Balos beach & Gramvousa Island

Enjoy a fantastic trip to one of Cretes’ most stunningly beautiful beaches. The blue lagoon of Balos is truly amazing – warm waters, crystal clear aquamarine sea and soft pale sand. This combined with a visit to the ruined Venetian castle on the island of Gramvousa all make for an unforgettable day in an exotic location. Natural beauty and history are combined in a relaxing day out for all the family to enjoy. Operating daily from May till October, a visit to Balos lagoon on the wild and beautiful Gramvousa peninsular is a must do whilst in Crete.

There are few different ways to visit Balos

Either by booking one of our jeep safaris BOOK A JEEP SAFARI

Or by taking one of the various boats trips on offer.

3 boat options are now on offer!

Semi-private cruises,Private cruises, Sunset Semi Private cruises, Petalida boat


You can choose one of the following options:

1. SUNSET SEMI PRIVATE BOAT TRIP

DETAILS

  • Every Day
  • A unique sunset cruise tailored to your wishes. We collaborate with many local captains and each of them offer different boats and options for the duration of the tour and the price. Departing from the harbour of Kissamos at 15.00 pm the captain will take you to the lagoon of Balos and the island of Gramvousa where there is a castle and a small beach with clear turquoise waters. Back to Kissamos port at 21.00 pm . During the cruise all boats offer refreshments and snacks.
  • Meal included in the price (cool box with water,fruits and caesar salad with chicken).
  • Options: Sailing boat or speed boat

PRICES

Reserve your seat!

Reserve your seat!



SCHEDULE

  • Meet the captain  at the port
  • Get on board & enjoy the cruise

GO FOR A SUNSET SEMI PRIVATE CRUISE IF

  • You enjoy sailing or motor boats
  • You need some privacy
  • You want to avoid large boats with many tourists
  • You want to explore the west coasts

2. SEMI PRIVATE OR PRIVATE BOAT TRIPS

DETAILS

  • Bookings on request
  • A unique day cruise tailored to your wishes. We collaborate with many local captains and each of them offer different boats and options for the duration of the tour and the price. Departing from the harbour of Kissamos at an agreed time the captain will take you to the lagoon of Balos and the island of Gramvousa where there is a castle and a small beach with clear turquoise waters. Options are private and semi-private. During the cruise all boats offer refreshments and snacks.
  • Meal optional for an extra price (private cruises).
  • Options: Sailing boat or speed boat

PRICES

Reserve your seat!

From 110  From 55€   Children under 8 years old
Depends from options, make a request


SCHEDULE

  • Flexible, on agreement with the captain
  • Meet the captain  at the port
  • Get on board & enjoy the cruise

GO FOR A SEMI PRIVATE OR PRIVATE BOAT CRUISE IF

  • You enjoy sailing or motor boats
  • You need some privacy
  • You want to avoid large boats with many tourists
  • You want to explore the west coasts

3. Petalida Boat Cruise

DETAILS

  • Daily (weather dependent)
  • Meal not included
  • Reserve your tickets in our office.
  • Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 12.00 with return of 18.00 , Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (trip only to Balos lagoon) dept 10.00 with return of 15.30
  • This cruise departs daily from the port of Falassarna (weather permitting) and is on a smaller boat with a capacity of 50 passengers.
  • You will visit both the lagoon of Balos and island of Gramvousa. On the beach of Balos, there is a small canteen selling sandwiches, ice creams, drinks etc.

PRICES

Reserve your seat!

From 30  From 15€   Children under 8 years old
Depends from options, make a request
If you require a transfer to the port we are able to organize that for you at an extra charge.
BOOK A TRANSFER


SCHEDULE

 
  • Falassarna port to Balos (stay there 3 to 4 hours)
  • Balos to Gramvousa (stay there 1 hour)
  • Gramvousa to Falassarna (takes about 45min depending on the weather)

WHY GO WITH PETALIDA BOAT

  • Relaxing trip on a smaller boat so less people
  • Complimentary snacks on board
  • Friendly atmosphere
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75cDFBvmoG8

Highlights

  • Venetian Castle in Gramvousa Island
  • Best boat cruise in West Crete
  • Stunning views
 

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