From Chania: Gramvousa Island and Balos Bay Full-Day Tour
- Pickup available
- Skip the line
- Duration: 12 hours
Your day starts with a pickup from your hotel or at a specific pick-up point with the bus. Drive towards the west side of Crete in order to reach the port of Kissamos Kasteli.
After receiving all the necessary information about the cruise from your escort, arrive at the port where the Gramvousa ferry awaits you to start the cruise. Your escort will collect the money for the boat tickets from you so you can skip the lines at the ticket offices.
At about 10:20 AM set off for the island of Gramvousa which takes approximately 45 minutes. Help yourself to the ferry kitchen with self-service dishes, meals or snacks. You can sit back on a deck chair or in the lounge.
During your cruise, see the elevation of the land along the cliff edges of Crete. This elevation has happened over 2000 years. The history of...
it was nice. but a bit to short .. about 2 hours on the ferry and about 4 hours on the beach. also the trip with the bus from Chania to kissamos also took like 2 hours in total. so basically stay on road like 4 hours and 4 hours on the beach. not really worth it.
On this full-day trip, you’ll travel from Georgioupolis to the southwest corner of Crete and spend a relaxing day on the pink beaches of the small island of Elafonisi. During the 3-hour drive to the island, you can sit back and relax, admiring the beauty of the lush green landscapes, traditional villages, and a small church built inside a cave along the way. After taking a short break to stop for a drink, you’ll reach your destination, Elafonisi, a picturesque bathing paradise with an island that can be easily reached by foot. The water on the island is shallow, clear and gleams with beautiful shades of blue and green. You’ll have plenty of time to unwind on the beach and to purchase snacks and drinks on the island before returning to Georgioupolis in the evening.
It was a very nice trip. Claudia, the guide, was very nice and informative. The time allotted at the beach (3,5-4 hrs) was a perfect amount of time at the beach and the drive to the beach were beautiful. The only bad thing of the entire trip was the amount of people on the bus who repeatedly took their masks off no matter how many times they were asked to put them back on.
Use a reliable, safe and low cost private one-way transfer for any Heraklion Airport in Crete, Chania or Heraklion Port to hotels in the Rethymno area and vice versa. Based on your flight, the local operator will confirm the time you wish to depart from your hotel. In the same manner, the local driver will meet you from the airport or port to transfer you to your hotel. The transfer will be conducted with an 8 seat minibus or bus with 18 seats. You will be notified by email about the pick-up details. Choose between a variety of one-way transfer options between Chania, Heraklion and Rethymno areas.
Ensure your trip to Chania is stress-free with a convenient private transfer to or from Chania Airport (CHQ). Pick from 3 vehicle options, depending on what you need. Choose from a sedan or a business vehicle that can fit 4 passengers and 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage if traveling in a smaller group. For groups of up to 6 passengers, choose the minivan that can fit 8 pieces of luggage. Meet your driver at the airport's arrivals hall or the lobby of your hotel, get some help with your luggage, and enjoy an easy trip to or from Chania Airport.
We were picked up in a bus!, just for us. Driver was very friendly and unobtrusive, giving us lot of information about the island.
Whether you are staying in Heraklion Prefecture, or arriving at Heraklion Port or Airport (Nik. Kazantzakis airport) you can enjoy a pick up service and relax whilst being driven to the destination of your choice in Crete. Explore the secrets of Crete, get to know the real Crete off the touristic path. You can enjoy easy transfer to the local attraction or place you want to visit. If you have luggage, this can be accommodated too. All vehicles come fully air conditioned with a driver.
Be picked up at your accommodation and head to Sfakia. Board a ferry to Agia Roumeli, where you’ll begin your hike to Samaria Gorge. Walk for 3km until you reach the national park entrance. Continue your walk to Samaria Gorge. Once at Samaria Gorge, you can choose where you want to explore and for how long. After the walk to Samaria Gorge, walk back to Agia Roumeli. In Agia Roumeli, you can go for a swim, enjoy some coffee or try some local food. Catch the ferry back to Sfakia at the end of the day. Once in Sfakia, take the bus back to your accommodation.
Your transfer from and to the airport includes a comfortable trip with a modern, air-conditioned vehicle. Your journey will be conducted in a variety of vehicles ranging from taxis, minivans, minibuses or regular buses). Traveling through the National Road, you will arrive to your hotel, villa, or house safely, comfortably, and on-time. The drivers are professional (all holding professional driving licenses), have an excellent command of the English language, and will also be happy to suggest you places to visit or eat throughout your stay. The journey will last about 45-50 minutes, and the vehicles are available to ensure a smooth and comfortable shuttle service to and from the main airports and ferry ports on Crete. Your trip can be organized for individuals, families, and small and large groups from both the Chania and Heraklion airports.
A local driver will pick you up from your hotel in the area Georgioupolis-Kavros-Dramia and will drive you directly to the center of Chania city. At that point, there will be a meeting point for your return transfer. Spend a few hours to explore the old town of Chania, shop or relax at a traditional cafe with a stunning sea view. Within walking distance, find the Old Market of Chania where you can buy cheese, fish, meat, and many souvenirs. Behind the market, there are artisanal clothes shops that you can visit. The Venetian port of Chania is really close to this street. You can admire the beautiful view while you are drinking a coffee or having lunch at the restaurants. At 3 PM, be back at the meeting point to board the bus. The driver will take you back to your hotel hassle-free at approximately 4 PM.
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Beautiful hike! Difficult for those who don’t have the best grip since it’s almost always downhill. However, after the first hour it is quite manageable (but long of course, took me 6 hours in total). Elena was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, friendly and (which I loved!) she reminded people to wear a mask on the bus. The Tour was overall really well organized with minimized waiting times (except for the afternoon, where you get to spend time in the village by the sea, but this was quite nice and doesn’t count as waiting time). The bus driver also did a very nice job. Only minor criticism I have is the breakfast break (20 minutes) which seemed unnecessary. Nevertheless, I highly recommend to do this hike with this company!
Really excellent. You're paying for the convience of everything being organised for you and they do just that. Coach picked us up from very near our airbnb and our tour gide Thomas was great, clear instructions on what to do when and a great charm as well.
We had a wonderful time today with Andreas on our tour. We got to see a part of Crete that many overlook, the local areas. Loved the visit to the distillery, the museum was quite nice, the bakery was amazing, and overall, a great trip.
The trip was great, especially for people who want to experience other face of Crete, not so turistic and crowded. If you like moutains and small villages, great views and wild animals, this trip is for you! :)
Amazing experience. It is quite difficult hike and you must be careful to not get injured. Suggest to have proper hiking shoes since with my soft pad sneakers I was feeling every rock and was quite slippery