Gramvousa – from Chania
Excursions & day trips

Gramvousa – from Chania

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Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: more than 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Boat trip to Gramvousa peninsula and isles
  • Imeri Gramvousa isle and Venetian fort
  • Swim and sunbathe in the Balos lagoon
What to expect

This cruise has everything – great scenery, beach time and a helping of medieval history. Everything starts at Kastelli on Crete's northwest coast, where a boat awaits to carry you across Kissamos bay to the Gramvousa peninsula and isles. And to round off the trip, you'll spend a few hours at the beautiful Balos lagoon.

You'll sail past steep cliffs and caves before docking at Imeri Gramvousa isle – ‘Imeri' means ‘Tame'. Once a pirate hideout, this massive chunk of rock is crowned by a half-ruined Venetian fort. Here, you can stay sunbathing on deck, take a swim or trek up to the castle to drink in the views.

Next, your boat will make its way back to Tigani on the peninsula. Lapped by the fluorescent turquoise waters of the Balos lagoon, it's a beach that looks like something from the Caribbean. Laze on the white sands, take snaps of the views or splash about in the warm water – it's really shallow and stays knee-deep for a long way out.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • What's included
    • Transport
    • Boat trip
    • Guide
    What to remember

    Lunch not included

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    Bring bathing gear and sunblock – and good footwear for the fort hike

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    Provider
    TUI HELLAS AE
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    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.
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