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About Valendi Daily Cruises
The boat leaves the port of Kissamos daily at 09:00 am with your choice of destination. The cruise typically lasts 8 hours The Valendi has all the comforts you need to enjoy your trip on board. It is an ideal choice either for groups up to 10 people,for couples or private events like batchelor!We offer a variety of beautiful and relaxing destinations for groups or couples. Select yours
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Tom G wrote a review Aug 2
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
What a superb day out. I chose Valendi because we wanted to go to Balos and Gramvousa and avoid the crowds. As a party of 9 spanning three generations I wanted comfort, space and sun plus the flexibility to decide where and what we did. When booking these trips you will find many choices of boat, speedboats and ribs with minimal shade are quicker but not so comfortable for a larger party or families as the Bay Explorer. We totally lucked out choosing Valendi, we set sail on the Bay Explorer at 9 from Kissamos and arrived at Balos aprox 40 mins later. We had a lovely time diving from the boat and exploring the lagoon. As soon as the first large tourist boats turned up we escaped for Gramvousa and again spent time diving in the crystal clear blue waters and exploring the shipwreck. Larger boats came and went unloading hordes, but we felt relaxed and uncrowded with the boat as our base. The scenery is unbelievable, these are Caribbean style beaches in Europe. The extra you pay versus the ferry to beat the crowds makes the experience extra special. But what I have to say is the welcome from our hosts was just incredible and really made the day. Valendi is a family business; daughter Maria manages bookings and was super-responsive to my many questions and made me feel comfortable. Something that was important to me as our party included teenagers and one elder. I wanted to make sure a large-ish group had their needs catered for, Captain George (sorry forgot the Greek version) and Poppy (Penelope) made this a gold-standard day. They were welcoming and attentive. Had a freezer box full of iced water and drinks to keep everyone cool and served as the most unexpectedly excellent lunch, chicken for the meat-eaters and a home-made dish for the vegetarian, all accompanied by beautiful Greek salads (many of the ingredients coming from George and Maria’s gardens), and Cretan white to wash it down. George and Penelope were attentive but not intrusive and George is a warm and funny man. This is a day all my family adored, and will treasure. My special thanks to you all.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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François C wrote a review Jun 2022
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We have lived a wonderful and memorable day to Balos and Gramvousa island with Captain Giorgos and his crew! The trip itself was beautiful, fun and fully worth it, and the crew’s attention, responsiveness and generosity made it perfect. The agency through which we booked our trip advertised a”light snack and fruits with coffee and soft drinks”. We got the coffee (good authentic Greek coffee), fruits (some from Giorgos’ own trees), but instead of a light snack, we got a full and delicious roasted chicken with roasted potatoes, a generous Greek salad, stuffed tomatoes, and ice cream for dessert. Served with a very good local white wine. All of that for nearly half the price compared to a similar cruise recommended by the owner of our rented Villa. Efcharisto Giorgos and Manolis!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from Q3863HSmariak, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Valendi Daily Cruises
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Thank you so much for this!! it was our pleasure!!!! Take care!!! <3 <3
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tps wrote a review Aug 2021
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Kapetan Giorgo, a big thank you for the great experience. Excellent service, amazing atmosphere, lovely crew, memories that we won't forget.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Emily S. wrote a review Oct 2019
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Everything during our cruise to Balos and Gramvousa with Valendi was perfect! The boat is very comfortable and clean with a lot of spaces to relax enjoying the amazing trip to one of the most spectacular beaches of Crete! Captain George, apart from being a very good captain, he is also a very friendly person and a great musician. We loved his Cretan live music and the traditional food on board! It was for sure the best part of our trip to Crete and we highly recommend it to everybody!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Alexis BOSSU wrote a review Jul 2019
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Amazing private Cruise with Nick and captain Iorgos! They are very kind with their guest : taking picture (that we wait😉) and good local food ! They know the schedule of big boat and can bring you to the place when there is no thousand of tourist
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Date of experience: July 2019
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