Chania: Balos and Falassarna Beach Tour with Lunch

Chania: Balos and Falassarna Beach Tour with Lunch

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Live an unforgettable day in Crete, see the Balos lagoon from a magnificent viewpoint, and enjoy the crystal water at Falassarna beach, a local favorite, on a carefully organized beach day trip.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup included
Please wait at your hotel's main entrance or at the designated pickup point 5-minutes before the activity's starting time.
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy riding in a 4wd on rough roads
  • Take panoramic photos at Gramvousa's Peninsula
  • Discover the Greek countryside's beauty
  • Learn about the local culture and history
  • Taste local and fresh food during your lunch time
Full description

Discover the Balos lagoon from above and go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters of Falassarna beach on this guided day trip from Chania. Travel aboard a comfortable all-terrain vehicle and stop a mouth-watering Greek lunch with wine or beer. 

Hop in an air-conditioned vehicle at your hotel in Chania and relax on the drive. Follow your guide the Balos lagoon viewpoint. Admire panoramic views of the island's landscapes and the azure sea.

Continue to Falassarna beach, a favorite destination of the locals. Have sunbeds and umbrellas already reserved for when you arrive at the beach for a smooth and easy trip. Relax on the beach or swim in the idyllic waters. Sip a cup of coffee or a soft drink. 

Finally, savor a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant. Taste traditional food and wine at your reserved table and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Keep your energy up during your trip with fruit and local energy bars. Return to your hotel at the end of your tour. 

  • Lunch with local food, wine or beer
  • A cup of coffee or soft drinks at Falassarna beach
  • Fruits and local energy bars
  • Bottled water
  • Sunbeds and umbrella on reservation at Falassarna beach
  • Tour on 7-seater 4wd vehicle with A/C
  • Local English-speaking guide-driver
  • Liability insurance and local taxes
  • Pickup and drop-off up to 10km east and 25km west from Chania
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • There is a 7-8 minutes walk up to the Balos lagoon viewpoint
  • As there are no conveniences (restaurants, bars, cafes, etc.) at Balos, swimming will take place at Falassarna Beach
  • In case of fire (stage 5), it is not permitted to visit Balos
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

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We have enjoyed the trip, but it's quite expensive for what it has to offer. The tour guide (Dimitris) was very friendly and he could answer you any kind of questions you had, basically the trip felt like you were with your friends. We stopped to see Balos Lagoon by walking up on a hill and the view was stunning. After that we continued to Falassarna beach where we had sunbeds already rented. The beach had waves and it was a little cold. You can buy some drinks to the sunbeds, but not food because at the lunch you will have a lot of food (2 typeas of gyros, solf drinks/alchool, salads and so on).

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July 22, 2022

Our experience could not have been any better! Andreas was a perfect host sharing cultural and historical highlights on our drive. He took excellent care to ensure all went well. The bay was breathtaking and the beach time and delicious lunch afterwards rounded out a lovely and picture perfect day. Thank you!

May 11, 2022

I have enjoyed the trip very much…Dimitris picked me up near my hotel in a 4WD at 8:30am in the morning. First we have been to Balos lagoon where we walked up a hill overlooking the lagoon. The view was stunning and after taking some pictures there, we continued to Falassarna beach where we spent the rest of the day. At Falassarna, we had sun beds and we could go for a swim. We had lunch at 2:30pm and then returned to Chania. Overall I had a fantastic time and I particularly enjoyed talking with Dimitris and learning from him about Cretan and Greek culture and history.

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April 25, 2022

Product ID: 399928