Boat tour to Balos bay and Gramvousa island

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Feel like a pirate in a pirate fortress and swim in the picturesque waters of the lagoon where the Aegean, Libyan and Ionian seas meet.

From € 64 per adult

Child(5-12y.o.) 32€,Infant(0-4 y.o.) 0€

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Duration 8-10 hour

Duration of the tour is estimated around 8-10 hour.

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  • Visit historical Venetian fortress of Gramvousa
  • Enjoy the swim at the gorgeous beach of Pirate Island
  • Marvel at views of picturesque waters
  • Sail to the lagoon of Balos, one of the most popular beach in Greece
  • Admire the splendid beach with white sand and swim in jade-green and turquoise waters


The island of Gramvousa, or Pirate Island as it appears in almost every tourist guide about Crete. The beautiful lagoon of Balos and Gramvousa Island- this is an excursion for the most adventurous or 'ardent' travelers.

After pick up from your hotel, we drive towards the west side of Crete to arrive at the port of Kissamos Kasteli. Departing from Kissamos port, after a pleasant voyage, we will reach Gramvousa, home to the ancient Tersanas shipyard, as well as the geological phenomenon of 6-9m above sea level on land. Here, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy stunning views of crystal-clear beaches and a never-ending lagoon; or climb a steep rocky top to visit a Venetian castle.

Afterwards, we will take a second short cruise to the beautiful Balos Lagoon, a shallow and warm lagoon and one of the most beautiful spots in Crete. Here you can Enjoy plenty of time to swim in the stunning crystal-clear waters of western Crete and sunbathe on the white sandy beaches.


Hotel pick up/drop off (transportation)

Transfer with air-conditioned bus

Professional and multilingual speaking guide

Boat to Gramvousa and Balos

municipal fee 1€

lunch on a board

Umbrellas on the ship

Bring with you:

sun cream, hat, sun glasses, water, face mask, swimwear, towel, comfortable shoes, money for personal expenses

Boat tour to Balos bay and Gramvousa island

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