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Day Cruise to Gramvousa & Balos provided by Altino Travel

Day Cruise to Gramvousa & Balos

Day Cruise to Gramvousa & Balos
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
15h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
50
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    15h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    50
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Find yourself on a bus tour towards the west edge of Crete, where your sailing trip begins to the “Pirates Island”, Gramvousa. Swim in the lagoon of Balos and enjoy a relaxing nevertheless unique experience of a natural beauty point of interest.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15h
  • 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
Russian, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Russian, English, French
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: 91263P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pickup and Drop off from hotels and designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Boat ticket
  • Guide
  • Municipality fee
  • Entry/Admission - Kastelli Kissamos Old Port
Exclusions
  • Food & Drink
Duration
15h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup and Drop off provided from the areas of Sissi, Malia, Stalida Hersonissos, Anissaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Heraklion, Amoudara. Pickup time depends on the location of the accommodation hotel. The exact pickup time and location will be sent via email.
  • 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
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 50 travelers
Inclusions
  • Pickup and Drop off from hotels and designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Boat ticket
  • Guide
  • Municipality fee
  • Entry/Admission - Kastelli Kissamos Old Port
Exclusions
  • Food & Drink
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup and Drop off provided from the areas of Sissi, Malia, Stalida Hersonissos, Anissaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Heraklion, Amoudara. Pickup time depends on the location of the accommodation hotel. The exact pickup time and location will be sent via email.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
15h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 50 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 10, 2020
A note from Day Cruise to Gramvousa & Balos
Face masks required for travelers in the bus You must fill out a travel information form
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kastelli Kissamos Old Port
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Gramvousa Fortress
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Balos Lagoon
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Linz, Austria179 contributions
Sep 2019
Every day two large and one very large ships full of tourists (approx. 700 in total) leave from Kissamos port to a one day boat trip to Balos beach and Gramvousa island and back. To boats leave around 10:30 and on at 12:00 which spreads out the number of people. Nevertheless you share the beach with hundrest of tourists. The beach is nice, the water super crystal cleare (both at Balos and on Gramvousa).
The overall experience was OK - my kid liked it. Don't expect a romantic experience - it's mass tourism!

Fun fact: People being late for the departure of the ship, waving and shouting - captain turned the ship to pick them up.

The prices of the food and drinks on board are okay. At lunch there is one kind of hot meal available. 1/2 an hour before you return to the port of Kissamos there is "happy hour" with reduced prices on cocktails and beer.

Recommendation: Try to get a ticket for one of the two smaller boats. Don'T forget to bring enough water, shade and sun screen.
You can reach Balos beach also by car and walking - but: the road is not paved and you need to walk at least 1h to get from the end of the road down to the beach (and up again!)
Written October 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Passport00952922323
Passport00952922323
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Lovely trip and adventure for you to explore and learn about
Me and my family had a great experience looking around this island, with lovely views and friendly people. The only
clarefO32HY
clarefO32HY
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Striking island
This island is especially significant if you have read Victoria Hislop's book, but still worth a visit. Access is e
737richardg
737richardg
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Fascinating history - a must visit when on the east of Crete
A truly fascinating history that dates back to Venetian times and right up to the 1950’s. A short boat ride for €10
Neil M
Neil M
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Tui Tour - Rep ++ Tour --
We travelled with an excussion via Tui. £65 per head, including lunch in the bay and a further visit to Nicoli (spe
F4389MPannaw
F4389MPannaw
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Lovely day at the island
Totally recommended!!! We had a lovely day at Chrissi and the option of pick-up and drop off was much appreciated i
761tanyas
761tanyas
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Not covid safe at all
Tour was ok, but Covid safety was NOT at ALL. The driver kept wearing his mask under his nose or not at all. I had
AndrasJ_travels
AndrasJ_travels
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Interesting history, nice views from the top
The little island is worth a visit but I'd say the architecture is not something to die for. The history of the pla
569natalijaz
569natalijaz
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Very nice island!
Very nice trip! First you can have a quick look at St. George monastery and have a cup of coffee. Next stop is in t
mladenamo
mladenamo
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Visit to Chriss island
We had a great trip to Chriss Island! We can absolutely recommend it! The Island is beautiful and you have to see
ormshawd
ormshawd
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Amazing places
I had an amazing day with my guide Helen ,she was full of information for the trips we were on ,I really enjoyed my
Kallellak1819
Kallellak1819
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Tour was okay - too long time in bus
All in all okay - but no „sailing-trip“ & there are changes due to COVID-19! Pick-up time by bus about 7:30 am, ver
CCChialin
CCChialin
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非常不錯的行程
Very good trip, it is worth going, the price is reasonable, The sea is really blue and beautiful, and the swimming
Vacation577904
Vacation577904
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This is a large group tour and was impossible to hear the guide
My error in thinking that this was a small group tour because pick-up was offered. We got ferried to a big bus and
paul d
paul d
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Wonderful and memorable day out.
Day tour to a swimming location and guided tour of Spinalonga. Medium sized boat which was busy but not too full. G
PerthPensioner
PerthPensioner
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Wonderful day
We were picked up from outside the hotel by a lovely lady in a minibus. Taken to meet the bus and our English spea
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