Everything about Gramvousa - Balos lagoon

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Everything about Gramvousa - Balos lagoon


When the time comes to decide for holidays, always the same questions appear. Where to go, How to go, what I must visit, which are the top things I must visit, what other things are near to visit and finally what to do there.

Is it better to rent a car and drive to this place, or is it better to book a trip to go. Which is the cheapest option, which is the best option. You would like to know everything about the place you visit.

Here you will find a brief travel guide and we try to cover all these questions. We cooperate only with local enterprises. With people that live on Crete and knows Crete, its customs, its traditions, its land.

They will be always by your side, before the trip, during the trip and after the trip.

Feel free to contact us and ask for any information about Crete, you would like to have.

The cars come with fully comprehensive insurance at 0 risks. They have free pick up and drop off at Heraklion airport, Chania airport, Heraklion port, Souda port and at all the major touristic places. There are no hidden costs and no cancellation charges. Road assistance all over the island in case of breakdown,

Insurance is also included in the price of the bus tours. The busses are air-conditioned, the pickups are from your hotel or at the nearest meeting point. Tourist guides are available in your language.


After the introduction, you can start to read the brief travel guide.

How to go to Balos-Gramvousa?

Gramvousa also Grampousa refers to two small uninhabited islands off the coast of a peninsula also known Gramvousa Peninsula in north-western Crete in the regional unit of Chania.

The Pirates' Islet. The last territory the Venetians left to the Ottomans. A beautiful beach and shallow sea area which sparkles and glows when the sun shines.

Gramvousa and Balos are Wildlife Refuges and habitats of stunning natural beauty, included in the European initiative ΝΑΤURΑ 2000. Because of the preservation of their natural environment, there are not infrastructures and the areas are not suitable for people with walking disabilities.

Gramvousa is about 193 kilometres from Heraklion airport (HER) and 3 hours and 10 min.

Gramvousa is taking approximately 1 hour 35 min drive from Chania international airport (SKQ) and 56 km.

Daily depart from Kissamos, boats to Balos-Gramvousa. The boat trip is taking about one hour.

You can combine it with a short stop at Chania, Rethymno or

wander in the port of Kissamos

The port of Kissamos is your embarkation point for Balos, and a well-loved holiday destination itself,  located in the northwestern part of the prefecture of Chania, between the two large peninsulas of the western Crete, and is 37 km from the city of Chania, with many fine beaches and lots to explore.

The journey to Gramvoussa island can be made either by renting a car, by bus, or by boat.

Don't miss a visit to the Bay of Balos and its lagoon and enjoy the crystal clear magical waters of Gamvousa island. A trip for all with tons of fun and magical sea views

Rent a car and drive to Balos-Gramvousa

To rent a car is the best way to explore Crete, for travellers who prefer to make their own itinerary. Many interesting villages and settlements, Cretan beaches, monuments, cosmopolitan cities and reveal the magnificent of Crete.

Our local car rentals offering affordable and value-added car rental services to all types of travellers.

You can collect the car directly at Chania airport or at Heraklion airport ( HER) so you can get on the road at once. Alternatively, if you are arriving by boat, a car rental in Souda Port or Heraklion Port can be brought to you when you disembark.

Also, you can collect the car directly outside of your hotel or apartment.

Choose from luxury and economy packages and enjoy fleets of quality cars, all protected by fully-comprehensive insurance policies and equipped with different amenities to help make your trip more comfortable. You can easily book a vehicle online using our website, or by calling us at (+30) 6970980918. ( Whats app & Viber)

Visit and choose one of our cars.

Pick a bus tour to Balos-Gramvousa

With an organized excursion for a small group of people. Get the peace of mind experience you deserve through our hassle-free services.

Travelling is an uplifting experience as it changes people's perceptions of life, while at the same time endows each trip with a special meaning and memories that can last for a lifetime. We can provide you with an exceptional travelling experience, we can tailor our tours to suit your needs.

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