The sea for us Greeks has always been a challenge, a great challenge! Also, for others, the sea is an adventure. Specifically, it consists of places to discover and experience around the island of Crete. This has always been rooted in Greek history and mindset ever since the ancient times. In fact, this is mainly the way Greeks used to do commerce with other countries and how fishermen have been earning their living up to this day. In our days, we now mostly take good advantage of marine transportation for touristic reasons, but also for personal enjoyment.
Therefore, when you come to Crete for your vacations, don’t just stare at and admire the sea from the beach, any beach, either it’s at a beach bar in Aghia Marina or a secluded one, like the beach of Menies. Rather, you should indulge in your instincts and start exploring, all around the coast of Crete. There are thousands of private beaches and secluded tiny islands like the one close to Gramvousa (Wild Gramvousa) where you can snorkel and explore the bottom of the sea and sea a lot of new different kinds of fish. Thus, what you need to book is a private boat transfer with a skipper to Balos, Gramvousa or even Elafonisi. Otherwise, if you have a boat license you can even rent the boat without a skipper and explore at the comfort of your own time. Plus, you can even book the RIB boat without a skipper for several days and sleep on board to do a round trip of the island of Crete.
Our most popular boat trip is the following either you start from Chania or Kissamos.
Chania old port at restaurant Antigoni is the starting point of this 7h boat trip. We sail off to the beach of Menies with turquoise waters and ancient ruins and anchor for 1-2h. After that, we visit the island of Gramvousa with a castle on the top and a sank ship in front of it. We can anchor there for around 1h. Finally, we go to Balos beach for another 2h to enjoy the breathtaking view of the sea and the Cretan “table”-mountain. If there is enough time, we will be able to see some private beaches on the way back to Chania. Proposed starting time: 8.00 a.m.
If you would like to start your boat trip from Kissamos the most popular boat trip is towards Balos and Falassarna. Though, if you want we can also arrange to go to Elafonissi with the pink sand beach.
Our starting point is the small port of Kastelli in Kissamos for your 6h full-day boat trip. Our first stop is the famous beach of Gramvousa with the medieval fortress at the top of the hill and you lay in the sun or swim for 1h. We then, go towards the popular beach of Balos where you can take your pictures and swim in the crystal clear waters for another 1h. We then start going towards Falassarna, the cleanest waters of Crete. After that, we will be sailing back to Kissamos safely with our friendly skippers. Proposed starting time: 8.00 a.m.
When you are in Chania or Kissamos you surely won’t need an extra push to book a private boat trip to see these places. They will provide you with the experience of a lifetime with the pristine beaches, unreachable by car, and the Cretan snacks on board.
Indulge in the temptation of exploration. Stop scrolling on your phone. Book your boat trip now!