail to Koufonisi like a modern pirate, discovering a paradise on earth.

Swim in turquoise waters
Enjoy the sense of crystal clear waters into an absolut unspoiled environment.

The excursion begins with collecting the group of all explorers from their pick up points in the morning. The bus will then be heading eastwards to Makry Gialos.

Makry Gialos is located on the southeast coast of Crete, facing the Libyan Sea.

From Makry Gialos port we will be embarking the boat and start our sail towards Koufonisi island.

Koufonisi Island or Lefki, is situated in the Libyan Sea, at the southeastern part of Crete, located south of the prefecture of Lasithi, at a distance of 3,5 nautical miles south-southeast of Cape Goudoura and 10 nautical miles southeast of Makry Gialos. The island’s vegetation is low and bushy, almost Steppic, with rare - for Crete and Greece- species. If you feel like hiking, bear in mind that not all areas are accessible and you will need to wear snickers, a hat and sunscreen. As the boat approaches the island, you will have the chance to see the lovely beaches, caves, and magical bays, the seawater of which, are formed in their soft rock formations. Today, the island is a heaven for fishermen away from the strong winds and rough seas of the Libyan Sea. In recent years, the wealth of its history and environment have been discovered and studied. This knowledge as well as the natural beauty of the island is a gift to visitors who honor it with respect and protect it.

Duration: 11 hours *
08:00 - 10:15 Bus trip to Makry Gialos
10:15 - 10:45 Arrival and boat embarkation
10:45 - 11:15 Boat trip to Koufonisi island
11:15 - 12:30 Arrival at Koufonisi island. Swimming stop
12:30 - 13:00 Boat trip to one of the island's Beach
13:00 - 16:00 Exploration and relaxation time
16:00 - 16:20 Embarkation. Departure from the island
16:20 - 17:15 Boat trip to Makry Gialos
17:15 - 18:50 Return bus trip
* The exact duration of the excursion depends on the pick up and drop off location, please check availability section for more details.
** Itinerary is subject to minor alterations depending on traffic, weather conditions or any other unpredictable circumstance.
Bring with you
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Hat
  • Sun protection lotion
  • Camera
Food & drinks
  • On the boat to Koufonisi island, you can purchase from the bar a lunch packet, snacks, soft drinks, etc.
WC facilities
  • No facilities are available on board of the bus
  • Facilities are available on board of the boat
  • No facilities are available on the island of Koufonisi