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

1. 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 the island is explained through microphones in different languages. Once you arrive at the island of Gramvousa you can either swim or take a hike to the top of the island to the Venetian fortress. There you have 2.5 hours before you continue to the lagoon of Balos which is 20 minutes away. Enjoy 3 hours at the lagoon. You may go back to the boat for food at any time or hire umbrellas if the heat is too intense. After a swim and relaxation at the lagoon, the boat will take you straight back to the port of Kissamos. This is a great photo opportunity as the sun will be behind you as you look out to the scenery of the island. At 6:00 PM the ferry arrives at the port and the journey comes to an end. Return time to Chania is approximately 7.00 PM.

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From Rethymno: Full-Day Trip to Gramvousa Island & Balos Bay

2. From Rethymno: Full-Day Trip to Gramvousa Island & Balos Bay

Depart Rethymno at approximately 07:45 and travel by bus along the new national road towards the westernmost tip of Crete. Pass the bay of Souda and the former Cretan capital of Chania before your arrival in Kissamos. Upon arrival, climb aboard a boat and cross to Balos Bay at the northernmost tip of the peninsula. Relax on the 1-hour boat trip, and get 2.5 hours at Balos Bay to enjoy the soft white sands and unique blue and green waters of the lagoon. Next, take a 20-minute boat ride to Gramvousa Island for plenty of time to enjoy an unforgettable swim in the crystal clear waters. If you are feeling energetic, take an optional 137-meter climb up to the 16th-century Venetian Fortress for an incomparable view of the surrounding surroundings. Enjoy approximately 1.5 hours at peace on Gramvousa Island, and then take a 1-hour boat ride back to Kissamos. Upon arrival, continue to Rethymno by bus at the end of the laid-back tour.

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Georgioupolis: Full-Day Trip to Elafonisi Island

3. Georgioupolis: Full-Day Trip to Elafonisi Island

On this full-day trip, you’ll travel from Georgioupolis to the southwest corner of Crete and spend a relaxing day on the pink beaches of the small island of Elafonisi.  During the 3-hour drive to the island, you can sit back and relax, admiring the beauty of the lush green landscapes, traditional villages, and a small church built inside a cave along the way. After taking a short break to stop for a drink, you’ll reach your destination, Elafonisi,  a picturesque bathing paradise with an island that can be easily reached by foot. The water on the island is shallow, clear and gleams with beautiful shades of blue and green. You’ll have plenty of time to unwind on the beach and to purchase snacks and drinks on the island before returning to Georgioupolis in the evening.

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Crete: Private Transfer from or to Ports & Airports

4. Crete: Private Transfer from or to Ports & Airports

Use a reliable, safe and low cost private one-way transfer for any Heraklion Airport in Crete, Chania or Heraklion Port to hotels in the Rethymno area and vice versa.  Based on your flight, the local operator will confirm the time you wish to depart from your hotel. In the same manner, the local driver will meet you from the airport or port to transfer you to your hotel. The transfer will be conducted with an 8 seat minibus or bus with 18 seats. You will be notified by email about the pick-up details. Choose between a variety of one-way transfer options between Chania, Heraklion and Rethymno areas.

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Heraklion: Chauffeur Transfer Service

5. Heraklion: Chauffeur Transfer Service

Whether you are staying in Heraklion Prefecture, or arriving at Heraklion Port or Airport (Nik. Kazantzakis airport) you can enjoy a pick up service and relax whilst being driven to the destination of your choice in Crete. Explore the secrets of Crete, get to know the real Crete off the touristic path. You can enjoy easy transfer to the local attraction or place you want to visit. If you have luggage, this can be accommodated too. All vehicles come fully air conditioned with a driver.

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Chania: Private Transfer to/from Chania Airport (CHQ)

6. Chania: Private Transfer to/from Chania Airport (CHQ)

Ensure your trip to Chania is stress-free with a convenient private transfer to or from Chania Airport (CHQ). Pick from 3 vehicle options, depending on what you need. Choose from a sedan or a business vehicle that can fit 4 passengers and 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage if traveling in a smaller group. For groups of up to 6 passengers, choose the minivan that can fit 8 pieces of luggage. Meet your driver at the airport's arrivals hall or the lobby of your hotel, get some help with your luggage, and enjoy an easy trip to or from Chania Airport.

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Heraklion: Samaria Gorge Easy Way Short Hike Day Trip

7. Heraklion: Samaria Gorge Easy Way Short Hike Day Trip

Be picked up at your accommodation and head to Sfakia. Board a ferry to Agia Roumeli, where you’ll begin your hike to Samaria Gorge. Walk for 3km until you reach the national park entrance. Continue your walk to Samaria Gorge. Once at Samaria Gorge, you can choose where you want to explore and for how long. After the walk to Samaria Gorge, walk back to Agia Roumeli. In Agia Roumeli, you can go for a swim, enjoy some coffee or try some local food. Catch the ferry back to Sfakia at the end of the day. Once in Sfakia, take the bus back to your accommodation.

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Chania: Aiport and Georgioupolis area Transfer Service

8. Chania: Aiport and Georgioupolis area Transfer Service

Your transfer from and to the airport includes a comfortable trip with a modern, air-conditioned vehicle. Your journey will be conducted in a variety of vehicles ranging from taxis, minivans, minibuses or regular buses). Traveling through the National Road, you will arrive to your hotel, villa, or house safely, comfortably, and on-time. The drivers are professional (all holding professional driving licenses), have an excellent command of the English language, and will also be happy to suggest you places to visit or eat throughout your stay. The journey will last about 45-50 minutes, and the vehicles are available to ensure a smooth and comfortable shuttle service to and from the main airports and ferry ports on Crete. Your trip can be organized for individuals, families, and small and large groups from both the Chania and Heraklion airports.

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What people are saying about Chania Regional Unit

A great place with a picture book motif. Worthwhile excursion. For once it was pretty empty here, but it was also stormy. That has certainly stopped some day trippers. It is important to know, however, that the excursion is not for people who are not good on foot, as you have to climb over rocks.

We took this trip on 23d September! Thanks a lot to the great guide George/Georgios for smooth organising, being funny and answering all our questions. Best guide we had while staying in Crete! Weather was windy but it the blue water was still worth it.

Tour was very well organized; Balos lagoon is definitely worth it. I found Gramvousa less exciting, but okay. The guide was absolutely great and fluent in all languages including English, German, Russian, French, Italian.

Sensational experience! The times to be in both Balos Bay and Gramvousa were optimal. The ship also has food and beverage service. It is very worth it!

Two wondrous places to visit ... it doesn't disappoint!