• Duration: 15 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
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An exquisite excursion is the one to Gramvousa and Balos. Driving to the west of the island, we make our first stop at Skaleta, near Rethymnon, where we have some time for coffee or breakfast. Then we head for Kissamos, where we set out for our trip.

Our stay on the ship until the first destination lasts an hour. The first thing we admire is a cave most likely an ancient shipyard. We also witness an impressive geological phenomenon; the simultaneous lifting and sinking of the two sides of the island, where its western side rises up to 6 – 9 meters above sea level.

We disembark at the island of Gramvousa also known as the “pirates’ island”. The broader area of Gramvousa forms one of the most significant hydro-biotopes of the Eastern Mediterranean since here we can encounter over 100 bird species and 400 plant species. You can admire the famous fortress of Gramvousa built by the Venetians in 1579 high on a rock and if you want, you can climb up to admire the magnificent view. After our exploration of the area, you have plenty of time to enjoy our swim at the gorgeous beach with the wonderful colors or have lunch aboard.

In the early afternoon, we head for the lagoon of Balos, one of the loveliest places in Greece.

The view of the lagoon is truly breathtaking and brings to mind exotic beaches in the Caribbean. These 3 hours of solitude in such a paradise will surely be etched in your memory forever!

Balos is renowned for:

 its numerous cacti,

 its undergrowth,

 its splendid beach,

 its white sand,

 its jade-green and turquoise waters,

 its warm and shallow sea,

 its wild natural beauty which bring us to mind exotic beaches in the Caribbean.

Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. Simply select the pickup place of your preference from the list under the availability section and our driver will be on his way! The pick up time will be displayed on your confirmation ticket after the booking.

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What's included

  • Professional and multilingual guide (English-German-French-Russian-Polish) *Please check Important Information about dates and languages.
  • Transfers with air-conditioned luxurious buses. 
  • Free pick up service from any place between Malia – Agia Pelagia.

What's excluded

  • Boat: 16,00€ (ad), 8,00€ (chd 4-12y.)
  • Lunch (optional): 7,00€
  • Gramvousa entrance: 1,00€

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable clothing & footwear is recommended.
  • Sunscreen is always handy.
  • Swimsuit & towel.

Important information

  • The tour is certified in accordance with the legal provisions of COVID-19 and follows all the hygiene protocols.
  • Please note that in order to board on the boat you will have to fill out a form that will be provided to you.
  • Approximate Distance = 410 KM,
  • The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour, due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passenger number or force majeure, 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the agent or traveller.
  • Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. Simply select the pickup place of your preference from the list under the availability section and our driver will be on his way! The pick up time will be displayed on your ticket after you select your pick up place. Pick up times commence between 05:30 am to 07:00 am depending on your location.
  • Please note: Guiding languages are as follows
  • Monday: English-German-Polish 
  • Friday: English-French-Russian

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled



Guided Language

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Francaise
  • Russian
  • Polska


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Crete 2019 holiday

They managed to pick us up from our Airbnb in the middle of no ware Malia. Lots of credit, after a nice sleep we reached THE beach..would do it again, lovely time.

By Will Turner on 2019-07-24

Nice beach

Amazing beach, lovely waters, nice scenery, lux coach, friendly guide and driver. Only bad thing is too many shouting Russians.

By Ted and Joe (UK) on 2019-07-23

Balos time

ABSOLUTELY loved it! Quite a drive but the beach does pay u off, kids loved it (6 and 8) as the waters are very children friendly. Recommended.

By Joe Weiss Fam on 2019-07-26

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