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Gramvusa island & lagoon of Balos

+29€ Boat
+1€ Municipality fee

Join us on a tour of the stunning Gramvusa island and lagoon of Balos. The place of history and legends and pure natural beauty that is included in Natura 2000.

Our journey starts in the morning from Rethymno and we will be heading to the port of Kissamos, where the cruise boat will take us around the coast to the natural wonder. You will be fascinated by the views of the historic island of Gramvusa with the Venetian castle atop and by the beauty of the crystal-clear waters of the Balos lagoon with a spectrum of turquoise hues.

On the Gramvusa you will have the opportunity to go for a short hike to the top of the castle which sits at approximately 130m above the sea. Or you can choose to remain at the beach and enjoy swimming or snorkeling around the island.

The beauty of the lagoon of Balos will astonish you with its exotic white and sometimes pinkish sand due to the shells crushed by the waves against the rocks, vivid turquoise waters and the shallow warm sea will be ideal for families with children. There are also deeper waters for swimming and snorkeling and be sure to take a short walk up the stairs to get a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire lagoon.

Book the tour and make your holiday unforgettable.


  • Venetian fortress
  • Pinkish sand
  • Crystal-clear waters
  • Unique flora and fauna
  • Panoramic view
  • Pirate Island
  • Lagoon
  • Historical place
  • Swimming
  • Short hike
  • Cruise boat
  • Boat ride

Trip Itinerary

8:00 (departure time may differ based on the location of your accommodation, for more information look for the pick-up time schedule)
1h30m free time on the island
2h30m free time at the lagoon
approx. 19:00 (please note that the time of return may differ based on the location of your accommodation)

Not included:

Entrance fee: 1€ (cash only)
Boat fee: 29€ (cash only)
Lunch is not included in the price of the tour.


Useful information:

Comfortable shoes will be advantage to have more pleasant walk.
Don’t forget swimsuit, sunscreen, hat and towel.
The order of visited places during the cruise may vary, depends on the boat schedule. Guide will five you all the information at the day of the tour.

Duration (approx.): 11 hours
+29€ Boat
+1€ Municipality fee
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General Information

Kapodistriou 55, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Tel: (+30) 6972 603 639

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