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Day Private Sailing Cruises to Balos Lagoon, Gramvousa Island and more. provided by Mikros Naftilos Cruises

Day Private Sailing Cruises to Balos Lagoon, Gramvousa Island and more.

Day Private Sailing Cruises to Balos Lagoon, Gramvousa Island and more.
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With our sailing boat "Mikros Naftilos" we organise daily cruises to Gramvousa Island, Balos Lagoon and other unique locations. With this private tour you avoid the crowds and you can experiencea sailing boat tour in privacy. Besides a very experienced sailor our skipper is a professional in tourism business (hotel and restaurant owner) This is guarantee for safe trip with excellent service. In the tour we offer lunch with local specialties and unlimited consumption of drinks and beverages.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • With our sailing boat "Mikros Naftilos" we organise day cruises to Gramvousa Balos and other unique locations. Our journey starts from the Port of Kissamos, which is located just next to the Gramvousa Peninsula at the west side of Crete. After about 90 minutes of cruise we will reach our first destination, the lagoon of Balos, one of the most beautiful beaches over the Europe. The turquoise water invites you to swimming and snorkeling. We will spend next two hours there, while you can enjoy the beach and relax. We will have a pleasure to offer you traditional and light Cretan lunch on board. Our next stop is the island of Imeri Gramvousa. There you can enjoy the beautiful beach and take a bath in the crystal clear water. Above the island, built at the rock, you will find old Venetian Castle, one of the most famous in Crete. The views from there are really breath taking. After a day full of sun and sea, we will start our journey back to the port. On board you have for your disposal the cover cabin to rest or sleep, bathroom with shower and covered dining area. We provide snorkeling equipment and umbrellas for the beach. In the price is included lunch, soft drinks, beer and wine.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • With our sailing boat "Mikros Naftilos" we organise day cruises to Gramvousa Balos and other unique locations. Our journey starts from the Port of Kissamos, which is located just next to the Gramvousa Peninsula at the west side of Crete. After about 90 minutes of cruise we will reach our first destination, the lagoon of Balos, one of the most beautiful beaches over the Europe. The turquoise water invites you to swimming and snorkeling. We will spend next two hours there, while you can enjoy the beach and relax. We will have a pleasure to offer you traditional and light Cretan lunch on board. Our next stop is the island of Imeri Gramvousa. There you can enjoy the beautiful beach and take a bath in the crystal clear water. Above the island, built at the rock, you will find old Venetian Castle, one of the most famous in Crete. The views from there are really breath taking. After a day full of sun and sea, we will start our journey back to the port. On board you have for your disposal the cover cabin to rest or sleep, bathroom with shower and covered dining area. We provide snorkeling equipment and umbrellas for the beach. In the price is included lunch, soft drinks, beer and wine.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 154149P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Departure point of sailing boats to Balos and Gramvoussa, Unnamed Road, Trachilos 734 00, Greece You turn to enter the Kissamos port and you turn again right in 30m. Our boat "Mikros Naftilos" is in front of you in 100m. Is the only sailing boat with a green tent.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Departure details
  • Departure point of sailing boats to Balos and Gramvoussa, Unnamed Road, Trachilos 734 00, Greece You turn to enter the Kissamos port and you turn again right in 30m. Our boat "Mikros Naftilos" is in front of you in 100m. Is the only sailing boat with a green tent.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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TrippinThom
Rotterdam, The Netherlands41 contributions
An excellent and exciting trip to must-visit beautiful Gramvousa & Balos
We have had an excellent experience. We took a private trip with 4 friends. Captain George was kind and caring. We were lucky to sail some parts entirely without engine, which was so serene and beautiful.

There are large boats that drop tourists off at Gramvousa Island, so our private boat allowed us to escape the crowds. Same story at Balos bay.

The captain was patient and caring. He served a beautiful home-cooked Greek lunch, and fresh fruits in the later afternoon. There were plenty of cold drinks. We all had a very relaxing time and certainly recommend Mikros Naftilos for a visit to Gramvousa&Balos!
Written 21 August 2021
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Rhiannon P
Los Angeles, CA12 contributions
30th Birthday Trip
Jun. 2021
George was absolutely amazing!! My boyfriend booked this boat trip for my 30th birthday and it was everything I could have hoped for and more. We sailed the beautiful Aegean Sea, did an epic hike up the fortress on Gramvousa (the views are STUNNING), had the most delicious Greek lunch onboard the boat, then sailed to the iconic Balos Lagoon. At Balos we did some snorkeling then walked the beach for 2 hours before heading back to the boat. On the way back, we sailed with an entire pod of dolphins that stuck with our boat for about 10 minutes! It was an experience of a lifetime. George was so chill and kind as well. 100% recommend.
Written 5 July 2021
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Ken G
31 contributions
Fantastic day visiting Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island!
We had a great day sailing with Captain George! Balos Lagoon was so beautiful to sail into and the hike to the ruins on Gramvousa Island was amazing! Vistas were fantastic! We all had a great time. Lunch was delish!!! A great way to spend the day!
Written 29 June 2021
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An Sh
Essen, Germany1 contribution
Excellent
Oct. 2020 • Family
Amazing day, stunning views, going under sail, swimming from the boat, delicious lunch, friendly and professional captain - it‘s not a full list of the positive emotions on that day!
Written 18 October 2020
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Patricia C
11 contributions
A perfect day!
Aug. 2020 • Family
We had the most wonderful exclusive day on Mikros Naftilos. George was a great host, mastering being discrete while being here for all our needs. He really made us feel like we were owning a boat for the day. Lunch was delicious and plentiful. We managed to avoid the crowds and busy ferries, going to Gramvousa first, snorkeling before going up the fort, and then onto Balos. We couldn't recommend this experience enough!
Written 22 August 2020
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Kostas K
London, UK21 contributions
Lovely and relaxing day sailing trip
Had an amazing time with captain George. We spent the day in balos and gramvousa and we also had a short dive from the boat in crystal clear waters!
Would strongly recommend 👍
Written 3 September 2019
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Alex & Michelle
6 contributions
Amazing day trip to Balos/Gramavousa
Genuinely one of the best day charters we have been on.

We went with my wife’s family (mum/dad/gran + sister and her partner) on a full day charter with George from Kissamos to Balos/Gramavousa.
It was a wonderful day and whilst we were fortunate with the weather the whole experience was down to George. He is an excellent skipper who knows both the waters and his boat inside out. He was both friendly, helpful and considerate.

He took us to various places around Balos and Gramavousa and gave us some
Useful tips on what to see and some local history. His boat was well stocked with snorkelling equipment, drinks and the lunch he prepared was delicious, particularly the moussaka! Would definitely recommend booking George in advance particularly during peak season. You won’t regret it.

Alex K

Written 4 June 2019
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Hi Alex, thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you all. Also thanks a lot for lenting me a hand. It is nice when you have experienced guest like you on board. My regards to all the family! George.
Written 10 June 2019
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About the operator

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By: Mikros Naftilos Cruises
lisatj1
lisatj1
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The best way to visit Balos
We booked this trip with George to go to Balos. We are regular visitors to Kissamos and wanted a more personalised
Reximon
Reximon
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Very nice day with nice company
We had the full day cruise. Awesome . Totally recommend it. We where with 2 kids, one 7 yo. One 5 yo. All went good
Jesse V
Jesse V
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The only way to see Balos and Gramvousa
We had an incredible day with Captain George sailing around Balos and Gramvousa. He is very friendly and profession
Ju G
Ju G
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Daily cruse
We spent a full day on the sea with George. It was an amazing day... the boat is comfortable, Georgie is friendly
therese h
therese h
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Mikros Naftilos to Balos Beach
Balos Beach is beautiful, Captain George is very nice, and his boat is well maintained but it should be noted that
melinaHonolulu
melinaHonolulu
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A wonderful way to see Balos Bay !
I highly recommend booking a day sail with Captain George to see Balos Bay and the surrounding coatal areas. I had
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