Gramvousa & Balos

The start of the experience is the boat- trip following the cliff edge of Kissamos Bay, heading out towards the island of Imeri Gramvousa.

Imeri Gramvousa was a fortified island used by the Venetians, the Turks, the famous pirate Barbarossa and its last and most important role, it was used in the battle of Cretan Resistance.

The fortress is perched on the high cliffs, with clear views of the surrounding area, sea and land and today for those who visit it leaves them with a lasting impression and understanding how important this  fortification was.

A short sail away we enter into the bay of Balos with its crystal clear waters, white and pink sandy beaches and behind the lagoon of Balos, don’t be surprised if you mistake the scene before you, as an exotic beach somewhere in the Caribbean… The lagoon with shallow, warm waters is ideal and safe for children to swim.

The beach front facing the sea, is ideal for adults, swimming out far enough, you will come to rocky areas which are ideal for snorkeling. This area is also a reserve and protected by Natura 2000 for the Monk Seal and sea turtle Caretta-Caretta.

Once ‘d visited, never forgotten!