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From Kissamos: Balos Gramvousa Sailing Cruise with Lunch

4.9 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Falasarna Sailing
Water activity

From Kissamos: Balos Gramvousa Sailing Cruise with Lunch

Activity provider: Falasarna Sailing

From US$ 193.85 per person

Relax on a scenic cruise to Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island on this full-day private sailing tour from Kissamos. Enjoy a traditional Cretan meal cooked on board and swim in the clear waters of Balos Beach.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Greek
Private or small groups available


  • Swim and snorkel in the clear waters of Balos Lagoon
  • Hike to the incredible castle on Gramvousa Island and admire panoramic views
  • Practice your sailing with the help of an experienced skipper
  • Enjoy a traditional Greek dish on board as you sail
  • Customize the program as you wish on your private tour
Full description
Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Aegean sea and admire stunning views as you sail for Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island. Take time to swim and explore these incredible locations at your own pace. Start your morning at Kissamos port and board a private sailboat. After learning the safety procedures on board from your experienced skipper, set sail on a private cruise for Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island. Relax on board while taking in the spectacular views of the Cretan coast. Learn a bit about sailing on the trip with the help of your skipper. After 1.5 hours at sea, reach Balos Lagoon. Soak up the sun on the pristine shores of Balos Beach or even go for a swim in the clear water. Next stop: Gramvousa Island. Hike to the extraordinary castle built high up on the island and admire panoramic views of the horizon from above. Take your time exploring this rugged island or practice your snorkeling. At noon, relax on deck and enjoy a delicious lunch cooked on board. If it's too hot, take a break in the cabins. Admire the beautiful views of the sea once more as you head for the port.
  • Sailboat
  • Experienced skipper
  • Soft drinks and beer
  • Lunch
  • Fruit
  • Hot water and shampoo
  • Beach towels
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Two air-conditioned cabins with double beds
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Oversize luggage
  • Shoes indoors

Know before you go

  • Cruises are dependent on weather conditions and in the case of bad weather it will be rescheduled or refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 16 reviews

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Excellent day and experience! The boat was is very good conditions and very well maintained. Ready to depart at the time agreed. We had Vasilis and Konstantino (the owner and the kipper) together on the cruise and besides being very experienced sailors, they both were very gentle and easygoing. Our group was at easy and we had an excellent time together. No need to mention how wonderful the arrival at Gramvoussa and Balos was. The best day of our holidays in Creete. Thanks to the crew.

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March 22, 2023

Fabuleux...Gravmoussa et baie de Balos à bord de ce voilier, c'est l'accès optimal . La ballade et le plaisir d'être à bord offre un bien-être exceptionnel. Et l'accueil est à la fois simple et chaleureux. Nous avons eu la chance d'avoir Iléas et Hector comme skipper...génial, extraordinaire..2 très belles personnes. Quant au repas...délicieux !!! Merci à la maman d'Iléas pour ses pâtes en sauce aux gambas d'ailleurs, en plus de la salade crétoise d'Iléas...ils peuvent ouvrir un restaurant, sans problème.. Hector, très doux, posé, très agréable..et en plus, il parle français..la croisière vient de passer de fabuleuse à sublime...incontournable activité à faire si on pose un pied en Crète..

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March 22, 2023

Superb day (July 1st, 2022) with our captain Vasilis, very nice, professional; excellent food made by his wife ; an excursion that gave us flexibility to counter the crowds on Gramvousa and Balos. This is one of our very nice activities on the island of Crete. Thank you Vasilis!

March 22, 2023

Product ID: 392526