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  • Boat Cruise to Balos Lagoon & Gramvousa from Kissamos Port

    1. Boat Cruise to Balos Lagoon & Gramvousa from Kissamos Port

    The boat departs from Kissamos Port and sails for about an hour in the bay, against a stunning backdrop of steep cliffs and rocks, incredible secluded beaches and the infinite blue. 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 Gramvousa Island and Cape Vouxa. The landscape is breathtaking against the backdrop of Valenti, Pontikonisi, Balos Lagoon and Imeri Gramvousa. The boat shall arrive at the small port of Gramvousa, where you 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. The landscape is spectacular and the beach is adorned by a lonely shipwreck. The highest point on the island, atop a steep rock, at an altitude of 137 meters, is dominated by the famous castle of Gramvousa. You may also swim in the...

    The weather was a little windy however it wasn’t too hot and we enjoyed the boat trip and the lagoon. Water is crystal clear and you can find a piece of pink sand beach there as well.

  • From Chania: Gramvousa Island and Balos Bay Full-Day Tour

    2. From Chania: Gramvousa Island and Balos Bay Full-Day Tour

    Your day starts with a pickup from your hotel or at a specific pick-up point with the bus. Drive towards the west side of Crete in order to reach the port of Kissamos Kasteli.

    After receiving all the necessary information about the cruise from your escort, arrive at the port where the Gramvousa ferry awaits you to start the cruise. Your escort will collect the money for the boat tickets from you so you can skip the lines at the ticket offices.

    At about 10:20 AM set off for the island of Gramvousa which takes approximately 45 minutes. Help yourself to the ferry kitchen with self-service dishes, meals or snacks. You can sit back on a deck chair or in the lounge.

    During your cruise, see the elevation of the land along the cliff edges of Crete. This elevation has happened over 2000 years. The history of...

    it was nice. but a bit to short .. about 2 hours on the ferry and about 4 hours on the beach. also the trip with the bus from Chania to kissamos also took like 2 hours in total. so basically stay on road like 4 hours and 4 hours on the beach. not really worth it.

  • From Rethymno & Chania: Elafonissi Island Day Tour by Bus

    3. From Rethymno & Chania: Elafonissi Island Day Tour by Bus

    Ride in a comfortable coach through small traditional villages and typical Mediterranean scenery. See the rugged landscape around the Topolia Gorgeand and have a stop for coffee and refreshments.  Arrive at Elafonissi beach. Here, you have four hours free time to marvel at the different colors between the soft pink and white sand to the turquoise waters. As well as exploring the wonders of the beach, discover the small island. This lies just off the shore and you can reach it by strolling through the water. Both the beach and the island are protected wildlife areas of rare beauty and included in the Natura 2000 Protection Programme. 

    The beach is very beautiful, but stay a little short time, completely reluctant to go

  • Day Trip to Elafonisi Island from Chania

    4. Day Trip to Elafonisi Island from Chania

    Travel to the southwest corner of Crete on this full-day trip from Chania. Spend a relaxing day on the pink sand beaches on the small island of Elafonisi. Take in the lush green landscape en route to the island as you travel through the impressive Topolia Gorge and pass many traditional villages. Stop for coffee and breakfast in the village of Elos, known for its chestnut trees. After arriving on Elafonisi, enjoy 4 hours of relaxing on the beach and swimming in the crystal-clear waters. Afterwards, you'll enjoy lunch at a local tavern (not included). Situated just off the island of Crete, Elafonisi is easily reached by walking through the water. Both the beach and island are protected wildlife areas of rare beauty.

    Great trip. The beach was amazing! Everything was well organised. Would highly recommend

  • From Rethymno: Day Trip to Elafonisi Island

    5. From Rethymno: Day Trip to Elafonisi Island

    Following pick-up by bus, journey to the southwest corner of Crete to spend a relaxing day on the pink sand beaches on the small island of Elafonisi. Take in the lush green landscape on the way to the island as you travel through the impressive Topolia Gorge and pass many old and very typical villages. Stop for a coffee and breakfast in the village of Elos, known for its chestnut trees. Upon arrival at Elafonisi, get at least 4 hours to relax and swim in the crystal clear water. Laze in the sun, or go for a stroll along the pink sand beach. Benefit from beach kiosks where you can purchase food and water to rehydrate and re-energize. Situated just off the shore of the main island, Elafonisi can be reached by walking through the water. Both the beach and island are protected wildlife areas of rare beauty. Depart by bus at approximately 16:00 and return to Rethymno for an estimated arriva...

    Very beautiful island. Enough time to go swimming. Highly recommended. Our tour guide was very nice and informed us well.

  • Chania: Stand-Up Paddleboard & Snorkeling Small Group Tour

    6. Chania: Stand-Up Paddleboard & Snorkeling Small Group Tour

    Experience what it feels like to walk on water with a stand-up paddleboard adventure in Chania! Benefit from the area's calm, crystal clear waters that create the perfect environment for stand-up paddleboarding. Get an introductory lesson on basic paddling techniques and learn how to stand up, turn and stop. Explore the hidden caves of the coastline, and get some time to swim and snorkel in the beautiful sea. Masks and snorkels will be provided, and your adventure will be recorded by action cameras as a unique souvenir. All footage will be sent to you as a keepsake memory of your experience. Benefit from the expert guidance of certified instructors who will make everybody feel confident and ready to go within the first few minutes! The program is specially designed for all levels of paddlers, from first timers to professionals.   

    Very fantastic and everything was tought of. Saw a squid and other colorful fish, there is a surprise during the activity and the guides have prepared a snack and water for everyone. The guys leading the trip were really nice and heplful. The van driver was also really nice, gave us a history lesson along the way and took different routes to make it more interesting.

  • Chania: Boat Trip with Guided Snorkeling & Stand-Up Paddling

    7. Chania: Boat Trip with Guided Snorkeling & Stand-Up Paddling

    Discover what lies below the surface of the water on an amazing 3-hour boat trip off the northwest coast of Crete. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Chania, and then journey by air-conditioned minivan to the resort town of Almyrida. Avail of the services of experienced instructors who will give you a short theory lesson on arrival. Then, sail to secluded beaches that can only be reached by boat and swim with your provided snorkeling equipment. Learn the names of all the fish with the help of a book as the crew takes photos and videos of your experience to send by email as a souvenir. Relax and enjoy the good company in the warm sun, and get fantastic views of the coastline.

    Had a beautiful and relaxing morning on the boat, snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding. Fraya was a lovely instructor and even accommodated my sister who couldn’t go in the water. Would absolutely recommend!

  • From Chania: Scuba Diving for Beginners

    8. From Chania: Scuba Diving for Beginners

    Discover what it feels like to breathe underwater in a safe environment with an introduction to scuba diving off a beach close to Chania. Following pick-up from your hotel in the city, head to the dive center in Almyrida to meet your PADI instructors for a pre-dive theory lesson. Benefit from 1 instructor per 2 adult students and 1 instructor for every child for maximum attention. Your friendly instructor will be with you throughout for your comfort and safety. Once you feel confident, dive to a depth of 8 meters with your instructor to marvel at the marine life beneath the surface of the sea. Choose from a morning or afternoon session to suit your schedule, and relax in the knowledge that all diving equipment will be provided, along with full insurance for your peace of mind. Photos and videos of your experience will be taken throughout, and sent to you free of charge as a fantastic s...

    The experience was very nice. It's just like snorkeling but in the water not at the surface. The instructors were nice and relaxed and polite, especially ours (Freya) wich was amazing and encouraging. I would say it is worthwhile and a must do at least once. You can always go to the surface in seconds so you don't feel any danger, always light, always others, you can always see the bottom. Definitely worth the price.

  • From Heraklion Area: Day Trip to Gramvousa Island and Balos

    9. From Heraklion Area: Day Trip to Gramvousa Island and Balos

    Start your day with pick-up from the nearest point to your hotel. Drive towards the west side of Crete in a bus to reach the port of Kissamos Kasteli. After your escort gives you all the necessary information about the cruise, arrive at the port to board the ferry boat to Gramvousa. Your escort will collect the money for the boat tickets from you so you can skip the lines at the ticket offices. At about 10:30 AM, set off for the island of Gramvousa on the ferry, which has a restaurant with self-service meals and snacks. Sit back on a deck chair or in the lounge for the journey of approximately 45 minutes. During the cruise, marvel at the cliff edges of the wildest part of Crete and learn about the history of the island with the onboard commentary played through the speakers in various languages. Upon arrival in Gramvousa, either have a swim or take a hike to the top of the island to th...

    Great day beautiful beaches the boat trip is a very large boat which inforces facemasks as it’s considered to be a transport even though you’re outside the coach travel from Hernossis It’s very long eight hours return but we very much enjoy the trip and would recommend

  • From Rethymno: Elafonissi Pink Sand Beach Small Group Tour

    10. From Rethymno: Elafonissi Pink Sand Beach Small Group Tour

    This is your chance to visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Elafonissi is truly a heaven on earth, with soft white/pink sand, exotic crystal-clear water and cedar trees that extend down to the coastline. It is located in the easily accessible, south-western side of Crete. You will be picked-up you from your hotel area around 8.00AM, with these trips being conducted in small groups allowing for better comfort. Your first stop where you will be able to have a short break is the Aghia Sophia cave. Here you can visit the cave, and have coffee or refreshments if you choose. Following this, you will depart for Elafonissi. On your way to Elafonissi you will be able to see small traditional villages combined with typical Mediterranean scenery, as well as the rugged landscape around the Topolia Gorge. Once you have reached Elafonissi, you will have 4 hours of free time to soak ...

    Well organised trip with friendly and knowledgable guide Barbara and excellent driver Costas. Good value for money as it is a full 12 hour day trip through stunning Cretan scenery to the paradise beach with a few stop offs. Ideal if you dont have a car. Would recommend.

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What people are saying about Chania

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

I’m really going to have to agree with other reviewers and say this was a fantastic tour. The trip to Bali’s lagoon for pictures was fun and informative as Nasos kept us informed about Cretan history and the local area the whole way there. He was engaging and funny and we felt at ease with him immediately. If I could book our time in Crete again, I would look to Nasos and Chania Adventures to help plan our time, it was that enjoyable! Falassarna beach was incredible. The water was so clear and beautiful to swim in and we had a very relaxing time in our sun chairs and umbrellas. So glad we started our trip with Nasos and would definitely recommend his services as a guide and this tour!

Please stop looking for any other travel company in Chania. Here with Adventure you are treated like family not just a customer. The owner will go above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of completely in every way possible. His agenda is set up perfectly to ensure you are relaxed and every second is spent enjoying your trip from Chania to Balos to Falassarna Beach. Honestly there are not enough stars to rate this company. I am confident that all of his tours are top notch as I know the character of the owner. He will work hard to organize every detail and respect your time on your vacation so that it is as enjoyable as possible.

Excellent organization, the guide's explanations were very interesting. The stops were judicious (lunch, meal) and without obligation ... Much better than some trips where you are forced to visit a cellar or a factory ;-) The driver was competent. Very nice experience!

Bus was a bit delayed in the morning. Other than that timeframes were kept, our tour guide was lovely, elafonisi beach is gorgeous. We also had a stop at a cave with a church built in - gorgeous! and another stop upon return to a small village for lunch. Would recommend

The weather was a little windy however it wasn’t too hot and we enjoyed the boat trip and the lagoon. Water is crystal clear and you can find a piece of pink sand beach there as well.