Booking for : Gramvousa Pirate Island and Balos Lagoon‼️ One Day Cruise | Departure from Heraklion

Gramvousa Pirate Island and Balos Lagoon‼️ One Day Cruise | Departure from Heraklion

Tour Details

Heraklion Gramvousa Balos Tour

Available again season 2021 May till October

Duration 14 hours / Stay at Gramvousa 1 ½ 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 things 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!

Indicative Time-Table:

10:00   Arrival at Kissamos (port)               

10:20   Departure to Gramvousa         

11:20   Arrival at Gramvousa     

13:00   Departure from Gramvousa to Balos

13:30   Arrival to Balos        

16:30   Departure from Balos to Kissamos      

17:30   Arrival at Kissamos (port)       

The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions


✔️ Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Pick up mainly from hotels from Heraklion city, Ammoudara and Kokkini Hani till Malia area. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point. In case you don’t know the closest pickup point, please contact us).

✔️ Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus

✔️ Professional Guide

Not Included:

✖️ Boat ticket (18.00€ per person / 9.00€ children from 4 up to 12 years old) – Paid on the spot in cash

✖️ Lunch – Optional (8.00€ per person) – Let us know if you would like to add Lunch in your booking – Paid on the spot in cash

✖️ Municipality fee (1.00€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash

✖️ Personal Expenses

Remember to bring ‼️ Sun Cream, Sunglasses and Hat, Long-Sleeved Shirt for Sensitive skin


Children up to 3 years old, free of charge on tour rate and travelling on parents’ lap

Children from 4 to 12 years old, 50% discount on tour rate

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations up to 2 days prior to departure date, no cancellation  fees

For cancellations 1 day prior to departure date, 100% cancellation fees

Non-Show, 100% cancellation fees

⚠️ Important Notes

  1. Mandatory use of face covering and pre-boarding health declaration questionnaire is required, filled by all adults. Please download it here and have it filled before boarding on bus.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Upon reservation, our partners will contact you in order to receive your Voucher which includes your pick-up point and time info. Please be aware that you will have to bring the Voucher with you during the trip.

For any further clarification, please feel free to contact us.

Heraklion Gramvousa Balos Tour

Why to choose this package!

  • Swim in the refreshing cool waters of Balos & Gramvousa (2 swim stops!)
  • Walk in the romantinc lagoon of Balos
  • Explore the Pirate castle of Gramvousa
  • 8th best beach in Europe

Additional Info

  • Duration : 🌞 1 Day
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