Boat Trip to Balos Lagoon & Gramvousa Island

Live your summer myth in Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island on a luxury motor yacht!

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Kolymvari - Balos Lagoon - Gramvousa Island - Chania

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Full Day

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7 Hours

(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

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Up to 14 people

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Live the dream and experience the best of the Greek summer’s offerings aboard a luxury yacht.

Does the beauty of the Cretan sea captivate you? Are you perhaps enamored with the long, vivid history of the island and Greece?

We can offer you both and more with this private boat trip. Gramvousa Island and Balos beach, are top-notch destinations for nature and history lovers alike and an unmissable experience for all those who visit Crete. It is the opportunity of a lifetime, as many a traveler can attest to.

It is a chance you should not waste. Take a trip with us aboard one of our luxurious yachts, enjoy all the land and sea have to offer, and make memories that will stay with you forever.

Balos beach is truly an incredible destination to visit. The blue lagoon is a stunning place, with smooth white sand and crystal-clear waters creating a magical vision, straight out of a fairy tale. And of course, no fairy tale land is complete without a castle. Looking over the island of Gramvousa is an old Venetian fort, guardian, and watchman of the area for centuries.

So take a boat trip to Balos and discover these wonders for yourself.

Feel the sun’s kiss and the caress of the sea breeze as you lie on Balos beach, swim through its beautiful waters and tame the waves in a wild ride, snorkel to its depths and discover its reef and the shipwreck it hides or gaze at the horizon where the blue seas and skies of Greece meet. This private boat trip is not just about sailing but also about experiencing the beauty of Gramvousa firsthand.

Then travel through time as you explore the island’s monuments. Take a look at the chapel of Saint George and pay your respects at the nearby cave, where many mothers and their children, seeking shelter, found their end at the hands of the Turks. Visit the old Orthodox church by the seaside and walk along the path to the castle, headquarters of the rebels during Crete’s 1821 uprising and later pirate base.

Finish this journey through Crete’s nature and history at Gramvousa’s highest point, where you can gaze upon Balos beach and the nearby Antikythera and Wild Gramvousa islands, taking in the breathtaking vista. It is a view sure to stay with you for years to come.

Meeting point: Kolymvari Marina

Itinerary: The cruise starts at 9:00 AM from Kolymvari Marina Chania, and after 40 minutes of cruising we arrive at Menies beach. Next, we head south to the purple reef sea cave. Then we make a last stop at Hironisia Bay before returning back to Chania at 4:00 PM.

  • Length: 55ft
  • Engines: 2x680hp MAN (1360hp in total)
  • Cruising speed: 25 knots
  • Number of cabins: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • One deck saloon
  • King size bow and stern sunbeds
  • Air conditioning
  • Stereo system
  • Crew of two: Skipper and hostess
  • Light meal: Mezze platter & fruit salad
  • Drinks: Wine, beer, soft drinks, and water
  • Towels and blankets (to be returned to the crew)
  • Professional snorkelling equipment (masks, fins, snorkels)
  • Floating island dock
  • Paddle boards (2)
  • Wi-Fi
  • VAT, port taxes, insurance and fuel cost
  • Cocktails and a selection of wines and champagne
  • Gourmet Greek lunch cooked onboard (*)
  • Guided scuba diving tour by SSI Dive Instructor (*)
  • Snorkeling guided tour by SSI Dive Instructor
  • Professional onboard photo shooting, underwater (GoPro) and aerial by drone footage
  • Water sports (jet skis, parasailing, water ski, wakeboard, sofa rides)
  • VIP transfer to the port
  • Event planning support (parties, wedding proposals etc) (*)
  • Overnight on board (*)
  • Restaurant dining on sunset, arrived by yacht (*)

(*) A three (3) days notice before embarkation is required.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations made at least 72 hours prior to departure will receive a full refund.
  • There are no extra fees for any changes made at least 72 hours prior to departure, but the new reservation is subject to availability. If there is no availability for the new date or tour, then a full refund is applied.
  • For cancellations or changes made within 72 hours prior to departure, no refund will be issued.

The company reserves the right to change or modify the route of the scheduled cruise or to cancel due to inclement weather or for safety concerns. In case of cancellation due to safety concerns, 100% of the deposit or the full payment will be refunded.

Live the dream and experience the best of the Greek summer’s offerings aboard a luxury yacht.

Does the beauty of the Cretan sea captivate you? Are you perhaps enamored with the long, vivid history of the island and Greece?

We can offer you both and more with this private boat trip. Gramvousa Island and Balos beach, are top-notch destinations for nature and history lovers alike and an unmissable experience for all those who visit Crete. It is the opportunity of a lifetime, as many a traveler can attest to.

It is a chance you should not waste. Take a trip with us aboard one of our luxurious yachts, enjoy all the land and sea have to offer, and make memories that will stay with you forever.

Balos beach is truly an incredible destination to visit. The blue lagoon is a stunning place, with smooth white sand and crystal-clear waters creating a magical vision, straight out of a fairy tale. And of course, no fairy tale land is complete without a castle. Looking over the island of Gramvousa is an old Venetian fort, guardian, and watchman of the area for centuries.

So take a boat trip to Balos and discover these wonders for yourself.

Feel the sun’s kiss and the caress of the sea breeze as you lie on Balos beach, swim through its beautiful waters and tame the waves in a wild ride, snorkel to its depths and discover its reef and the shipwreck it hides or gaze at the horizon where the blue seas and skies of Greece meet. This private boat trip is not just about sailing but also about experiencing the beauty of Gramvousa firsthand.

Then travel through time as you explore the island’s monuments. Take a look at the chapel of Saint George and pay your respects at the nearby cave, where many mothers and their children, seeking shelter, found their end at the hands of the Turks. Visit the old Orthodox church by the seaside and walk along the path to the castle, headquarters of the rebels during Crete’s 1821 uprising and later pirate base.

Finish this journey through Crete’s nature and history at Gramvousa’s highest point, where you can gaze upon Balos beach and the nearby Antikythera and Wild Gramvousa islands, taking in the breathtaking vista. It is a view sure to stay with you for years to come.

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