Gramvousa – Balos beach

The famous Ballos beach lagoon, it appears every year in the lists with the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean and the world. Thousands of people get off at the famous beach every summer. And most arrive with the boats which, among other things, offer food since Ballos at times operates only an informal canteen.

Swimming and diving on this particular beach will definitely remain unforgettable to you, your family and friends. For the more adventurous people who can withstand hiking, should not miss visiting the castle at the top of the hill. Neglected paths and heat will certainly not be your allies, but the stunning views will best compensate for you. For the “lazier” visitors you can also stay in the boat, giving your children the opportunity to enjoy diving from the inflatable slides directly into the deep waters.

Check also our list of the most beautiful beaches in Crete you shouldn’t miss.

The excursion to Gramvousa – Balos lagoon

An amazing day in paradise and a great adventure for all the family! This excursion leads you to the western point of the Island. West of Kissamos and north of the beautiful village of Kaliviani, stretches the impressive Gramvousa Peninsula.  Starting from the port of Kissamos, followed by a pleasant voyage, we will reach Gramvousa where the ancient shipyard of Tersanas will draw your attention, as well as the geological phenomenon of land elevation by 6 to 9m above the sea level. Here you will have the opportunity to either enjoy the beach with crystal clear water and the amazing view of the never-ending sea lagoon; or climb on the top of the steep rock to see the Venetian castle.

Afterward, we take a 2nd short boat trip to the fabulous lagoon of Balos, a shallow and warm water lagoon and one of Crete’s loveliest spots. Here you can enjoy plenty of time swimming in the inviting crystal clear waters of western Crete and sunbathe at the white sandy beach.

The tour offers hotel pick-up from many locations such as Hersonissos, Malia, Stalis, Sissi, Analipsi, Gouves and more.

Type of excursion: Boat trip – Beach day – Full day

Return to hotels: 21:00 – 22:00

Should take: Sun protection, Camera, swimming gear, bathing suit

Additional information

Ticket TypeAdults, Children (4-9,99) years old, Infants (0-3.99) years old
Language Tour GuideEnglish, Russian, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Czech


  • BUS transfer from and to your hotel.
  • Professional guide (EN, RU, FR, DE, PL, IT, NL, CZ) *available after request
  • Boat ticket

Not Included:

  • Food and Drinks
Balos beach - Crete Tour and excursions

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
August 8, 2019

The best view ever ! It was amazing ! Wonderful beach and really clear sea. It looks like Caribbean Sea. Thank you for a great organization. The bus was really comfortable, the boat was good, may for ambitious people is on boat many people…. but all was perfect for us! Thank you especially Dimitros for help with all trips !

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