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Kastelli-Kissamoss is the most westerly town of Crete. Enthroned on a hill over the city, like a grand hotel that has seen better days is the fortress Polirinia ( 5 km in the inland). The Dorians erected this town and Kastelli-Kissamos was the seaport. A visit to this village is worth it not only because of the archeological excavations. Those who have finally reached the top of the mountain of Polirinia after a long climb are rewarded by a view of the world that they have never seen before.
The beach is mostly shingle and deserted. Around Kastelli there are also some sandy bays. The inland is notable for green scenery olive trees as far as the eye can see. The Rodoupou Peninsular to the North and the wild Gramvoussa to the South give the bay a formidable setting. Both peninsulars are barely inhabited.

There are fantastic bathing coves with crystal clear water on the Gramvousa Peninsula. Turquoise blue lagoons promise unforgettable bathing fun. This Peninsular was very popular with pirates so it is called Pirates Bay for the tourists.
However the Greeks call it Frying Pan because there is no shade and it is very hot in summer. The Venetians constructed a fort at the tip of the peninsula.From May to October we are offering day-cruises from the harbour (about 2 km west from Kastelli-Kissamos) to the difficult-to-reach lagoons and the Venetian Fort. This tour is a hit for children but they should be over five years old. The Balos-Lagoon-Cruise is one of the highlighst of western Crete.

Although in the high season the ships are relatively full it is nevertheless worthwhile to see this natural beauty.
In the summertime we offer this excursion daily.
All our tours are arranged in such a way that you will be picked up from your vacation hotel or at a point close to your accommodation.
When you´ve just booked your hire car, you can book this tour from the embarkation - point.

Booking-Advice from the travel-professionals Kreta.com

Our booking system works like a shopping cart system. Later on you will see all the selected services in the cart system, so you have also the possibility to book the package easily like a round trip.
Kreta.com the travel-professionals for Crete: hire car, airport-transfers, excursions and hiking - tours can be booked in advance. All from one single source
Please don´t hesitate to contact us for an individual offer and personalized itineraries, when you don´t want to use the booking system. Get in touch with us: info@kreta.com

In Kastelli and the surrounding area tourism is still fairly new with hotels and apartments established only recently. Many Greeks visit in the summer because of the good connection to Peloponnes and the streets, cafes and tavernas fill up with young guests. KASTELLI-KISSAMOS IS AN AUTHENTIC SEA SIDE CITY.

Plan your holiday before you go to Crete, book your excursions in advance: we are offering the Excursions

1. Hiking through the Samaria Gorge,
2. Hiking trough teh Agia Irini Gorge,
3. Cruise-Excursion to the Lagoon Balos,
4. Day Tour to the Lagoon Elafonissi,
5. The Cruise Excusion in the souda Bay with Greek Live-Music, visiting the bays of the Akrotiri - Peninsula.

Lean back and be relaxed, because now you´ll see the best ideas for your holidays on Crete made by the Crete-Experts Kreta.com
Our links to many of the local activities and sights are well worth a look, all prices with no extra reservation costs!
Our stars are the owner-managed small hotels, the historic hotels in Crete, and the special hospitality of the best luxury hotels and villas in Crete. Exploring Crete with our information links before got to Crete!
Take advantage of our keenly priced early booking rates.
We deeply respect all of you who wish to live your dream in Greece with our provided services, so our aim is to meet your expectations. All from one source: domestic flights within Greece, private airport-transfers, hire car, excursions and daily boat – trips. All which can enable the most enjoyable vacation.We ensure getting the most out of your holiday without worry. We wish you a enjoyable time in our interactive site.

Please scroll down to see the best Hotels and self-catering-accommodations in Kissamos.............

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Kastelli-Kissamoss is the most westerly town of Crete. Enthroned on a hill over the city, like a grand hotel that has seen better days is the fortress Polirinia ( 5 km in the inland). The Dorians erected this town and Kastelli-Kissamos was the seaport. A visit to this village is worth it not only because of the archeological excavations. Those who have finally reached the top of the mountain of Polirinia after a long climb are rewarded by a view of the world that they have never seen before.
The beach is mostly shingle and deserted. Around Kastelli there are also some sandy bays. The inland is notable for green scenery olive trees as far as the eye can see. The Rodoupou Peninsular to the North and the wild Gramvoussa to the South give the bay a formidable setting. Both peninsulars are barely inhabited.

There are fantastic bathing coves with crystal clear water on the Gramvousa Peninsula. Turquoise blue lagoons promise unforgettable bathing fun. This Peninsular was very popular with pirates so it is called Pirates Bay for the tourists.
However the Greeks call it Frying Pan because there is no shade and it is very hot in summer. The Venetians constructed a fort at the tip of the peninsula.From May to October we are offering day-cruises from the harbour (about 2 km west from Kastelli-Kissamos) to the difficult-to-reach lagoons and the Venetian Fort. This tour is a hit for children but they should be over five years old. The Balos-Lagoon-Cruise is one of the highlighst of western Crete.

Although in the high season the ships are relatively full it is nevertheless worthwhile to see this natural beauty.
In the summertime we offer this excursion daily.
All our tours are arranged in such a way that you will be picked up from your vacation hotel or at a point close to your accommodation.
When you´ve just booked your hire car, you can book this tour from the embarkation - point.

Booking-Advice from the travel-professionals Kreta.com

Our booking system works like a shopping cart system. Later on you will see all the selected services in the cart system, so you have also the possibility to book the package easily like a round trip.
Kreta.com the travel-professionals for Crete: hire car, airport-transfers, excursions and hiking - tours can be booked in advance. All from one single source
Please don´t hesitate to contact us for an individual offer and personalized itineraries, when you don´t want to use the booking system. Get in touch with us: info@kreta.com

In Kastelli and the surrounding area tourism is still fairly new with hotels and apartments established only recently. Many Greeks visit in the summer because of the good connection to Peloponnes and the streets, cafes and tavernas fill up with young guests. KASTELLI-KISSAMOS IS AN AUTHENTIC SEA SIDE CITY.

Plan your holiday before you go to Crete, book your excursions in advance: we are offering the Excursions

1. Hiking through the Samaria Gorge,
2. Hiking trough teh Agia Irini Gorge,
3. Cruise-Excursion to the Lagoon Balos,
4. Day Tour to the Lagoon Elafonissi,
5. The Cruise Excusion in the souda Bay with Greek Live-Music, visiting the bays of the Akrotiri - Peninsula.

Lean back and be relaxed, because now you´ll see the best ideas for your holidays on Crete made by the Crete-Experts Kreta.com
Our links to many of the local activities and sights are well worth a look, all prices with no extra reservation costs!
Our stars are the owner-managed small hotels, the historic hotels in Crete, and the special hospitality of the best luxury hotels and villas in Crete. Exploring Crete with our information links before got to Crete!
Take advantage of our keenly priced early booking rates.
We deeply respect all of you who wish to live your dream in Greece with our provided services, so our aim is to meet your expectations. All from one source: domestic flights within Greece, private airport-transfers, hire car, excursions and daily boat – trips. All which can enable the most enjoyable vacation.We ensure getting the most out of your holiday without worry. We wish you a enjoyable time in our interactive site.

Please scroll down to see the best Hotels and self-catering-accommodations in Kissamos.............
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The Day-Cruise to the Nature Reserve Balos Lagoon

Things to know before you go most of our tours provide round-trip transport from your accommodation in western Crete. Journey along the coast with stunning cliff views to the nature reserve Balos Lagoon. This day cruise takes you on a spectacular journey. Carefully designed for you. We always guarantee reliability and quality. Our dedicated and passionate team from kreta.com are here to assist your booking every step of the way.
We offer several pick up points at the west coastline of Crete. The bus takes you to the place of embarkation and back to the pick up point. Air conditioned transportation ready to commence your scenic tour to the Lagoon Balos.

On the day of your trip you may give to the cruise - office the reservation documents provided by us kreta.com and the office shall give you your boat-tickets. The boat ticket of 18 € ( Children half) in not included.

Departure from the port of Kissamos at 10.20 am – return to the port at 17.45 pm .The timetable changes according the season. More information you´ll get with the email - voucher after booking.
With soft music playing in the background, and sail for about an hour in the homonymous bay, against a stunning backdrop of steep cliffs and rocks, incredible secluded beaches, and the infinite blue.
At the end of the bay, the boat will sail between the islet of Agria Gramvousa and Cape Vouxa (Trypiti). The landscape is breathtaking, against the backdrop of Valenti, Pontikonisi, Balos lagoon, and Imeri Gramvousa. The boat will approach afterwards Gramvousa island or Balos lagoon (depending on the itinerary) in about 20 minutes.
Visit Gramvousa-the island of pirates
The boat shall arrive at the small port of Gramvousa, where you shall stay for about 2 hours. The location of Gramvousa, the Cretan nature, the legends and the turbulent history of the area exude a magical aura.
The highest point of the island, atop a steep rock, at an altitude of 137 meters, is dominated by the famous castle of Gramvousa, which was built by the Venetians in 1579. The castle played a significant role in the history of the wider area. The panoramic view, the magnificent nature, and the legend of the pirates’ hidden treasure, allure you to visit it, after a 20 minute hike (it’s essential to wear comfortable shoes).
The ship sails on to visit the lagoon of Balos

Balos is listed as one of the best beaches in the world. This exotic beach-lagoon and rare natural monument is situated between the Gramvousa peninsula and Cape Tigani. Nothing can describe what you are about to feel when you see this. When you get to swim in the lukewarm, shallow, turquoise blue waters, relax in the pink sandy beach, which is filled with shells, and admire the natural beauty, the rocks and the cliffs rising above you!

The sandy beach of Balos is adorned by a special kind of vegetation. Shrubby varieties, such as heather, Yenisey, thyme, and lentisc, have impressive shapes and patterns, proving their effort to survive in the adverse environmental conditions of the area, such as the strong northerly winds and the natural instability of the dunes. During the migration periods, there are many bird species here, while the lagoon’s mollusks are not to be found anywhere else in Crete in this composition and quantity. You will have the chance to stay in this paradise for about 3 hours.

Due to the incredible natural beauty and preserved ecosystem, both Gramvousa and Balos are included in the European initiative NATURA 2000. The preservation of the island’s natural environment, beyond the moral dimensions, is imposed through a strict national and European institutional protection system.

Kreta.com - We work with professional managers, to ensure higher quality and reliability.
Kreta.com- We are the stuff of special memories and authentic emotions contact us: info@kreta.com Please bear in mind that this excursion is non-refundable. If you must cancel this tour you won´t get money back. You can book this tour till 48 hours before arrival ( subject to availability), payment with credit-card. After booking you´ll get an email-voucher from us with all information needed.
With more than 30 years of travel experience between our team it's no surprise that since we began, our selection of excursions has grown. We - Kreta.com offer an exceptional range of great value excursions to suit all ages, interests and abilities. All packages are carefully designed, and we always guarantee reliability and quality.
Our dedicated and passionate team are here to assist your booking every step of the way.
This Day Cruise Adventure goes to the Nature Reserve "Balos Lagoon". You can easily purchase here your boat-ticket to the Lagoon Balos. The place of embarkation is the Port of Kissamos. There is a huge parking space for your hire car at the port without charge.

On the day of your trip you may give to the cruise - office the reservation documents provided by us kreta.com and the office shall give you your boat-tickets.
Departure from the port of Kissamos at 10.20 am – return to the port at 17.45 pm .The timetable changes according the season. More information you´ll get with the email - voucher after booking.
With soft music playing in the background, and sail for about an hour in the homonymous bay, against a stunning backdrop of steep cliffs and rocks, incredible secluded beaches, and the infinite blue.
At the end of the bay, the boat will sail between the islet of Agria Gramvousa and Cape Vouxa (Trypiti). The landscape is breathtaking, against the backdrop of Valenti, Pontikonisi, Balos lagoon, and Imeri Gramvousa. The boat will approach afterwards Gramvousa island or Balos lagoon (depending on the itinerary) in about 20 minutes.
Visit Gramvousa-the island of pirates
The boat shall arrive at the small port of Gramvousa, where you shall stay for about 2 hours. The location of Gramvousa, the Cretan nature, the legends and the turbulent history of the area exude a magical aura.
The highest point of the island, atop a steep rock, at an altitude of 137 meters, is dominated by the famous castle of Gramvousa, which was built by the Venetians in 1579. The castle played a significant role in the history of the wider area. The panoramic view, the magnificent nature, and the legend of the pirates’ hidden treasure, allure you to visit it, after a 20 minute hike (it’s essential to wear comfortable shoes).
The ship sails on to visit the lagoon of Balos

Balos is listed as one of the best beaches in the world. This exotic beach-lagoon and rare natural monument is situated between the Gramvousa peninsula and Cape Tigani. Nothing can describe what you are about to feel when you see this. When you get to swim in the lukewarm, shallow, turquoise blue waters, relax in the pink sandy beach, which is filled with shells, and admire the natural beauty, the rocks and the cliffs rising above you!

The sandy beach of Balos is adorned by a special kind of vegetation. Shrubby varieties, such as heather, Yenisey, thyme, and lentisc, have impressive shapes and patterns, proving their effort to survive in the adverse environmental conditions of the area, such as the strong northerly winds and the natural instability of the dunes. During the migration periods, there are many bird species here, while the lagoon’s mollusks are not to be found anywhere else in Crete in this composition and quantity. You will have the chance to stay in this paradise for about 3 hours.

Due to the incredible natural beauty and preserved ecosystem, both Gramvousa and Balos are included in the European initiative NATURA 2000. The preservation of the island’s natural environment, beyond the moral dimensions, is imposed through a strict national and European institutional protection system.

Kreta.com - We work with professional managers, to ensure higher quality and reliability".
Kreta.com- We are the stuff of special memories and authentic emotions contact us: info@kreta.com Please bear in mind that this excursion is non-refundable. If you must cancel this tour you won´t get money back. You can book this tour till 48 hours before arrival ( subject to availability), payment with credit-card. After booking you´ll get an email-voucher from us with all information needed.
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