The ship departs everyday from the port of Kissamos for Gramvousa and Balos lagoon. STEP 1: Buy fast and smoothly your Ticket here! Departure 10.40 – return to the port at 17:30 to 18:00 Departure 11.00 – return to the port at 18.00 to 18.30 Departure 12.40 – return to the port at 19.30 to 20.00 STEP 2 : GET YOUR BOARDING PASS AT THE OFFICE IN KISSAMOS HARBOR SHOW YOUR VOUCHER FROM DESTINATION PLATANIAS TO THE OFFICE OF GRAMVOUSA BALOS CRUISES. Please be at port at leats 40 minutes prior departure! Location: Port of Kissamos STEP 3: GO ON BOARD THE CRUISE / FERRY - ENJOY THE DAY! Attention: The timetable changes according the season. TICKET PRICES without meals Passengers up to 2 years old travel for free. Passengers between the age of 3 and 12 pay 14€. Passengers over 13 years old pay 29€. The above-mentioned prices (no meals) include VAT, all legal charges, and a written guided tour in your language. GOOD TO KNOW Both in Gramvousa and Balos, you may return to the ship at any time, but make sure you are back at least 10 minutes before departure. Details of your trip The ferry leaves from the port of Kissamos and sails in the bay for an hour, after a while you will see a large cave known to be an ancient shipyard. At the end of the bay you will see an impressive geological phenomenon, over time Crete’s west side is rising and the eastern side is sinking. This is happening because of the movement of the African tectonic plate under the Eurasian plate. You can see the ancient coastline along the rocky shore. The self-service bar stays open throughout the whole cruise, offering light meals, salads, soft drinks, coffee, ice creams and more. Gramvousa - The island of Pirates, Stop for 1 1/2 hour. The highest point of the island is 137 meters, here you find the famous castle of Gramvousa that was built by the Venetians in 1579. The castle played a huge role in the history of the area because of the panoramic view and the legends about a hidden pirate treasure. You need to hike up for about 20 min to reach the top. Please remember to wear good comfortable shoes. You can also have a swim near the chapel of Agioi Apostoli or you can choose to stay on the ship. Another fun fact is that Gramvousa island has three plants that havent been found anywhere else on earth. The boat stays here for around 1.5 to 2 hours. The trip to Balos Lagoon from here is about 20 min. Balos Lagoon, Stop for 2.5 to 3 hours Balos is mentioned as one of the best beaches in Europe. A beautiful exotic beach with warm turquoise water and a pink sandy beach full of shells. It’s a true beauty! If you are in need of a sun umbrella you can rent it from the ship or you can buy food or beverages at any time. We will stay at this magical beach for about 3 hours. Note that you have to be back on the ship both at Gramvousa and Balos at least 10 minutes before the ship departures. The Following things are prohibited: -Any kind of pollution -To collect rocks, fossils, shells, ancient finds and plants -Animal catching -Camping -To start a fire or smoking near bushes -Any activity that might threaten the ecosystem Before disembarking in Gramvousa and Balos, please obtain information regarding the exact times of departure of the ship. Both in Gramvousa and Balos, you may return to the ship at any time, but make sure you are back at least 10 minutes before departure.