1. VENETIAN TRAILS AND EXOTIC BEACHES
DAILY CRUISE FROM KISSAMOS TO GRAMVOUSA AND BALOS
(SHIPS: ‘GRAMVOUSA’, ‘SPIRIT OF ATHOS’, ‘PORTO GRAMVOUSA’, ‘GRAMVOUSA EXPRESS’)
The municipality of Kissamos occupies the westernmost part of Crete. It is spread over an area of 334.18 km and has 12,000 inhabitants. The modern seaside town of Kissamos (or Kasteli), which has retained its picturesque character, is the capital of the municipality (www.kissamos.gr).
Our ships depart every day (May-October) from the port of Kissamos and head towards the island of Imeri Gramvousa. During our one-hour trip, you will have the chance to admire the impressive landscape composed of steep rocks and hills, endless blue waters and little hidden beaches.
Gramvousa’s location and nature, the legends it is linked to and the long history it carries contribute to its very special atmosphere. The legendary castle of Gramvousa was built by the Venetians in 1579, on the top of a steep rock. Its majestic beauty combined with the panoramic view and the legend of hidden pirate treasure linked to it, are good reasons to pay it a visit. At the same time, Gramvousa’s crystal blue waters make swimming irresistible. After our 2-hour stay, the ship will set off for Balos Lagoon and arrive there about 20 minutes later.
No matter how many good the reviews you have read are or how many impressive photos you have seen... nothing can compare to how you’ll feel when you set foot on Balos! You will walk in the tranquil lagoon, swim in warm, swallow, emerald waters, lie on golden beaches, relax under the hot sun and admire the beautiful landscape comprised of rocks and hills that rise high above your head...! We will stay in this exotic place for about 3 hours.
Gramvousa and Balos are two extremely beautiful nature reserves, included in the European network NATURA 2000!
2. EXCITING PIRATE ADVENTURE
DAILY CRUISE IN SOUDA BAY (ALMIRIDA, MARATHI, LOUTRAKI, ISLET OF SOUDA (SHIP: ‘BLACK PEARL’)
Souda is a coastal town that belongs to the municipality of Chania and occupies the entire northwest part of Souda Bay, which is the largest and safest natural harbour in the Mediterranean http://www.chania.gr/municipality/desoudas/de-souda.html
Our pirate ship “BLACK PEARL” departs almost daily (mid-May to mid-October) from the main port of Souda for a delightful sea adventure arround the bay. On our way, you will be impressed by the islet of Souda and its famous Venetian castle, which is one of the most important ones in Crete. We will first stop in Almirida, where you’ll be able to swim near the beach and then anchor in Marathi, one of Chania’s most beautiful beaches. Our next destination is Loutraki and there you can have another refreshing swim in the crystal waters.
During our journey, your children are in the hands of an experienced animator. Your little ones will transform into pirates, make drawings and participate in group games such as a treasure hunt, water pistol war, face painting etc.
At the same time, you can enjoy the ship ride, have fun with your friends, have a drink or try the delicious food served by our crew dressed in pirate costumes.
3. STUNNING SUNSET PARTY
SUNSET CRUISE, DINNER, LIVE MUSIC ΑΝD DANCE ON BOARD IN SOUDA BAY
(SHIP: ‘BLACK PEARL’)
This cruise is organised 2-3 times a week (mid-May to mid-October) with our pirate ship “BLACK PEARL”, which departs just before sunset from the main port of Souda. With the islet’s Venetian castle as a background, the sunset becomes enchanting.
And the magic continues! You are in for an unforgettable experience. The beautiful view of the coastline, our welcoming crew, the live music and dancers in traditional dress, the delicious Cretan dishes and wine on the house will make you think that time has stopped!
4. A GOLDEN PARADISE
DAILY CRUISE FROM IERAPETRA TO CHRYSI ISLAND
(SHIPS: 'BALOS EXPRESS', 'CHRYSI EXPRESS', 'BALOS')
The tour from Ierapetra to the uninhabited paradise of Chrysi (Gaidouronisi) is organised daily (mid-May to end October) and lasts about 45 minutes. The whole island is a nature reserve of breathtaking beauty and is included in the European network ΝΑΤURΑ 2000. It has a cedar forest unique in Europe, beaches with crystal blue waters, countless shells, rich flora and fauna, fine golden sand and beautiful colours! This tropical heaven on earth is the southernmost nature park of Europe and lives up to its reputation of the“Diamond of the Mediterranean”. You will have the chance to explore the island, enjoy its tropical waters, relax and dream....!
5. A HEAVEN ON EARTH FOR THE LUCKY FEW
DAILY CRUISE FROM MAKRIS GIALOS TO KOUFONISI
Our tour from Makris Gialos to the uninhabited paradise of Koufonisia lasts about one hour and is organised daily from mid-May to mid-October. The island has 36 amazing beaches with fine golden sand and crystal clear emerald waters.
If you are interested in archaeology, you can visit the southernmost ancient stone theatre in Europe, as well as a large ancient villa, a Roman bathhouse etc.
You’ll be able to have a refreshing swim, take a walk or relax in this deserted paradise...