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Gramvousa Fortress

Gramvousa, Crete 73400, Greece
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Worth a climb

It takes little time and some effort to reach the fortress, but its well worth it. View is amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marko A
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Worth the visit

Take a cruise to the Gramvousa Island and see the shipwreck, then travel to the Balos lagoon for a... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2017
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Gramvousa, Crete 73400, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed August 26, 2017

We went here via a day trip and although our tour guide accompanied us, I don't think there are tour guides available to show you around. The Fortress is on the top of the island so make sure you wear decent walking shoes rather than...More

Thank Baulagirl
Reviewed August 25, 2017

We booked this excursion through our hotel as we were looking to see beautiful beaches. The destination was Balos Lagoon but stopped here first. Our hotel concierge told us to be sure we climbed to the top because the views are amazing. She was right...More

Thank amyluvshockey
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Do not skip going all the way up to the castle and by no means forget to wear sneakers beforehand! It's better to take a quick swim at the end of your visit to Gramvousa and spend more time up in the castle since you...More

Thank Leonidas L
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Best way to arrive there with ship of Kastelli port every morning about 10:00 morning time during the summer season.

1  Thank Wild Crete C
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

You will arrive here on an excursion boat which will have an allotted time of one to two hours before the next one arrives. Whilst the crew get their barbecue ready and have a leisurely lunch by the quay the visitors will either rush up...More

1  Thank Pedroofpobla
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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