Save some quality time of organizing for transport to visit these two most scenic sites within Crete. Take up this tour, and be treated to air-conditioned coach transport for easy exploration of Gramvousa Island and Balos bay. While at the location, you can choose to relax on the beach, swim in the clear seawater, or take a hike up the cliffs to the castle of Gramvousa.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Gramvousa Beach, Gramvousa, Chania Prefecture, Crete
As soon as we reach the port, you will go aboard the ship to set out on the cruise. The ship departs from the port at 10:20. An hour later you reach the small island of Gramvousa. The ship stays at the island for two hours. The castle of Gramvousa is to be found at the top of the island… built by Venetians on top of some steep cliffs in order to act as a fortification protecting the island, today it offers visitors a panoramic view to the amazingly blue waters of the Cretan sea.
If you wish so, you can climb up the path to the castle, if not, you can stay on the beach and swim. (Climbing will take you at least 20 min to reach the castle. Proper hiking shoes are a must!).
Stop At: Balos Lagoon, Kissamos, Chania Prefecture, Crete
The ship departs from Gramvousa Island at 13:30, the breath-taking lagoon of Balos being its destination…The journey is short and lasts only about 20 minutes. The ship reaches Balos at 13:50 and stays there for three hours. Words can’t possibly do justice to the wild beauty your eyes will meet once you reach Balos…
The white and at places pink sand, the turquoise warm and shallow waters, the rocks reaching for the sky around the lagoon… all these amazing elements come together to create a heavenly landscape, which you are bound to want to keep returning to!
Stop At: Kastelli Kissamos Old Port, Kissamos, Chania Prefecture, Crete