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From Kissamos Port: Balos and Gramvousa Private RIB Cruise

1. 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.

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.

Kissamos: Private Fishing Trip with Snacks and Drinks

3. Kissamos: Private Fishing Trip with Snacks and Drinks

Meet your guides Minos Panagiotis and Stelios, experienced fishermen that will show you their expert techniques to catch fish. Take the opportunity to experience the daily occupation of an islander fisher on a 3-hour trip perfect for all fishing lovers or those who have yet to try it.  On board the comfortable boat, fully equipped for your convenience and safety as your captains take you off the coast of Kissamos. Listen as your guides show you different fishing techniques such as jigging, spinning, and bottom fishing. Your main targets will be groupers, snappers, dentex, squid, or smaller fish. You’ll be provided with all the necessary fishing equipment for cathching fish which you can either take away with you or return the sea. Along the way, enjoy sightseeing from the boat or go for a refreshing swim in the beautiful clear waters.  Enjoy the onboard snacks and drinks as you chat with your captains before heading back to the starting point of your tour.

From Lasithi: Balos Lagoon Beach Chania Full-Day Trip

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.

Crete: Sailing Cruise to Balos & Gramvousa with Lunch

5. 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

Me and my 4 friends celebrated my 50th Birthday on this lovely yacht.All Our trip was amazing, beautiful lagoon and breathtaking views .Owner of the yacht was so professional and caring. We visited fortress with beautiful views.After we had lovely swim ,followed by very tasty Cretan lunch.Our trip continued to lovely lagoon.Where we had rest and swim.Never forget my Birthday. Highly recommending to everyone who planning to visit sunny Crete.

Incredible cruise Despite the world in Balos it really is a beautiful beach with turquoise water The captain also dropped us off on a small beach where the white sand and turquoise water mixed Even if it's a budget it's really an unforgettable experience

Excellent day led by George, an exceptional captain, knowledgeable about the sea, very polite., in a beautiful area,

Was such an amazing time and they was so welcoming and great host, the food was amazing aswell

Super cool captain. Blissful trip, very good food, beautiful spots Perfect