Gramvousa – Balos Lagoon (Ex Rethymnon)
Visit the exotic beach lagoon of Balos with its turquoise crystal clear shallow waters. But before swimming in its beautiful beaches, let's travel in time... by getting off on the island of Gramvousa, which hosts the remains of a Venetian fort and the remains of buildings left behind by Cretan insurgents, who were compelled to live as pirates during the Greek War of Independence...
Panormo, Skaleta, Stavromenos, Sfakaki, Pigianos Kampos, Adelianos Kampos, Platanias (Rethymnon), Missiria, Perivolia (Rethymnon), Rethymnon, Gerani, Georgioupolis. [Check the pick-up table list below to find out which is the most convenient pick-up point & time, near your hotel]
Every Thursday & Sunday
English, German: All days // French: TBA
Pick-up service at or near your hotel, Escort.
Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot: Boat 29 € (Children under 12 yrs 14€), Gramvousa Island admission fee 1€ (Children under 18 yrs Free of Charge)
Extras payable on our website: -
Kasteli, boat trip, Gramvousa Island, Ballos beach.
12 hours approximately - 140 km.
On the New Road, the bus takes you west through the outskirts of Chania to the port of Kastelli. Here, a boat will take you to the small island Gramvoussa with its imposing Venetian castle and breathtaking views. After 2 hours of stay, the boat will take you to the lagoon of Balos. The fabulous clear water of the lagoon and the white coral sand makes it an irresistible paradise for all guests. After 2 hours the boat will take you back to Kastelli where the bus waits to pick you up. Walking shoes are necessary (for the climb to the castle).
1. We travel by big boats, that means: you have sunbeds, showers, a children's play room, a Big air-conditioned restaurant, you can feel the waves less compared to a small boat. A big boat is more secure and comfortable.
2. We have a guided excursion which means that we explain to tourists how to spend their time in the best way, we are always on the boat and ready to answer any question or help to solve any problem.
Adults: Over 10 years old (Full fare)
Children: 3-10 years old (50% discount)
Infants: 0-2 years old (Free of charge)
Booking Guiding Lines:
► Your Tour Language: Please check in the description which tour languages are available per day, and make sure your desired language is available on your chosen date
► Your Pick-up Point: Please check the list with all available pick-up points (and hours) from your area, in the table below
This excursion includes in its price: Your transfer r/t from your hotel, and guide. The Adult Fare is applied to passengers of any age above 10 years old. The Child Fare applies to children between 3 and 10 years old (50% discount + extras if chosen) and the Infant Fare to any child under 3 years old (Free of Charge // No seat reserved).
Just to help you see which pick-up suits you best, here's a table of hotel accommodations and their nearest pick-ups:
|AREA||HOTEL||PICK UP POINT||PICK UP TIME|
|PANORMO||Captain House, Iliana, Kasteli, Kirki, Panormo Beach, Marilena||Panormo school b/s (bus stop in Panormo-school bus stop)||07:10|
|Club Marine Plc||Club Marine Plc (main road-tennis court)||07:10|
|Creta Marine, Creta Mare, Creta Panorama||Creta Marine National Road||07:15|
|Royal blue||Royal Blue (in front of hotel)||07:15|
|Europa, Stella beach||in front of hotels||07:15|
|SKALETA||Rethymno Mare/Royal, Scaleta, Beggeti Bay||Scaleta b/s||07:20|
|Babis, Gortyna, Creta Star/ Royal, Oassis||Creta star b/s||07:20|
|STAVROMENOS||Alkionis, Blue Dreams, Thalassi, Petrino||Stavromenos b/s||07:25|
|Blue Dream||Blue Dream (national road)||07:25|
|SFAKAKI||Rimondi Grand||Kava Hatzikonstantinoo (Liquor Shop)||07:25|
|Danaos, Dedalos, Rathamanthys, Krini, Golden Sand, Ekavi, Aggelia Beach, Sunrise, Rose Bay||Taverna Dimitris||07:25|
|PIGIANOS KAMPOS||Alkion, Amnissos, El Greco, White Palace (EX El Greco) Imperial, Dias Htl, Maravel, Silmar Emmerald||in front of hotels||07:30|
||Rethymno Palace, Joan Beach, Sea Front, Maravel Land, Rethymno Residence, Adele Mare (Caramel)||in front of hotels||07:30|
|Rithymna, Orion, Eva Bay, Adele Beach, Galeana Mare, Palladion, Golden Beach, Kathrin Beach||in front of hotels||07:30|
|PLATANES or PLATANIAS (Rethymnon)||Edem Beach, Akti Hara, Galeana, Leoniki, Marinos, Axos, Rethymno Village, Nefeli||in front of hotels (main road)||07:35|
|Creta Sun, Castello Bianco||Ceramics shop||07:35|
|Trefon, Bella Casita, Motakis Village, Bueno||S/M Pavlakis (Platanias)||07:35|
|Minos Mare/ Royal, Creta Residence, La Stella, Apollo||G/S B.P. Platanias||07:35|
|MISSIRIA||May Htl, Mantenia Htl, Creta Palace||in front of hotels (main road)||07:40|
|Camping Elisabeth, Missiria Apts.||Missiria School||07:40|
|Odissia, Aristea||S/M Pavlakis (Missiria)||07:40|
|PERIVOLIA||Anna Apts, Dimitrios Village, Ilian Beach||Dimitrios Beach||07:50|
|Esperia, Iperion, Pearl Beach/Aegean Pearl, Annita, Iakinthos, Plaza Spa Apts||Pearl Bch (East direction pickup is Olympic Suites/Irini Bar)||07:50|
|Ikones, Golden Coast, Atlantis, Olympic Suites, Marylin,||in front of hotels (main road)||07:50|
|Summer Dream||La Mare||07:50|
|Daisy Apts, Meliti, Olympia, Zannis||Manolis Place||07:50|
|Ammos Studios, Blues Sea, Blue Sky, Zantina, Ilios Hotel, Ostria||in front of hotels (main road)||07:50|
|RETHYMNO CITY||Minos, Ibiscos, Mel’mar||Minos||07:55|
|Theartemis, Atrium, Pegasos-Battis, Steris, Poseidon, Porto Rethymno, Kriti, Medusa, Leonidas||in front of hotels||07:55|
|Bella Mare, Lefkoniko Beach, Lefkoniko Sands Htl, Kleoniki Mare, Aloe Apts.||Europe Center (Auto Way)||07:55|
|Kyma, Achillion-Civitas-Jasson, Sea Front Apts-Cosmos-Eleonora-Constantin, Astali||Marine entrance||07:55|
|Olympic Palladium, Liberty||Town Hall||08:00|
|Forest Park||Either Marine entrance or Town Hall||08:00|
|Jo An Palace, Brascos, Youth Hostel, Casa Moatso, Barbara Studios, Peppi's Studio||Church Of Four Martyrs||08:00|
|Palantino di Corina, Casa di Delfini, Antica Dimora Suites, Faros, Fortezza, Palazzo di Corina, Venneto, Palazio Rimondi, Ideon, Casa Vitae-Narcisos||Ideon||08:05|
|Macaris, Petradi, Archipelagos, Philoxenia||in front of hotels (main road)||08:05|
|RETHYMNON /ATSIPOPOULO||Pantheon, Atsipopoulo S/M Lidl||Atsipopoulos b/s (S/M Lidl)||08:10|
|GERANI||Kamari Garden||Kamari/Gerani Bridge||08:10|
(classified under Georgioupolis)
|Hydramis, Ermioni, Poledas Apts. Pepper||Ermioni b/s||08:20|
|Alexandros, Marie Bch||Marie Beach b/s||08:20|
|Kavros Bch , Kavros Garden, Geia sou Kriti, Happy Days||B.P. Romanias||08:20|
|Asimenia, Delfina, Elyros, Kournas Village, Mythos Plc, Orfeas Resort, Sandy Beach, Silver Beach, Vantaris plc /bch, Vardis Olive Garden, Villa Yannis, Apollo||Vantaris Beach||08:20|
||Georgioupolis Resort & Aqua Park / Residence (ex.Krespen)||Georgioupolis Resort||08:25|
|Anemos Resort||Anemos Resort||08:25|
|Pilot, Mare Monde||Pilot b/s||08:25|
|Anna's House, Corrissia Princess, Eko Htl, Fereniki, Georgioupolis Beach, River House, Zorbas, Mythologia||Georgioupolis Coffee Shop Grigoris||08:30|
LET US HELP! Please don't hesitate to contact us, in order to help you out choose the best pick-up that suits you best!
1. Customers who for any reason fail to participate in our excursions are obliged to inform us at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, no refund will be given. Cancelling at least 24 hours prior to departure, 100% full refund!
2. VisitCrete.com reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour, due to adverse weather conditions or, insufficient passenger number or, force majeure.
► We do return money in case of bad weather (when the excursion is cancelled by the organizer tour operator).
► IMPORTANT: You need to be at least 10 minutes prior to your pick-up time at your pick-up point.
All you need to know about Gramvousa Island & Balos Lagoon Beach in this article:
- What to Do in Gramvousa Island
- A Day in Balos Lagoon
- Tips (What you will see, What to have with you)
- Useful Information about Gramvousa Island & Balos Lagoon
ARTICLE: The Ultimate Guide to Gramvousa Island and Balos Lagoon Beach: Crete's
Spectacular Twin Wonders
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