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Crete: Balos Gramvousa Day Trip with Boat Ticket & Transfer

1. Crete: Balos Gramvousa Day Trip with Boat Ticket & Transfer

Experience a full-day boat trip to the westernmost part of Crete and visit two of the most famous landmarks, Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island. Spend time paddling and enjoying the sun at Balos Lagoon and have the chance to hike up to the castle on Gramvousa on this day cruise. Be picked up by an air-conditioned bus at a pickup point close to your hotel and you be driven to Kissamos port in Kasteli. There you will board a large comfortable boat with an open deck and a bar-restaurant. Begin your cruise along the coast and see the dramatic rockface from the water. Reach the well-known Balos Lagoon and be fascinated by the white sand which covers the area and the shallow clear waters. Relax here for a couple of hours and enjoy the divine nature. Sunbathe, swim, snorkel or even hike to the hills surrounding the beach and take memorable photos. Next, float over to Gramvousa island which used to be a pirate's cove. Enjoy at least 90 minutes of free time to explore. Choose to hike for 20 minutes to the Venetian castle which is built on a steep 137m high rock. Enjoy panoramic views over the Aegean sea and unique landscape from here. Finally, return to the beach, and take a quick dip before hopping back on the boat to Kissamos port. From here the bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel area. Trip Itinerary 10:40 – departure from Kissamos port 11:20 – arrival at Balos Lagoon (or Gramvousa island depending on the captain's decision based on weather conditions) 13:30 – departure from Balos for Gramvousa island (or vice versa) 13:50 – arrival to Balos lagoon 16:30 – departure from Balos 17:45 – Arrival to Kissamos port

Spinalonga Boat Trip from Elounda Port

2. Spinalonga Boat Trip from Elounda Port

Board one of the traditional wooden boats from Elounda port and let the experienced local crew take you to Spinalonga island. The boat trip begins at approximately 9:30 AM every day from the main port of Elounda village. Stay on the island for an hour and 10 to 20 minutes. In case you stay longer due to the covid situation you might not get on the next one because the capacity of the boats has been reduced and have to wait an extra hour. The last boat trip from Spinalonga usually departs at 6:30 PM. If you want to learn more about the island, you can find local licensed guides on the pier who will bring the island's history to life. Originally, Spinalonga was not an island – it was part of the island of Crete. During Venetian occupation, the island was carved out of the coast for defensive purposes and a fort was built there. During Venetian rule, salt was harvested from salt pans around the island. The island has also been used as a leper colony. Spinalonga has appeared in novels, television series, and a short film.

From Chania: Elafonisi Bus Trip with Free Time

3. From Chania: Elafonisi Bus Trip with Free Time

Known for its sandy pink beaches and clear waters, Elafonisi is a stop you won't want to miss. Located 76km west of Chania, in the South-West tip of Crete, this peninsula forms part of a protected area and is home to the endangered loggerhead sea turtle as well as other rare plants and animals. The day begins with pick up from specific points in Chania. Then, travel approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus to arrive at Elafonisi beach. At the beach, you'll have the chance to explore the area on your own. Wander through sand dunes or just enjoy a relaxing swim. Those traveling with children will enjoy the shallow lagoons, which are perfect for wading and exploring. Be sure to bring your camera, as you'll want to get a picture of the pinkish sand – a color it gets from the millions of crushed shells. In the mid-afternoon, the bus departs for the return trip to Elafonisi.

Heraklion Airport: Shared Transfer To/From Rethymno

4. Heraklion Airport: Shared Transfer To/From Rethymno

Opt for a shared transfer to/from Heraklion Airport to/from Rethymno and enjoy a safe, affordable, and reliable service. Perfect for solo travelers, couples, or larger groups on a budget, this shared transfer operates daily to/from the airport and accommodations. Skip the stress of getting to the airport on time or finding your accommodation in Rethymno while still staying in line with your budget. Appreciate timely service with a comfortable and shared bus.

Rethymno: Full-Day Trip to Gramvoussa Island & Balos Lagoon

5. Rethymno: Full-Day Trip to Gramvoussa Island & Balos Lagoon

Set off on a day trip by bus and boat to the magnificent Balos Lagoon and the Gramvousa island, on the northwestern coast of Crete. Travel by air-conditioned bus to the port of Kissamos and board the boat for a cruise with swim stops and a visit to a castle. After an early morning pickup near your hotel, sit back and relax as you pass through beautiful scenery to get to the Port of Kissamos. There, you'll pay for the cruise and board the boat which will take you in the sea for about an hour till you reach Gramvousa island. Once at Gramvousa, you'll have 1.5 hours of free time to explore the Venetian Fortress which offers breathtaking views from the top. Otherwise, you can stay on the boat to take advantage of the bar restaurant or you can relax at the beachside. Afterward, the boat will continue for about 20 minutes to reach the Balos Lagoon. There, you'll have 2.5 hours of free time on the beach. Swim, snorkel, sunbathe and explore the dunes in the background. In the afternoon, the boat will begin the cruise back to Kissamos and from there you will be driven back to your Hotel area in Rethymno.

Georgioupolis: Full-Day Trip to Elafonisi Island

6. Georgioupolis: Full-Day Trip to Elafonisi Island

On this full-day trip, you’ll travel from Georgioupolis to the southwest corner of Crete and spend a relaxing day on the pink beaches of the small island of Elafonisi.  During the 3-hour drive to the island, you can sit back and relax, admiring the beauty of the lush green landscapes, traditional villages, and a small church built inside a cave along the way. After taking a short break to stop for a drink, you’ll reach your destination, Elafonisi,  a picturesque bathing paradise with an island that can be easily reached by foot. The water on the island is shallow, clear and gleams with beautiful shades of blue and green. You’ll have plenty of time to unwind on the beach and to purchase snacks and drinks on the island before returning to Georgioupolis in the evening.

Full-Day Trip to Chania from Rethymno

7. Full-Day Trip to Chania from Rethymno

The bus departs around 09:00 from Rethymno for the drive to Crete’s capital city of Chania, the most beautiful town on the island. Settled more than 4,000 years ago, Chania is one of the oldest cities in Europe. On this full-day excursion you’ll have 5 hours to explore Chania, with plenty of free time for a romantic walk through the idyllic old town. Visit historic neighborhoods, churches and museums and take a walk to the beautiful Venetian Port for shopping, a cup Greek coffee and lunch (not included in the tour price). At around 16:00 the bus will depart for the return trip to Rethymno.

Rethymno: Balos and Gramvousa Day Trip Without Boat Ticket

8. Rethymno: Balos and Gramvousa Day Trip Without Boat Ticket

Depart Rethymno at approximately 07:45 and travel by bus along the new national road towards the westernmost tip of Crete. Pass the bay of Souda and the former Cretan capital of Chania before your arrival in Kissamos. Upon arrival, climb aboard a boat and cross to Balos Bay at the northernmost tip of the peninsula. Relax on the 1-hour boat trip, and get 2.5 hours at Balos Bay to enjoy the soft white sands and unique blue and green waters of the lagoon. Next, take a 20-minute boat ride to Gramvousa Island for plenty of time to enjoy an unforgettable swim in the crystal clear waters. If you are feeling energetic, take an optional 137-meter climb up to the 16th-century Venetian Fortress for an incomparable view of the surrounding surroundings. Enjoy approximately 1.5 hours at peace on Gramvousa Island, and then take a 1-hour boat ride back to Kissamos. Upon arrival, continue to Rethymno by bus at the end of the laid-back tour.

Rethymno: Shared Transfer to/from Chania Airport

9. Rethymno: Shared Transfer to/from Chania Airport

Enjoy a safe and reliable shared transfer between Chania Airport and the Rethymno area. Travel safely with ease in a licensed vehicle with a professional driver. Benefit from air-conditioned vehicles maintained to high hygienic standards. Let your driver navigate you through the traffic smoothly. Enjoy a hassle-free ride without worrying about hotel shuttles or taxis.

From Rethymno: Santorini Guided Day Trip

10. From Rethymno: Santorini Guided Day Trip

Departure from port of Rethymno at 08.00 At the port of departure, participants will present their voucher in Seajets kiosk in order to receive their ferry tickets, a card referring to the right bus number in Santorini and a small brochure in their own language with information about the island and the day tour. Arrival in Santorini The itinerary lasts almost 2 hours from Heraklion and 2.30 hours from Rethymno. At the port of Santorini,our escorts will welcome the participants and escort them in the right buses. ❖ First Stop : Oia Upon arrival to the Port of Santorini (Athinios) the buses will leave for Oia the most beautiful village of Santorini very famous for the Blue Domes, cave houses with blue and white. In the days of high traffic, the buses will follow a route by the sea on the east side of the island. Depending on the existing traffic in Oia and the timetable of the tour, the participants will stay for approximately 2 hour. Later on, the bus will depart for the next stop, Fira. ❖ Second Stop : Fira On the way to the town of Fira, the participants will receive interesting information by their escort aboutthe history and the geography of the island, while travelling through a large part of the island by road. Attheir arrival in Fira, they will spend 2 hour to enjoy the Cycladic view from the Caldera, the paved little alley sand the old traditional houses accompanied by their escort. Afterwards, the visitors shall meet up at the Cathedral of Fira and they will be informed about the last part of the tour: 1st option: Visit the Volcano Of Santorini (extra charge). The participants will enjoy the unique beauty of the volcano and have the opportunity to swim in its hot springs. 2nd option: More free time at the capital of the island, Fira. Arrival in Rethymno Finally, the participants will return to the vessel where they will be able to enjoy a beautiful view of the Aegean and Cretan Sea.

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The organization and tour guide were very good. After a two-hour bus ride from Rethymnon to Kissamos, we changed to the ship that took us to the island of Gramvoussa in one hour. The ride on the ship was pleasant. At Gramvoussa we had time to swim and climb the ruins for a view over the turquoise waters and the island (it's quite tiring but worth it!). After a 20 minute drive we were at Balos Lagoon. It's beautiful there - crystal clear water. Water shoes are recommended, as there are slippery stones at the beginning of the sea.

The trip was great and very professionally organised. The pickup point was just in front of our hotel, the guide was very nice and well prepared, the driver also. We visited great places and the views were very nice. I highly recommend this trip, as well as the travel agency.

Easy pick-up. Safe driver. Stopping at a nice viewpoint on the way there and on the way home at a small village where there was GOOD orange juice. Elafonissi is very nice with crystal clear water.

The overall experience was very nice. Our bus arrived earlier than others so we were able to get sunbeds. The guide and the driver were friendly. Totally recommend!

Det var fantastiskt resa med en trevlig guide Mike.