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

    1. 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 Kissamos Port: Balos and Gramvousa Private RIB Cruise

    2. From Kissamos Port: Balos and Gramvousa Private RIB Cruise

    Book a private rigid inflatable boat (RIB) vessel and an experienced skipper to explore the western parts of Crete with your family or friends. Departing from Kissamos Port, board your boat and ride the waves to the famous Balos Lagoon and to the historic Gamvousa Island. The skipper will take you on an adventurous or relaxed ride (according to your preferences) and provide drinks and snacks on the way.   At your first stop, Balos, you’ll anchor and explore the area’s white sand beaches and vivid turquoise waters for 1.5 hours. You’ll then head to Gramvousa, an island with a medieval fortress at the top of the hill. There, you can sunbathe, snorkel, and swim for another 1.5 hours before returning to Kissamos.

    Very good trip ! Fast, first on the beach, comfortable and fun ! Try this trip, we love it !

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What people are saying about Kissamos

Whoever travels to Crete MUST take this tour. Why? Because here you have the opportunity to see a beautiful piece of earth that is second to none. Both locations, Gramvousa and Balos, are extremely well-kept and beautiful places that give you a great time, no matter how long you can enjoy them. Swimming in Balos, unique, the beach, the crystal clear water, unbelievably beautiful. Price-performance ratio for this tour is great, the transport reliable and safe and the guide or the guidines :-) was a very personable person who also knew how to tell about the country and its people, which made the respective routes entertaining and interesting. We are very happy that we decided to do this tour and would do it again at any time.

Excellent time spent with the family to enjoy the sea, the sun and the magnificent Cretan landscape. Very friendly guide.

Heavenly! Friendly skipper, departure on time, clean boat, delicious snack, drinks for all tastes I absolutely recommend

Excellent experience and great captain! Everything was perfect and our 2 kids enjoyed a lot. I definitely recommend.

Very pleasant cruise to see the lagoon of Balos and Gramvoussa. We also made a stop to swim in turquoise water.