The Cruise of Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island

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The view from Gramvousa castle will take your breath away and the crystal clear water of Balos lagoon won’t let you go out…

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    All about the The Cruise of Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island.

    Tour Highlights

    • Once in a life-time experience
    • Explore the fortress of Gramvousa pirate island
    • Learn about the history of Crete 
    • Dive deep down the crystal clear water of Balos lagoon
    • Swim to one of the most beautiful beaches around the world
    • Full-day regular cruise

     

    Description

    A great trip for any Chania visitor is the mini-cruise to Gramvousa and Balos!
    The regular trip starts from your hotel’s lobby. The destination is the port of Kissamos. As soon as you reach the port, you go aboard the ship to set out on the cruise. The ship departs from the port at 10:20. An hour later you reach the small island of Gramvousa. The ship stays in the island for two and a half hours. The castle of Gramvousa is to be found at the top of the island… built by Venetians on top of some steep cliffs in order to act as a fortification protecting the island, today it offers visitors a panoramic view to the amazingly blue waters of the Cretan sea. If you wish so, you can climb up the path to the castle. If not, you can stay on the beach and swim.
    The ship departs from Gramvousa island at 13:30, the breathtaking lagoon of Balos being its destination… The journey is short, and lasts only about 20 minutes. The ship reaches Balos at 13:50 and stays there for three hours. The amazing sea=lagoon of Balos is ahead. The white and at some places pink sand, the turquoise warm and shallow waters, the rocks reaching for the sky around the lagoon… all these amazing elements come together to create a heavenly landscape, which you are bound to want to keep returning to!
    The ship departs for Kisamos Port at 16:30. On board and throughout the journey, you can enjoy your meal in the self-service restaurants of the ship, where traditional Cretan dishes are being offered, or at the ship’s bar. You reach Kissamos port an hour later. The car will be waiting for you there, in order to take you back to your hotel.
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • English speaking driver/escort during the ride
    • Private Air-conditioned minivan transportation
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Boat ticket (18€)
    • Local taxes (1€)
    • Lunch
    1. Schedule April to October
      • Schedule: April to October – Upon request
    2. Location Chania

      Chania, Crete

    3. Duration Approximately

      11 hours

    4. Terms & Conditions Don't Forget
      • The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when this is considered necessary, for example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.
      • Reservations must be made 12 hours before the tour. A cancellation must be done 5 days before the tour for 50% refund. In case of later cancellations, no refund will be made from the company.
      • If a tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, the company will refund 100% of made payments
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      • Tour type: Private tour and a group cruise ship

      Important Note: This tour is including hotel pick up – drop off for accommodations in Chania city. Pick up from Rethimnon, Heraklion and Lasithi is not included. In case of hotels at least 20km away from Chania city center there will be an additional transportation fee.

    6. Tour Starts ----

      09:00 am

    7. Starting point Chania

      * Your hotel lobby

      Important Note: This tour is including hotel pick up – drop off for accommodations in Chania city. Pick up from Rethimnon, Heraklion and Lasithi is not included. In case of hotels at least 20km away from Chania city center there will be an additional transportation fee.

    We keep our group sizes low so you have the freedom to move around and get involved with your surroundings, as well as more personal attention from our local guides. This intimate size ensures that your group will not crowd your experience. You can participate up to 18 travelers maximum on a trip. Check individual trip pages for maximum group sizes.

    The availability listed on our website is updated every minute however on some tours we must confirm arrangements with our people on the ground, a process which usually takes no more than 24 hours. When you book online you will receive a follow-up email confirming your arrangements or a timeframe for when they will be confirmed.

    Every departure is guaranteed to run. Yup, all of them. Once you’ve booked and paid, that’s it, you’re going. Guaranteed. Your trip won’t be cancelled by us for any reason (beyond harsh weather or safety issues). Promise.

    All documentation is sent electronically by email. Shortly after we receive your payment we will send you your initial documents. Final documentation will be sent by email no later than two days prior to the departure.

    Yes, all of our Tour Managers and Tour Drivers speak English, some speak additional languages as well, but your tour will be conducted in English

    You will automatically receive an e-voucher to your email address. Please print your voucher/ticket or keep a picture to your mobile phone which contains your unique reference number. Please remember to bring this with you on the day. You will not be allowed entrance to an attraction without a valid ticket.

    If there is any problem with your booking or payment details, we will contact you on the telephone number or email address stated in your booking. Sometimes tours may not operate due to insufficient numbers, and we may need to contact you to advise you of any such changes.

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