Μπάλος, Greece

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Balos Gramvousa Cruise with Transfer and Boat Ticket

1. Balos Gramvousa Cruise with Transfer and Boat Ticket

Experience a full-day boat trip to the westernmost part of Crete and visit two of the most famous landmarks, Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island. Spend time paddling and enjoying the sun at Balos Lagoon and have the chance to hike up to the castle on Gramvousa on this day cruise. Be picked up by an air-conditioned bus at a pickup point close to your hotel and you be driven to Kissamos port in Kasteli. There you will board a large comfortable boat with an open deck and a bar-restaurant. Begin your cruise along the coast and see the dramatic rockface from the water. Reach the well-known Balos Lagoon and be fascinated by the white sand which covers the area and the shallow clear waters. Relax here for a couple of hours and enjoy the divine nature. Sunbathe, swim, snorkel or even hike to the hills surrounding the beach and take memorable photos. Next, float over to Gramvousa island which used to be a pirate's cove. Enjoy at least 90 minutes of free time to explore. Choose to hike for 20 minutes to the Venetian castle which is built on a steep 137m high rock. Enjoy panoramic views over the Aegean sea and unique landscape from here. Finally, return to the beach, and take a quick dip before hopping back on the boat to Kissamos port. From here the bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel area. Trip Itinerary 10:40 – departure from Kissamos port 11:20 – arrival at Balos Lagoon (or Gramvousa island depending on the captain's decision based on weather conditions) 13:30 – departure from Balos for Gramvousa island (or vice versa) 13:50 – arrival to Balos lagoon 16:30 – departure from Balos 17:45 – Arrival to Kissamos port

From Chania: Balos Lagoon Private Tour with Transfer

2. From Chania: Balos Lagoon Private Tour with Transfer

The premise of getting lost in Crete is simple. We will get you ‘lost’ in one of the world’s most spectacular and awe-inspiring seascapes. Wild but with a soft heart. Hosting a palate of ever-changing blues. Perfectly mixing fossilized pink shells with soft white sands. And teeming with extraordinary wildlife. Balos Laguna is an unforgettable must. The ultimate experience is to discover this Great Cretan Seascape on your own relaxation rhythm without being bonded to ferryboats. Let us take you along the off-road route of Gramvousa Peninsula. When the road ends, prepare to hike down to the mountainside until you reach the paradise of Balos Lagoon. Now imagine yourself basking in the warm waters of heaven on earth. Not to mention how much your Instagram feed will be thanking you. This is your Balos escape. Dreamed by you, planned by us.

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What people are saying about Μπάλος, Greece

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 92 reviews

We made this excursion at the end of September. The day was perfect: the very simple contact with the operator, the punctual transfer, the friendly driver, the boat (ferry) clean with a catering service. We had taken the meal option, simple and quality snack. Both stops are sublime. Do not forget to take good sneakers and aquashoes/diving goggles to make the most of it.

Very nice trip and very well organized, great value for the price. Make sure to bring water shoes and running shoes to walk through the rocks. Beautiful must see beaches.

The day went very well, everything was perfectly organized. The landscape was magnificent. Bring good shoes because to access the beach you have to cross rocks

magnificent excursion, we take full eyes! be careful to take good walking shoes a lot of rocks before arriving at the lagoon

The Balos-Gramvousa trip was an incredible experience. Enjoying both places was luck.