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GRAMVOUSA PIRATE ISLAND AND BALOS LAGOON FROM CHANIA

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1 Day Tour
Availability : From May to October
Tour Details

Departing from the port of Kissamos and while sailing, you will admire a huge cave, that is believed to have been the ancient shipyard of “Tarsanas”. At the end of the Gulf you will notice an impressive geological phenomenon where, as a result of the passage of time, the western part of the island is rising, while the eastern part is sinking. This phenomenon was mainly created by catastrophic earthquakes that took place in 66 BC and 365 BC. According to scientific estimates, this geographical phenomenon still continues today, but at a much slower rate.  

After approximately 1 hour, the boat arrives at the port of Gramvousa. The island’s eminent castle was built by the Venetians in 1579 at the highest point of the island, on top of a steep rock at a height of 137m. It is surrounded by a wall of 272m. It has a rough triangular shape and each side is 1km in length. Gramvousa castle played an important role in the history of the region. The panoramic view, its majesty and the legend of the pirate’s hidden treasure, will tempt you to visit it. The walk takes approximately 20 minutes.  

TIP!! You should first visit the Castle in Gramvousa and then swim in the cool water…!

Following the 2 hour visit to Gramvousa, the boat will depart for the lagoon of Balos, a journey of approximately 15 minutes. As there is no harbour at the lagoon, the boat will either drop anchor in the cove of Gramvousa (Tigani), about 200m from the beach, at a depth of approximately 4m, where disembarkation will take place from large boats, or approach the beach where disembarkation can take place directly onto the beach. Your stay at the lagoon, where you can enjoy a fantastic swim, will last for about three hours.  

Indicative Time-Table:
08:00-09:20 Pick up
10:00 Arrival at the port of Kissamos
10:20 Departure for Gramvousa island
11:30 Arrival at Gramvousa
13:30 Departure from Gramvousa
13:45 Arrival at Balos
16:30 Departure from Balos
17:45 Arrival at the port of Kissamos
18:30-19:30 Arrival at your Hotel  

Price per person: 41 €

Daily Service

From May to October

Departure Time

08:00-09:20 Pick up

Price Includes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Pick up mainly from hotels at Kolimbari, Tavronitis, Maleme, Gerani, Platanias, Agia Marina, Stalos, Kalamaki, Agioi Apostoloi, Halepa, Chania is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point. In case you don't know the closest pickup point, please contact us).
  • Transport by air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Boat Ticket
  • Pre-Recorded instructions on board
  • Full Liability Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Municipality fee (1€ per person / children free of charge up to 11 years old)
  • Pick-up and drop off from Kalyves area (Minimum number of 4 adults with extra charge of 6,00€ per person)
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