10 hours
Type of Tour
Sun And Beach
Day Trips And Excursions
Sailing Or Boat Tour
from 46 €

Balos & Gramvousa Boat Trip from Chania

Explore the Exotic Lagoon from Chania!

About This Tour

The Balos Gramvousa tour offers a captivating exploration of two stunning destinations located on the northwest coast of Crete, Greece. 

Here is some informative content about the Balos and Gramvousa tour:

  • Booking the tour: You will not have to worry about navigating the routes, buying tickets, or organizing transportation, as everything is arranged for you, ensuring a smooth, relaxing and hassle-free experience.

  • Balos Peninsula: Balos Beach is located on the northwestern coast of Crete and is famous for its stunning natural beauty.The adventure boat ride takes you to the unique bay of Balos which is simply stunning and is one of the most iconic pictures of western Crete. During the trip you will have the chance to take your lunch on board in a buffet self-service style which is included in the price. It is often referred to as a tropical paradise due to its exotic turquoise waters, fine white sand, and unique rock formations. The beach is situated in a protected area and is known for its shallow lagoon, which creates beautiful shades of blue and green. Balos Beach is an ideal spot for swimming, sunbathing, and taking postcard-perfect photographs.

  • Gramvousa Island: Gramvousa Island is a small island located opposite Balos Beach. After 1.5 hour sailing you reach the fabled pirate island of Gramvousa  It is accessible by boat and is home to the magnificent Gramvousa Castle. The island has a rich history and was used as a strategic fortress by various civilizations throughout the centuries. The Venetians built the castle in the 16th century, and its ruins still stand proudly on top of a hill, offering panoramic views of the surrounding sea and landscapes. There is a 2,5 -hour stop over where you can either have an optional climb to the top of the Venetian castle or walk along the beautiful beach. Exploring the castle and learning about its historical significance is a major highlight of the Gramvousa tour.

* The boat will anchor at a distance of approx. 100 meters from Balos Beach.

Free cancellation 24 h before the tour

Also included

  • Pick-up & drop-off transportation
  • Escort
  • Boat tickets


  • Lunch & drinks
  • Island preservation tax of 1 euro

What You May Need

  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Beach towel
  • Swimwear

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