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From Chania: Balos Lagoon & Falassarna Private 4WD Road Trip

Activity provider: Alma de Creta
Water activity

From Chania: Balos Lagoon & Falassarna Private 4WD Road Trip

Activity provider: Alma de Creta

From US$ 231.75 per person

Explore the endless blue on this private tour by 4x4. Visit the Balos lagoon viewpoint and the Falassarna beach with a knowledgable local guide.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Greek, Spanish, English
Pickup included
At your accommodation or nearest point accessible
Private group


  • Walk on the hills above the Aegean Sea and marvel at the breathtaking view over the Balos bay
  • Enjoy swimming in the turquoise waters of Falassarna beach
  • Find out all about Cretan culture from your local guide
  • Take amazing photos to remember your trip by
Full description
Enjoy a private road trip with a local guide. Get picked up from your accommodation in Chania and the surrounding suburbs on the West side of the island. Your driver and host will take you to the peninsula of Gramvousa. Drive along the coastal dirt road with beautiful views to the Aegean Sea, where you'll reach a small parking spot.  From there, begin an easy 15-minute trek that leads to the breathtaking views of the world-famous Balos lagoon. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the view and take photos. If you want, you can hike 20 minutes down to the beach and swim or explore further.  If you don't opt for the hike to the seaside, then continue the drive through local roads and magnificent olive oil groves toward the next stop: the extraordinary Falassarna beach. One of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, it has wonderful fine white sand and warm, crystal-clear water. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the beach and you can also enjoy lunch at one of the taverns. Your driver will tell you stories about each location and will help you take memorable pictures. In the afternoon, return to Chania and get dropped off at your accommodation or your preferred point along the way.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Chania Area
  • Private transfer with a local guide
  • Stop at the viewpoint of Balos Lagoon
  • Photo stops and commentary about Cretan culture
  • Coffee break on the way
  • Free time for lunch and sea activities
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour and entry in sites
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Pickup is only available from the Chania city area and its suburbs
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