Gramvousa is a stunning unpopulated islet with beaches of fine sand and pebbles at the far north western tip of Crete in Greece. Cruising close to the peninsula you can see the geological...
Gramvousa is a stunning unpopulated islet with beaches of fine sand and pebbles at the far north western tip of Crete in Greece. Cruising close to the peninsula you can see the geological phenomenon of the tilting of Crete, which means its’ rising out of the sea in the west and sinking in the eastern part. After approx. 1 hour we cast anchor at the island of Gramvousa and climb the fortress in a 20-minute walk. The castle towers on top of a sheer rock face of 137 meters. Enjoy the spectacular view over the deep blue and green waters of the lagoon. The island of Gramvousa is firmly associated with the struggle for freedom of Crete against the Ottoman occupation. After a tasty snack on board we continue to our second stop at the “Lagoon of Balos”. With its pristine sands, reddish shell fragments and crystal-clear warm water…a pure paradise for swimmers. Late afternoon we return by boat to Kissamos, where the bus will be waiting for us.
Indicative time table
08:00-09:30 departure from hotel
10:10 arrival at Kastelli port
10:40-17:45 cruise to Balos Bay and Gramvousa Island
18:10-19:45 return at hotel
What is included ?
- English speaking escort
- Boat trip
What is not included ?
- extra Food & beverage (against charge available on board)
- Umbrellas & sunbeds
- 1 €/fee/ad for the municipality
Good to know !!!
A comfortable shoe is advised for those who want to walk up to the fortress. Guests should bring swim stuff, sun
Baby trolleys should be carried, not possible to walk around with them due to the uneven terrain. For the same
reason not to be advised for guests in wheelchair or with severe walking difficulties.