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Chania: Private RIB Cruise to Balos & Gramvousa Island

Chania: Private RIB Cruise to Balos & Gramvousa Island

From US$ 1,096.26 per group up to 6

Feel freedom on the Aegean Sea on a private RIB cruise from Chania. Explore the beautiful bays, swim close to the famous Balos Beach, and admire the picturesque coast of Gramvousa Island.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Discover Balos & Gramvousa on Private boat trip
  • Explore the underwater life and the wild landscape of Creta
  • Enjoy the famous bays & secret bays away from the crowds
Full description

After jumping onboard, our first stop on this full day trip is Balos beach, a lagoon of outstanding natural beauty located at the far tip of Gramvoussa peninsula, the most western point of Crete.

The whole area is been declared a protected area by the Natura 2000 programme and conservation of the area is our top priority.

Leaving only our footprints in the pink-white sand, we take a swim in the turquoise waters of Balos and Gramvoussa island before heading to our next stop, Menies.

This hidden cove is located on the northeastern shore of the Rodopou peninsula, parallel to Gramvoussa. Menies is located on the site of ancient Diktynna, that was the most important temple of the goddess Vritomartis, which is believed to be goddess Artemis.

After a refreshing swim on the pebbly beach, we make our way back along the coast towards Chania.

We cannot miss the opportunity of making a stop alongside Thodorou island, a protected haven for the endangered wild Cretan goat “agrími” (or easier, “kri-kri”). The island is uninhabited and is also a Natura 2000 protected area.

After our last dip in the clear blue waters, we head back to Chania harbour, if we´re lucky we might see the turtles!

  • Bottle Water/soft Drinks/Beer are inclucding
  • Llight Snaks
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Local Taxis
  • Hotel Pickup and drop-off
  • Parking fees
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Non-swimmers

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Meeting point

The Skipper will be wearing white Tshirt The boat is right opossite Taverna Apostolis Ask the taxi driver to get you at Chania Sailing Club

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Electric wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • All visitors will need to swimm in order to reach some places
  • In order to visit the Gramvousa fortress its about 180steps
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This was an amazing trip. The tour company was extremely accommodating and they had plenty of drinks and the “light snacks” included a full boxed lunch, fruit and yogurt, and cheese/spinach pies.

August 7, 2022

Product ID: 412064