Duration 🌞 Full Day

Gramvousa & Balos! From Heraklion


Every Monday and Wednesday from April till October


Every Monday and Wednesday from Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Bali, Chersonissos, Fodele, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion city center, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia, Stalis

Every Wednesday from Agia Pelagia

Every Monday from Sisi


Total duration 16 hours / Stay at Gramvousa 1½ hour / Stay at Balos 3 hours


An exquisite excursion is the one to Gramvousa and Balos. Driving to the west of the island, we make our first stop at Skaleta, near Rethymnon, where we have some time for coffee or breakfast. Then we head for Kissamos, where we set out for our trip.

Our stay on the ship until the first destination lasts an hour. The first thing we admire is a cave, most likely an ancient shipyard. We also witness an impressive geological phenomenon; the simultaneous lifting and sinking of the two sides of the island, where its western side rises up to 6 – 9 meters above the sea level.

We disembark at the island of Gramvousa also known as the “pirates’ island”. The broader area of Gramvousa forms one of the most significant hydro-biotopes of the Eastern Mediterranean, since here we can encounter over 100 bird species and 400 plant species. You can admire the famous fortress of Gramvousa built by the Venetians in 1579 high on a rock and if you want, you can climb up to admire the magnificent view. After our exploration of the area, you have plenty of time to enjoy our swim at the gorgeous beach with the wonderful colors or have lunch aboard.

In the early afternoon, we head for the lagoon of Balos, one of the loveliest places in Greece. The view of the lagoon is truly breathtaking and brings us in mind exotic beaches in the Caribbean. These app. 3 hours of solitude in such a paradise will surely be etched in your memory forever!



10:00Arrival at Kissamos (port)
10:20   Departure to Gramvousa
11:20   Arrival at Gramvousa
13:00Departure from Gramvousa to Balos
13:30Arrival to Balos
16:30Departure from Balos to Kissamos
17:30Arrival at Kissamos (port)

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 Pelagia, Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Fodele, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion city center, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia, Sisi, Stalis, 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

✅ Professional Guide


Not Included:

❌ Round-trip boat tickets (17,50€ per person / children 4 – 12 years old pay 9€) – Paid on the spot in cash

OPTIONAL Lunch (7,50€ per person) – Preorder upon booking & paid on the spot in cash

❌ Municipality fee (1€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash



Children up to 3 years old free of charge and travelling on parents’ lap.

Children 4 – 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

We are at your disposal from Monday to Friday 09:00 am till 20:00 pm and Saturday 09:00 till 15:00 pm