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Chania to Balos Beach and Gramvousa  by Boat

Avoid Crowds and Noise. Choose Privacy and Comfort.

private boat tour to balos from chania

The best way to visit Balos is by a private boat.

Our Chania to Balos Beach Boat will reveal to you the miracle of nature, exotic landscapes, a blue paradise lagoon, where you can swim in the shallow emerald waters and relax on the beautiful sandy beach. The famous Balos lagoon - the symbol of Crete - is located between Cape Gramvousa and the small Cape Tygani.

Balos is known for its wild natural beauty and exotic scenery. The lagoon has exotic white sand, bright blue and turquoise waters. The sea is very shallow and warm, ideal for young children.

In many places, sand has a beautiful pinkish shade due to millions of seashells broken by water. Outside the cliffs within the lagoon, the water is deeper and colder, which is ideal for snorkeling.

These few hours spent in such a heavenly place will remain in your memory forever.


After Balos we move to Gramvousa Island, famous for its Venetian fortress, which still stands at an altitude of 137 m. The fort was also used by pirates. One of the legends says that a large treasury is still hidden there. The fortress, built in the shape of an isosceles triangle, is located in the highest part of the island.

In addition, the old ship, which was abandoned many years ago near the shore, has become a characteristic part of the landscape. 


Between the island and the coast of Crete is located the picturesque lagoon of Balos, where the waters of three seas meet - the Aegean, Ionian and Libyan. Pure water plays in the sun in many different colors, and the shades of the sand vary from white to a pleasant pink.

boat tour to gramvousa from chania
Sailboat Top View

Live the dream.

As one of the top destinations, Balos and Gramvousa get thousands of tourists each day. The only way to avoid the crowds is to go by a private boat to Balos and Gramvousa. Our skippers are locals who know very well the schedule and routes of big ferry boats and they will do their best to avoid them for you. They will dock in places unreachable by big boats, ensuring no disturbance to your journey.​​

What's included and what is extra

  • Fuel
  • Skipper

  • Hot meal and cold drinks onboard

  • Snorkelling equipment 

  • Insurance

  • Floats


  • BBQ onboard

  • SUPs

  • Alcohol

  • Hotel transfer

  • Drone/ aerial video

  • Action underwater camera

private boat trip to balos from Chania
Balos & Gramvousa: Vacations

Chania Private Boats, S.A.Chania, Greece
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