From Chania: Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island Cruise
Cruise the beauties of Crete and explore the mesmerizing regions of Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island on an adventure that will leave you in awe!
Take a cruise around the magical Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island and explore to of the best regions of Chania and Crete in general. Lay on deck and bask in the summer sun before taking a refreshing dive into the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Throughout the journey, you can enjoy traditional Cretan delicacies that will make your mouth water and elevate this already unique experience to a whole other level!
Enhance your trip to Chania by embarking on a cruise around Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island! Starting from your hotel, you will be picked-up in your private, modern vehicle to head to the port of Kissamos from where the cruise will begin.
The first stop of your cruise will take place about an hour after leaving the port of Kissamos when you reach the island of Gramvousa. There, you will have two and a half hours at your disposal, and therefore plenty of time to climb to the top of Gramvousa and take in the stunning view that stretches before you from the castle. The castle of Gramvousa was built by Venetians in order to protect the island but now serves as the ultimate viewpoint to gaze at the Cretan sea. Alternatively, you can stay on the beach and spend your time swimming, relaxing and laying on the sun!
Your next and final stop will take you to Balos Lagoon, famous for its breathtaking beauty. You will have three hours to swim in its crystal-clear waters and marvel at the sight of the white, and at some places, pink sand, and the imposing rocks that enclose the lagoon. Have your camera ready for the many photo opportunities that are bound to appear in this mystical landscape.
Throughout the cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to taste traditional Cretan dishes that will make you understand the hype surrounding the local cuisine. Help yourself to the mouthwatering delicacies before returning to the port of Kissamos and hopping on the private vehicle that will take you back to your accommodation. Until next time!
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- English speaking driver/escort during the ride
- Private Air-conditioned minivan transportation
- Boat ticket (18€) & Local taxes (1€)
Know before you go
- All pick-up points for this tour are within the Chania region. For pick-up from the other regions in Crete, please contact us.
- Tour includes private transportation and participation in the non-private cruise.
What a truly wonderful experience! Gramvousa island is a true underdog as I'd heard nothing about it before joining the cruise but was blown away by its beauty. Balos Lagoon is to-die-for. A simple google search will pretty much convince you you HAVE to book this tour. Well done Greeking!