Private Boat Excursion from Falasarna to Balos & Gramvousa

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    From the small Port of Falasarna (or Phalasarna), we start this  4 hours private boat excursion to Balos beach and Gramvousa Island. This trip is ideal for those who stay on holiday near Falasarna beach and want to visit these famous beaches by boat. Our first stop is the famous Balos beach, where we anchor to swim and take pictures. We will then visit Gramvousa Island to capture the shipwreck and the Fortress, built on a rock in 1579 by the Venetians, to protect their ships from the attack of Ottoman Corsairs. You can climb to the top of the Fortress for a fantastic view. When the crowded cruise ships arrive, our experienced skipper can take you to other private small sandy beaches around the area to avoid the crowds. On our way back to Falasarna, we will have the chance to admire the amazing coastline of north-western Crete while listening to our favorite music on board.

    Alternative option

    Commence your excursion from Falasarna Port and conclude it at Kissamos Port. Opting for this alternative, we will arrange transportation back to Falasarna Port for your convenience.

    Free snorkeling supplies (upon request), drinks, snacks

    Suggested starting times: 9.30 a.m.


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      option 1. Falasarna: pick-up time: 9.30

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      Balos: arrival time: 9.55, stop: 1.5 h

      Balos Beach
      Secluded beaches
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      Gramvousa: arrival time: 11.30, stop: 1.5h

      Gramvousa Shipwreck
      Gramvousa Fortress
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      End of option 1. Falasarna: drop off time: 13.30

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      Option 2. Falasarna: pick-up time: 9.30

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      Balos: arrival time: 9.55, stop: 1.5h

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      Gramvousa: arrival time: 11.30, stop: 1h

      Gramvousa Fortress
      Gramvousa Shipwreck
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      Hidden Beaches of Balos: arrival time: 12.35, stop: 20′

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      Agios Sozon: arrival time: 13.10, sail by

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      Tersanas Cave: arrival time: 13.15, sail by

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      Kissamos: drop off time: 13.30, car transfer duration: 20′

    *The schedule may change depending on weather conditions and your specific needs.

    * As we customize your trip to your needs, you can choose how to spend your time on this beautiful Island or build your itinerary with us!

    Falasarna 35.49214690036294, 23.5805860626447 1
    Balos 35.57959632817411, 23.58865100797632 2
    Gramvousa 35.61210584871501, 23.580432317488444 3
    Hidden Beaches of Balos 35.598482, 23.593494 4
    Agios Sozon 35.592780, 23.602953 5
    Tersanas Cave 35.574504, 23.605732 6
    Kissamos 35.50571326546907, 23.640148527921237 7



    • Duration: 4 hours
    • Travel Distance: 19 nm (option 1)
    • Travel Distance: 35 nm (option 1)
    • Start time: 9.15 – 10.00 or 14.30 -15.15
    • Languages: Greek – English
    • Number of travelers: 1-10 (per boat)


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    • Skipper


    Option 1: The boat departs and returns to the exact location in Falasarna Port: Limani Phalasarna

    Option 2: The boat departs from Falasarna Port and returns to Kissamos Port. In this instance, we will facilitate transportation back to the departure point.

    However, if you are not staying near the Falasarna area and are okay with driving, we suggest Kissamos Port as a departure point for your private trip to Balos and Gramvousa.


    • Water, soft drinks, beer, light lunch
    • Snorkelling equipment (upon request)


    • Traditional Cretan Meal or Barbeque on board (fish – meat)
    • Fishing Equipment and fishing guide
    • Drone, GoPro, Photographer
    • Special Requests (boat relocation, tour extension)
    • Transfer to and from the Port


    The price of this 4 hours private boat tour to Balos and Gramvousa from Falasarna starts from 620 euros and goes up to 900 euros per group (1-10 persons)
    The price depends on boat size, number of people, and selected extras.
    You can check prices by clicking “book now” or request a quote via email, WhatsApp, or phone.

    Our typical schedule* for our boat trip:

    • Falasarna port pick-up time: 9.30 a.m.
    • Falasarna – Balos beach cruising time: 25’
    • Balos beach arrival time: 10.00 stop: 1.5 h
    • Balos beach – Gramvousa Islet cruising time:5″ of a slow ride
    • Gramvousa Islet’s arrival time:11.35′, stop: 1.5 h
    • Gramvousa Island – Falasarna cruising time 25.’
    • Falasarna port drop off time:13.30

    *The schedule may change depending on weather conditions and your specific needs.

    If your group is larger than our maximum boat capacity, we can arrange a second boat to accommodate your group. The boats sail and tie together, so the group does not split. While docked, you can go from one boat to the other. Ask us about the alternative options.

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