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Ferry to Balos & Gramvousa - Schedule & Prices

Useful information you need to know about our ferry to balos & gramvousa, balos & gramvousa ferry ticket prices, online booking, standard online booking discount (10%) is already applied to the prices above., additional online booking discounts (5%) for bookings for 10 people or more, are automatically applied at the booking., balos - gramvousa ferry schedule.

Chrissi Island, our ferry to Balos & Gramvousa, departs from Kissamos’s port at 10:50 AM. Please be advised that for your convenience you should be at the port half an hour before the ferry departure time. 

While onboard you can enjoy the view, have a meal, or buy some food & drinks to enjoy while at the beach.

At 16:20 PM our ferry departs from Balos to Kissamos port. Please be at the ferry 10 minutes before departure time. When you return to the port you have ample time to catch the bus to Chania. You can find a detailed bus schedule here .

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Arrival at Balos Lagoon

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DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE CRUISE

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Tour in the bay of Kissamos

We depart from the port of Kissamos, with soft music playing in the background, and sail for about an hour in the homonymous bay, against a stunning backdrop of steep cliffs and rocks, incredible secluded beaches, and the infinite blue. 

You will have the chance to see a large cave, which is thought to be an ancient shipyard. At the end of the bay, you will see an impressive geological phenomenon. Over time, Crete’s western side is rising, and its eastern side is sinking. This phenomenon takes place due to the movement of the African tectonic plate under the Eurasian plate. The ancient coastline can be traced over the rocky shores.  

At the end of the bay, the boat will sail between the islet of Agria Gramvousa and Cape Vouxa (Trypiti). The landscape is breathtaking, against the backdrop of Valenti, Pontikonisi, Balos lagoon, and Imeri Gramvousa.

The boat will approach afterwards Gramvousa island  or Balos (depending on the itinerary) in about 20 minutes.

Gramvousa and Balos haven't any roads neither shops. The ship's self-service restaurant-bar is open throughout the cruise, so you can enjoy a delicious meal, salad, snacks, drinks, coffee, ice creams, etc. on board or take away your meal in a package. Also, you can rent a sun umbrella.

Visit Gramvousa-the island of pirates

The boat shall arrive at the small port of Gramvousa, where we shall stay for about 1,5 hours. 

The position of Gramvousa, the Cretan nature, the legends and the passage of time have contributed to the magical aura of the island.

The landscape is spectacular, and the beach of the island is adorned by a lonely shipwreck. 

The highest point of the island, atop a steep rock, at an altitude of 137 meters, is dominated by the famous castle of Gramvousa, which was built by the Venetians in 1579. The castle played a significant role in the history of the wider area. The panoramic view, the magnificent nature, and the legend of the pirates’ hidden treasure, allure you to visit it, after a 20 minute hike (it’s essential to wear comfortable shoes).

You may also swim in the area next to the chapel of Agioi Apostoloi. By the way, if you happen to be there on 29th June, St Apostoli’s Day, you will witness a very big feast that takes place by the church. You can stay also on the ship to relax. 

There are about 400 plant species in Gramvousa. Three of them are particularly interesting, since they cannot be found anywhere else on earth. One variety of daisies, a wild onion and silene. There are about 98 species of birds, with the number becoming quite bigger during the migration period, since the area is in the birds’ path to and from the Mediterranean.

After our (approximately)1,5-hour stop in Gramvousa, the boat will depart for Balos, which will be reached after approximately 20 minutes. 

Visit Balos

The ship will anchor in the sea of Balos. There will be no disembarkation but a stop for swimming.

Balos is listed as one of the best beaches in the world. This exotic beach-lagoon and rare natural monument is situated between the Gramvousa peninsula and Cape Tigani. 

Words cannot describe the impressiveness of this place. Nothing can describe what you are about to feel when you see this. When you get to swim in the crystal clear, emerald waters, relax on board and admire the view of the rare natural beauty of the landscape, the sea, the coast, the rocks and cliffs that rise before you...!

Many years ago, an English yacht anchored there, with Charles of England and Princess Diana as passengers.

You will have the chance to stay in this paradise for about 2h. 

Due to the incredible natural beauty and preserved ecosystem, both Gramvousa and Balos are included in the European initiative NATURA 2000. The preservation of the island’s natural environment, beyond the moral dimensions, is imposed through a strict national and European institutional protection system.

Thus, the following are prohibited:

• Any kind of pollution. Make sure that you don't leave any garbage behind,  but take them with you on the ship. • The collection of rocks, fossils, shells and ancient finds • The collection of plants and animal catching • Free camping • Starting a fire • Smoking around bushes and woodlands • Swimming is allowed on the beach of Balos, but not in the lagoon.

Before disembarking, please obtain information regarding the exact times of departure of the ship. Υou may return to the ship at any time, but make sure you are back at least 10 minutes before departure.

Have a great time!

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