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A “small paradise” of Crete is waiting to be discovered by you… The Gramvousa Island with its wild beauty, the lagoon of Balos with it's crystal clear waters and the white sand makes it a “must” place to visit while you are on vacation on our island.

 Details of your trip

Your day starts with being picked up from your hotel or at one of the specific pick up points with the bus. The bus will drive towards the west side of Crete in order to reach the port of Kissamos, Kasteli. Here the guide is going to give you all the necessary information about the cruise, you will arrive at the port where the Gramvousa ferry is waiting for you to start the cruise.

You only pay 27 € now at the booking point as a deposit and the remaining 18€ at harbour.  Children 18€ deposit and 9€ for boat ticket. The guide will collect the money for the boat tickets from you so you can skip the lines at the ticket offices.

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. There 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. When you have enjoyed a swim and relaxation 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 to the scenery of the island.

At 18:00 the ferry is arriving at the port and the journey in this small paradise is coming to an end.

Return time in Chania approximately: 19.00p.m

Notice! To reach the Gramvousa fortress is a couple of hundred meters of walking up to top of the island.

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

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

Tips & Don't Forget

Bathing clothes
Good shoes and slippers
Sun Protection

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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Bus Tour



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


Not included:

Pick Up time:

Pick up time and location is at ticket. 

In case of delay, call +30 28210 32030


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