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Balos and Gramvousa Tour - Full day Tour

Discover one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece on a fantastic cruise to the most western part of Crete. Stop at the island of Gramvousa, where you can see hundreds of birds and plant species. Go to the lagoon at Balos and swim.

Discover one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece on a fantastic cruise to the most western part of Crete. Stop at the island of Gramvousa, where you can see hundreds of birds and plant species. Go to the lagoon at Balos and swim.

What You'll Do

  • Discover an extraordinary geological phenomenon
  • Sail to the "Pirates' Island" of Gramvousa
  • Swim in the lagoon at Balos

What to Expect

Following pick-up along the Malia to Agia Pelagia main road, travel by air-conditioned coach to the west of Crete. Stop at the small village of Skaleta, near Rethimnon. Enjoy a cup of coffee or breakfast and then continue to Kissamos to board a boat and start your cruise.

Admire a vast cave that was most likely an ancient shipyard. See sea turtles and dolphins playing in the water. Marvel at the geological phenomenon of the simultaneous lifting and sinking of 2 sides of the island: the western side rises 6 to 9 meters above sea level.

Disembark on the island of Gramvousa, with its Venetian castle. Also known as "Pirates' Island," Gramvousa used to be a hiding place for rebels. The broader area of Gramvousa forms one of the most significant hydro-biotopes of the eastern Mediterranean. Here, you can encounter over 100 bird and 400 plant species.

Disembark on the island of Gramvousa, with its Venetian castle. Also known as "Pirates' Island," Gramvousa used to be a hiding place for rebels. The broader area of Gramvousa forms one of the most significant hydro-biotopes of the eastern Mediterranean. Here, you can encounter over 100 bird and 400 plant species.

Enjoy plenty of free time to swim at a gorgeous beach. Admire the wonderful colors and take a few photos of the famous shipwreck. Alternatively, feast from an (optional) lunch on board. Continue your cruise to the lagoon of Balos and discover one of the loveliest sites in Greece. Get a breathtaking view of the lagoon, before the return journey to the meeting point.  

This tour is available only for people situated around the area of Heraklion. Pick-up on the main road from Malia to Agia Pelagia.

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Details

Type
Water Element, Guided Trips/Tours
Activities
Excursions by boat,History/Archaeology, Environmental/Ecosystems
Tags
Boat Tour, History, Eco System
location
Skaleta, Kissamos, Gramvousa, Balos, Chania, Rethymno, Heraklio
Languages
Live guide in English, French, Italian and Russian every Tuesday; live guide in English and Russian every Saturday.

Prices & Rates (per person/per group)

Costs

From €49 per person

Minimum No. of persons
1

Difficulty Level & Required Equipment

Personal Equipment

Sunscreen and plenty of water. You will be able to buy from the boat too. 

Duration/Timetable & Pick up Services

Duration
1 days
Notes

Duration: 12 hours

Services

All inclusive
No
Included Services
  • Transfers by modern fully air-conditioned coach
  • Transportation by reliable boat
  • Experienced drivers
  • Guide
Not Included Services
  • Boat ticket (€16; children 5 to 12 years old get 50% off)
  • Lunch
  • Municipality fee (€1)
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