DAILY CRUISE TO GRAMVOUSA & BALOS
EVERY DAY DEPARTURES FROM KISSAMOS PORT 10.40 a.m.
price per person: 27,00€
(children 2- 12 y.o. 13,00€)
Extra vat charge 1 euros per person payable in the port.
The daily cruise to Gramvousa and Balos is a must for your vacation in Crete. An earth paradise west of Chania, in the area of Kissamos, waits you for a relaxing cruise departing daily from the port of Kissamos.
During your trip with destination Gramvousa island first, and as the boat sails next to the coast, you will have the opportunity to observe the geological phenomenon where the ground is lifting 6-9 meters over the sea level. This has become due to a strong earthquake 2000 years ago.
After one-hour trip, the boat will reach the pirate island of Gramvousa, with an old legend saying that pirates have hidden a treasure in the island. A Venetian castle is built on a steep rock 137m high, and you can visit it after 15-20min hiking. A unique landscape and a magnificent view from the castle, make it worth visiting. Before the boat departs to Balos you will have the time for a quick swim to the clear blue waters of Gramvousa.
The next stop, after 15 min. is the famous lagoon of Balos. Here the landscape will fascinate you. A white sand which covers the area gives to the shallow waters a clear emerald color. The boat will stay for 3 hours in Balos so you can relax and enjoy the divine nature.
10:40 departure from the port
11:50 arrival to Balos lagoon
14:45 departure from Balos lagoon to Gramvousa island
15:00: arrival to Gramvousa island
16:45: departure from Gramvousa
17:45: Arrival to Kissamos port
* the program may be changed. Αlways check with the guide!