Holidays in Grambousa

Grambousa Holidays 

Being aware of the needs of the Greek traveler and especially of the modern foreigner one, who sometimes is in awe of the abundance of information on the internet, the well experienced team of has a suggestion for everyone’ s taste. With over 35 years of expertise in tourism in Greece, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to questions usually asked when one plans holidays in Grambousa: how do I get there, where do I stay, what can I see and do in Grambousa? What about transportation on the island?

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Grambousa travel, tourism info

The two uninhabited islands of Gramvousa, the Imeri (Calm) and the Agria (Wild) Grambousa, are located close to the homonymous cape of Chania prefecture, Crete. They are very close to Balos lagoon, which is famous for its exotic beach, reminding of the Caribbean. Agria Grambousa is located north of the Cape of Grambousa and access to the islet is very difficult, because of the high rocks surrounding the island. The inhospitable island protected under Natura’s program. The area hosts gulls and various bird species. On the other hand, Imeri Grambousa (which is regularly referred to as “Grambousa’) is accessible. In its southern calm side, there is a dock where the boats running from Kissamos to Balos stop. The trip from Kissamos to Imeri Grambousa takes about 1 hour. Next to the harbor lies a lovely beach with wonderful colors. North of the beach you will see the famous wreck of Grambousa. Moreover, stairs leading to the imposing fortress of Grambousa start near the chapel of Agioi Apostoloi, in the west cove. The wider Grambousa region and the lagoon of Balos is one of the most important wetlands in the Eastern Mediterranean and one of the routes of migrating bird in the Mediterranean. The Cape and the islets of Grambousa host more than 100 species of birds and 400 species of flora. The Mediterranean seal (monachus monachus) breeds in the local cave. Lastly, the endangered sea turtle (caretta caretta), seeks its food in the area.

Grambousa useful info

Hospital Chania +30 28210 22000
Port police Kissamos +30 28220 22024
Police Kissamos +30 28220 23333
Medical centre +30 28220 22222

Grambousa Ferry Tickets, Ship Itineraries, Special Offers

Booking ferry tickets for Grambousa

Book your ferry tickets for Grambousa online with us, then collect your ticket at the port before your departure, from the special ticket kiosks. - Please note that some ship companies do not offer this service. If the case is so, we post your tickets well in advance.

Ship itinerary information for Grambousa

Grambousa isn't connected with an ordinary itinery from a main port, like Piraeus. The only port of the island, can only be reached from the nearby island of Crete, from port of Kissamos, by ferry boat or sea-taxi. We can offer ferry tickets through our online booking system.

Special offers for ferry tickets to Grambousa

It is important to note that most ship companies offer discounts for return tickets. Keep in mind that if you want to visit a nearby island, you are strongly advised to buy in advance a return ticket for your destination.

Air tickets to Grambousa, Flights, Special Offers

Booking Air tickets for Grambousa

Grambousa doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by boat. We can offer airtickets to Chania airport through our online booking system and then there is connection to Grambousa from the port of Kissamos by ferry boat.

Special offers and cheap tickets to Grambousa

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Hotels in Grambousa, Hotel Guide, Special Offers

Hotel Guide

there are no available hotels in Grambousa


Excursions and special places of interest in Grambousa

The remains of a Venetian castle, built in 1579-84, at a height of 137 meters above the natural harbor of the island, remind us of its past glory. The position of the castle was strategic, since it protected the entire northeastern Crete. Its size still impresses everyone: it has a triangular shape, with each side exceeding one kilometer. Also, The rusty ship wreck located near the port of Gramvousa, has become a feature of the region and part of it’s history. Many visitors wonder what is the story of the shipwreck, which is described in detail here:This is the ship named Motorship Dimitrios P, with length of 146 feet. The ship sailed on December 30, 1967 from Chalkida (close to Athens), carrying 440 tons of cement and destined for North Africa. Due to bad weather, it was forced to drop anchor in the bay Diakofti of Kythira. On January 6, it sailed to its destination, but again it encountered bad weather and was forced to change its route towards the west coast of Crete. It anchored on the south side of Imeri Gramvousa, about 200m from the coast, by dropping both of its anchors.

There are some beautiful beaches on the island, such as Imeri Grambousa beach and Grambousa Cliffs.

Restaurants and nightlife in Grambousa

There are no restaurants or café bars, clubs on the island.

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