Snorkel to a shipwreck in West Crete

Kissamos, Griekenland

Ervaring georganiseerd door Fiona

  1. 3 uur
  2. Gegeven in het Engels, Grieks en Italiaans
Veiligheid staat voorop
Deze host houdt zich aan de COVID-19-veiligheidsrichtlijnen van Airbnb.
Maximaal 8 personen
Inclusief eten, vervoer en uitrusting

Wat je gaat doen

We set off from Kissamos and head towards Falassarna, on the West coast. We'll give you a short history of the area, which was one of the 3 most important city states in Hellenistic times. A short walk away from the site of the ancient city is the sunken wreck of a WW2 transport ship. We'll show you the way to a small cove - about 20 minutes walking on a rocky path - then we’ll snorkel out to the wreck. You’ll be able to swim around and explore it to your hearts content. The wreck lies in surprisingly shallow waters, making this fascinating site accessible without scuba equipment. We'll have a quick snack at the beach after swimming, then walk back to the car and head back to Kissamos.

We can do this experience any morning during the summer months (May to October). If no availability is shown on your preferred day please message us to inquire about booking.

We also offer other experiences such as nature hikes (gorges & coastal), e-bike rental & tours, kayak day excursions, cultural excursions and other swimming/snorkelling tours. You can find more details on our site - Fit in Crete - or contact me!
Other things to note
This experience is weather dependent and will only go ahead if weather conditions allow. You need to be able to swim 200m confidently and have some experience of snorkelling. If you haven't snorkelled before, please look at our "Discover snorkelling in Crete" experience.
We set off from Kissamos and head towards Falassarna, on the West coast. We'll give you a short history of the area, which was one of the 3 most important city states in Hellenistic times. A short walk away from the site of the ancient city is the sunken wreck of a WW2 transport ship. We'll show you the way to a small cove - about 20 minutes walking on a rocky path - then we’ll snorkel out to the wreck. You’ll be able to swim around and explore i…

Wat er is inbegrepen

  • Eten
    e.g. biscuit / fruit
  • Vervoer
    Minibus from Kissamos
  • Uitrusting
    Mask & snorkel

Dit is je host, Fiona

Verhuurt sinds 2016 op Airbnb
  • 24 recensies
  • Identiteit geverifieerd
I grew up in the UK and moved to Greece in 2008 with my family. I worked for a number of years in turtle conservation and always had a passion for the environment, nature and an active lifestyle. Together with my Italian husband Manu, we started a business - Fit in Crete - offering different active experiences, like hiking, swimming and cultural tours. We seek out hard-to-find places to be able to share these hidden gems with visitors. We both swim in the sea year round, and Manu is a qualified lifeguard and ex-competitive open water swimmer.
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Waar je naartoe gaat

We'll be snorkelling in clear turquoise waters, and walking past the ancient site of Falassarna. The whole area is beautiful and has a long history, since Falassarna was the site of one of the most important city-states in Roman / Hellenistic times.

Beoordeeld met een 5,0 uit 5 op basis van 24 recensies.

Arne
september 2021
Hele leuke experience: Manu nam ons mee naar een afgelegen strand, onmogelijk te vinden als toerist. We zwommen samen naar het scheepswrak en Manu gaf ons de historie mee in geuren en kleuren. Top!
Vanessa
september 2021
Kurzweiliger Ausflug zu einem noch wenig bekannten Ort. Das Schiffswrack liegt friedlich einige 100 Meter von der Bucht entfernt. Gut schwimmen koennen ist daher ein Muss. Der Weg zur Bucht verlangt festes Schuhwerk und man sollte trittsicher sein. Fuer jeden der ab und an wandern geht, ein Spaziergang. Vor Ort hat Manu die historischen Hintergründe vor dem Schnorchelgang gut erläutert, damit man während des Schnorchelgangs auf Feinheiten am Wrack achten konnte. Wir haben uns die ganze Zeit sicher gefuehlt, obwohl der Wellengang an diesem Tag etwas stärker war. Zusätzlich zum Wrackschnorcheln gab es dann noch einen Schnorchelausflug raus aus der Bucht, bei dem ein paar der eingewanderten Fischarten von Manu unter Wasser gesucht und uns gezeigt wurden. Sehr spannend! Wer das allerdings nicht moechte, muss nicht, das war ein Extra durch den Tourfuehrer. Von Kissamos aus nach Falassarna, wo das Wrack liegt, wurden wir mit dem Kleinbus mitgenommen. Dieser Service ist inkludiert. Schnorchel und Taucherbrille koennen mitgebracht oder kostenfrei ausgeliehen werden. Lediglich der Snack nach dem Schnorcheln aus der Tourbeschreibung fehlte. Den haben wir allerdings eh nicht gebraucht. Das Ganze findet im Kleingruppenprinzip statt, wir waren zu viert. Dadurch kann man auch waehrend des Schnorchelns immer noch Fragen stellen und Bilder machen lassen. Fazit: Empfehlenswert, weil noch wenig nachgefragt und daher nicht überlaufen. Geheimtipp!
Ashley
september 2021
Let me start by saying that if you have time to snorkel around Chania, DO THIS EXPERIENCE! My husband and I loved it - it was well coordinated, felt super safe, and all equipment was provided (although you can use your own if you have it). Snorkeling around a shallow shipwreck in crystal clear waters was a dream. Highly recommend and would do this experience again in a heartbeat if I'm ever in Chania again.
Alexander
september 2021
Wonderful experience! Was really a highlight of our trip. The area is beautiful and Fiona was such a great host. Really felt like a local experience!
Tina
augustus 2021
It was a really nice adventure with Fioana. She is very caring and funny. We can recommend the trip as the price-performance relation also fits well.
Jennifer
juli 2021
This was a really fun experience. We met Fiona at their tour office and drove with them to the snorkel spot. We were staying in Agia Marina and needed to take the bus to Kissamos. Fiona was very helpful with the bus schedule. FYI if you are not at the originating location of the bus you will have to flag it down or it won’t stop. It drove right past us and we had to take a cab 😂. The cab ride was expensive, but the experience was worth it! They gave us background information about the area we hiked through and about the shipwreck itself. It was all really interesting history and the underwater shipwreck was really cool to see up close. I never thought I would be able to see something like that without using scuba equipment. There was more swimming than we expected, but the water is beautiful and it was a really nice swim. If it is too windy, it may need to be rescheduled because the water becomes too choppy. Thank you for a great tour!

Advies over activiteit

Deskundige branchepartners
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Waar jij je prettig bij voelt
Buitenactiviteiten brengen risico's met zich mee en als onderdeel van deze ervaring kun je aan gevaarlijke situaties worden blootgesteld. Zorg dat je veilig kunt deelnemen, rekening houdend met je vaardigheden en de omstandigheden (zoals locatie, weer en apparatuur).

Dingen die je moet weten

Annuleringsvoorwaarden

Elke ervaring kan binnen 24 uur na aankoop, of ten minste zeven dagen voor aanvang, worden geannuleerd met volledige restitutie.

Vereisten voor gasten

Er kunnen maximaal 8 gasten van 8 jaar en ouder deelnemen.

Wat je mee moet nemen

Water

Sunhat & suncream