Kissamos: Full day boat trip to Balos Beach and Gramvousa

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Swimming in the dream bay of Balos and visit the Venetian castle on Gramvousa during our day trip from Kissamos. On board our comfortable cruise ship you will reach two special sights in the west of Crete and enjoy around 5 hours of free time there.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~ 7 hours
  • Languages: English
  • Transfer: no, not included
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Kissamos to Balos Beach and Gramvousa Island by boat

Boat trip in Crete with the most beautiful stops on the west coast: Balos & Gramvousa.

Price overview

  • Boat trip from Kissamos to Balos & Gramvousa (7h) - per person (age 13+)25.-€
  • Boat trip from Kissamos to Balos & Gramvousa (7h) - per child (ages 3-12)12.-€
Balos Lagoon & Gramvousa Island in one day

Booking option: Balos & Gramvousa day trip from Kissamos

Join this day tour to visit the dream bay of Balos and the famous island of Gramvousa. You start in the port of Kissamos on board a large cruise ship and first experience a 1-hour boat trip through the beautiful bay of Kissamos. In the port of Gramvousa we will anchor for about 2 hours, so you can take a walk to the famous Venetian castle or relax on the beach of Gramvousa. There is also the possibility to use the facilities on board such as the water slide during the stay. We will then continue our journey and after about 20 minutes we will reach the lagoon of Balos. Our stay here will last about 3 hours. You can return on board at any time.


  • Duration: ~ 7 hours
  • Time: 10:40 am to 5:45 pm
  • Days: daily
  • Months: April - November
  • Languages: English
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Kissamos
  • Not included: Entrance to Balos (payable on site)


  • Fees, boat ride, bar / cafeteria on board, toilet on board
Important information

Please bring along:

Swimwear, towel, sunglasses, sun blocker, snacks, backpack, camera, snorkeling equipment

Detailed description

Day trip Gramvousa Island and Balos Bay from Kissamos

The dream bay of Balos and the island of Gramvousa are situated close to each other in the west of Crete - and it makes sense to visit both destinations during a day trip. In this way, the bathing paradise of Balos can be combined with the cultural history and sightseeing on Gramvousa. Most excursion boats to Balos & Gramvousa depart from Kissamos. The trip through the bay of the same name takes about 1 hour and offers a lot of views along the coast, including pirate caves, cliffs, beaches and bays. You will experience the boat trip from Kissamos to Balos and Gramvousa on board a spacious ferry boat with two open decks, bar service and many other amenities.

The island of Gramvousa and its impressive fortress are day destination number 1 of this Kissamos boat tour. For about 2 hours we will anchor in the harbour and you will have the opportunity for a longer walk or a swim at the beach. Of course you can also spend the time on board and use the service facilities or swim around the boat. Gramvousa is an island full of legends and scenic beauty. At the highest point of the island we can see the famous fortress built by the Venetians in 1579. The walk from the harbour takes about 20 minutes and rewards with a breathtaking view.

Less than 20 minutes away by boat, Balos is the highlight of the day. The dream bay reminds us of everything but the Mediterranean. The exotic lagoon is a rare natural monument and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. If you want to visit the lagoon, you can either drive a very arduous way by car or take a boat from Kissamos to Balos. Enjoy the surroundings of warm, shallow, emerald waters and the pink shell soil that gives the place an exotic touch. We allow around 3 hours for the stay in Balos. You can stock up on umbrellas and provisions for the beach day on board.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

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