The municipality of Kissamos occupies the westernmost part of Crete. It is spread over an area of 334.18 km and has 12,000 inhabitants. The modern seaside town of Kissamos (or Kasteli), which has retained its picturesque character, is the capital of the municipality
Our ships depart every day (May-October) from the port of Kissamos and head towards the island of Imeri Gramvousa. During our one-hour trip, you will have the chance to admire the impressive landscape composed of steep rocks and hills, endless blue waters and little hidden beaches. Rent a car.
Gramvousa’s location and nature, the legends it is linked to and the long history it carries contribute to its very special atmosphere. The legendary castle of Gramvousa was built by the Venetians in 1579, on the top of a steep rock. Its majestic beauty combined with the panoramic view and the legend of hidden pirate treasure linked to it, are good reasons to pay it a visit. At the same time, Gramvousa’s crystal blue waters make swimming irresistible. After our 2-hour stay, the ship will set off for Balos Lagoon and arrive there about 20 minutes later.
No matter how many good the reviews you have read are or how many impressive photos you have seen… nothing can compare to how you’ll feel when you set foot on Balos! You will walk in the tranquil lagoon, swim in warm, swallow, emerald waters, lie on golden beaches, relax under the hot sun and admire the beautiful landscape comprised of rocks and hills that rise high above your head…! We will stay in this exotic place for about 3 hours.
Gramvousa and Balos are two extremely beautiful nature reserves, included in the European network NATURA 2000!