Balos Bliss: A 6-Hour Coastal Expedition from Kissamos
TRIP DURATION: Full Day/
ROUTE: Kissamos - Balos - Gramvousa - Agios Sozon - Tersanas Cave -
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Embark on a mesmerizing 6-hour coastal expedition from Kissamos, unveiling the unparalleled beauty of the Cretan coastline. Our journey begins at the world-renowned Balos Beach, where turquoise waters meet soft sands in a breathtaking embrace. From there, we set sail to Gramvousa Island, crowned by a medieval fortress that offers panoramic views of the sea. This captivating island is also home to a shipwreck, creating an ideal spot for snorkeling enthusiasts to explore.
The adventure takes an exclusive turn as we explore the hidden treasures of Balos—a collection of secret, small sandy beaches accessible only by boat. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of these secluded gems, away from the bustling crowds, creating memories in the embrace of serenity.
Continuing our coastal private tour, we navigate Gramvousa Peninsula, encountering the enchanting Agios Sozos. Nestled within a small bay with captivating blue-green waters, this location holds a special charm with its diminutive chapel. Discover the legend of Agios Sozos—the saint that saves—whose name echoes tales of old fishermen finding refuge in this bay during tempestuous seas.
As we venture further, the journey unveils the mystical Tersanas Cave, a haven for observing wild goats in their natural habitat. Delight in the spectacle of untamed beauty as these majestic creatures traverse the rugged terrain surrounding the cave.
Join us on this extraordinary exploration, where each moment is a brushstroke painting a vivid portrait of the coastal wonders of Crete. From the iconic Balos Beach to the hidden coves and cultural gems, our 6-hour coastal expedition promises an immersive experience into the heart of this captivating region.
Free snorkeling supplies (upon request), drinks.
Suggested starting times: 8.30 – 9.30 a.m.
Kissamos: departure time: 9.00
Balos: arrival time: 9.35, stop 2hSightseeings:5'Balos Lagoon
Imeri Gramvousa: arrival time: 11.40, stop 1hSightseeings:5'Gramvousa ShipwreckGramvousa Fortress
Hidden Beaches of Balos: arrival time: 12.45, stop 1h
Agios Sozon: arrival time: 14.05, stop 20′
Tersanas Cave: arrival time: 14.30, stop 10′Sightseeings:20'wild goats
Kissamos: drop-off time: 15.00
*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!
- Duration: 6 hours
- Travel Distance: 22 nm
- Start time: 8:30 – 9.30
- Languages: Greek – English
- Number of travelers: 1-10 (per boat)
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
DEPARTURE & RETURN LOCATION
The boat departs and returns to the exact location in Kissamos Port: SEAze The Day
WHAT IS OFFERED ON BOARD
- Water, soft drinks, beer, light lunch
- Snorkelling equipment (upon request)
WHAT YOU CAN 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 6 hours private boat tour to Balos and Gramvousa from Kissamos starts from 650 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.
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 vessel to the other. Ask us about the alternative options.
Our company does not offer transportation services. However, we can arrange a one-way or round-trip taxi/minivan service for your transfer to and from the departure point at an additional cost.
If your departure point is Kissamos Port, you can park your car in the following area near our boats: SEAze The Day
Approximately 25-30 minutes on an average cruising speed of 22-24 knots.
According to Greek port authority regulations, the boat can anchor 50-60 meters away from Balos beach. It is not allowed to go closer due to swimmers in the area. However, the water is shallow (1.5-2m), and you can easily swim to the beach. If you want to stay dry, ask our friendly skipper to take you to the dock. From there you will have to walk to the beach.
Approximately 20 minutes. Remember to wear proper shoes and also take some water with you.
Approximately 2 hours. If you are not interested in climbing up to the Fortress, you can stay on the boat, relax and sunbathe, or go to the beach and explore the island. Otherwise, you can snorkel at the famous Gramvousa shipwreck.
Approximately 2 hours.
Yes, you can. You can inform us when you book or inform your skipper the day of the trip before departure. In this case, you can stay up to 5 hours in Balos Lagoon.
Between June 15 and September 10, bring your Beachwear, Towels, Sunscreen Hat, and Hiking shoes (if you want to visit the Fortress of Gramvousa). Remember to bring a wind jacket if you book a trip earlier than June 15. The average (low-high) temperature in the Summer (June -August) in Crete is 20-33 degrees, usually without clouds.
For the months of April, May, June (1st half), September (second half), and October, the average temperature may vary between 18-28 degrees. Bring a long-sleeved shirt or a wind -jacket in case of cloudy weather, rain, or later return to the Port.
Yes, you can. If the boat is available, you can ask your friendly skipper to extend your boat tour at an additional cost.
All pets are allowed on board under your supervision.
- In the chance of inconvenient weather conditions, there will be the following options:
- SEAze The Day will postpone the date.
- Change the departure and return point accordingly upon arrangement with the guest.
- If none of the two options above are feasible for the client, SEAze The Day shall refund the deposit amount.
- In the event of cancellation more than 10 days before the date of the boat trip, the guest shall receive the 50% of the deposit.
- In the event of notifying us about the cancellation less than 10 days before the date of the boat trip, SEAze The Day shall keep the entire deposit.
We require a 20% deposit for a booking. The remaining balance is paid upon arrival at the Port before departing.
You can book through our online booking system, through email or whats app message, or call us directly for a reservation.
All our boats have portable fire extinguishers, a first aid kit, flares, a floating anchor, a spare boat engine or two main engines, a depth sounder, and a geodetic tracking system (GPS tracker). Also, our staff is highly trained in emergencies, following a specific safety protocol.
There are no health restrictions, but please notify us if you have children under the age of 4 or a pregnant person in your group if you have any allergies or a person with disabilities.
- Rigid Inflatable boats, length: 6-7 m, capacity:1-5 travelers, open deck
- Rigid inflatable boats, length: 9-11m, capacity: 1-10 travelers, open deck