This premium safari road trip is an authentic experience to visit Balos lagoon in private and comfort since you don't have to schedule your entire day according to the ferry departures. Your private escort-driver, with a comfort off-road vehicle, will pick you up from the hotel at any convenient time in the morning.
You will enjoy an interesting sightseeing tour to the Western Crete hearing local stories and enjoy the panoramic views of the northern Crete. At Kisssamos we will drive along an off-road route at Gramvousa peninsula until we reach a specific spot at the top of Gramvousa peninsula, above Balos lagoon where we will have to park the vehicle. From there your escort will direct you to follow a hike route about 20 to 40 minutes down to the mountainside until you reach Balos lagoon. Find a cozy place in one of the white sandy beaches of Balos and spend 2 hours time there discovering the area and swimming in the crystal waters of Balos. On the way back up to the parking and following the same hiking route of 30 to 40 minutes approximately, you will have the many opportunities for lifetime memorable panoramic photos of Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island from above! Stepping in your private off road vehicle your escort will offer you a fresh bottle of water and driving through an off-road route we reach Kaliviani village for a delightful gourmet Cretan recipes meal made by fresh meat, herbs and greens gathered by their garden and honey flavored dishes. Pair your meal with excellent local wine, and cap it off with a fiery shot of homemade local Tsikoudia (Raki).
The day closes with a smooth ride through the North coast line of West Crete back to your hotel or villa or accommodation. A unique premium escape, an exciting adventure to visit Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Peninsula, swim to crystal waters, embrace the renowned Greek hospitality, enjoy the sights and professional yet relaxed service!
- Hotel pick up/drop off service
- Premium off-road private luxury vehicle
- Private expert escort-driver
- A bottle of water for every participant
- Greek traditional lunch and wine wine
- Liability Insurance and local taxes
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities (optional)
Departure time: Tour starts at 08:30-09:00. Different times upon request and according to
Please note that the tour is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, have mobility or kinetic problems, back problems, pregnants, children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats, people taller than 1,95cm or heavier than 130 Kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under the age of 18 years old. In case of unfavorable weather conditions we reserve the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary. This can be done without prior notice.