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From Kissamos: Balos Gramvousa Sailing Cruise with Lunch

1. From Kissamos: Balos Gramvousa Sailing Cruise with Lunch

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Aegean sea and admire stunning views as you sail for Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island. Take time to swim and explore these incredible locations at your own pace. Start your morning at Kissamos port and board a private sailboat. After learning the safety procedures on board from your experienced skipper, set sail on a private cruise for Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island. Relax on board while taking in the spectacular views of the Cretan coast. Learn a bit about sailing on the trip with the help of your skipper. After 1.5 hours at sea, reach Balos Lagoon. Soak up the sun on the pristine shores of Balos Beach or even go for a swim in the clear water. Next stop: Gramvousa Island. Hike to the extraordinary castle built high up on the island and admire panoramic views of the horizon from above. Take your time exploring this rugged island or practice your snorkeling. At noon, relax on deck and enjoy a delicious lunch cooked on board. If it's too hot, take a break in the cabins. Admire the beautiful views of the sea once more as you head for the port.

Kissamos: Balos and Gramvousa Private Sailing Trip with Meal

2. Kissamos: Balos and Gramvousa Private Sailing Trip with Meal

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 the most famous fortresses in Crete.  The views from here are seriously breathtaking. After a full day of sun and sea, your skipper will start the journey back to Kissamos Port. Onboard, rest or nap in the covered cabin, hang out in the covered dining area, and utilize the bathroom with shower.

Crete: Sailing Cruise to Balos & Gramvousa with Lunch

3. Crete: Sailing Cruise to Balos & Gramvousa with Lunch

Full Day PRIVATE Cruise out of Kissamos Port to BALOS beach and GRAMVOUSA island Check in: 10am embarkation in Kissamos port Check out: 5pm disembarkation in Kissamos port Description of the cruise: As soon as you embark, we will start our trip to the beautiful Balos beach for our first stop, anchoring, for swimming and relaxation. You will have enough time to swim and explore the seabed if you wish as we will provide you the necessary snorkeling equipment. Then we will sail across, to Gramvousa island, for the next stop. In this second stop you will have the opportunity to visit the old pirate fortress on the top of the hill. On both stops the crew will take you out at the beach on our inflatable auxiliary boat if you wish!!! Included: Snacks, fruits drinks and lunch will be offered during the cruise to complete a beautiful day on the sea.

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What people are saying about Kissamos

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 569 reviews

Fabulous...Gravmoussa and Balos Bay aboard this sailboat, it is the optimal access. The ride and the pleasure of being on board offer exceptional well-being. And the welcome is both simple and warm. We were lucky to have Iléas and Hector as skipper...brilliant, extraordinary...2 very nice people. As for the meal...delicious!!! Thank you to the mother of Iléas for her pasta in prawn sauce, in addition to the Cretan salad from Iléas...they can open a restaurant, no problem... Hector, very gentle, composed, very pleasant. .and in addition, he speaks French..the cruise has just gone from fabulous to sublime...a must-do activity if you set foot in Crete..

Excellent day and experience! The boat was is very good conditions and very well maintained. Ready to depart at the time agreed. We had Vasilis and Konstantino (the owner and the kipper) together on the cruise and besides being very experienced sailors, they both were very gentle and easygoing. Our group was at easy and we had an excellent time together. No need to mention how wonderful the arrival at Gramvoussa and Balos was. The best day of our holidays in Creete. Thanks to the crew.

Beautiful experience, our skippers Costa and Stelvio magnificent, despite being the rough sea made our adventure special. Very kind and thoughtful that everything was to our liking, great lunch! Until next time. I recommend them !!!

Une magnifique journée en famille pour découvrir Balos avec un capitaine et son assistant d’une grande gentillesse. Le repas était copieux et excellent. Nous garderons un très bon souvenir de cette journée.

Great welcome and very professional crew.unforgettable