Balos Lagoon - Those clear, turquoise waters lapping against a white sandy beach might suggest this secluded spot is in the Caribbean but this is the most westerly settlement of Crete. The Nature Reserve Balos Beach is perched on the westerly edge of Gramvousa-Peninsula. This area is home to some of Crete’s wildest landscapes. You’ll need to take the Excursion-Boat or a long, narrow winding road to get to this remote area.
We have some secluded little houses and traditional cottages scattered around the inland here.
This day cruise includes stop for swimming in the nature reserve Balos Lagoon surrounded by the scenery of your dreams, with warm, clear, characteristically blue-green water. This excursion to Gramvousa is especially for families a great event. The magnetic beauty of the nature reserve Balos Lagoon attracts many visitors and became one of the most popular must see spot in West Crete. Cruise -Tickets can be booked online directly in our website Kreta.com. After booking you´ll get a voucher with all details for the Cruise to the Balos Lagoon and information about the embarkation point. For visitors in western Crete we offer this excursion including bus-transfer, otherwise from /to the point of embarkation.
This route goes closed to the coastline. First you´ ll have the possibility to visit the a venetian castle at the top of a rock at an altitude of 137 m. There you will enjoy a fantastic panoramic sea view to the blue lagoon Balos. This place was also hide-out for pirates. You have nearly 1 1/2 hour time for visiting the castle. After visiting the castele the route goes directly to the lagoon Balos, a gorgeous bay, from where you have a great view on the dunes. For this perfect dream beach you will have enough time to ejoy the azure sea. Important advice: Please don´t make this day trip in the first days of your Crete-holidays, it is better to make this day cruise at the end of your holidays when you and your skin is acclimatised to the sun and the hot temperature. Please bear in mind that you have no shades, but you have the possibility to rent parasols, mostly not enough for all visitors. The self service restaurant on the ship´s deck offers a small bar, sandwiches and salads.
In the afternoon the cruise goes back to the embarkation point where the bus awaits you to bring you back to the pick up point or hotel. The view of the east, is also magnificent, embedded by the two peninsulas Rodoupou and Gramvoussa. Important ADVICE: Please don´t make this excursion directly in the first days of your vacation, but acclimatize yourself and ensure a certain pre-tan. There is almost no SHADOW on the tour.
Get good sunscreen, headgear, clothing, maybe even an umbrella. If you pay attention to everything, this will be a great trip / experience for the whole family in tow. A perfect day for a family vacation. A visit to the dream beach Balos Beach should not be missed in your vacation in western Crete. This excursion can be booked online in our website, even if you are already in Crete. Payment is to be made with credit card. You´ll get your voucher and all details via email after booking.
For visiots without a rental car, we offer from the west coast pick up points ( nearly from each hotel at the west coast), where they can be picked up for the Balos -Tour.
For our customers with rental cars, we also offer the Balos tour from / to the port of embarkation.
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when you are a group of more than 8 please contact us to get a special offer.