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Cretan Daily Cruises - Gramvousa Balos

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Address: Port of Kissamos, Kissamos, Crete 734 00, Greece
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Phone Number: +30 2822 083311
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08:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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We traveled to Kissamos harbour as late in the season as one can get. I was surprised how many people had the same idea. All passengers on board had squeezed themselves onto the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We traveled to Kissamos harbour as late in the season as one can get. I was surprised how many people had the same idea. All passengers on board had squeezed themselves onto the top deck to enjoy the view. I elected to sit on the lower deck for the sake of comfort. Outbound from the starboard windows one can enjoy... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The boat was clean and organised. Food and drink available. Beware of unexpected hazardous rocks when disembarking at Balos Lagoon.

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Parainen, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

If you go to Gramvousa you have to visit the forte. It's not easy to reach, but worth the effort. The view is stunning. It's a must go see!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The boat trip is a bit long, especially when it's crowded as it was (we though it wouldn't be as it's the end of September). The company should have a limit of bookings per boat as we struggled to find a little corner of bench to sit. Gramvousa looks amazing, Balos would have looked amazing if less people there.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice views in Graumvus island and Balos lagoon. As plus: Ship stop near seaside. Long time taken spend at Graumvus and lagoon. As minus: long entrance and exit from ship. Full ship of people. Problem to find sitting places and the photos from ship. Ecological fees, but in the Balos are garbage (this problem more from visitors)

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A pricey visit, on an over crowded ferry, (This is not a boat trip!) to a rather mundane beach/lagoon. True, it looks spectacular from a distance, but when you get there, it is decidedly disappointing, with loads of rocks to walk across, unavoidable, and not easy when you're only in flip flops...we were not advised about wearing decent footwear. The... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Quite a pricey visit, on a crowded ferry, to a rather dowdy beach/lagoon. True, it looks spectacular from a distance, but when you get there, it is decidedly dirty, with loads of broken bottle fragments littering the sand/grit. Also, the area close to the ferry dock is heavily polluted with thick tar. The most enjoyable part of the visit wss... More 

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Slough, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Booked the tickets online the night before the trip, a bit apprehensive as it was my first experience with online bookings in Crete. At the arrival the booking was there, tickets were issue and we managed to go on an earlier boat. Please take cash and do not rely on cards for that day. The crew was friendly and helpful.... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We spent almost 100+ euro (2 adults and a kid) for a daily excursion on a over-crowded boat in which you can't even sit down and enjoy the trip! Our first stop at Gramvousa wasn't necessary at all, we had to chose to either walk 15 minutes under the sun in order to climb a hill and check out a... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We took the 12.30 ferry which is quieter than the early one - had a very rough trip out to Gramvousa (massive waves), but once we turned into Grampvousa it was much smoother - Gramvousa is stunning (we didn't go to the Venetian castle as an hour isn't really long enough) but just sat on the beach and swam -... More 

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