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Experience Crete like a local | Balos Lagoon Cruises

January 15, 2021

We get it! We really do! You planned your vacations in Crete, you booked the flight to Chania and now what? Are you going through the internet browsing for “the most beautiful places in Crete”? Or are you going to google “things to do in Chania”? “Things to do in Crete”? Are you looking for “the best beaches in Chania”? And then you see Balos.
WOW! Great place, dude! We should visit!
Well, but how do you get there?
Then, you google again “ways to go to Balos”?
Then you have to rent a car.

Stop planning so much about your trip. The vacations in Crete should be relaxing and as simple as possible for you to enjoy every single minute of it.

We, at SEAze The Day, are everyday people, local Cretans. We know exactly the places you would like to go. We know what you would like to taste. We know what you would like to see. In short, we know Crete like the back of our hand. At SEAze The Day, yes, we do work with boat rentals in Crete, boat trips to Balos and many other places. Though, the main thing you should know about us, is that we offer an experience, not a simple “rent a boat in Chania” service.

Nope!

We provide a lot more than that! We are giving you an experience of a lifetime! How’s that possible, you are asking?

Well, let’s take a moment and go through what we have been doing here. We are 3 experienced fishermen, Minos, Panagiotis and Giannis. We are true-born Cretans. We know every inch of the island…and the sea…over the surface and down to the bottom. This is because we have travelled a lot, went on numerous boat trips and hundreds of fishing and spearfishing trips.

Of course, we already know what someone that is not a local would want to see.

Most of you ask us about Balos. Going to Balos is actually one of the things every vacationer should experience. There are two ways you can go to Balos with SEAze The Day, One way is renting a boat from Chania or chartering a rib boat in Kissamos without a skipper. The second way is booking a private skippered boat trip from Chania or Kissamos to Balos.

Though, we would suggest that the best way to go to Balos is by booking a boat trip with us. Why is that?
Well, as an old Constantine Cavafys says in his poem Ithaca, “it’s not about the destination, but about the journey”.

What does this even mean?

It means that going on a trip to Balos with a skipper on our RIB boats, it’s not about reaching Balos, per se. It’s about the boat trip to Balos with a local Cretan. Think about all the things that you will learn, all the history that will unravel in front of your eyes. Create a mental image of the secret spots we will take you going towards Balos on a cruise. Contemplate on the new tastes of food made in traditional Cretan houses, from our lovely housewives for your journey from Chania to Balos beach. It’s all about the tour that precedes the destination of Balos lagoon. The interaction with the skipper, the exchange of culture and the possibility of making new friends in Greece. It’s all about the experience, not the boat rental service, as is.

We are leaving the following poem here for you to understand our mentality.

Ithaca

As you set out for Ithaka

hope the voyage is a long one,

full of adventure, full of discovery.

Laistrygonians and Cyclops,

angry Poseidon- don’t be afraid of them:

you’ll never find things like that on your way

as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,

as long as a rare excitement

stirs your spirit and your body.

Laistrygonians and Cyclops,

wild Poseidon- you won’t encounter them

unless you bring them along inside your soul,

unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

May there be many a summer morning when,

with what pleasure, what joy,

you come into harbors seen for the first time;

may you stop at Phoenician trading stations

to buy fine things,

mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,

the sensual perfume of every kind-

as many sensual perfumes as you can;

and may you visit many Egyptian cities

to gather stores of knowledge from their scholars.

Keep Ithaka always in your mind.

Arriving there is what you are destined for.

But do not hurry the journey at all.

Better if it lasts for years,

so you are old by the time you reach the island,

wealthy with all you have gained on the way,

not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.

Without her, you would not have set out.

She has nothing left to give you now.

And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.

Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,

you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean

Constantine Kavafys

Having read this poem, we are sure you have many questions. Well, if you want to know all about our Mythology (i.e. The Laistrygonians and God Poseidon) the island of Ithaca, or better say Crete, all you have to do is book an experience with us. Don’t expect this experience to make you rich money-wise, expect such experiences to enrich your soul with adventure and joy that you may carry up until you are old.

This is the way SEAze The Day rolls.

Dropping the mic, SEAze The Day out!

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