We start our trip early in the morning and driving to the west of Crete. On a half way we make our first stop in the village of Skaleta, where you have time to relax, drink some coffee or enjoy your breakfast. Moving on, we drive past the city of Chania and after a while, we arrive at the port of Kissamos, where we take a boat and continue our trip to the island of Gramvousa.
During our cruise we have a chance to admire a vast cave –most likely an ancient shipyard, sea turtles or monk seals and of course, the dolphins of the area.
After an hour boat trip we disembark at the island of Gramvousa, which is also known as the “Pirates’ Island”. Here you have time to visit the Venetian castle that prevails on the highest spot of the island, at the top of an extremely sheer cliff. The stunning view from its walls, its grandeur as well as the legend about hidden pirate treasures prompt us to visit it.
Leaving the island we will head for the Blue lagoon of Balos, one of the loveliest places in Greece. The view of the lagoon is truly breathtaking. Balos is renowned for its numerous cacti, its undergrowth, its splendid beach, its white sand, its jade-green and turquoise waters, its warm and shallow sea, its wild natural beauty that bring us in mind exotic beaches in the Caribbean.
These few hours of solitude in such a paradise will surely be etched in our memory forever.