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Koufonisi Island Day Cruise

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An amazing untouchable paradise awaiting to be explored!
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  • Group Size Large Group
    max 150
All about the Koufonisi Island Day Cruise.

Koufonisi Island Day Cruise

A day as a Pirate, in an island with impressive landscape,tranquil nature and exotic waters that will stay in your memory for a long time!

Koufonisi or Lefki is situated in the Libyan Sea, at the southeastern part of Crete, south of the prefecture of Lasithi and 10 nautical miles southeast of Makrys Gialos. It is the biggest in a cluster of islets and skerries (Koufonisi, Makroulo, Stroggylo, Trachila, and Marmara) and has a distinct history and natural beauty. The island is about 6 kilometers long, 5.5 kilometers wide and has an area of 4,26 square kilometers.

Our pirate boat Evdokia departs from Makrys Gialos port and heads south to Koufonisi island sailing in the turquoise blue waters of the Libyan Sea. The ship will anchor off the coast, giving you the chance to swim in the crystal clear waters.

On the ship’s open decks, your children will enjoy our special animation program and will have the chance to experience a magical pirate adventure by participating in various games, such as a treasure hunt, water gun fights, face painting and more.

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.

Our ship shall moor in a wind-protected beach and you will disembark by boat.The island’s vegetation is low and bushy, with rare – for Crete and Greece- species.

If you feel like hiking, bear in mind that not all areas are accessible and you need to wear snickers, a hat and sunscreen

Koufonisi is a natural habitat for migratory birds. Among the reproductive species, there is the common Gull, various waterfowl and predators. Other animals include the Aegean lizard, which usually lays under the sun on white rocks.

The island’s name “Koufonisi” (trans.: Hollow Island) derives from the caves and caverns formed by the seawater and the rain on its soft rock formations. While you are there, you will have the chance to see the white rocks, against the backdrop of the Libyan Sea’s endless blue, enjoy the tranquility of nature and swim in the crystal clear waters. The landscape will dazzle you, changing from steep rocky shorelines, to caves with white and yellow rocks and unearthly dunes.

Important notes:

  • Koufonisi island is Wildlife Refuge included in the European initiative NATURA 2000, so the following are strictly prohibited: any kind of littering, collection of rocks, fossils, shells, ancient findings, plants, animal hunting, free camping, fire and smoking around fauna, any activity that may threaten or damage the ecosystem and archaeological sites.
  • Before disembarking  you may want to purchase bottled water, soft drinks, snacks, coffee, sandwiches, beach items, etc. from the bar.
  • You may use your credit card for purchases on board the ship.
  • There is a free parking area at the port of Makrys Gialos.
  • A hat, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes are essential under high temperatures, especially during the summer months.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Pirate Boat cruise to Koufonisi island
  • Animater for your kids
  • Information leaflet
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Land transfers from and to your hotel
  • Snacks, food, drinks etc
  • Umbrella on the island
  1. 10:15 Departure from Makrys Gialos port

    For your convenience arrive at the port 30min before your boat’s departure in order to have time to park your car (free of charge) and exchange your voucher for your boarding pass.

  2. 11:15 Koufonisi Island

    You arrive on the island after about an hour boat trip and you have apprx 4 hours free time to spend swimming and enjoying the sun.

  3. 17:15 Return

    You depart from the island full of memories apprx at 16:00 and after an hour you arrive at Makrys Gialos port.

Detailed Pricing
  • Participants over 13 years old pay €25
  • Participants from 3 to 12 years old pay €12
  • Participants under 2 years old travel for free

Discounts:

You are entitled to a discount if you are:

  • A Student, person with disability, member of a large family (4+ chi), passenger over 65 years old or an “ANEK SMART” card holder.
  • The amount of the discount is 4€ for passengers over 13 years old with a final ticket price of 21€ and 2€ for passengers between 3-12 years old with a final ticket price of 10€.
  • These discounts are given upon presentation of a relevant ID.
  • These discounts are not cumulative, thus only the highest will be counted in case you are entitled to more than one.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Included:
  • Boat cruise to Koufonisi island
  • Animater for your kids
  • Information leaflet
Excluded - Extras:
  • Land transfers from and to your hotel
  • Snacks, food, drinks etc
  • Umbrella on the island