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.

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. TIP!! You should first visit the Castle in Gramvousa and then swim in the cool water…!

Following the 2 hour visit to Gramvousa, the boat will depart for the lagoon of Balos, a journey of approximately 15 minutes. As there is no harbour at the lagoon, the boat will either drop anchor in the cove of Gramvousa (Tigani), about 200m from the beach, at a depth of approximately 4m, where disembarkation will take place from large boats, or approach the beach where disembarkation can take place directly onto the beach. Your stay at the lagoon, where you can enjoy a fantastic swim, will last for about three hours.


> 2nd Best Beach in Europe/11th Globally (Trip-Advisor)
> Swim in the Crystal Clear Waters
> Walk on the warm Pink Coral Sand
> Explore the Cave of Agia Sofia

TIMETABLE (Indicative)


Pick up from you Hotel/Accomodation/Pick Up Point


Arrival at the port of Kissamos


Departure for Gramvousa island


Arrival at Gramvousa Island. Free time to swim, visit the Pirate Castle and relax


Departure from Gramvousa Island


Arrival at Balos Lagoon. Swim in the crystal clear turquise waters of the area!


Departure from Balos Lagoon


Arrival at the port of Kissamos


Arrival at your Hotel/Accomodation/Pick Up Point


To Bring

1) Sun Cream (a lot!)
2) Sunglasses and Hat
3) Long-Sleeved Shirt for Sensitive skin
4) Swim Suit and Beach Towel!
5)Shoes for hiking to the Gramvousa Castle

To Know

Please note that Rubbish disposal apart from the designated areas is strictly prohibited Food & Refreshments are Provided inside the vessel’s restaurants which is not included in the price


1) Pick-up/Drop-Off
2) Air-Conditioned Luxury Bus
3) Pre-Recorded Instructions on board
4) Full Liability Insurance


Boat Ticket and Municipality Fee are not included and are paid on the spot in cash.
Cost 20 euros per adult / 10 per child



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