Gramvousa – Balos

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Full day
Availability : 1st Mar. - 30th Nov.
Tour Details

Cruise to Gramvousa Peninsula & Balos Lagoon


Short Description:

Discover the two small uninhabited islands off the coast of Gramvousa Peninsula as well as Balon Lagoon. Enjoy a magical boat trip through the westernmost point of Crete and admire the crystal clear waters of these places. Walk  across the white sand shore and find yourself enjoying the sun in one of the most beautiful beaches.


  • Board a boat and sail to Gramvousa and Balos
  • Swim in the crystal-clear waters of Gramvousa
  • Climb the Venetian Fortress on Gramvousa Island for unique views
  • Enjoy relaxing moments on the exotic Balos Lagoon



  • Transportation in Air-Conditioned bus
  • Professional Driver
  • Tour Guide
  • Boat tickets (day cruise)
  • Entrance fee to the natural park
  • All the legal taxes
  • Liability insurance coverage by ALLIANZ



Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Umbrellas


  • Back pack
  • Hat / Sunglasses / Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit / Beachtowel
  • Comfortable sport shoes for hiking to the Gramvoussa fortress
  • Water


Know before you go,

  • We offer pick-up from various points such as hotels and bus stops.

As soon as you complete the booking, we will contact you in order to let you know the exact place and time of the Pick-up which is closer to your place of staying.


Timetable Information:

Total Duration of the tour:13- 14 hours


Start at: 6:30am

Ends at: 21:00


Full Description:

Morning Pick up:

We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the morning.

Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive will differ.


Bus Drive to KasteliPort: 3.5 hours(average)

There will be a short stop on the way for restroom, toilet and snack – 20 minutes


1st stop: Kasteli

The town of Kastelli at the western end of Crete.

That’s where the boat sails from, to GramvoussaPeninsula and Balos lagoon.


Boat Trip: 1 hour


2nd stop: Gramvousa Peninsula – 1 hour 30 minutes

After the cruise across western Cretan sea, the boat arrives at Gramvousa.Walk up to the castle on the hill and take photos of the breathtaking panoramic view and Balos lagoon. Enjoy some time to swim and sunbathe by the coast.

Boat Trip: 15 minutes


4th stop: Balos Lagoon – 2 hours 30 minutes

After the cruise from Gramvousa, the boat will arrive at Balos lagoon.

Travelers will have plenty of time to enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters of Balos, walk across the golden sand beach and explore the nature around.


Lunch: In the meantime, the restaurant of the boat will be open so clients can enjoy their meal any time between 12:00 and 17:00.                                                 

Boat Trip: 1 hour


5th stop:Kasteli

Arrival by boat back at the port of Kasteli.


End of the tour – Return to resorts:

Embarkation in the buses and drive back to the hotels where we gathered participants in the morning.

Depending on traffic and on the pick-up places of each one, the time of journey back to the hotel will differ.


Return Bus Drive to resorts: 3.5 hours(average)


*There will be a short stop on the way back for restroom and snack – 20 minutes

Type of excursion

  • Full day
  • Beach day
  • Boat trip

Not included – pay on the spot:

  • Municipality entrance fee: 1€


  • Possibility for lunch on board only
  • Price with lunch on board 60 €

Should take

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sun protection
  • Camera
  • Swimming gear
  • Bathing suit

Guide Languages

en-us  English
ru  Russian
de  German
fr  French
it  Italian
holland  Dutch
pl  Polish
Czech  Czech


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Wonderful beach with crystal clear water and maybe the most beautiful we ever visited.

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