Diana's Travel Chania Crete
GRAMVOUSA /BALOS "EXPRESS" COACH
Join the smaller coach which seats 34 passengers & takes you to the Kissamos port to get on the boat.
This is a transfer only, no guide is on the coach. It is called the express because it is a smaller coach, there will be less pick up stops. You arrive at the port of Kissamos at approx. 09.30 and are usually the first coach at Kissamos, which means you get the choice of seats on the boat.
You depart on one of the boats either 10.00 or 10.20 & take the journey to Gramvousa/Balos.
You will stop have two stops, at the island of Gramvousa where you can walk up to the fortress ruins or stay down on the beach for a swim and the second stop is on the beach of Balos. Where you will spend the majority of the day.
(*Note you may go to the beach first & then to Gramvousa island)
You can buy food & drink on the boat from the self-service bar or at the beach of Balos where there is a canteen. Umbrellas & sunbeds are also for hire on Balos beach or if you want an umbrella you can rent one from the boat, or take your own) There isn't any shade on the beach.
The boat returns to Kissamos harbour approx 17.45-18.15 (weather plays a factor) and you will get back on the coach & be returned to the pick up point.
Arrival back into Chania town is approx 19.00 - 19.15
On the day you pay the €1 to the driver for the environmental tax.
Details for Gramvousa/ Balos Boat Trip w/ "Express" Coach
We await the new itinerary for 2019, before we can book anyone on the trip. The below dates/prices may change for 2019. This trip usually starts to run mid-May!
Price for the "Express" Gramvousa / Balos Boat Trip :
Children (4-12 years old) : €18
This trip is a long day in the sun & we do not recommend it for very young children.
The "Express" Gramvousa /Balos Boat Trip goes DAILY
Pick up times between: 08.15 - 09.00
(depending on where- see the Pick up Points page )
This coach only picks up on the main coast road between Chania town & Kissamos!!! (See Map on this page)
RETURN time to Chania 19.00 - 19.15
Duration of Gramvousa/Balos Trip w/ Express Coach:
-10 hours approx.
Coach Transfer & Boat fare
(on the boat there is an explanation in various languages).
Excludes- Payable on the day:
To book the Gramvousa & Balos Boat Trip w/ Express Coach, you will need to book your seat & make the payment at least 1 day in advance.