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El Greco Tours Gramvousa and Balos day Cruise Gramvousa and Balos day Cruise
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Gramvousa and Balos day Cruise

We pick you up from your hotel and transfer you till the Port of Kissamos.

We depart from the port of Kissamos, with soft music playing in the background, and sail for about an hour in the homonymous bay, against a stunning backdrop of steep cliffs and rocks, incredible secluded beaches, and the infinite blue. You will have the chance to see a large cave, which is thought to be an ancient shipyard.At the end of the bay, the boat will sail between the islet of Agria Gramvousa and Cape Vouxa (Trypiti).

The boat will approach afterwards Gramvousa island or Balos lagoon (depending on the itinerary) in about 20 minutes.The boat shall arrive at the small port of Gramvousa, where we shall stay for about 2 hours. The location of Gramvousa, the Cretan nature, the legends and the turbulent history of the area exude a magical aura.

Balos is listed as one of the best beaches in the world. You will have the chance to stay in this paradise for about 3 hours. Nothing can describe what you are about to feel when you see this. When you get to swim in the lukewarm, shallow, turquoise blue waters, relax in the pink sandy beach, which is filled with shells, and admire the natural beauty, the rocks and the cliffs rising above you.

Due to the incredible natural beauty and preserved ecosystem, both Gramvousa and Balos are included in the European initiative NATURA 2000. The preservation of the island’s natural environment, beyond the moral dimensions, is imposed through a strict national and European institutional protection system.

Both in Gramvousa and Balos, you may return to the ship at any time, but make sure you are back at least 10 minutes before departure.

Bus will be waiting to bring you back to you hotel.



Chania Region, Crete, Greece


  • Credit card and cash, so you can buy optional goods (eg food, drinks, souvenirs, etc).
  • Sneakers shoes
  • Sun hat and sun glasses
  • Sunblock
  • Swimming suit
  • Water bottle

Extras (to be paid on spot)

  • Boat ticket (adults): 18 €
  • Boat ticket (children from 3 to 13 years old): 9.5 €

Special Terms

The following are prohibited:

Any kind of pollution
The collection of rocks, fossils, shells, ancient finds, and plants
Animal catching
Free camping
Starting a fire and smoking around bushes and woodlands
Any activity that might threaten the ecosystem and the archaeological sites

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