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Gramvousa and Balos Day Cruise from Chania provided by MTM DMC Ltd - Greece

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Gramvousa and Balos Day Cruise from Chania

Gramvousa and Balos Day Cruise from Chania
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About
Our trip starts at your hotel or a location in its vicinity, with our bus.Our destination is the port of Kisamos. As soon as we 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 at the island for two hours.The castle of Gramvousa is to be found at the top of the island. If you wish so, you can climb up the path to the castle, if not, you can stay on the beach and swim. (Climbing will take you at least 20 min to reach the castle. Proper hiking shoes are a must!).The ship departs from Gramvousa Island at 13:30, the breath-taking lagoon of Balos being its destination. Words can’t possibly do justice to the wild beauty your eyes will meet once you reach Balos.The white and at 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!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6357P244
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local Guide
  • All Taxes
  • Boat ticket to Gramvousa 19 euro per person
Exclusions
  • Ecological Fee – 1€
  • Tips
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off can be provided at the extra charge of euro 15 for round trip per person
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Remember to have with you :Swimsuit -Beach towel-Hat -Sunscreen
  • Please notice that extra charges may apply per person or in total of the group for pick-ups from hotels- villas- airbnb outside the proximity of our tour selected pick route. In that case we can provide round trip transfer for customer(s) convenience ad-hoc quoted as per location of customer(s)' property.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local Guide
  • All Taxes
  • Boat ticket to Gramvousa 19 euro per person
Exclusions
  • Ecological Fee – 1€
  • Tips
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off can be provided at the extra charge of euro 15 for round trip per person
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Remember to have with you :Swimsuit -Beach towel-Hat -Sunscreen
  • Please notice that extra charges may apply per person or in total of the group for pick-ups from hotels- villas- airbnb outside the proximity of our tour selected pick route. In that case we can provide round trip transfer for customer(s) convenience ad-hoc quoted as per location of customer(s)' property.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Gramvousa Beach
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Balos Lagoon
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Kastelli Kissamos Old Port
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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3.5
29 reviews
Excellent
7
Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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alyson e
32 contributions
Great views
Sep 2021
Should be 5 star but as so many people visiting in one go, it does spoil the experience somewhat. However the ferry ride was pleasant, clean boat and the food was adequate. When on Gramvousa, it is definitely worth the walk to see the fort at the top. The structure is remarkable and the views stunning. Good walking shoes recommended as the path is steep and uneven in places. The only downside was the long wait at the port before the ferry left which made for a longer day than is necessary, however this seemed normal for anyone on an organised trip.
Written 25 September 2021
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InSearchOfTravels
Norfolk, UK2 contributions
Everyone being sick everywhere
Oct 2019 • Couples
The boat itself was lovely however everyone including my husband was being severely sea sick. The ocean was very wavey at the time we went and it didnt feel very safe as the waves were big and coming onto the boat at the back . I paid £50+ for this trip only when on the bus to the dock to be told I needed to pay an extra €38 ..I asked what of was for and she said the boat entry fee...confused I explained i already paid and she said no the tickets are for the bus only. There was a selection on snacks on board but of you are of restricted diet definitely take your own as all I could eat was a (very bruised )apple and crisps.
The destinations themselves were very lovely! Very pretty! But the boat did spoil it because of all the sickness. They did offer sickness tablets which they said was good for one per day which lasts all day which it didn't. Prices on board are fair, €4 for 2 cans of drink and a bottle of water. €2.70 for a little bowl of salad.
Written 25 October 2019
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Vassilis M
Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your feedback of your recent tour.. Do have in mind that if the port authorities wouldnt alllow us to disembark we wouldnt have done so the trip was safe though, yes, we have to admit that sea had waves that day. The extras are visible at the time of the booking to be paid on the spot and our restaurant on board had a selection of food so you can select at least 3-4 dishes. Your detailed review helps us to see our product through your eyes. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back for another tour. Best Regards
Written 21 January 2020
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RAQL3
Glassboro, NJ267 contributions
Great day
My son, daughter in law, daughter, boyfriend, husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. The bus picked us up near our hotel made only one stop and delivered us to the ferry to go to Gramvousa Beach where if you are adventurous you can hike up to see an old Venetian Castle, water was clear and warm but would highly recommend water shoes because entering is through a lot of rocks and shells. You them board ship to go on to Balos Lagoon wether you will find turquoise warm water and breathtaking landscape. Good and drinks are available on board the ferry at very reasonable prices.
Written 18 October 2019
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Vassilis M
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for posting your positive feedback of your recent tour. It is our pleasure to make each guests tour special and one to remember. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back for another even more memorable tour. Best Regards,
Written 11 November 2019
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Gina
1 contribution
Tour includes bus only!! Beautiful beach
Sep 2019 • Friends
Such a beautiful beach! The tour did not include the price of the ferry, just the bus to the port. If you can find alternate transportation, do it. The bus stops a lot and is not guided at all.

The beach was amazing!! Highly recommend going! While there were a lot of people, I still enjoyed the views. Water/beach very rocky and slippery, so some sort of water shoe is important.
Written 9 October 2019
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Vassilis M
Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your feedback of your recent tour. Do have in mind that all extras are clearly detailed at the time of the booking and tour includes a ride as well to two of the most amazing beaches in the world. Your detailed review helps us to see our product through your eyes. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back for another tour. Best Regards
Written 21 January 2020
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Stewart M
Shrewsbury, UK543 contributions
Stunning Location - Great Trip
Well organised excursion with Kyriakis Travel. Pick up and return to hotel. Tip - do not hire an umbrella it is too windy. There is some shade at Gramvousa. You stop at Gramvousa for 90mins. Time for a swim and visit up steep hill to the Fortress. Then a short boat trip to Balos Lagoon. There is time to get lunch on the boat. The boat sells beer water and snacks all reasonably priced. (They take credit card) 150mins at the lagoon. There are beds and umbrellas (10€ for two). Sea is stunning. Great excursion.
Written 14 September 2019
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Vassilis M
Dear Guest, We appreciate your comments regarding your recent trip. It is always a pleasure to receive such a positive feedback. Such comments are very encouraging for all of us and enhance even more our commitment for constant upgrade of our services. Looking forward to see you again in the near future to one of our tours and until then, we wish you all the best!
Written 23 September 2019
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PGGP
Bucharest, Romania12 contributions
Excellent organization to see splendid beaches
Aug 2019
The organization was excellent - the bus took us from the hotel, and transferred us to the boat. The boat was large, very comfortable, with plenty of seats, food, drinks & music. The duration of the trips & staying in the two places was clear announced in many languages.
The beaches were very nice, with the promised clear crystal waters on sand (and rocks) beautiful beaches.
Written 2 September 2019
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Thank you very much for posting your review! It’s always heartwarming to read such lovely comments and to realize that our guests appreciate the hard work we put into making everyone’s tour/cruise special. Your kind words motivate us to continue offering the highest level of services and we truly thank you for that. It was an absolute pleasure to have you in one of our tours and we are looking forward to welcome you back in the near future. Until then we wish you all the best!
Written 4 September 2019
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DorothyMcK
Bathgate, UK34 contributions
Great Day
Aug 2019 • Couples
This is the second time we have taken the trip by ship having driven to the port from Tavronitis

We loved both stops and especially the beautiful lagoon at Balos to swim in ... warm blue water ... just fantastic

Sitting on the deck with the blue sky, water and scenery whilst the wind cooled us down a little was perfect

Food in the ship was grand and staff were helpful

Will go again when we come back to Crete
Written 7 August 2019
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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us concerning your recent tour. Your comments are essential to us as they represent a very important tool of measuring our performance and improving our services where necessary. Thank you again, we are all looking forward to welcoming you back again very soon in one of our tours. Best Regards,
Written 19 August 2019
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Rimantas_V
Vilnius, Lithuania53 contributions
Nice stay, good place for family trip
Jul 2019
Dont go by car. The best thing is to use transfer to the port Kissamos and then use boat. You will heatisfied by nice view and god place for swimming. The food is available in the boat. Small service is provided in Balos slso, but no food there.
Written 23 July 2019
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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us concerning your recent day cruise in Gramvousa and Balos. Your comments are essential to us as they represent a very important tool of measuring our performance and improving our services where necessary. Thank you again, we are all looking forward to welcoming you back again very soon in one of our tours. Best Regards
Written 24 July 2019
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Nicole
1 contribution
READ CAREFULLY
Jul 2019 • Family
Total and complete waste of money! Total scam! You are paying for a bus ride to the boat. You have to pay additional for the boat. It says this trip has a maximum of 15 travelers but the boat had about 500. The description is very misleading. How can you take a cruise that includes transportation but doesn’t include the cruise?? You can’t get to the island by car so what exactly are you paying for? If you want to go to balos lagoon go by car and drive a short distance further and see Elafonisi too. Don’t waste your money to support a scam artist.
Written 15 July 2019
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Vassilis M
Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your feedback of your recent tour. Do have in mind that all inclusions - exclusions and extras to be paid are clearly described prior booking and our vessel can take up to maximum 200 persons and only. Your detailed review helps us to see our product through your eyes. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back for another tour. Best Regards
Written 21 January 2020
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Sandra M
Oslo, Norway16 contributions
fantastisk strandperle
Jun 2019
The road with the rental car was pretty bad in the last part to the parking lot, so you cannot drive fast. It costs 1 Euro per person to pass the road. From the parking lot it took approx. 30 minutts down to the beach. Back we spent probably 45 -60 min. It is very steep uphill but we got a fantastic sunset. We came late and it was very windy this day, but anyway it was fantastic.
Written 4 July 2019
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Dear Guest, It is absolutely our pleasure to look after all the wonderful guests like yourselves and very important to us to receive such lovely feedback. We sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you back again in one of our tours. Best regards
Written 13 July 2019
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By: MTM DMC Ltd - Greece
263azzedineh
263azzedineh
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No cruise for us
Did not come to pick us up at the hotel like planned. Do not answer phone or mail. Trying to get a refund.
atravelingbryant
atravelingbryant
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Loved it
Great tour with good knowledgeable guides! Saw a lot of sights and the archaeological dig is amazing! For the money
Matthew L
Matthew L
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special place and excellent tour guide
kind and knowledgeable guide, he was very open and interested in history, and learning. helped us walk on the trai
daddyo-2
daddyo-2
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Ancient financial capital of the world!
We took a half day guided tour of Delos. There are many options to sail by the island and look at the ruins from t
SaraCala1
SaraCala1
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GO TO DELOS!hire a private guide, bring some snacks and FRESH WATER!
Go to Delos!!!! We bought the tickets the same day you can also book them on internet I think they cost max 25 euro
cliffw973
cliffw973
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History enthusiasts think twice
History enthusiasts think twice Having boarded our coach at 0710 we undertook multiple pick-ups, many off the beate
rkigervaron
rkigervaron
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Very good
Good tour of a very interesting city. The guide was helpful and insightful and the journey was pleasant if a bit f
zsuzsannab432
zsuzsannab432
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It is a well designed trip around the islands of Lefkada. I highly recommend to join.
Crew is very kind, lunch is great, real BBQ on a beautiful beach. Interesting history of the islands were shared wi
dufton19
dufton19
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Boat was cancelled last minute
Tour operators switched my cruise day, which luckily was still a day I was in Naxos but then cancelled the tour alt
Kelly O
Kelly O
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Arena Greece
We had a private walking food tour with our guide Georgia Kalimeri. She was fantastic and a delight to spend the af
706kristinaf
706kristinaf
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Mistanke on passengerlist
We were 4 but the guide only had two on her paper so first they drive off and later they came back and realiser it
11chantelles
11chantelles
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Amazing day out
Best day of the holiday. I would definitely recommend the two dives they are done the same day because once you've
yasminb725
yasminb725
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Very good
Was very good. Had hotel pickup and was on time. The actual tour was very interesting with 2 swim sessions.
Sam_7Basel
Sam_7Basel
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Beyond expectations
Booking was somehow complicated to arrange picking up from hotel but thanks to Anna for managing that at the last m
q2bert
q2bert
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100% Fantastic
Had an absolutly fantastic trip. couldn't recommend them high enough. Picked us up from the hotel and dropped us of
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