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Gramvousa Fortress

Gramvousa, Crete 73400, Greece
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Gramvousa island far from civilization!

This place is worth for a visit at least one time from everybody going in Chania. The waters, the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
George T
Agii Apostoli, Chania, Crete
Fantastic view

Went on a day trip to Gramvousa fortress and it was really worth it even if the way up the hill was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Gramvousa, Crete 73400, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is worth for a visit at least one time from everybody going in Chania. The waters, the scenery and the view from uphill on the fortress is amazing! Just take the boat from Kissamos port and you wont regret it!

Thank George T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a day trip to Gramvousa fortress and it was really worth it even if the way up the hill was extremely exhausting. The view was amazing, kind of a "Jurassic park" feeling. Best day trip I made on Crete. Recommended.

Thank ErikTheSwede_75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the sense of achievement of getting to the fortress it is quite some climb, definitely advisable to be wearing trainers at the very least due to the rocky terrain. Once at the top the photo opportunities are spectacular and worth the effort.

Thank precious_petal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Gramvousa by a boat tour to Balos beach. Not much was mentioned about Gramvousa so when we got there it was a lovely surprise. There is a view point up a hill which is about a 15 min hike, but definitely worth the...More

Thank klaudija g
Reviewed April 4, 2017

The climb to the fort is very difficult. You have to be very well prepared physically, because many people give up in the middle of the climb. But when you get up there, what you see is simply wonderful.

Thank Flavio M
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

One of the oldest fortresses all over Greece,with an extraordinary view in the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea.

Thank Βαγγέλης Δ
Reviewed January 25, 2017

You can see how nature combines the blue of the sea, the exotic beach and the crystal clear water. Rare beauty, wild and peaceful. You must ascent to top of the hill (not easily but it is worthy)in order to see the view. Do not...More

Thank Katia K
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Getting to Gramvousa island is a good idea. You should get a small boat from Castelli. After Gramvousa the boat goes to Balos, a must see place. Gramvousa sea is really amazing and the color cannot be described but only illustrated by a photo !!...More

1  Thank kapaniris
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

137 meters high a lot of climbing but once you get in the top the views are breathtaking. The castle is mostly ruins. The water is crystal clear. Its Definitely worth a visit usually combined with balos lagoon

Thank Kostaslon
Reviewed September 4, 2016

We stopped here as part of a boat trip along with Balos. The ferry pulls into a slipway. The beach is lovely, if a but stony getting to the water. Clear beautiful water surrounds you. However the real attraction is the 16th century Venetian castle....More

Thank Adrienne B
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is there a small taxi boat that takes you from Balos beach to Gramvousa Fortress?
February 28, 2017|
Response from Adrienne B | Reviewed this property |
We went on a ferry. It dropped us to the beach using tenders and then they came back for us at the allotted time. The ferry then took us across. I didn't see any water taxi's. People generally visit both places in... More