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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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What people are saying about Kasteli

Superb trip. Even though the bus and boat time is very long, it is worth it. The beaches are amazing, similar to the pictures you see on the internet…a magical day. The lunch is really very good and inexpensive (7€/person). Bring sneakers if you want to go up to see the fortress (note this is not specified). I recommend this excursion!

Essential place of Crete, magnificent landscapes turquoise waters. Don't forget your mask to admire the underwater fauna. Departure at 7am from Heraklion and return at 10pm, exhausting day but no regrets.

The tour guide was very attentive and super friendly. Above all, she made the trip there very informative and interesting. Impressive how she masters 4 different languages. Many Thanks :)

It was a very nice experience, the beach is very nice, visiting the fortress was a bit exhausting... no wonder at 30 degrees and with flip-flops... We saw a lot and are thrilled

Very nice trip. Gorgeous beaches. Good support, warm driver and guide. Ps: be in good shape for the trip