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Gramvousa – Balos (ex Chania)

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Gramvousa – Balos (ex Chania)

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Visit the remains of what used to be a Venetian fort on the island of Gramvousa and end your day with a swim in the crystal clear turquoise tropical waters of Balos lagoon… The excursion operates every Saturday, with pick-ups: East of Chania (starting Georgioupolis, Kalyves) and West Chania (Chania town, Kalamaki, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolymbari). Our excursion includes: Pick-up service at or near your hotel & return, guided tours s. Available Tour Languages are: Dutch, English, French, German.


Tour info

1 day
Tour Type:
Boat Trip
Group size:
~50 pax

Accompanied service

Guides Transport Insurance


1st stop: Departure boat 10.40 hrs from harbour Kissamos

2nd stop: After approx. an one hour trip arrival at Gramvousa island, where participants have about 1h30min to walk up to the castle on the hill and take photos of the breathtaking view of the Balos lagoon and for a first swim

3rd stop: Balos lagoon. After the 15' boat trip across from Gramvoussa, participants will find themselves in the crystal clear waters of Balos and stay for about 2h30min.

4th stop: Return boat 17.45 hrs to harbour Kissamos

NOTE: On busy days the tour-schedule of the boat might be changed to first Balos and then Gramvousa.

Special offer


Gramvousa Island – Balos Lagoon  [BOAT TICKET INCLUDED] (ex Chania)


Visit the remains of what used to be a Venetian fort on the island of Gramvousa and end your day with a swim in the crystal clear turquoise tropical waters of Balos lagoon…

Pick-up’s from:
Kolymbari, Minothiana, Rapaniana, Kamisiana, Tavronitis, Maleme, Kontomari, Gerani (Chania), Platanias (Chania), Agia Marina, Kato Stalos, Kalamaki, Glaros, Kato Daratso, Agioi Apostoloi, Chrissi Akti, Makris Tichos, Kladisos, Chania town, Kalives, Georgioupolis, Kavros. [Check the pick-up table list below to find out which is the most convenient pick-up point & time, near your hotel]

Operating Days:
Every Saturday

Dutch, English, French, German: All days

Tour includes:
Pick-up service at or near your hotel, Escort, Boat ticket

Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot: Municipality fee to Balos € 1 per person. No meals included

Tour highlights:
Boat tour to Gramvousa, Swimming in Balos exotic beach

Northwestern Crete

9-10 hours approximately – 80 km. (depending on where you get on – this estimate is from Chania town)

This delightful boat trip offers a perfect combination of sun, sea and relaxation! After departure from Kissamos and a one-hour boat trip, you will reach the legendary island of Gramvoussa offering you the opportunity to visit the remains of the Venetian castle (uphills!), which was built on the top of a steep rock at 137 m. above sea level to enjoy the panoramic view. After a sail of another 15 min. the boat drops anchor at the lagoon of Balos, a fantastic shallow and warm water lagoon with plenty of time to enjoy the pristine sand and to bathe in the inviting and spectacular crystal clear waters! An excellent day for sun lovers!

– Drinks/meals are not included.
– Bring along: swimwear + sunblock, a photo camera, comfortable shoes (if you wish to visit the remains of the Fortress), €1 Municipality fee to Balos and a cap.
– On busy days the tour-schedule of the boat might be changed to first Balos and then Gramvousa.

Age Definition:
Adults: Over 11 years old  (Full fare)
Children: 3-11 years old  (Children’s fare)
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, on the table below
For Bookings less 24hrs: All seats are on request 24hrs prior to the date of the excursion, so, please contact us, in order, to help you book your excursion.

This excursion includes in its price: Your transfer r/t from your hotel, escort tour & the boat tickets. The Adult Fare is applied to passengers of any age above 11 years old. The Child Fare applies to children between 3 and 11 years old 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 best, here’s a table of hotel accommodations and their nearest pick-up’s:

Places Pick up points Pick up time
Grand Bay at the Statue 09:30
Avra Imperial Beach, Spilia Village Avra Hotel 09:30
Chryssana Beach Main road bridge 09:30
Euphoria Resort Euphoria Market (main road) 09:30
Chrispy World, Selini Suites Selini Suites (main road) 09:30
Cavo Spada Main road church 09:30
Kastalia, St. Nikolas Kastalia (main raod) 09:25
Katsikoulakis Apt, Mari Helen at corner main road = across Zacharakis 09:25
Lycasti Apt, Landhouse Elia, Antilia Pharmacy in center Tavronitis 09:25
Creta Princess Hotel’s main road 09:20
Bella Pais, Maleme Mare, Castro Supermarket SYNKA 09:20
Carisa Summer Lodge (main road) 09:20
Asterion, Solimar Aquamarine, Ilion Beach Solimar Aquamarine (main road) 09:20
Enorme Eanthia Beach Front of the hotel 09:20
Silver Beach at the bridge, next to “Small Paradise Restaurant” 09:20
Geraniotis Supermarket LIDL (main road) 09:20
Minoa Palace, Sunset Suites, Panos Beach, Villa Giorgos Minoa Palace (main road) 09:15
Alkionides Apts Santa Helena 09:15
Indigo Mare, Lolas, Lambrinos Suites Indigo Mare (main road) 09:15
Porto Platanias Beach+Village, Troulakis Village, Villa Dora Porto Platanias Beach (main road) 09:15
Sunrise Apts Oscar Suites (main road) 09:15
Troulakis Beach Thalassa Beach 09:15
Odysseus, Marina Sands, Epimenidis Haris (main road) 09:10
Solimar Turquoise (=ex Canea Mare) Canea Mare (main road) 09:10
Alexandros Apts, Minos Village Silk gas station 09:10
Amalthia Hotel (main road) 09:10
Chryssida, Eleftheria, Alexandros Houses Ross, Ekavi, Minerva Dore ,Santa Marina Plaza Bus Stop across Alexandra Beach 09:05
Elotis Suites, Relax, Orion Star, Iolida Beach Elotis Suites (main road) 09:05
Santa Marina Beach Hotel (main road) 09:05
CTS Office Main road 09:05
Creta Palm, Koukouras Creta Palm (main road) 09:05
Pegasus hotel “Maria’s” restaurant 09:05
Cretan Dream Royal Hotel (main road) 09:05
Panorama Hotel (main road) 09:00
Kalamaki, Ikaros Htl Bus Stop Pizzeria “Nisaki” 09:00
Kalliston Hotel (main road) 08:55
Domes Noruz Bakery (main road) 08:55
Sirios Village, Mediterranea BMW car dealer (main road corner) 08:55
Elea, Elotia Htl, Airis Boutique Htl Supermarket SYNKA (corner traffic lights) 08:55
Golden Sand Pharmacy across Moderno 08:55
Kladisos area Bus stop across Psillakis gas station 08:50
Christina Htl, Chania Flair by Corissia, Nea Chora Christina hotel 08:45*
Casa Delfino Suites, Casa Veneta Alpha Bank (1866 Sq. – Halidon Str. Corner) 08:40*
Porto Veneziano, Kriti, Ionas, Halepa, Avra City Htl Agora = Municipal market square 08:40*
Stavros Area from Kladisos by our meeting point bus 08:50
Kiani Beach Main road corner 08:30
Kalives Apts Apartments (main road) 08:30
Artemis Apts Supermarket SYNKA 08:30
Kalyves Beach Laundry corner 08:25
Vamos, Almyrida Meet us at Kalives Laundry bus pick up 08:25
Georgioupolis Café Grigoris (on the National road) 08:05*
Kavros Kavros Beach, Vantaris Beach or Mare Monte 08:00*

*: Available only when 2 or more people from the pick-up point

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. 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.
► COVID-19: All passengers are required to wear masks at all times when in boats and busses or in indoor areas. All passengers should individually fill out the pre-boarding form, required by the Greek law, and carry it with them at all times.


For further information or bookings please call at telephone No. (+30) 2810341560


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