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Balos Beach and Lagoon Tours and Tickets

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Bridging the gap between the wild Gramvousa Peninsula and the idyllic Cape Tigani, Balos Beach is a startlingly blue lagoon, framed by jagged sea cliffs and pristine pink and white sand beaches. A pocket of paradise, Balos Beach is one of Crete’s most photographed natural beaches.

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Gramvousa Island and Balos Bay Full-Day Tour from Chania

Gramvousa Island and Balos Bay Full-Day Tour from Chania

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Enjoy some of Crete’s most beautiful beaches without the self-drive hassles on this guided small-group tour. Travel direct from your door to Kissamos, where you board a boat for Balos Beach and Lagoon, then savor the soft white sands. Next, ride a boat to Gramvousa Island (own expense), swim in the clear waters, and opt to hike to the 16th-century fortress. Your guide will drop you directly to your door.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.62
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$22.62

Gramvousa and Balos Full Day Tour from Chania

Gramvousa and Balos Full Day Tour from Chania

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Skip the expense of car hire and relax with this convenient transfer service for scenic Gramvousa island. Your bus will collect you at one of a range of Chania locations, and drive you to the port of Kissamos. Here, pay for your prebooked tickets and a small municipality fee, board the boat, and explore the island. Catch the boat to Balos Lagoon before returning to Chania by bus.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.92
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$38.92

Gramvousa and Balos Day Cruise from Chania
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Gramvousa and Balos Day Cruise from Chania

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Balos Beach and Gramvousa Island are considered among Crete’s top attractions, but organizing transportation to visit independently cuts into valuable sightseeing and sunbathing time. On this tour, reach both sites with ease by air-conditioned coach in a day and discover the natural beauty of Crete. Follow winding walking routes at your leisure, soak up the rays by the lagoon, and upgrade to enjoy pickup and drop-off at your Chania hotel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.12
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$63.12

Balos Lagoon & Falassarna Beach - Semi Private Jeep Tour with Lunch

Balos Lagoon & Falassarna Beach - Semi Private Jeep Tour with Lunch

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On this small-group tour up to 6 guests per guide/vehicle, travel in a comfortable four-wheel drive vehicle to off-road locations that you wouldn’t be able to access by bus or minibus. Venture from Kaliviani village to the spectacular Balos lagoon and Falassarna beach. As an extra perk, a sunbed is reserved for you on the beach, and lunch is provided at a local restaurant with beer or wine.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.53
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$152.53

Full-Day Balos Beach and Gramvousa Island Tour from Rethymno

Full-Day Balos Beach and Gramvousa Island Tour from Rethymno

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Discover Gramvousa Island and Balos Beach on a full-day tour from Rethymno, with free time to enjoy two gorgeous destinations. Visiting Gramvousa Island and Balos Beach means coordinating overland transport with boat departures from Kasteli. Since this tour handles all the planning, you can focus on exploring. Hike to the Venetian Gramvousa Fortress, swim in turquoise water, and lounge on a pristine beach before returning to your accommodations.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.78
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$15.78

Private Boat Trip Kissamos Balos (price per group - up to 6 people)

Private Boat Trip Kissamos Balos (price per group - up to 6 people)

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Discover Crete by water with this private boat trip to Balos Lagoon. Climb aboard a boat for a scenic excursion in the Mediterranean Sea to Gramvousa Beach. Go snorkeling off the boat with provided equipment or swim and sunbathe. The itinerary and tour length can be customized according to your individual interests.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$504.94
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$504.94
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Day Cruise to Gramvousa & Balos

Day Cruise to Gramvousa & Balos

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Explore Crete by sail with a scenic day cruise to Gramvousa and Balos. Get picked up at your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and admire views during the drive to the west edge of Crete. Climb aboard a boat and sail to Gramvousa, or Pirates Island. Cool off with a swim in the turquoise waters of Balos Lagoon and get to know Crete from a fresh perspective.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.07
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$62.07

Sea Kayak & Snorkel tours in West Crete

Sea Kayak & Snorkel tours in West Crete

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Depending on your level of ability - and the local weather at the time of booking - Fit in Crete can suggest a kayak and/or snorkel tour that will suit you. With many years of experience sea kayaking and snorkelling around West Crete we can choose the location & the sights so you have a great day! Make sure to contact us to clarify the details of your trip when booking.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.53
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$71.53

Gramvoussa - Balos

Gramvoussa - Balos

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Nature and history lovers will enjoy this action-packed day tour to Gramvoussa and Balos. Visit some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, watch birds on the uninhabited island of Gramvoussa, and cool off with a swim in the lagoon at Balos. Learn about the history of Gramvoussa and find out why it’s nicknamed Pirates’ Island.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.18
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$44.18

Private Boat Trip Chania - Balos (price is per group-up to 9 people)

Private Boat Trip Chania - Balos (price is per group-up to 9 people)

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Set sail and explore the beauty of Crete and its nearby islands with this private boat trip. Starting in Chania, head towards Balos in a private vessel with experienced skippers to take care of driving the boat, so you can focus on the sightseeing. Along the way, pass by Gramvousa Fortress, Balos Lagoon, and one of Crete's most beautiful beaches. Conveniently, snacks and alcoholic drinks are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$999.35
per group
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$999.35
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PRIVATE TOUR by 4x4 to Balos lagoon and Falassarna beach

PRIVATE TOUR by 4x4 to Balos lagoon and Falassarna beach

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Enjoy two highlights of the Gramvousa Peninsula without the self-drive stress on this private day trip in a 4WD that reaches areas standard vehicles can't access. Take a short hike from a dirt road to capture views of Balos Lagoon from above; sunbathe on beautiful Balos Beach; then hit the pale sands of Falassarna Beach. Your driver/guide will share travel tips and insider info as you explore.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.87
Price varies by group size
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$199.87
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12 Day Tour at the Best of Athens, Delphi, Meteora, Santorini, Crete.

12 Day Tour at the Best of Athens, Delphi, Meteora, Santorini, Crete.

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12 Day vacation package in Greece and enjoy the ultimate chauffeured experience and our experienced guided tours! Visit Athens, Delphi, Meteora and the islands of Santorini and Crete! Visit Delphi that was regarded as the center of the world. Dare to get excited about Meteora, the ageless monasteries standing between Earth and Sky atop huge rocks. Holidays in Santorini at the most romantic island in Greece, with the magnificent sunset! Swim in the thermal waters, get a cruise to volcano, and dine under the orange-red color of the sun as it sets! Continue your vacation in Crete with a private tour to the Palace of Knossos and at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and learn about the rich lifestyle in ancient Greece. You should also take the cruise to Gramvousa and the exotic Ballos lagoon, with the blend of glowing white and pink sand and the unbelievable lagoon waters bands! Book online your holidays in Mainland and Greek Islands.
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  • 12 days
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$3,844.88
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$3,844.88
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Gramvousa & Balos Cruise Tour

Gramvousa & Balos Cruise Tour

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Popular for the Venetian castle and turquoise warm and shallow waters and white sand beach, Gramvousa & Balos full-day cruise is a major hotspot for visitors to Crete. On this tour, all these amazing elements come together to create a heavenly landscape!
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.14
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$23.14

Gramvousa - Balos from Rethymno

Gramvousa - Balos from Rethymno

We travel by bus from Rethymno to the outskirts of Chania and the port of Kastelli. A boat will be waiting to take us to the island of Gramvousa and the beautiful lagoon of Balos. When sailing you will have the chance to see a large cave, which is thought to be an ancient shipyard. At the end of the bay, you will see an impressive geological phenomenon. In Gramvousa you will see a rusty shipwreck. This is “Dimitrios P”, a motor ship that sank in 1968. From the Venetian fort on the island of Gramvousa there is a breathtaking view over Balos. The boat continues to Balos (or the other way around depending on the itinerary). This exotic beach-lagoon and rare natural monument is situated between the Gramvousa peninsula and Cape Tigani. The boat is open to enter at all times and the self-service bar is open throughout the cruise, offering Cretan traditional delicacies and other dishes. Don’t forget your swimwear for our stay in the white/pink coral sanded lagoon of Balos.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.40
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$28.40

Gramvousa Island & Balos Lagoon Day Tour from Rethimno & Chania

Gramvousa Island & Balos Lagoon Day Tour from Rethimno & Chania

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Join this 12-hour day tour of Gramvousa, an island that serves as a regional bird habitat. While there, take time to explore the local castle, then head over to Balos Lagoon. Swim and relax at the lagoon with your group before heading back to Rethimno. The island of Gramvousa is associated with the struggle to liberate Crete from the Ottoman occupation. Three thousand revolutionaries used the island as their shelter for 3 years. To solve the problem of food scarcity, they took to piracy. Gramvousa nowadays is an important bird habitat in the Eastern Mediterranean region and is located along one of the bird migration ways in this part of the world. It is the habitat of over 100 bird species and 400 kinds of plants. Built 137m above sea level on this rocky island, it is one of the most impressive castles in Crete.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.78
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$15.78
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Full-Day Gramvousa and Balos Tour from Rethymno

Full-Day Gramvousa and Balos Tour from Rethymno

An intriguing history surrounding by azure waters! This is an opportunity to see the rare geological formations of the Western coast of Crete, combined with a visit to the island of Gramvousa, famous for its pirate castle and the lagoon of Balos across from it.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.30
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$26.30

Gramvousa and Balos from Heraklion

Gramvousa and Balos from Heraklion

An amazing day in paradise and a great adventure for all the family! This excursion leads you to the western point of the island. West of Kissamos and north of the beautiful village of Kaliviani, stretches the impressive Gramvousa Peninsula. Starting from the port of Kissamos, followed by a pleasant voyage, we will reach Gramvousa where the ancient shipyard Tarsanas will catch your attention, as well as the geological phenomenon of land elevation by 6 to 9 metres above the sea level. Here you will have the opportunity to either enjoy the beach with crystal clear water and the amazing view of never ending sea lagoon; or climb on the top of the steep rock to see the Venetian castle. Afterwards we take a 2nd short boat trip to the fabulous lagoon of Balos, shallow and warm water lagoon and one of Crete's loveliest spots. Here you can enjoy plenty of swimming in the inviting crystal clear waters of western Crete and sunbathing at the white sandy beach.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.21
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$85.21

Full-Day Guided Tour to Gramvousa Island with Hotel Pickup

Full-Day Guided Tour to Gramvousa Island with Hotel Pickup

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Take a full-day sightseeing cruise to Gramvousa Island from Rethymnon, Georgioupolis or Chania.  This convenient, budget-friendly outing includes hotel pickup and drop off for an all-day sun, sand and sea adventure. See the Venetian Castles, swim in the Balos Lagoon, sunbathe on sandy beaches, explore the caves at Kissamos Bay, and enjoy views of Agria Gramvousa and Vouxa Cape from the water.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.64
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Uncharted Escapes: Chania Private Tour To Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Peninsula

Uncharted Escapes: Chania Private Tour To Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Peninsula

Set out on a safari road trip in Crete with this full-day private tour to Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Peninsula. Get picked up at your hotel and admire views during the drive to Balos Lagoon. Visit a cove with a white sand beach and go swimming in the turquoise waters. Relax over a traditional Cretan lunch complete with wine. The itinerary can be customized according to your interests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$154.64
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Full-Day Balos and Gramvousa Tour from Heraklion with Lunch

Full-Day Balos and Gramvousa Tour from Heraklion with Lunch

Spend a wonderful sunny day at the amazing Balos & Gramvoussa islands, known as the Cretan Caribbean!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.84
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Cruise to Gramvousa Peninsula & Balos Lagoon

Cruise to Gramvousa Peninsula & Balos Lagoon

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Discover the two small uninhabited islands off the coast of Gramvousa Peninsula as well as Balon Lagoon. Enjoy a magical boat trip through the westernmost point of Crete and admire the crystal clear waters of these places. Walk across the white sand shore and find yourself enjoying the sun in one of the most beautiful beaches.
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  • 14 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.01
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$61.01

BALOS-GRABOUSA PENINSULA path, adventure

BALOS-GRABOUSA PENINSULA path, adventure

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This is te best way to enjoy cratan nature.Hiking on an old path that conects Balos Lagun to Grambousa peninsula.Hike and swim Having private local guide tacking about history, culture and cretan tradtion also.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.27
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Gramvousa and Balos Private Tour

Gramvousa and Balos Private Tour

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See all the beauty Greece has to offer with this full day tour. Travel from the port of Kastelli to ride a boat across to the small island of Gramvoussa. Here remains a gorgeous and imposing castle from the Venetian era. It offers a panoramic view over the cliffs, across the shining blue water. Then transit to the lagoon of Balos, where white and pink sand meets warm ocean.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$378.70
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$378.70

Balos

Balos

Take the opportunity and explore one of the best-known features on Crete. Enjoy a day filled with scenery of unparallel beauty and swim in turquoise waters. Discover the place where time has stopped.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$679.73
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