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Agios Georgios bay, Dia

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Dia, an uninhabited island situated 12 miles off the coast of Heraklion city, serves as a popular summer excursion spot. Daily boat trips allow visitors to witness the island’s rugged landscape and take a dip in its crystal clear waters. The docking point for these boats is known as the port of Agios Georgios or Saint George.

Agios Georgios, the bay that greets visitors arriving from the west, houses a large pier for tourist boats. Another pier lies across, beneath the picturesque chapel of Analipsis or Ascension. This well-sheltered cove served as a major port for the ancient Minoans, a fact confirmed by Jacques Yves Cousteau’s explorations. An abandoned tavern, once operational, stands by the pier. To the west lies a small sandy beach with turquoise waters, untouched by the frequent northern winds.

If you venture westward towards the chapel of Analipsis, two more secluded sandy beaches can be found along the path. Further along the trail lies the scenic Church of the Ascension. On special occasions, numerous ships, including large ferries, sail from Heraklion to join the celebrations. The church, known for its stunning views, is neighboured by the remnants of an older chapel and Dia’s shelter. Visitors wishing to stay overnight in the shelter need to contact the Port Office of Heraklion for the key and necessary permissions.

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Most frequent asked questions

Is Agios Georgios bay suitable for swimming?

Yes, the Agios Georgios bay, Dia is suitable for swimming. However, it is recommended to check the water conditions before entering the water.

Are there any water sports activities available at Agios Georgios bay?

No, there are no water sports activities available at the Agios Georgios bay, Dia.

Is there a lifeguard on duty at Agios Georgios bay?

No, there is no lifeguard on duty at the Agios Georgios bay, Dia.

Is there a restaurant or cafe near Agios Georgios bay?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near the Agios Georgios bay, Dia.

Is Agios Georgios bay suitable for families with children?

Yes, the Agios Georgios bay, Dia is suitable for families with children. However, parents should always keep an eye on their children while they are in the water.

Is there a parking area near Agios Georgios bay?

Yes, there is a parking area near the Agios Georgios bay, Dia.

Is Agios Georgios bay accessible for people with disabilities?

No, the Agios Georgios bay, Dia is not accessible for people with disabilities.

What is the water colour of the Agios Georgios bay, Dia?

The water colour of the Agios Georgios bay, Dia is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Agios Georgios bay, Dia?

The Agios Georgios bay, Dia has sand.

How deep is the water at the Agios Georgios bay, Dia?

The water at the Agios Georgios bay, Dia is shallow.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Agios Georgios bay, Dia?

The surface of the sea at the Agios Georgios bay, Dia is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Agios Georgios bay, Dia?

The Agios Georgios bay, Dia is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Agios Georgios bay, Dia?

There are no facilities available at the Agios Georgios bay, Dia.

How can the Agios Georgios bay, Dia be accessed?

The Agios Georgios bay, Dia can be accessed by boat.

Is the Agios Georgios bay, Dia nudism friendly?

Yes, the Agios Georgios bay, Dia is nudism friendly.

What activities are ideal for the Agios Georgios bay, Dia?

The Agios Georgios bay, Dia is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

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