Popular Snorkeling in Kissamos
Our most recommended Kissamos Snorkeling
1. 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...
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 !
3. From Kissamos Port: Private Boat Cruise to Balos & Gramvousa
Board a speedboat and travel from Kissamos towards Gramvousa Island. As you make your way along the shore, see the majestic Venetian Fortress of Gramvousa.
Continue to the famous exotic lagoon of Balos, perhaps the most photographed beach in Crete. Discover a beautiful natural landmark famous for its turquoise waters, wild natural beauty, and exotic scenery. In many places, the sand has a pink color while the sea is very shallow and warm.
Discover locations perfect for swimming and snorkeling during your stop at the lagoon. Have the boat for yourself and have your experienced local skipper show you around. Enjoy a fresh Cretan salad and seasonal fruit, as well as local wine and beverages, before heading back to Kissamos.
4. From Lasithi: Balos Lagoon Beach Chania Full-Day Trip
Visit Balos, one of the best beaches in Crete, just 60 km northwest of Chania Town. The beach captures your heart twice over, once with a heart-stopping view and then from up-close as a dream swimming spot. Make your way to Balos through a road from Kaliviani, a village close to Kissamos. Cross this 10km-long road by an air-conditioned Land Rover and then hike for 20 minutes. See the spectacular Balos lagoon from the hills above the beach. Enjoy the white sand, soft seabed, and crystal clear water of Balos. Opposite the beach, you can see the rocky island of Gramvoussa. On top of this island lies a steep Venetian castle with a gorgeous view of the region and the sea.
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What people are saying about Kissamos
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.
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.