Balos Beach

Balos and Gramvoussa Day-Cruise , Chania

Discover Crete's famed beach, Balos, and the red rocky terrain of Gramvoussa on this full-day cruise.


Discover Crete's famed beach, Balos, and the red rocky terrain of Gramvoussa on this full-day cruise. The two beaches are some of the most popular in the country, offering crystal-clear, shallow water which is perfect for swimming.

You'll start your morning with a bus transfer to the port of Kissamos, where you'll board a group cruise to the small island of Gramvoussa. Enjoy the next few hours to explore Gramvoussa on your own. Here you can relax on the beach or hike the rocky red trail to the island's castle. The Venetians built the Gramvoussa Fortress strategically on top of cliffs, giving modern visitors panoramic views of the Cretan Sea.

After your time on Gramvoussa, you’ll take a short cruise to the breathtaking lagoon of Balos. Enjoy swimming and soaking in the shallow turquoise waters with the signature white and pink sand below your feet. With tall rocks surrounding the lagoon, these natural elements come together to create a blissful landscape. If you're feeling hungry, you can purchase snacks and drinks aboard the boat. In the early evening, you'll cruise back to Kissamos port where you will be transferred back to your hotel.

This cruise is family-friendly and suitable for children of all ages. To participate swimming knowledge is required.
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Know before you go

11 hours
Recommended for
All ages
Group tour

Start times

  • Daily
    9:00 am

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