From Chania: Group tour to Balos
A must-do while in Chania, a top and superb option for those that want to visit one of the most amazing beaches of the European region! An amazing budget-friendly option on visiting Balos and Grambousa!
An amazing budget-friendly option on having a tour to Balos and Grambousa. A must-do while in Chania, a top and superb option for those that want to visit one of the most amazing beaches of the European region.
Departing from the port of Kissamos and while sailing, you will admire a huge cave, that is believed to have been the ancient shipyard of “Tarsanas”. At the end of the Gulf you will notice an impressive geological phenomenon where, as a result of the passage of time, the western part of the island is rising, while the eastern part is sinking. This phenomenon was mainly created by catastrophic earthquakes that took place in 66 BC and 365 BC. According to scientific estimates, this geographical phenomenon still continues today, but at a much slower rate.
The boat tour
After approximately 1 hour, the boat arrives at the port of Gramvousa. The island’s eminent castle was built by the Venetians in 1579 at the highest point of the island, on top of a steep rock at a height of 137m. It is surrounded by a wall of 272m. It has a rough triangular shape and each side is 1km in length. Gramvousa castle played an important role in the history of the region. The panoramic view, its majesty and the legend of the pirate’s hidden treasure, will tempt you to visit it. The walk takes approximately 20 minutes.
Following the 2 hour visit to Gramvousa, the boat will depart for the lagoon of Balos, a journey of approximately 15 minutes. The boat will approach the side of the beach where disembarkation can take place directly in the area of the Lagoon. Your stay at the lagoon, where you can enjoy a fantastic swim, will last for about three hours. A tour to Balos has never been easier.
This is an amazing tour to Balos, especially for those that do not want to spend a lot by having the tour in private mode.
– 8th Best Beach in Europe (Trip-Advisor)
– Walk in the Romantic Lagoon of Balos
– Swim in the Refreshing Cool Waters of Balos & Gramvousa Beach (2 Swim Stops!)
– Explore the Pirate Castle of Gramvousa
The tour includes
- Pick up and drop off
- Air-Conditioned Luxury Bus
- Full Liability Insurance
Does not include
- Gratuities (optional)
- Extras (food & drinks)
- Boat Ticket & Municipality Fees (18 euros combined, payable in cash at the bus)
DepartureCertain Spots of Chania Region
Dress CodeSun Cream, Sunglasses and Hat / Long-Sleeved Shirt for Sensitive skin / Swim Suit and Beach Towel! / Shoes for hiking to the Gramvousa Castle