Water activity

Chania: Balos and Falassarna Beach Tour with Lunch

Water activity

Chania: Balos and Falassarna Beach Tour with Lunch

From US$ 157.11 per person

Live an unforgettable day in Crete, see the Balos lagoon from a magnificent viewpoint, and enjoy the crystal water at Falassarna beach, a local favorite, on a carefully organized beach day trip.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel (10km east and up to 25km west from Chania). You will receive a separate email from the local tour operator with the exact pickup point and time. Please make sure to check your spam folder too.
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy riding in a 4wd on rough roads
  • Take panoramic photos at Gramvousa's Peninsula
  • Discover the Greek countryside's beauty
  • Learn about the local culture and history
  • Taste local and fresh food during your lunch time
Full description

Discover the Balos lagoon from above and go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters of Falassarna beach on this guided day trip from Chania. Travel aboard a comfortable all-terrain vehicle and stop a mouth-watering Greek lunch with wine or beer. 

Hop in an air-conditioned vehicle at your hotel in Chania and relax on the drive. Follow your guide the Balos lagoon viewpoint. Admire panoramic views of the island's landscapes and the azure sea.

Continue to Falassarna beach, a favorite destination of the locals. Have sunbeds and umbrellas already reserved for when you arrive at the beach for a smooth and easy trip. Relax on the beach or swim in the idyllic waters. Sip a cup of coffee or a soft drink. 

Finally, savor a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant. Taste traditional food and wine at your reserved table and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Keep your energy up during your trip with fruit and local energy bars. Return to your hotel at the end of your tour. 

  • Lunch with a 1st round of wine or beer
  • A cup of coffee or soft drinks at Falassarna beach
  • Sunbeds and umbrella reservation at Falassarna beach
  • Entrance ticket to Balos
  • Fruits and local energy bars
  • Bottled water
  • Tour on 7-seater 4WD vehicle with air-conditioning
  • Local driver/host
  • Pickup and drop-off up to 10km east and 25km west from Chania
  • Liability insurance
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • There is a 7-8 minutes walk up to the Balos lagoon viewpoint
  • As there are no conveniences (restaurants, bars, cafes, etc.) at Balos, swimming will take place at Falassarna Beach
  • In case of fire (stage 5), it is not permitted to visit Balos
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

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Perfect beach day! It was beautiful to see Balos and relax on Falassarna beach in our reserved cabana. The water was amazing and the lunch to follow, exceeded our expectations. On top of that our guide Dimitris was extremely kind and knowledgeable and so accommodating. Don’t hesitate, book this tour!

March 24, 2023

Excellent tour! We went to Balos and then to Falassarna- at one of the stops for Balos we fed the goats, and the entire time had great conversation with our guide, who is from Crete originally. Andreas shared many Cretan facts with us & shared interesting aspects of the culture that we weren’t aware of. We had a great time, ate a nice meal & we would highly recommend this as a private or group tour.

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March 24, 2023

Highly recommended. Great views of Balos, then swimming at Falassarna with very comfortable amenities and the beach is great with some waves. Afterwards we had lunch. Overall experience is great, Dimitri was our guide and he taught us so much about the island, history and culture along the way. He made the trip very fun. Also, it was very nice to have small groups tour like this, the other guests were super nice and fun.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 399928