Duration 🌞 Full Day

Gramvousa & Balos! From Chania


Daily from May till October


From Agia Marina, Agioi Apostoloi, Chania City, Gerani, Halepa, Kalamaki, Kolymbari, Maleme, Platanias, Stalos, Tavronitis


Total duration 11 hours approximately / Stay in Gramvousa 3 hours approximately / Stay at Balos 1 ½ hour


Discover the westernmost tip of Crete on a scenic bus and boat trip to Gramvousa Island and Balos Bay.


Caves & Amazing Nature

Departing from the port of Kissamos and while sailing, you will admire a huge cave, that is believed to have been the ancient shipyard of “Tarsanas”. At the end of the Gulf you will notice an impressive geological phenomenon where, as a result of the passage of time, the western part of the island is rising, while the eastern part is sinking. This phenomenon was mainly created by catastrophic earthquakes that took place in 66 BC and 365 BC. According to scientific estimates, this geographical phenomenon still continues today, but at a much slower rate.

Gramvousa Pirate Island & Balos Lagoon

After approximately 1 hour, the boat arrives at the port of Gramvousa. The island’s eminent castle was built by the Venetians in 1579 at the highest point of the island, on top of a steep rock at a height of 137m. It is surrounded by a wall of 272m. It has a rough triangular shape and each side is 1km in length. Gramvousa castle played an important role in the history of the region. The panoramic view, its majesty and the legend of the pirate’s hidden treasure, will tempt you to visit it. The walk takes approximately 20 minutes.

TIP!! You should first visit the Castle in Gramvousa and then swim in the cool water…!

Following the approx. 3 hours visit to Gramvousa, the boat will depart for the lagoon of Balos, a journey of approximately 15 minutes. In your stay, you can enjoy a fantastic swim, for about 1 ½ hour.



08:00 – 09:20Pick-up
10:00Arrival at the port of Kissamos
10:40Departure from Kissamos Port
11:50Arrival at Gramvousa island
14:45Departure from Gramvousa
15:00Arrival at Balos
16:30Departure from Balos
17:35Arrival at the port of Kissamos
18:30 – 19:30Arrival at your hotel

The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions as well as the unexpected overcrowding.



✅ Pick-up & Drop-off service (mainly from hotels at Agia Marina, Agioi Apostoloi, Chania City, Gerani, Halepa, Kalamaki, Kolymbari, Maleme, Platanias, Stalos, Tavronitis is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point)

✅ Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus

✅ Guide in the bus

✅ Pre-Recorded instructions on board


Not Included:

❌ Round trip boat tickets & municipality fee (20€ per person / children up to 11 years old pay 10€) – Paid on the spot in cash

OPTIONAL & UPON REQUEST Pick-up and drop-off service from/to Kalyves area +10€ per person with a minimun number of 4 people – Paid upon booking

Personal expenses



Children up to 2 years old free of charge and travelling on parents’ lap.

Children 3 – 12 years old 50% discount.


Cancellation policy:

For cancellation up to 2 days prior to arrival no cancellation fees.

For cancellations 1 day prior to arrival 100% cancellation fees.



  1. For bookings 2 days before departure please contact us in order to check availability!
  2. Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.
  3. Please provide fullname, telephone number (country code included), e-mail and accommodation details (hotel name & address) upon booking.
  4. The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.


Upon booking you will receive from us in a separate mail your activity’s voucher with specific pick-up details (please check your spam folder as well)


For clarifications please send us a mail at online@travelid.gr or contact us at +30 2810 335 227

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