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Gramvousa Fortress

Gramvousa, Crete 73400, Greece
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Great view

We came here on a boat trip over to balos lagoon and decided to save the swimming for there. So... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alex K
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Gramvousa step work out ;)

Super place. A great workout to go up and then after you can dip into refreshing super clear... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jokumatkailija
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Rauma, Western Finland, Finland
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Gramvousa, Crete 73400, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here on a boat trip over to balos lagoon and decided to save the swimming for there. So when we arrived here we went straight up to the fortress which offered amazing views of the beach and the clear waters of the Mediterranean....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super place. A great workout to go up and then after you can dip into refreshing super clear waters. Highly recommend if you are in west Crete.

Thank Jokumatkailija
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

We booked the excursion from Scaleta not really thinking the photos would meet the expectations. After a 2 hour car journey we arrived at the harbour and then began our 2 hour boat journey. The boat supplied food, water and sun umbrellas. When we arrived...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Quite a trek to reach the top but a great place to hunt for treasure . There is a good path going up but a few crumbling walls and steep drops at the top.

Thank Irenka G
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

We took a boat trip to Gramvousa/Balos as part of an organised beach clean. We had the opportunity to walk up to the fortress on Gramvousa, the views are pretty spectacular and the fortress is really interesting. It’s probably a 15 minute walk from the...More

3  Thank David I
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

It takes little time and some effort to reach the fortress, but its well worth it. View is amazing, and you can feel history. Beach is also with crystal clear water.

Thank Marko A
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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Take a cruise to the Gramvousa Island and see the shipwreck, then travel to the Balos lagoon for a totally amazing experience. Very spacious, tranquil and romantic

Thank forevershelbella
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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

It's beautiful, speechless.... yes you should go down first (kind of uncomfortable steps but it's better then going up ...)😊😊😊 You can pay I think it was €7-10€ and get a horse or donkey ride. Water is very clean, little chilly one place , warm...More

Thank NII1976
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

Practically you climb 130 meters of bare rock with some remnants of (kind of) some steps. Hot, bare rocks, extremely difficult for people with inadequate shoes and for those not in perfect physical condition. Once you climbed you have nothing to see but a real...More

Thank Zsolt B
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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

We booked this excursion through our travel agency. A combined bus/boat trip to gramvousa/balos. From chania it took more than 1 hour to drive to kissimos (picking up more people from other hotels) to board the ship. On the bus everything was explained in german,...More

1  Thank Richard D
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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
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