Kissamos: Balos and Gramvousa Private Sailing Trip with Meal
- Private group
- Duration: 8 hours
per group up to 8
per group up to 8
Arrive to Kissamos Port by car or regional bus and board the sailboat with the green sails. Enjoy the company of only your private group and the crew and skipper as you cruise along the coast to Balos Lagoon and then to Imeri Gramvousa Island. After about 1.5 hours of sailing, reach the lagoon, home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Swim and snorkel in the turquoise water, or treat yourself to some relaxing and sunbathing on the white sand for the next two hours. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch onboard the ship. Your next stop is the island of Imeri Gramvousa, where you can enjoy the stunning beach and swim in the crystal-clear water. If you'd like to snap an amazing photo of the Balos Lagoon, you will have the opportunity from the top of Gramvousa after a leisurely, 20-minute hike. At the top, built into the rock, you will spot the Venetian Castle, one of...
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Getting to / finding the boat is easy. Nice reception, easy check-in / go on board. Unfortunately the weather was not so windy that day, so we could go without sails and only with the engine. Despite the not so calm sea and waves, the skipper maneuvered super, so that the whole group tolerated everything super. Good explanations and hints, everything nice and understandable. We headed for Gramvousa first, where we arrived before the crowds of the big ship. So we were able to secure shady spots or make the ascent to the fortress in front of the crowds and explore the shipwreck. After about 2 hours we got a delicious Greek lunch (vegetarian) and mixed fruit on board while we headed for Balos, where we anchored on the beach. We could jump off the boat, swim, snorkel and enjoy it all. On the way back there was a great swim stop. A total of 9 hours trip, everything top and safe! Our holiday highlight!
We had a wonderful day with the whole family on the "Mikros Naftilos". The captain spoke excellent English and responded to all of our requests. We were free to choose which point we wanted to go to first, how long we would stay and could choose additional bays to swim in. A real highlight was when we sailed the last stretch at our request. The food on board was really great. We had an all-round successful day and can happily recommend this excursion at any time!
Friendly and attentive guide. We were only 4 customers out of the 8 possible so top. The tour lasted longer than expected with a return to sail because the weather permitted. Unlimited drinks and hearty and good meals.