Excursion from Eastern Crete: Boat trip to Gramvousa and Balos

Excursion from Eastern Crete: Boat trip to Gramvousa and Balos

Discover one of the most beautiful beaches of Greece on a fantastic boat trip to the westernmost part of Crete: the Blue Lagoon Balos and Gramvousa.

Discover one of the most beautiful beaches of Greece on a fantastic boat trip to the westernmost part of Crete: the Blue Lagoon Balos and Gramvousa.

The facts


  • Language: English, French, Italian, Russian
  • Participants: 1 - 50
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • public (with other participants)
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Your experience


  • Enjoy a boat trip to the "pirate island" Gramvousa
  • Visit the venetian castle and go swimming in the blue water
  • Marvel at the Blue Lagoon of Balos


This excursion takes you comfortably in an air-conditioned coach to the west of Crete. The first stop is at Skaleta, near Rethymno. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a small breakfast before continuing on to Kissamos. Here you board the ship and start your boat trip.

The first thing you can admire is a large cave, probably an old shipyard, which is home to sea turtles and dolphins. Witness an impressive geological phenomenon: the simultaneous rise and fall of the two sides of the island of Crete: the western side rises 6 to 9 metres above sea level, while the eastern side sinks into the sea.

After about 40 minutes drive you will reach the island of Gramvousa, also known as "Pirate Island", with its Venetian castle. In former times the island served as a hiding place for the rebels. Here you will immediately be amazed by the incredible beauty of the area. Gramvousa is one of the most important wetlands of the eastern Mediterranean. Here you can encounter more than 100 bird and 400 plant species. Enjoy plenty of free time to swim on the beautiful beach with its wonderful colours, take some pictures of the famous shipwreck, visit the castle or have lunch on board (optional)

In the early afternoon you will go by boat to the lagoon of Balos, one of the most beautiful places in Greece. The view of the Blue Lagoon is really breathtaking and reminds you of the exotic beaches of the Caribbean. The crystal clear sea water and the white beach make the lagoon simply unique. These few hours of solitude in such a paradise are an unforgettable experience that will remain in your memory for a long time

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Additional information

Every Tuesday Live-Guide in English, French, Italian and Russian; every Saturday Live-Guide in English and Russian Please provide the name and address of your accommodation when booking

Included in the price

  • - Transfer in a modern fully air-conditioned coach
  • - Transport by reliable boats
  • - Experienced drivers
  • - travel guide
  • - Boat ticket 16,00€ (children from 5 to 12 years get 50 % reduction)
  • - Lunch
  • - Community fee (1,00€)

Meeting point

Hotel pick up possible from Malia, Stalida, Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anisaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Chani, Heraklion, Ammoudara - Heraklion Please indicate your hotel / accommodation. After booking you will receive detailed information about the pick-up location and the time.

Cancellation Conditions

In case of cancellation between 3 days and 24 hours before the tour you will be refunded 75 % of the price. After that date, unfortunately, no refund is possible

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 4 days before the date of the activity.

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