Taxi / Minivan private tour to Balos Lagoon, Gramvousa castle and Chania old town’s center (luxurious private Taxi / MiniVAN tours on Crete)

Exploring Balos Beach (Lagoon), Gramvousa, and the Old Town of Chania in one day is a delightful way to experience the natural beauty and historical charm of Crete. Here’s a suggested taxi tour itinerary for your day:

Duration: Full Day

Balos beach in Chania Crete
Balos beach (lagoon) in Chania Crete
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1. Balos Beach (Lagoon): Start your day early by heading to Balos Beach, a stunning lagoon with turquoise waters, located in the northwest part of Crete. You can either take a boat from Kissamos port or access the beach by a short hike from the parking area. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery, swim in the crystal-clear waters, and relax on the unique sandy beach. Don’t forget to capture the panoramic views of the lagoon.

Gramvousa and Balos beach
Gramvousa and Balos beach

Balos Beach, situated in the Chania region of Crete, is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and unique landscapes. This iconic beach is part of the larger Gramvousa Peninsula.

It’s important to note that due to its popularity, Balos Beach can get crowded during peak tourist seasons. Visiting early in the day or during the shoulder seasons may provide a more peaceful experience. Overall, Balos Beach is a must-visit destination for anyone

Balos beach in Chania Crete
Balos beach in Chania Crete

2. Gramvousa: After spending a few hours at Balos, take a boat from Balos Beach to the nearby island of Gramvousa. On Gramvousa, visit the Venetian castle perched on top of the hill. The climb to the castle provides spectacular views of the surrounding sea and landscapes. Explore the ruins, take photographs, and learn about the history of the castle, which dates back to the Venetian period.

Gramvousa and Balos beach
Gramvousa and Balos beach

Gramvousa is a small island located off the northwest coast of Crete, near the larger peninsula of Rodopou. The island is best known for its impressive fortress, which sits atop a steep hill and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding sea. The history of Gramvousa is intertwined with the complex and diverse history of Crete. The island has played a strategic role in various historical periods.

Video of Balos beach (lagoon) and Gramvousa in Chania, Crete, Greece (by Holiday Experts)

3. Old Town of Chania: In the afternoon, head to the charming Old Town of Chania. Stroll through the narrow streets filled with Venetian, Ottoman, and Greek architecture. Highlights to explore in Chania include the Venetian Harbor, the Old Venetian Harbor Lighthouse, the Archaeological Museum, and the Maritime Museum. Take time to shop for souvenirs, enjoy a traditional Cretan meal at a taverna, and absorb the vibrant atmosphere of this historic town.

Old Venetian port of Chania Crete Greece
Old Venetian port of Chania Crete Greece

Chania, located on the northwest coast of Crete, is a picturesque town with a rich history, a blend of Venetian, Ottoman, and Greek influences, and a vibrant atmosphere. Chania has a long and diverse history, its considered to be among the top towns in Greece for its beauty and rich history.

taxi tour to Chania old town on west Crete

In summary, Chania is a town that seamlessly blends its rich history with modern life. Whether you’re interested in exploring historical sites, enjoying local cuisine, or simply soaking in the Mediterranean ambiance, Chania offers a multifaceted experience.

Chania old port - Crete Greece
Chania old port – Crete Greece
Chania town to Gramvousa and Balos beach - tour itinerary
Chania town to Gramvousa and Balos beach – tour itinerary

Additional Tips:

  • Arrange for a taxi or private driver to take you to each location and discuss the itinerary in advance. We can customise this tour (as all our tours) to fit your needs at wish, in advance.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for both beach, walking and historical site exploration and archaeological sites.
  • Bring essentials like sunscreen, hats, and bottled water.
  • Be aware of any entrance fees that may apply at archaeological sites or monasteries.
  • Boat schedules for the trips to and from Balos and Gramvousa are strict and we need to be in time to catch the boat.
  • If you have dietary preferences, inform your driver or guide to find suitable dining options along the way.

Keep in mind that this itinerary is a suggestion, and we can customize it based on your preferences and the time you have available. Exploring Balos Beach, Gramvousa, and the Old Town of Chania will provide you with a perfect blend of natural beauty, historical exploration, and cultural experiences on the beautiful island of Crete.

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