About the boat

Ferryman boat is a traditional greek boat crafted in 1983 in Volos shipyards. At first she was used as a fishing boat until 1990 that she was used as a private sailing boat. In 2015 she was fully rebuild and started cruises for entertainment purpose in Agios Nikolaos, Crete. In 2019 the ship became a part of Manos Cruises company located in Venetian Old Port of Chania, Crete.

Characteristics

  • Length : 12.10 meters (39 feet)
  • Breadth : 4.5 meters (14 feet)
  • Draft : 1.30 meters (4 feet)
  • Two Wooden Sails
  • Wooden Hull
  • Mercedes Engine (E352) 90 BHP
  • Speed: 10 knots – cruise speed : 7 knots
  • Fuel Capacity : 1 ton
  • Water Capacity : 500 lt
  • Capacity : 50 people

All aboard the “ferryman” ,  a traditional greek wooden boat!

Our Cruises

Machairida – Lazareta

For relaxation and fun

 

We start from Old Port of Chania with direction North – North-East to find the beautiful beach of Machairida.
It’s a nice and quiet beach with turquoise waters, not so crowded since it’s difficult to reach from the land.

Agioi Theodoroi – Lazaretta

For history lovers


With direction west from the old port of chania we find Agioi Theodoroi. An island connected with Mythology and Venetian occupation. Nowadays it is a protected area and a heaven for kri-kri, an elegant Cretan goat which is endangered species.

Sunset

 

Sunset is the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray painted by a graffiti artist. Join us on this trip and see the evening purple as embraces the gulf of Chania.

Location

Chania is located on the north coast in western Crete and is the capital of the Chania Prefecture. It was first settled by Minoans with the name KYDONIA – CYDONIA. The harbor was built by the Venetians during their colonization in Crete and specifically between 1320 and 1356. It was an important center, serving the Venetian military ships, as well as one of the most important commercial ports of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

In the 16th century, due to a perceived Turkish threat, the harbor was included to the new fortification plans of the city of Chania. A fort constructed next to the entrance of the harbor and enhanced with bastions even on the breakwater. Today, the old town of Chania preserves deeply the signs since Crete was a colony of the Venetians (1252-1645), with the necessary additions of the subsequent years of Crete’s conquest by the Ottoman Turks (1645-1898), as well as the less visible but existing signs of the Egyptian domination (1831-1841) that occurred during the Ottoman rule.

Today The Prefecture of Chania is considered the greenest area in Crete as the mountains White Mountains are responsible for the increased rainfall compared to the rest of Crete.The prefecture of Chania combines many beautiful beaches , small fertile plains , high mountains and deep gorges , like Samaria Gorge .
The Venetian harbor with its lighthouse and the old city center have given in Chania the reputation of the most picturesque town in Crete, which hosts thousands of visitors every year.

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