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Stop At: Kissamos, Kissamos, Chania Prefecture, Crete
Enjoy a unique tour onboard our Semi Private Luxury Jeeps with up to 6 guests per vehicle/guide. Visit 2 of the most famous beaches in the world and have an enjoyable day on a really well planed and organized tour. Our local experienced guides will make your journey an unforgettable experience.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Balos Lagoon, Kissamos, Crete 734 00 Greece
Our comfortable, A/C, 4wd vehicles will allow you to relish the 18km (12 miles) rough road route from Kaliviani village to Balos parking area, which buses or minibuses can’t offer.
Enjoy the magnificent view of Balos from high above and take memorable photos of this magnificent view.
You maybe wondering why to swim at Falassarna and not at Balos!
At Balos there are not conveniences according to our standards and Falassarna beach is where the locals like to swim! Trust our plan and enjoy your day.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Falassarna Beach, Falassarna, Crete 73400 Greece
Last stop the Falassarna beach. A 3 hours relaxing stop, where you can enjoy the bright sun on one of the longest sandy beaches on Crete, swim in the crystal clear waters and sunbathe on the reserved - just for you - sunbeds really comfortable with pillows, at the 1st row of the umbrella's. The restaurant and the beach bar is carefully selected and reach our company's specifications.
Duration: 4 hours
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
Infant seats available.
Not recommended for pregnant travelers.
Near public transportation.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
Dress code is smart casual.
Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
Most travelers can participate.
Use the appropriate shoes for hiking at Balos.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Gear/equipment sanitized between use.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms.
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
The view of Balos from up above is just incredible, definitely a must during your visit to Crete! We headed to Falassarna beach after that but it started raining heavily, our host quickly pivoted plans and we went to Elafonisi instead. This was a farther ride out so by the time we got there the day had cleared up. I recognize this was all more time-consuming but I appreciate the effort to give us a great experience in spite of the poor weather. We ended up also in this mountain resort instead for lunch, which was also a nice unexpected treat.
Nasos was very well educated on the history of Chania, and Crete in general. He loved sharing his knowledge while leading the tour, making the whole experience educational and beautiful.
Dimitri was an excellent host, great local knowledge and really looked after every little derail You don’t go to Balos just get the Ariel view but my opinion is that falasserna is a stunning beach to swim in and lounge in the sun. Great few hours on the beach followed by a lovely lunch before we got back.
Beautiful tour, professional guides, a great experience package that goes beyond just sightseeing. Our group was picked up from the villas we were staying at in the morning, and traveled by Jeep across the winding streets of the island and through a gravel paved road overlooking a cliffside by the sea, looking out on the clear blue waters shining like silver in the rays of the sun. We made friends with local goats as we traveled by foot along a trail to a hill overlooking the lagoon and beach below. After visiting balos we traveled to falasarna, which is a beach that's preferred by the locals. My friends and I swim together in the sea and played volleyball on the beach. Food was delicious local fair accompanied by our choice of drink. All the way, loved learning details about the history and culture of the island from our guide. 10 out of 10, an unforgettable experience.
Nasos was great. Funny, friendly, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend! Views were beautiful and the beach visit is a must.
Nasos is the best! It’s not often that your guide is as memorable as the experience itself. I’d come back to Crete just to take this tour again.
I'd debated between a boat tour and a jeep tour of Balos Lagoon for our group, but had to go with Nasos's jeep tour after reading all the rave reviews. He went above and beyond what I expected even after reading how great he was! Personable, friendly, kind - he was deeply curious about every member of our group and getting to know us as people. I couldn't recommend a better way to spend a day in Crete, or a better guide to have. A really unique experience not just because of the beach but who was leading it.
It was incredibly cool tour. Veeery beautiful places, high quality service, also interesting communication: I learned much new about Greece and got helpful tips for travelling around Crete and Greece in general.
The community and the culture ! I love sight seeing and knowing where I was going. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t know where to go so thank you
Our driver was amazing! Super knowledgeable and personable. The trip was amazing but he was the glue that pulled it all together.
We had an excellent time driving and hiking up to see Balos Lagoon from above, and going to Falassarna beach afterwards. Everyone was very professional and we could feel the great pride the guides had in their work and city. Plus they were very fun! Most of all, Nasos, the owner, is a genuinely kind and caring person. He was checking in on us to make sure we had a good time - all 16 of us! We told him that we were eating at a certain restaurant the day after, and after our tour, he called the restaurant to make sure we were taken care of. Highly recommend taking a tour with them.
Yesterday we went on a fantastic day trip to Balos and Falassarna Beach. Dimitris was our wonderful tour guide, who was full of fun facts and very knowledgeable about the island of Crete. He picked us up on time right outside our hotel and first we drove to Balos via the dirt track! Thank goodness Dimitis is a great driver, as it’s a bumpy road up to the top but we had a Land Rover 4x4 well air conditioned to take us safely up and down the very large mountain. Once you park at the top it’s a 10 min trek to the viewing point, which is worth the climb! The view is breathtaking, I would advice wearing trainers or sensible footwear as I was in flip flops which was a little tricky climbing up and down. The view of Balos is honestly WOW, you can capture the most amazing videos and pictures and once again Dimitis tells you all the fun facts you need to know. Next we headed to Falassarna beach which was vibrant, crystal clear water and relaxing. Everything was arranged for when we arrived sunbeds and free soft drinks. We relaxed there for about 4 hours then we had an AMAZING lunch with wine at the beach restaurant the food was wonderful and once again arranged by dimitris. After a lovely day we headed back and dropped off back at our hotel door. The whole day was a great experience from start to finish. We were well looked after, always provided with cold water and snacks throughout the day. Would recommend to anyone!
Amazing tour! Nassos was very knowledgeable in the history of the island. He shared very detailed history about Greece and Crete. He took us to some remote places to view the island and take amazing photos. The view of Balos was beautiful. The view of the lagoon is all we needed. The beach at Falassarna was perfect for swimming. It is a way better beach with less crowd, very nice restaurant and bar, lots of sunbeds and cabanas. Nassos had sunbeds reserved for us to relax and enjoy. Everything flowed very well. We relaxed, enjoyed the picturesque views, enjoyed swimming, jet skiing, and taking a ride on the sofa ski with my group. After our swim we indulged in a delightful lunch. Lunch was absolutely AMAZING! There was a variety of food, fruits, and salad for everyone to enjoy. Also, a round of drinks were included with the lunch. My group enjoyed every bit of this tour. It flowed perfectly, Nassos was friendly, and the beach was a hit!
Balos is surreal, it felt like you're some Greek god overlooking your kingdom:-) Kidding aside, the trek upward was rocky, but it's all worth it. Hiking shoes will be a wise choice for footwear. We were picked up at our hotel on time, and our guide, Nasos, made sure that we have everything we need, from bottled water to sanitizers and snacks. It's like traveling with family in a comfortable SUV. We proceeded to Falassarna beach, it was beautiful as well. Blue clean waters surrounded by mountains. Nasos made sure we had our own cabana so we were protected from the sun. The traditional Greek lunch was delicious. We were brought back to our hotel on time.
We really enjoyed the ride in de 4x4. At first we had a nice view at Balos Lagoon and fir the rest of the day relaxing at Falassarna beach
Dimitris was a great guide: super knowledgable and personable. Also a great photographer😊 (Wine/beer costs extra at lunch btw. And Balas is only to look at it, not visit it…fyi)
Cannot recommend this day trip enough. We were picked up by Dimitris next to our hotel in Chania, and were driven to an scenic view of Balos beach. The drive was about an hour long, but Dimitris was entertaining and full of fun stories and facts about the area. When you reach the area where Balos beach is located, you drive up a long narrow dirt road with jaw dropping views (we were glad to have an experienced driver take us!) to an overlook where you can take pictures. We then went to Falassarna beach were Dimitris took care of everything for us. We lounged for a few hours until it was time for lunch and drinks. We were then dropped off back at our hotel. Excellent experience for anyone looking to make a day trip out of Chania.
Everything was PERFECT! From start to finish. NASOS is an extraordinary, attentive and very interesting guide . He made us discover Crete in different way. We highly recommend this activity, to do absolutely. Do not leave Crête without having done it . Benedicte, Christian Pauline , Alexandre , Antoine, Mylena
I highly recommend you to book a trip with them! we have traveled with Nassos and he is an amazing host. He was always taking care of us all the time. We had a great day, served like kings! You will not be disappointed. He offered to us an amazing point of view of the Balos Lagoon and then we enjoyed some time at falassarna beach with crystal clear seawater ! later we had an succulent lunch. Thank you for all of this. -Mylena
What a Trip. Our tour guide Nasos was so helpful and knowledgeable. He made sure we had a good time all day. If you guys want to enjoy a nice beach day this is the way to do it. Would recommend
I am a solo traveler and had the pleasure of joining the tour that was lead by Nasos. Nasos is an outstanding host/guide. The tour is as described, stops at Balos and Falassarna Beach, which are both beautiful and a must see and do! Nasos made the day great as he is passionate about his company and goes the extra mile to ensure his guest have the best time (even beyond the tour). Nasos gave a plethora of information about Chania and Greece during the drive, engaged all the travelers and took a genuine interest in everyone aboard. He even made transportation and activity arrangements for me for another day that wasn't related to his tour. Nasos is the best and his hospitality is unmatched. Book this tour!
This was a wonderful and unique experience. I had an easy pickup at my hotel (well a minute away because my hotel is in a pedestrian area) and then we were off to Balos to enjoy the view. Nasos knows the best place to go to see the natural beauty and shares information about the area, history, agriculture as you go. I was grateful seeing all the people hiking up to the beach and the crazy parking to be in the 4W drive vehicle and have someone very familiar with the area to see the best viewpoint. The next stop was to the beach, Falassarna, where we had pre-arranged beds, which was great because it was packed. The beach is so so beautiful with the promised crystal clear waters, and good swimming. It is a very nice place to relax and have everything taken care of for you. The lunch that was provided was very delicious. I would recommend if you are looking for a more personalized experience and wonderful guide and company. Nasos took us on the trip even though there were only two bookings and it was usually a day he would have off.
We loved our time with Nasos. He is the most wonderful guy, and his car is clean and comfortable. He took us to the best possible spots to experience Balos and Falasarna, and we had an absolutely lovely day. Highly recommend!
Spinti dalle info non proprio rassicuranti sul tratto sterrato (12km) che porta a balos, decidiamo di affidarci a questo tour in jeep organizzato. Prelievo dal nostro hotel nel porto vecchio di chania. Partenza alla volta di balos. Arrivati sul posto capiamo al volo di aver fatto la scelta più giusta possibile: parcheggio più vicino alla discesa (e già da lì sono 30 minuti a piedi per la spiaggia in una stradina inerpicata è più adatta alle capre che alle persone) strapieno, e km di auto parcheggiate lungo la strada (probabilmente da lì sarebbero stati almeno 50/60 minuti di camminata sotto il sole a 40 gradi). È vero così facendo non abbiamo goduto di un bagno nella splendida laguna, ma solo di qualche foto da un punto panoramico a pochi metri dal parcheggio, ma la successiva sosta nella spiaggia di falassarna ci ha ripagato ampiamente! Dopo un paio d’ore di relax in comodissimi lettini e ombrelloni inclusi nel prezzo, pranzo nel ristorante del lido sempre compreso nella tariffa e davvero abbondante e di ottima qualità! RiPartenza verso l’hotel verso le 15.30/16. Il tutto condito da un autista davvero simpatico e disponibile a rispondere a qualsiasi curiosità su Creta, e credetemi ne abbiamo chiesto davvero tante lungo tutta la giornata. Veramente un applauso a Dimitris per la simpatia e la compagnia! Da provare assolutamente
If you are going to visit Balos you'll certainly be thankful that you have selected to avoid all hassle through this private SUV experience. Nasos is a great host, friendly, knowledgable and willing to cater for all your needs. Couldn't recommend more!!
Nasos and his company are amazing. The experience, hospitality, and vibe of our tour really made our trip special. We booked the jeep tour to Balos and Falassarna was incredible, both locations and the beaches are beautiful. Nasos was our tour guide, he is also the owner of the business, and I cannot explain how great he made our trip. At every stop, he made sure that we had the perfect experience. He booked a table at the Falassarna restaurant and reserved a private cabana at the best location on the beach. During the car ride, we were very comfortable and provided us with a ton of knowledge about the island and its history. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR.
We spent a fantastic day tour. Dimitris is a professionnal tour guide , very kindly ,very carefull and we also laugh a lot with him . The road to Balos was amazing. We reach the top of the montain after a little trek and we discovered the beautiful lagon. Falassarna Beach offered us a chill moment .We enjoy swimming in this crystal water. The lunch , with local food was also a good choice. We recommande this tour with Chania Adventures
We had a day tour with Dimitris. The car arrived on time and we had water and coffee on the way also drinks on the beach and lunch included. Dimitris it's a very good tour guide and also very nice and attentive. We will recommend to use Chania Adventures 100%
Nasos was very accommodating with our group's schedule. His attentiveness and preparation was well beyond what we expected out of a tour guide. We were treated very much like well welcomed guests, not average tourists. Falassarna beach was an amazing retreat; sun-kissed sands and clear water made it among the best in the world. The included lunch was a smorgasbord of grilled meats that Nasos expertly selected. The off-roading was an adventure that took us around the side of a cliff overlooking the waters of northwest Crete. The views were picturesque and like they were out of a movie! Overall, we couldn't have been happier with our experience. For a whole day of fun, having everything planned out by an expert, the price was very much worth it. Amazing value and the definitive outdoor experience of northern Crete! Thanks Nasos!
I made this magnificent tour in summer 2020 when i was in vacation with my family (wife and 2 children 7 & 9 years old). As i see, this tour is now online, so i have the chance to submit my experience. Our tour was private and the owner of "Chania Adventures" (Nasos) made it as to be very organized and full of pleasure. The off road way to Balos is fantastic as also the view from the highest point. It's really a "must see" location. Additionally we enjoyed the traditional food and we had a great and chilly time at the beach of Falassarna, a little paradise which is one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete. I think that this is an excellent tour for families as also for couples and i propose it unreservedly