Gramvousa Beach
Gramvousa Beach
4.5
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Daniel Fishman
Tel Aviv, Israel209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Probably one of the most beautiful and easy trips you can do in Crete. The beach is stunning and the trip to the fortress is worth the steep climb
Written September 4, 2019
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kathy b
Ashby de la Zouch, UK4,063 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We arrived in August on the Gramvousa Ferry along with 1,000 other passengers. It`s very rocky getting from the boat to the beach so wear comfy shoes. It was like Blackpool on a Bank holiday. Very hot with no facilities and only a few shady trees. We hired a large parasol from the ferry but it was too windy to use it. The sea is very rocky so you need beach shoes. Lots of walking wounded coming back to the ship. Better to come before of after the ferry on a small boat. Then it`s paradise.
Written October 8, 2019
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RARS
St. Petersburg, Russia169 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Just to cool off after the climbing to the fortress, which is steep. Rocky, rocky, rocky and practically no shadows to hide from the midday sun.
Written September 27, 2019
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Brandon Z
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada357 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
We did Cretan Daily Cruises and it was a great experience. See my review for that. This was the first stop on the tour. It has a cool ship wreck and you have the option to stay on the beach or climb a million stairs to the lookout / castle walls. We opted for the beach. We were some of the first ones off the ship and got a spot under one of the many trees. You don’t need an umbrella if you are quick. 1.5 hours was a nice time. It was a little challenging to get into the water as the rocks were sharp and then you have to cross a slippery large rock that runs across the water about 5 feet in. The water was warm and crystal clear.
Written August 12, 2019
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Nadja234
Berlin, Germany14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
Beautiful place with unfortunately too many stones in the beach area. Arriving there by ship, the route was nice.
Written October 9, 2018
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Jokumatkailija
Rauma, Western Finland, Finland218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
So clear water you absolutely must have some sort of goggles to go under water and explore a bit. Stones are quite sharp so beware.
Written June 19, 2018
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JCMK
Villeneuve-Loubet, France140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The beach is great but the only way to get there is by boat. If you take the tourist boats from Kissamos you won't be staying on the beach for too long before the move you to the Balos lagoon. Ideally you'd want to be at this beach with a private boat to avoid the masses.
Written July 24, 2022
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soph
Liverpool, UK37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Rocky inside the sea so you couldnt go in unless you wanted to risk slipping, only got like an hour on the beach. Sea was very nice and clear.
Written July 20, 2021
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tania_devine1
Cardiff, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
What a lovely beach. The men went for a swim around the desserted sunken ship. Whilst the girls chilled in the shallow waters. Very rocky mind. So be super careful
Written August 6, 2019
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Marta A
Sofia, Bulgaria276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
The only way to visit it is a boat trip to Balos (or hiring a private boat) as it's located on a small uninhabited islet in the Northwest of Crete.
Most visitors choose to climb the Venetian fortress ruins for the panoramic views which are great. But you can have a perfectly good time just staying on the beach especially if you bring your snorkeling gear.
The place has a much calmer and offbeat vibe than the world famous (crowded) beach nearby. The water is strikingly blue and clean, colder and deeper than Balos lagoon, many stones in the seabed.
There is some welcome shade on the beach from the trees and a stone building which (as I remember) used to work as a bar back in time. In summer 2018 it was non-operational.
Written March 15, 2019
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