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Gramvousa Fortress

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Amazing view

It worth the climbing on the top to see the venezian fortress from the 17. century , but it is... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
blanka m
Haifa, Israel
Good challenge and good reward

I had rented a boat tour including visit to Gramvousa fortress and the beach. Fortress is 137... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Ruben G
Yerevan, Armenia
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

It worth the climbing on the top to see the venezian fortress from the 17. century , but it is difficult a little bit. On the moment you reach the top, you forgot it, the view is magnificent in all the colors that you see,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank blanka m
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I had rented a boat tour including visit to Gramvousa fortress and the beach. Fortress is 137 meters high above the sea and you have to almost climb using very old and almost destroyed stairs. So have comfortable shoes and always watch your steps. Have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Here you find beautiful pink sandy beaches. You start the tour with a boattrip. By arrival they take little boats to take you to the beach. You have enough time to walk en enjoy the environment. Don't forget to be on time for the little...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank NicciBr
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This place worth visiting. Just wear good shoes. Several minutes, ...and you will see all these - the fortress, the seas, the water, it really has different colors, and high cliff. Do not miss this 'high' fortress if you are here.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank AlexeyM_UA
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

You will have to wear shoes to get up there but the view deserves it. You can see balos beach agria gramvousa and the west coast of crete from up there. You can rest inside of the fortresse's church for a while and then climb...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dimitris T
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We took the trip to Gramvousa on a very windy day. We loved each minute of it. Going there on one of the organized trips from Kissamos is just a little bit "touristy". Lots of people on the boat, lots to get off, lots of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ColdViking
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We visited this site by taking one of the popular combined tours. The fortress and lagoon. Beautiful but very touristy. The bay is very nice als the view from the fortress. Would only recommend if you are close.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jos D
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We came here on a boat trip over to balos lagoon and decided to save the swimming for there. So when we arrived here we went straight up to the fortress which offered amazing views of the beach and the clear waters of the Mediterranean....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank B740BOalexk
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Super place. A great workout to go up and then after you can dip into refreshing super clear waters. Highly recommend if you are in west Crete.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jokumatkailija
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We booked the excursion from Scaleta not really thinking the photos would meet the expectations. After a 2 hour car journey we arrived at the harbour and then began our 2 hour boat journey. The boat supplied food, water and sun umbrellas. When we arrived...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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28 February 2017|
Response from Adrienne B | Reviewed this property |
We went on a ferry. It dropped us to the beach using tenders and then they came back for us at the allotted time. The ferry then took us across. I didn't see any water taxi's. People generally visit both places in... More