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An exquisite excursion is the one to Gramvousa and BalosDriving to the west of the island, we make our first stop at Skaleta, a small village near Rethimnon, where you will have some time for coffee or breakfast if you wish. Then we head for Kissamos, where we set out for our trip..Balos Lagoon is a place of unparalleled beauty with turquoise and shallow warm water.Is a protected area under the Natura 2000 program.Gramvousa is a small slandof the coast of north western Crete. Is also known as the island of pirates and there is a flag to prove it as soon as you arrive! 

Highlights/What you will see!

•   Kissamos port or Kavonissi.

•   Gramvousa - The pirate island with its Venetian castle.

•   Balos - The magnificent beach called also the BLUE LAGOON!


Approximately 16 hours.


Every Monday and Friday.

The time of departure from your hotel is according to its location and it's sometime between 05:15 and 06:35 a.m.

Return Time back to your hotel is according to its location and it's sometime between 21:00 and 22:30.

Read a full description

Please click on the links below to download our latest brochure for 2019. We print them in 5 languages.







What is Included.

Air-conditioned bus with a professional driver.

Professional guide during the excu.

The pick-up and drop-off from your hotel are included in the price.

All taxes

What is Excluded.

Lunch (optional) with salad and a bottle of water 8 €.

Boat tickets 18.00€(ad), 9.00€(chd).

Gramvousa entrance fee 1.00€

For reduced entrance tickets or free entrance please click here.

Drinks or beverages during the tour.

Anything that is not specified in the program as included

Excursion Schedule in Detail

05:15 - 06:35  Departure from your hotel pick-up point.
08:15  Arrival in Skaleta– 15 minutes stop.
10:30  Arrival in Kissamos. Boat departure (10:40)
12:00  Arrival in Gramvousa. 1 hour and 30 minutes stop
13:15  Departure for Balos Lagoon.
13:30  Arrival in Balos beach. 3 hours stop.
16:30  Departure from Balos Lagoon to Kissamos.
17:45  Arrival at Kissamos port and bus departure.
19:45   Arrival in Skaleta – 15 minutes stop.
21:00 - 22:30  Return time back to your hotel pick-up point.

Additional Info

Children up to 3 years old are free. All children up to 18 years old must be accompanied by their legal guardians.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.

Travelers that buy 2 Tours can have FREE OF CHARGE the Heraklion Market and City Tour.

Make sure you bring with you a good sun protection cream, a hat, swimsuit, a towel, a bottle of water and your good mood!

Voucher Info

You will receive an email with your voucher and all details.

During the departure, you will have to present either a printed copy of the voucher you will receive by email or just show it on your smartphone.

Please have with you a copy of your passport.

Cancellation Policy

We accept cancellations as long as they are 7 days before departure. In such a case, the full amount will be refunded.

We reserve the right to cancel or alter the date or times or schedule of the excursion at any moment. Otherwise please see our Terms and Conditions.

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