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One of Crete’s top beaches! Visit one of Europe's most beautiful beaches, Balos Lagoon with crystal clear waters and white sand, with a stop at the Gramvousa island. A wonderful boat cruise with all the comforts on board.

 Details of your trip

Your day starts with being picked up from your hotel or at one of the specific pick up points.On the bus the guide is going to give you all the necessary information about the cruise.The ferry is waiting for you when you arrive at the port of Kissamos, Kastelli.

You only pay 27 euros now at the booking point as a deposit and the remaining 18 euros during the excursion. The guide will collect the money for the boat tickets from you so you can skip the lines at the ticket offices. Before boarding the ship, passengers over the age of 13 pay € 1 in addition to the ticket price, as a reciprocal fee for a visit to the Balos Lagoon.

About 10:20 you will set off for the island of Gramvousa which takes approximately 45 minutes. On the ferry there is a kitchen with self service dishes, meals and snacks. You can sit back on a deck chair or in the lounge.

Once you arrive at the island of Gramvousa you can either have a swim or you can take a hike to the top of the island to the Venetian fortress. Here you have 2,5 hours before the ferry continues to the lagoon of Balos which is 20 minutes from there.

As soon as you arrive at the lagoon you will have about 3 hours there to enjoy. You may at any time go back to the boat for food or also hire umbrellas if the heat is too intense. After swimming and relaxing at the lagoon, the boat will take you straight back to the port of Kissamos. This is a great photo opportunity as the sun will be behind you as you look out on the scenery of the island.

At 18:00 the ferry is arriving at the port, return time in Chania is approximately: 19.00.

Notice! To see the Gramvousa fortress you need to walk uphill a couple of hundred of meters to reach the top of the island.

Children ticket is from 3 y/o-12y/o.

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Bus Tour



Notice! You will only pay a deposit here and the ticket for boat trip at the bus to guide.

Not included:

Boat Ticket 18 Euro
The Municipality of Kissamos collects 1€ from every ticket (paid in cash), as an administrative fee for passengers over 13 years

Food and Drinks


Sun Umbrellas

Pick Up time:

Pick up time and location is at ticket. 

In case of delay, call +30 28210 32030

Tips & Don't Forget

Good shoes and slippers
Sun Protection



The Blue Lagoon
Crystal Clear Water
Amazing Beach
Lovely Ferry Trip
Gramvousa, the Venetian Fortress Built During the 16th Century 

Cancellation Policy:

Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made 24 hours prior trip. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be made.

If a trip is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, we will refund 100% of made payments.

In case of any changes in the activity Destination Platanias will send you a sms. Please make sure your phone is on and charged.

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  1. Kastelli
  2. Gramvousa
  3. Gramvousa Island
  4. Balos Lagoon