Excursion to the Gramvousa Peninsula - Crete


  • Gramvousa Bay

  • The Venetian Castle

  • Balos Bay

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

  • German
  • English

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


Discover the past of pirates and the magnificent bay’s of Gramvousa!

Your excursion begins at Kastelli Port that ensures the link with the various islands that make up Gramvousa. A boat will wait take you towards one of the islands located in Gramvousa Bay.

Discover the crystal-clear waters and coral-reefs that border numerous shores. Once onsite, you can explore the island that was once a pirate’s landmark and visit the Venetian castle from the 18th century. The pirates of the period took refuge there and would organize their next attacks. It served as headquarters for their fleet.

In Balos Bay, discover a natural pink beach that will invite you for a refreshing swim. In the afternoon, return to Kastelli Port where you will take the bus back to your hotel.

Discover the Gramvousa Peninsula for the superb beach landscapes.


The visits and pick-up from your hotel or meeting point is available from the following zones only:
- in French on Tuesday and Saturday departing from Rethymnon and Georgioupolis and the Chania region
- in German on Wednesday and Fridays from Rethymnon, Georgioupolis, Kalyves and Chania 
- in English on Friday from Rethymnon, Georgioupolis, Kalyves and Chania

The pick-up is unavailable for any zones not mentioned below

Prices may vary depending on the language and the pick-up zones.

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday depending on the language from May to October (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Times: 6:45am - 7:30pm. Please note that these times are given as an indication only and depend on pick-up sites
  • The excursion is available at the following times:
    - in French on Tuesday, and Saturday departing from Rethymnon and Georgioupolis and the Chania region (unavailable at the moment)
    - in German on Wednesday departing from Rethymnon, Georgioupolis, Kalyves and Chania
    - in English on Wednesday from Rethymnon, Georgioupolis, Kalyves and Chania
  • Hotel pick-up is available for this activity. However, due to the large number of hotels, a meeting point may be indicated. The locations and times will be communicated to you after booking
  • Pick-up from your hotel or meeting point will take place between 6:45am and 9:35am, regardless of the zone
  • For this excursion, do not forget to take your bathing suit/trunks
  • This is not a private excursion, you will share the boat with other tourists


Price includes

  • The boat transfer to Gramvousa Peninsula
  • The services of an accompanying monitor
  • A light lunch on board
  • Transport round trip

Not included

  • Entry fees on Gramvousa Peninsula (1€)
  • All other extras

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