Gramvoussa – Balos

Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight

  • Accommodations
  • Local Transportation
  • Professional Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide gratuity

A lagoon at the end of the world in the heart of the Mediterranean, on a wild peninsula still little exploited.

The now uninhabited island, located northwest of Crete, Gramvoussa has a rich history. The Venetians had built a powerful fort there, the remains of which you will visit. On arrival, the view is unique over the Balos lagoon. We can see the island of Imeri Gramvoussa, with its splendid Venetian fort, occupied by the Turks and then a haunt of pirates, whose cisterns are still visible on site.

Kazantzakis tells in his Letter to El Greco how his buckwheat great-grandfather, “with a shaved head on the forehead and with a long braid”, attacked the ships carrying pilgrims to Mecca or Jerusalem and massacred the two indifferently …; one day he had captured a schooner loaded with spices, and not knowing what to do with it, he had them distributed in all the villages of Crete. The whole island was fragrant. Later, she will also play a very important role in the struggle against the Turkish occupation.

The afternoon is reserved for swimming in the clear waters of the bay of Balos, in an unforgettable landscape, one of the most beautiful in Crete!

Equipment: Swimsuit, hat, water

Experience the magic of nature in a magical setting!