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Kissamos: Balos and Gramvousa Private Sailing Trip with Meal

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Visit the most beautiful locations in Crete on a private sailing trip from Kissamos Port. Travel in style and avoid the ferry lines and crowds. Swim, hike, or snorkel and enjoy a delicious lunch with local delicacies and drinks.
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Duration 8 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • Visit the famous Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island
  • Avoid the crowds on the ferry and enjoy a private cruise with your friends
  • Spend a day sailing, swimming, snorkeling, and hiking to the top of the Venetian fortress
  • Enjoy a Cretan meal onboard with wine, beer, and soft drinks
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Arrive to Kissamos Port by car or regional bus and board the sailboat with the green sails. Enjoy the company of only your private group and the crew and skipper as you cruise along the coast to Balos Lagoon and then to Imeri Gramvousa Island. 

After about 1.5 hours of sailing, reach the lagoon, home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Swim and snorkel in the turquoise water, or treat yourself to some relaxing and sunbathing on the white sand for the next two hours. 

Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch onboard the ship. Your next stop is the island of Imeri Gramvousa, where you can enjoy the stunning beach and swim in the crystal-clear water.

If you'd like to snap an amazing photo of the Balos Lagoon, you will have the opportunity from the top of Gramvousa after a leisurely, 20-minute hike. At the top, built into the rock, you will spot the Venetian Castle, one of the most famous fortresses in Crete. 

The views from here are seriously breathtaking. After a full day of sun and sea, your skipper will start the journey back to Kissamos Port. Onboard, rest or nap in the covered cabin, hang out in the covered dining area, and utilize the bathroom with shower.
  • Sailing cruise to Balos and Gramvousa
  • Experienced skipper and crew
  • Lunch with soft drinks, wine, and beer
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Sun umbrellas for the beach
What’s Not Included
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet at the entrance of Kissamos Port. On the right side of the port, look for the mooring point of the boat "Mikros Naftilos," the only sailboat with green sails.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• If you drive to Kissamos, there are free parking spaces available. The port is a 40-minute drive from Chania.

From £711.16 Per group up to 8