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Koufonisi Island - South Crete

  • South Crete
  • South Crete
  • South Crete
Treat yourself to the white paradise Koufonissi! The island is uninhabited today, but still filled with remains of past human activity that starts from the Early Minoan times until the post-Byzantine era. You can expect unforgettable beach-experience. Sailing in the truquioise water with soft music playing in the background. An unforgettable trip don´t miss! The island is 6 kilometers long, 5.5 kilometers wide, and has an area of 4,26 square kilometers. In this deserted island you can expect emerald waters, tranquillity and idyllic scenery with 36 sandy dream-beaches. The natural beauty of the island is a gift to visitors who must respect and protect it. Due to its incredible natural beauty and important ecosystem, it has been included in the European initiative NATURA 2000. Koufonisi is situated at the southeastern part of Crete, 10 nautical miles southeast of the coastel village Makrys Gialos It is the biggest in a cluster of islets and has a distinct history and natural beauty.

Aarchaeological monuments found there, including a stone theater, which is the southernmost ancient theater in Europe, with a capacity of 1,000 people. However, the most important monument is the Roman public baths complex, which was used from the 1st until the 4th century AD and bore evidence of lavish decoration. The archaeological monuments are currently not visitable. In antiquity, Koufonisi was an important hub for sponge fishing and porphyry - known gastropod- processing, where ancient Greeks and Byzantines were extracting the wildly popular purple color from. In the north of the island you can admire scenic Chapel of Atios Nikolaos. In the early Byzantine times, the island was used by monks, who engraved figures of saints and inscriptions in Latin on the walls of caves found on the west coast. Nowadays the wealth and history of the island Koufonissi and environment were discovered and studied.

The ship for this trip is 26 m long and has a capacity of 200 passengers. The embarkatment departs from Makrys Gialos. the ship will anchor off the Island Koufonissi, in a wind-protected beach, giving you the chance to swim in the crystal-clear waters and to explore the small island. On the open decks, your children will enjoy the special animation program for children and will have the chance to experience a magical pirate adventure. The self-service bar remains open throughout the cruise, offering light meals, wine, soft drinks, coffee and ice creams.

Book your Ticket for this excursion before you go to Crete! You can purchase the Tickets through our website Kreta.com, your Experts for Crete or send us an e-mail for booking your Koufonissi - Trip: info@kreta.com

Daily Cruise to the Island Koufonissi

Treat yourself to the white paradise Koufonissi! The island is uninhabited today, but still filled with remains of past human activity that starts from the Early Minoan times until the post-Byzantine era. You can expect unforgettable beach-experience. Sailing in the truquioise water with soft music playing in the background. An unforgettable trip don´t miss! The island is 6 kilometers long, 5.5 kilometers wide, and has an area of 4,26 square kilometers. In this deserted island you can expect emerald waters, tranquillity and idyllic scenery with 36 sandy dream-beaches. The natural beauty of the island is a gift to visitors who must respect and protect it. Due to its incredible natural beauty and important ecosystem, it has been included in the European initiative NATURA 2000. Koufonisi is situated at the southeastern part of Crete, 10 nautical miles southeast of the coastel village Makrys Gialos It is the biggest in a cluster of islets and has a distinct history and natural beauty.

Aarchaeological monuments found there, including a stone theater, which is the southernmost ancient theater in Europe, with a capacity of 1,000 people. However, the most important monument is the Roman public baths complex, which was used from the 1st until the 4th century AD and bore evidence of lavish decoration. The archaeological monuments are currently not visitable. In antiquity, Koufonisi was an important hub for sponge fishing and porphyry - known gastropod- processing, where ancient Greeks and Byzantines were extracting the wildly popular purple color from. In the north of the island you can admire scenic Chapel of Atios Nikolaos. In the early Byzantine times, the island was used by monks, who engraved figures of saints and inscriptions in Latin on the walls of caves found on the west coast. Nowadays the wealth and history of the island Koufonissi and environment were discovered and studied.

The ship for this trip is 26 m long and has a capacity of 200 passengers. The embarkatment departs from Makrys Gialos. the ship will anchor off the Island Koufonissi, in a wind-protected beach, giving you the chance to swim in the crystal-clear waters and to explore the small island. On the open decks, your children will enjoy the special animation program for children and will have the chance to experience a magical pirate adventure. The self-service bar remains open throughout the cruise, offering light meals, wine, soft drinks, coffee and ice creams.

Book your Ticket for this excursion before you go to Crete! You can purchase the Tickets through our website Kreta.com, your Experts for Crete or send us an e-mail for booking your Koufonissi - Trip: info@kreta.com

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Pre-book your boat excursion to the offshore Island Koufonisi, a unusual bathing experience for the whole family
This boat-excursion is a perfekt bathing and snorkeling-event for families and nature lovers. How to get to the place of embakation: we offer a private-transfer from your hotel to the place of embarkation. It is worth booking a private transfer when you are with 4 persons. Please send us an email request for sending an offer including private transfer.
The Island Koufonisi is Wildlife Refuge. Due to its stunning natural beauty and important ecosystem, it has been included in the European initiative NATURA 2000. The island is about 6 kilometers long, 5.5 kilometers wide, and has an area of 4,26 square kilometers.

The ship is 26 meters long, and has a capacity of 250 passengers. The place of embarkation is the small village Makrys Gialos in the south coast of Crete and heads to the offshore Island Koufonisi. With soft music playing in the background, we will be sailing in the turquoise blue waters of the Libyan Sea, and 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 many more.
The self-service bar of the ship shall remain open throughout the cruise, offering light meals, with salads, wine, soft drinks, coffee, ice creams, etc.
Please bear in mind that this excursion is non-refundable. If you must cancel this tour you won´t get money back. You can book this tour till 48 hours before arrival ( subject to availability), payment with credit-card. After booking you´ll get an email-voucher from us with all information needed.
South Crete, Koufonisi Island
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