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Snorkel to a shipwreck in West Crete

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Snorkel to a shipwreck in West Crete

11 reviews
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Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
snorkelling

Snorkel to a shipwreck in West Crete

snorkelling

Snorkel to a shipwreck in West Crete

11 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

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!

Your host

Learn more about Fiona

Fiona

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.

What's included

Food
Small snack after swim e.g. biscuit / fruit
Transport
Minibus from Kissamos
Equipment
Mask & snorkel

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Where you'll be

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.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend. You should be comfortable in the water and able to swim 200m confidently. You need some snorkelling experience to be able to do this swim (have used a mask and comfortable putting your face in the water).

More tips

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.

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Snorkel to a shipwreck in West Crete
11 reviews
From £33/person
11 reviews
From £33/person