OUR COMPANY 1995-2017

It all started 23 years ago, in the summer of 1995, when our company organised its first daily cruise from Kissamos to the legendary pirate island Imeri Gramvousa and the exotic Balos Lagoon.

Thanks to our hard work, enthusiasm, sense of responsibility and respect towards our guests and the environment, this cruise became a great success and attracted more and more tourists every year. In order to be able to serve our guests, we gradually obtained more ships and within 10 years (2005), we established a Maritime Companies Consortium, GRAMVOUSA BALOS CRUISES. The Consortium developed two more cruises, the Daily Pirate Cruise and the exciting Evening Cruise in the Souda Bay of Chania. Eventually, two more cruises were added to our list: one from Ierapetra to the enchanting island of Chrysi (Gaidouronisi), and another from Makris Gialos to the exotic island of Koufonisi.  Gramvousa, Balos and Chrysi are three extremely beautiful nature reserves, included in the European network NATURA 2000

The founders of our Consortium, all experienced in the maritime and tourism industries, always had one goal: to offer daily cruises that spark your interest, combine safety with entertainment and allow you to relax and discover unique places of exotic beauty. 

Two decades after our first journey and having hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers, our Consortium has gained prominence in the daily cruise sector and is proud to be the largest of its kind in Greece. In March 2015, due to the expansion of its activities to another prefecture (Lasithi), the Consortium was renamed CRETAN DAILY CRUISES. It now consists of 9 maritime companies and owns 10 tourist ships.

CRETAN DAILY CRUISES offers dozens of jobs, reinforces the local economy, contributes with social sensitivity to the protection of the environment, sponsors various cultural, social and sports events, participates in the conservation of our cultural heritage and assists the touristic promotion of Greece. Our ships comply fully with existing national and European legislation regarding the protection of the marine environment and apply all necessary safety measures.

With large, comfortable ships at its disposal that combine welcoming crews, delicious Cretan cuisine, play areas and entertainment activities for children, CRETAN DAILY CRUISES continues to do what it does best: to ensure quality and safety on-board and offer fantastic, unforgettable trips to small paradises on earth!