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Chania: Luxury Tour to Balos and Falassarna Beach with Lunch

Chania: Luxury Tour to Balos and Falassarna Beach with Lunch

From $140.71 per person

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 7.5 - 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
  • Use sunbeds and umbrellas on reservation at Falassarna Beach
Full description

Visit two of the most famous beaches in Greece, Balos lagoon and Falassarna beach. Be guided up to the lagoon viewpoint by an experienced guide. Admire panoramic views and stunning skylines from the coastal viewpoint. Snap your own momentous memories to share with your family and friends. Hop in an air-conditioned 4wd and head to the next beach. Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea at 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. Finally, savor a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant for lunch. Taste traditional food and wine at your reserved table and enjoy the lively atmosphere.

  • Tour on 7-seater 4wd with A/C
  • English speaking guide-driver
  • Liability insurance and local taxes
  • A cup of coffee or soft drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch with local food, wine or beer
  • Sunbeds and umbrella on reservation at Falassarna beach
  • Pickup and drop-off up to 25km from Chania
  • Pickup more than 25km (15NM) from Chania
  • Gratuities
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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

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

Know before you go

  • There is a 20-minute 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

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Our family of five really enjoyed our Balos Lagoon and Farassani Beach tour with Naxos. Nasos picked us up promptly at our villa at 7 a.m, gave us an overview of the history of Chania during our ride to the Balos Lagoon. During the ride to the lagoon, we took an enjoyable Jeep ride which helped immensely as the road to the lagoon was quite dangerous. When we got to the lagoon, Nasos showed his favorite spot, took photos, and gave us great snacks - Cretan bananas, energy bars, and water bottles. After, we were taken to Farassani Beach where we enjoyed our time at the beach with reserved umbrellas and a fantastic lunch. During our ride, Nasos made an already enjoyable ride even more with his great sense of humor and his knowledge of the island. Truly an unforgettable experience and a must book tour! Thank you Nasos

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September 10, 2021

Excellent tour from start to finish! Our guide Dimitri picked us up right on time in an impeccably clean four wheel drive vehicle. We drove the dirt road to Balos Lagoon, enjoying the views and the antics of the resident goats. At he end of the road we got out and walked up to the top of a ridge for a breathtaking view of Balos Lagoon. Note, we did not hike down to the beach because something better was in store for us. Leaving the Balos Lagoon overlook, we drove a bit further to Falassarna Beach. Here the water was equally beautiful, and we enjoyed two and a half hours relaxing in the shade on comfortable beach sun beds. Falassarna Beach is more developed than Balos Beach, with clean toilets, showers, changing rooms, and a restaurant with a full bar. The lunch was delicious. The guide took good care of us, providing snacks and water, and answering the questions we had about life in Crete. I would highly recommend this tour. Wear sturdy shoes!

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August 25, 2021

This excursion was awesome! Dimitri is a very interesting guide, full of great advice and knowledge about Crete. He was very helpful all day with bottled water, fruit and cereal bars before the meal included in the activity. The view on the Balos site is extraordinary, I highly recommend this activity!

August 25, 2021

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