MENIES BEACH AND HIRONISIA BAY CRUISE - BOAT TOURS
MENIES BEACH AND HIRONISIA BAY CRUISE Platanias & Chania Boat Tours Departure Platanias harbour Private Boat Trips Boat excursions
Menies Beach and Hironisia Bay Cruise
- Destination: Menies Bay , Hironisia bay
- Boat type: Powerboat Soul Star
- Boat Location: Platanias Harbour
- Departure from: Platanias Harbour
Our boat tour starts, by heading towards Spatha Cape on the Rodopou Peninsula, the northernmost point of Crete. Our rib, with its powerful engines, allows us to reach our first destination, the impressive Menies Bay, in about a half hour.
The landscape there is truly majestic, and fascinated even the ancient civilizations of western Crete who built a sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Diktynna, the goddess of nature and patroness of hunters and fishermen.
Remnants of the ancient road leading to the temple, which unfortunately hasn’t survived, are still visible. Significant archaeological findings from the site are located in Chania’s archaeological museum.
Aside from the ancient ruins, visitors have the opportunity to visit a WWII German fortress located there, and an abandoned monastery of St. George built in the 9th century AD.
The untouched natural landscape of the Rodopou peninsula, with it’s diversity and rarity in fauna and flora, make this a a truly unique area, and as such is protected by Natura 2000 network.
Our rib will bring you close enough to the secluded beach at Menies Bay which will allow you to easily swim to shore and enjoy the crystal clear emerald and azure waters of the pebbly beach.
Due to the difficulty getting there by other means of transportation, it’s truly a peaceful slice of paradise. Once there, you can spend your time sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling or exploring.
Following our departure, we will visit several other smaller secluded bays, including Choironisia Bay where we can also stop for swimming and snorkeling in its crystalline blue waters and caves.
- 4 hour private tour …. 1-6 person 480 euro (per boat, not per person)
Capacity: Maximum 6 passengers on boardInclude in the price
⦁ professional snorkelling equipment ( masks, fins, snorkels)
⦁ vat and insurance