Boat Cruise to Balos Lagoon & Gramvousa from Kissamos Port
- Duration: 7 hours
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A bit stressed about my arrival-I did the trip on my own (with bus), meeting Ioanna in front of the entrance gave me comfort and after the introduction, I realized it will not be an usual sightseeing tour. Ioanna transports you in an ancient world, where people were living in full communion with nature, making rituals, reading signs, and passing through cycles with awareness and understanding. The place has a fabulous story, full with lot of symbols which you can actually see all around the site. Because of my missed trip one day before (trip bus making a huge delay and me giving up), I've booked this tour, and I'm happy it turned out this way, otherwise I wouldn't have taken part into this fabulous experience. Still thinking about Knossos days after, and how those people of those ages ago could have live in a world full of communion and creativity . At Ioanna's recommendation, I've also visited the museum afterwards, and this completed the picture harmoniously. Book an early hour !
An early start for a 6.10am pickup, but so worth it! The walk is beautiful and by starting early you miss the heat of the day. The way down is very steep and slippery, but as long as you wear suitable footwear it’s fine. We did it in about 4.5 hours including the odd stop for a drink and whilst we’re moderately fit, we don’t hike much. It’s great to get the time at the beach after to relax so definitely being swimwear. A must do whilst I’m Crete!
This was an amazing adventure. Some people were hiking with sandalas, but you must have a good sneakers or shoes. It wasn't so hard as some people would say. So grab a pair of sunglases, 2 or 3 bottles of water and prepared for an amazing hike, which mister Bilbo Baggins would appreciate so much. P.S. You should know, that in a second part of a hike you will not find so much spots to fill water bottles, so beware.
Our our guide was fantastic! She was so knowledgeable and really explained the history in an interesting way and at a good pace. Would highly recommend this tour.
Brilliant guide. Brought the Labyrinth to life. Very informative. So glad I did the tour. Highly recommend