Gramvousa Pirate Island and Balos Lagoon from Rethymno!





Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday | Available from July till October
Duration 11 hours approximately

We travel by bus from Rethymno to the outskirts of Chania and the port of Kastelli.

A boat will be waiting to take us to
the island of Gramvousa and the beautiful lagoon of Balos. Words cannot
describe the impressiveness of this place. Swim in the lukewarm,
shallow, turquoise waters, relax on the pink sandy beach, which is
filled with shells, and admire the natural beauty, the rocks and the
cliffs rising above you!

When sailing you will have the chance to see a large cave, which is
thought to be an ancient shipyard. At the end of the bay, you will see
an impressive geological phenomenon. Over time, Crete’s western side is
rising, and its eastern side is sinking. The coastline can be traced
over the rocky shores.

In Gramvousa you will see a rusty shipwreck. This is “Dimitrios P”, a motor ship that sank in 1968.

From the Venetian fort on the island of Gramvousa there is a
breathtaking view over Balos. Bring comfortable shoes if you would like
to climb the about 20 minutes climb to the fort. Or if you prefer, you
can stay on the beach to swim. You might want to wear swimming shoes in
these clear, bur rocky waters.

The boat continues to Balos (or the other way around depending on the itinerary).

This exotic beach-lagoon and rare natural monument is situated between the Gramvousa peninsula and Cape Tigani.

The boat is open to enter at all times and the self-service bar is
open throughout the cruise, offering Cretan traditional delicacies and
other dishes.

Don’t forget your swimwear for our stay in the white/pink coral sanded lagoon of Balos.

Indicative Time – Table:

09:45                          Arrival at the port of Kissamos
10:30                          Departure for Gramvousa island
11:30                          Arrival at Gramvousa
13:30                          Departure from Gramvousa
13:45                          Arrival at Balos
16:30                          Departure from Balos
17:45                          Arrival at the port of Kissamos
19:30-20:30               Arrival at your Hotel / pick up point

Remember to bring‼️ Sun Cream (a lot!), Sunglasses and Hat, Long-Sleeved Shirt for Sensitive skin, Swim Suit and Beach Towel, Shoes for hiking to the Gramvousa Castle!

Important Notes

  1. Mandatory use of face covering and pre-boarding health declaration questionnaire is required, filled by all adults. Please download it here (English) or here (Greek) and have it filled before boarding on bus
  2. The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler
  3. Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.