Gramvousa & Balos bay

Description

GRAMVOUSA ISLAND – BALOS BAY

Starting early, heading west, after a short breakfast stop near Rethymnon and then a drive past Chania, we reach the port of Kissamos. Here we take our boat for a pleasant approximately one hour sail along the coastline. On the way, you can see impressive signs of the geological phenomenon known as land elevation, as Crete has been ‘rising out’ of the sea by 6 to 7 metres on the western side and ‘sinking’ in the sea on the eastern side for more than 2000 years.

Arriving in the port of the ex-pirate island of Gramvousa we hear how, during the Turkish occupation, the residents of the island started looting passing boats thus giving the island its pirate reputation. According to Homer, Gramvousa is the island of Aeolus in ‘Odyssey’.

It is a protected biotope, and is host to more than 400 plant species and over 100 birds species and is home to the Mediterranean seal Monachus  Monachus and the sea turtle Caretta  Caretta. Don’t miss out on a visit to the Venetian Castle on the top of a steep rock as this is one of the most impressive castles in Greece. There is plenty of time for swimming or lunch on board. The spectacular view, the marvellous landscape and the “legend of the pirate’s hidden treasure” is an attraction not to be missed.

Our boat then departs for the Blue Lagoon of Balos, a shallow and warm water lagoon which brings to mind similar lagoons in the Caribbean. Here the crystal-clear, azure coloured sea water in combination with the white sand makes this place unique.

Gramvousa is one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole world. You will find it difficult to believe that such a place exists.! Enjoy a fantastic swim and relax  for approximately three hours before boarding for the return sail. An experience to remember for a lifetime!

*Do not forget your swimming gear

*Camera, bottle of water and light meals are essential

*Casual dress

  SATURDAY

Reservation:

  • *HOTEL / AREA

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    Blue Palace main road

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    Domes of Elounda main road

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    Elounda church clock tower

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    Elounda Blue Bay

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    Kavos Bay Hotel main road

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    Royal Marmin Bay main road

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    Selena Village main road

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    Krini hotel

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    Elounda Beach main gate

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    Elounda Palm main road

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    Elounda Village Resort &SPA

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    Porto Elounda 

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    Elounda Mare

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    Elounda Breeze

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    Elounda Beach main gate

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    Candia Park Village main road

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    Meliti Hotel bus stop

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    Adrakos main road

    PICK UP

    Havania main road

    PICK UP

    Mirabello main road

    PICK UP

    Ormos bus stop

    PICK UP

    Bridge Agios Nikolaos(Information Office)

    PICK UP

    Supermarket SYNKA

    PICK UP

    Ammoudara bus stop

    PICK UP

    Almyros bus stop

    PICK UP

    Daios Cove bus stop

    PICK UP

    Blue Marine bus stop

    PICK UP

    Istron Bay bus stop

    PICK UP

    Mistral Mare main road

    PICK UP TIME

    4:40AM

    PICK UP TIME

    4:40AM

    PICK UP TIME

    4:50AM

    PICK UP TIME

    4:45AM

    PICK UP TIME

    4:55AM

    PICK UP TIME

    5:05AM

    PICK UP TIME

    5:10AM

    PICK UP TIME

    5:05AM

    *DATE

    *Adults

    *Adults

    Children

    Children

    *LANGUAGE

Description

GRAMVOUSA ISLAND – BALOS BAY

Starting early, heading west, after a short breakfast stop near Rethymnon and then a drive past Chania, we reach the port of Kissamos. Here we take our boat for a pleasant approximately one hour sail along the coastline. On the way, you can see impressive signs of the geological phenomenon known as land elevation, as Crete has been ‘rising out’ of the sea by 6 to 7 metres on the western side and ‘sinking’ in the sea on the eastern side for more than 2000 years.

Arriving in the port of the ex-pirate island of Gramvousa we hear how, during the Turkish occupation, the residents of the island started looting passing boats thus giving the island its pirate reputation. According to Homer, Gramvousa is the island of Aeolus in ‘Odyssey’.

It is a protected biotope, and is host to more than 400 plant species and over 100 birds species and is home to the Mediterranean seal Monachus  Monachus and the sea turtle Caretta  Caretta. Don’t miss out on a visit to the Venetian Castle on the top of a steep rock as this is one of the most impressive castles in Greece. There is plenty of time for swimming or lunch on board. The spectacular view, the marvellous landscape and the “legend of the pirate’s hidden treasure” is an attraction not to be missed.

Our boat then departs for the Blue Lagoon of Balos, a shallow and warm water lagoon which brings to mind similar lagoons in the Caribbean. Here the crystal-clear, azure coloured sea water in combination with the white sand makes this place unique.

Gramvousa is one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole world. You will find it difficult to believe that such a place exists.! Enjoy a fantastic swim and relax  for approximately three hours before boarding for the return sail. An experience to remember for a lifetime!

*Do not forget your swimming gear

*Camera, bottle of water and light meals are essential

*Casual dress

  SATURDAY

Reservation:

  • *HOTEL / AREA

    PICK UP

    Blue Palace main road

    PICK UP

    Domes of Elounda main road

    PICK UP

    Elounda church clock tower

    PICK UP

    Elounda Blue Bay

    PICK UP

    Kavos Bay Hotel main road

    PICK UP

    Royal Marmin Bay main road

    PICK UP

    Selena Village main road

    PICK UP

    Krini hotel

    PICK UP

    Elounda Beach main gate

    PICK UP

    Elounda Palm main road

    PICK UP

    Elounda Village Resort &SPA

    PICK UP

    Porto Elounda 

    PICK UP

    Elounda Mare

    PICK UP

    Elounda Breeze

    PICK UP

    Elounda Beach main gate

    PICK UP

    Candia Park Village main road

    PICK UP

    Meliti Hotel bus stop

    PICK UP

    Adrakos main road

    PICK UP

    Havania main road

    PICK UP

    Mirabello main road

    PICK UP

    Ormos bus stop

    PICK UP

    Bridge Agios Nikolaos(Information Office)

    PICK UP

    Supermarket SYNKA

    PICK UP

    Ammoudara bus stop

    PICK UP

    Almyros bus stop

    PICK UP

    Daios Cove bus stop

    PICK UP

    Blue Marine bus stop

    PICK UP

    Istron Bay bus stop

    PICK UP

    Mistral Mare main road

    PICK UP TIME

    4:40AM

    PICK UP TIME

    4:40AM

    PICK UP TIME

    4:50AM

    PICK UP TIME

    4:45AM

    PICK UP TIME

    4:55AM

    PICK UP TIME

    5:05AM

    PICK UP TIME

    5:10AM

    PICK UP TIME

    5:05AM

    *DATE

    *Adults

    *Adults

    Children

    Children

    *LANGUAGE

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