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Balos and Gramvousa Day Cruise

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Visit the pirates’ island and discover the true treasure of Crete, Balos Lagoon!
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  • Group Size Large Group
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All about the Balos and Gramvousa Day Cruise.

Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island Day Cruise

Departure from Kissamos port and after about an hour on boat with amazing views of the Kissamos golf, we reach Gramvousa, the pirates’ island. There, you shall stay for about 2 hours and you can either walk to the Venetian castle or stay at the beach or on boat to enjoy the views and swim in the cool crystal clear water of the island. Gramvousa is also ideal for snorkeling, especially around the old shipwreck. Then we get on boat again and after 20 min we reach Balos lagoon where you spend about 3 hours swimming in the lukewarm, shallow, turquoise blue waters, relax in the pink sandy beach, which is filled with shells, and admire the natural beauty, the rocks and the cliffs rising above you!

Important notes:

  • Both Gramvousa and Balos are NATURA 2000 areas, so the following are strictly prohibited: any kind of pollution, collection of rocks, fossils, shells, ancient findings, plants, animal hunting, free camping, fire and smoking around fauna, any activity that may threaten or damage the ecosystem and archaeological sites.
  • Before disembarking in Gramvousa and Balos, you may want to purchase, bottled water, soft drinks, snacks, coffee, sandwiches, beach items, etc. from the bar.
  • You may use your credit card for purchases on board the ship.
  • There is a free parking area at the port of Kissamos.
  • The Municipality of Kissamos, when issuing the ticket, receive 1 € (paid in cash) for passengers over 13 years old, who will visit the lagoon of Balos.
  • A hat, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes are essential under high temperatures, especially during the summer months.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Boat cruise to Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Land transfers from and to your hotel
  • Snacks, food, drinks etc
  • €1 fee for Kissamos municipality – payable on the day
  • Umbrella for the beach (you can have your own with you or rent one on boat)
  1. Arrival at the port

    For your convenience it it better to arrive at Kissamos port at least 30min before departure. There is a parking area for your car free of charge!

  2. Ticket

    Exchange your voucher for your tickets at the kiosk of the company and get on boat.

    You can choose between the following:

    • 10:20/10:40 departure (no guarantee which boat you will take between these two as it depends on numbers)
    • 12:30 departure (available only in July and August)
  3. First stop

    You either have your first stop to Gramvousa island or Balos lagoon – it depends on the boat you are taking. In any case you have apprx 2 hours on the island and 3 hour at Balos lagoon.

  4. Second stop

    Gramvousa island/ Balos Lagoon – depends on the boat you are taking

  5. Arrival back at the port

    The arrival time back at the port is as follows:

    • If you take the 10:20 boat, you are back at 17:45
    • If you take the 10:40 boat, you are back at 18:00
    • If you take the 12:30 boat, you are back at 19:30
Detailed Pricing
  • Participants under 2 years old travel for free.
  • Participants from 3 to 12 years old pay €13
  • Participants over 13 years old pay €27

Discounts:

You are entitled to a discount if you are:

  • A Student, person with disability, member of a large family (4+ chi), passenger over 65 years old or an “ANEK SMART” card holder.
  • The amount of the discount is 4€ for passengers over 13 years old with a final ticket price of 23€ and 2€ for passengers between 3-12 years old with a final ticket price of 11€.
  • These discounts are given upon presentation of a relevant ID.
  • These discounts are not cumulative, thus only the highest will be counted in case you are entitled to more than one.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Included:
  • Boat cruise to Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island
Excluded - Extras:
  • Snacks, food, drinks etc
  • €1 fee for Kissamos municipality – payable on the day
  • Umbrella for the beach (you can have your own with you or rent one on boat)