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Crete: Gramvousa & Balos Boat Cruise with Bus Transfer

1. Crete: Gramvousa & Balos Boat Cruise with Bus Transfer

Morning Pick up: We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the morning. Bus Drive to Kasteli Port: 4-4.5 hours (average). Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive will differ. There will be a short stop on the way for restroom, toilet and snack – 20 minutes 1st stop: Kasteli The town of Kastelli at the western end of Crete. That's where the boat sails from, to Gramvoussa Peninsula and Balos lagoon. Boat Trip: 1 hour 2nd stop: Gramvousa Peninsula – 1 hour 30 minutes After the cruise across western Cretan sea, the boat arrives at Gramvousa.Walk up to the castle on the hill and take photos of the breathtaking panoramic view and Balos lagoon. Enjoy some time to swim and sunbathe by the coast. Boat Trip: 15 minutes 4th stop: Balos Lagoon – 2 hours 30 minutes After the cruise from Gramvousa, the boat will arrive at Balos lagoon. Travelers will have plenty of time to enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters of Balos, walk across the golden sand beach and explore the nature around. Lunch: In the meantime, the restaurant of the boat will be open so clients can enjoy their meal any time between 12:00 and 17:00. Boat Trip: 1 hour 5th stop:Kasteli Arrival by boat back at the port of Kasteli. End of the tour – Return to resorts: Embarkation in the buses and drive back to the hotels where we gathered participants in the morning. Depending on traffic and on the pick-up places of each one, the time of journey back to the hotel will differ. Return Bus Drive to resorts: 4-4.5 hours (average) *There will be a short stop on the way back for restroom and snack – 20 minutes

Guided Boat Tour to Balos & Gramvousa with Transfer & Lunch

2. Guided Boat Tour to Balos & Gramvousa with Transfer & Lunch

Enjoy a full-day excursion with pick-up and drop-off service from the Rethymnon and Chania areas. Your professional guide will accompany you as you depart from the port and cross the bay of Kissamos, passing through Tarsanas, a cave believed to be an ancient shipyard. You will sail the turquoise water around Agria Gramvousa and Vouxa Cape before arriving at Gramvousa Island, where you can visit the Venetian Castle and have time to sunbathe and cool off in the sea. If you choose to spend your time on the island exploring rather than relaxing, you can admire the spectacular views from the top of the fortress. The next stop is the famous lagoon of Balos, Tigani. Enjoy the incredible beach known as one of the most beautiful locations on all of Crete. You will also enjoy a meal on board and be able to rest in the air-conditioned underdeck of the boat, whenever you feel to. After arriving back at Kastelli the air-conditioned busses are waiting for you to transfer you back to your hotels.

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Overall rating

2.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

I can only recommend the organization or the online platform GetYourGide. Uncomplicated, bookable from home, everything worked out. Information was received by email in good time before the trip, and everything else met what was agreed. The experience itself was also super nice, even if the day was very long with 10-12 hours, but you prepare for it. The food on the ship was good, there were also cocktails, etc. We had read the comments in advance and were walking with sturdy shoes. However, many people on the ship came in pines and then had problems walking over the stony paths when docking in Balos. So I ask myself: "Can't people read?" Therefore, when hopping from the ship to Balos, there were long queues that could have been avoided because people simply couldn't walk. Sturdy shoes are advisable here! I can recommend this experience, VG Simone