DAILY CRUISE TO GRAMVOUSA & BALOS
EVERY DAY DEPARTURES FROM KISSAMOS PORT 10.40 a.m.
Passengers aged 13 and over pay 35€
Passengers aged 3-12 pay 17€
Student, person with disability, member of a large family, passenger over 67 years old pay 30€
Passengers aged up to 2 years travel for free
With transfer (pick up & return):
from Kissamos (Quality Travel Office) +6€
from Chania (Akali Hotel, Kissamou Str.) +16€
Extra vat 1 euro 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 to Kissamos port
11:20 – arrival at Gramvousa island
13:30 – departure from Gramvousa island to Balos
13:50 – arrival to Balos lagoon
16:30 – departure from Balos
17:45 – arrival to Kissamos port
*the program may be changed.