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From Heraklion: Gramvousa and Balos Cruise with Hotel Pickup

1. From Heraklion: Gramvousa and Balos Cruise with Hotel Pickup

Start with pickup from Heraklion or the surrounding area. Drive over to Kastelli by bus to board your boat. Balos are Gramvousa are located on the West part of the island. Depending on the area your hotel is located is around 4 hours by bus to the place where the boats depart. Embark the boat from the village of Kasteli and head over to Balos Lagoon and enjoy plenty of time to swim in the quiet crystal clear waters, walk across the golden sand beach and soak in the sun as you relax. Cruise across the western Cretan sea and arrive at the tranquil Gramvousa. Swim along the coast and stroll up to the castle on the hill to admire panoramic views of the natural landscape as you hike up to that point. The drivers will be awaiting you at the port, in order to begin the drive back to Heraklion.

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

Super organized trip. The bus came to the hotel on time in the morning and we were back at the specified time in the evening! Our guide explained everything very well and spoke several languages. Price-performance top. Definitely worth it if you experience a breathtaking view of the Blue Lagoon. If you want to take panoramic photos, you should have sturdy shoes with you, because you would have to climb a few steep stairs for about 15-20 minutes, but the view is worth it! The bus ride from Ammoudára took about 3 hours but you can see a lot of the island. I would recommend this tour.