Gramvousa pirate island and the Balos Lagoon day trip by boat from Heraklion
- Mysterious pirate island
- Venetian castle
- An old shipwreck
- Beautiful lagoon with turquoise waters
- Numerous bird and plant species including cacti
- Splendid beach with warm water
All about the trip
Enjoy an adventure trip to the pirate island of Gramvousa once the base of 3 000 rebels. Explore its Venetian castle with the view of an old shipwreck. Have a swim in the beautiful Balos lagoon with warm water and gorgeous beach. And admire the natural beauty all around including numerous bird and plant species.
We will get on an air-conditioned bus and drive to the port of Kissamos stopping in the city of Rethimnon on the way to refresh ourselves with a coffee and have a breakfast.
Once in the port we board our boat and set off for Gramvousa Island. We will see a vast cave on our way which had once served as a shipyard. And we can also see sea turtles, monkey seals and dolphins.
We will witness a fascinating geological phenomenon when the 2 sides of the island are lifting and sinking with the western side rising up to 9 meters above the sea level.
Once we disembark on the pirate island we can admire the Venetian castle strategically positioned on a sheer cliff. There is a legend about a pirate treasure there. And it offers a dramatic view of an old shipwreck.
We will explore the area which is one of the most significant hydro-biotopes of the Eastern Mediterranean with hundreds of plant species including numerous cacti.
We will have time to enjoy the gorgeous beach of the Balos lagoon and have a swim in its warm turquoise waters.What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- Pick-up and drop-off in hotels from Agia Pelagia to Malia
- Multilingual tour guide
- Transfers with air-conditioned bus
What is not included in the price
- Pick-up and drop-off in hotels outside of the area in between Agia Pelagia and Malia
- Optional lunch aboard the boat (€7,50)
- Boat ticket to Gramvousa-Balos (adult €17, child €8,50)
- Entrance to Gramvousa (€1)
Pick-up time and location near your hotel will be specified to you after the booking. Please note that it may be up to several hours sooner than the actual tour start.
This activity is organised by Tourline, Kapodistriou Street 7, Heraklion, 71306, Greece, +30 2810 210908, email@example.com.
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