Georgioupolis: Bus Tour to Kissamos Port/Balos Cruise

4.4 / 5

10 reviews

Georgioupolis: Bus Tour to Kissamos Port/Balos Cruise

From US$ 16.95 per person

Enjoy bus transportation from your hotel in Georgioupolis, Kavros, or Dramia to Kissamos port, where you can board the cruise to Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 11 hours
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Host or greeter
English, German
Pickup included
You will be picked up in front of your hotel in the area Georgioupolis-Kavros-Dramia. You can contact the local partner if you wish to be picked up at another pickup location. Your bus will be marked "Balos Travel Agency." You will receive a separate email/call from the local partner with the exact meeting point near your hotel. Please check your spam folder.


  • Enjoy magical landscapes and panoramic a view of the Sea of Crete
  • Visit the Venetian castle
  • Swim in crystal-clear turquoise water
  • Enjoy the convenience of hotel pick-up and dropoff
Full description
Enjoy a scenic day trip to Gramvousa and Balos Beach. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your hotel. Drive to either Kissamos or Kastelli Port along the National Road. Board your boat and sail to the Gramvousa island. This small scenic island is known for its Venetian fortress, and the exquisite views along the shore. Choose to take a dip in the Island’s crystal clear waters, or take a hike to up to the Venetian castle. After exploring the island, head back to your boat and sail 15 minutes to the Lagoon of Balos, one of Crete’s most photographed beaches. Take a relaxing stroll along the lagoon’s white sand beaches. Swim in the lagoon’s idylic waters. Afterward return to your boat, return to port, and then finally drive back to your hotel after a day of sun and surf.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • Round-trip bus transportation
  • Boat Cruise tickets 29€, 15€ for children
  • Sun umbrellas and sunbeds
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note, the price of this tour does not include the price of the boat cruise (28€, 14€ for children)
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Please be sure to wear sunscreen.
  • Food and drink are available on the boat. Sunbeds and sun umbrellas are also available for rent.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

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Absolute top class! Punctual pick up, comfortable air-conditioned minibus, very nice driver and Meki, our guide was just great! Entertaining, with lots of interesting information about the country and its people, the trip was very entertaining. I found it very good that Meki brought us the ticket (costs have to be paid locally) for the boat and also accompanied us on the boat tour, even though only the port transfer was booked. Thank you for this great trip! 100% recommendation Irene

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June 2, 2021

Die Bustour war wirklich sehr nett. Auch die Schifffahrt war trotz der Menschenmassen ok. Balos dagegen war zu überlaufen, um es überhaupt noch irgendwie genießen zu können, davon abgesehen, dass es schönere Orte gibt. Ich war wirklich enttäuscht. Wenn dann hat sich die Tour hauptsächlich für den tollen Ausblick oben von der Festtung auf Gramvousa aus gelohnt. Daher bewerte ich mit den 5 Sternen in erster Linie den Bustransfer und die super nette Betreuung von Anna und ihrem Team.

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September 1, 2021


The driver was nice. Air conditioning good.

August 31, 2019

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