Gramvousa - Balos (Blue Lagoon)

Starting early and heading west, after a short breakfast stop near Rethymnon and driving outside Chania, we reach the Port of Kissamos or Kavonissi.

Here we board our boat for a pleasant sail close to the coastline. On the way you will notice an impressive geological phenomenon of land elevation by 6 to 9 meters above sea level (dated since 200 years ago).

After approximately one hour, our boat arrives in the port of the pirate island of Gramvousa. According to Homer, Gramvousa is the island of Aeolus in “Odyssey”. It is also the habitat of over 100 bird species, and the sea turtle “Careta-Careta” Here you can visit the Venetian Castle, which was built on the top of a steep rock, at the highest point of the island, in 1579, and it’s one of the most impressive castles in Greece. The spectacular view, the marvelous landscape and the “legend of the Pirate’s hidden treasure” is an attraction not to be missed. As well as your visit to the castle, you have plenty of time for swimming or having lunch on board (optional).

Our boat then departs for the Blue Lagoon of Balos, a shallow and warm water lagoon. Here the crystal-clear, azure colored sea water, in combination with the white sand makes this place unique, and one of the most beautiful beaches all over the world. Your stay at the lagoon, where you can enjoy a fantastic swim, will be approximately three hours, before boarding our boat for the return sail.

 

 

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