Balos Gramvousa kids

Family Sailing Adventure: West Coast of Crete

  • Duration

    Three Days

  • Theme

  • Group Type

    • Private

  • Description
  • What is included
  • Why book with us

Clear waters, warm winds and the thrill of adventure at sea. Add a professional skipper and let them tackle the hard work as you enjoy the cobalt seas and chase endless Greek horizons. Sail from the beautiful port of Chania in West Crete to the magical Bay of Balos.

Enjoy swimming and diving in paradise, before sailing to the pirate island Gramvousa. Hike up a centuries-old castle and admire breathtaking views. This is a sailing adventure that your family will never forget. This trip can be fully customized so have a look at our suggestion for a 3-day trip and dive into adventure!

  • Dinghy, outboard and snorkeling equipment
  • English speaking certified skipper
  • Breakfast, dinner, light lunch


  • Through our partners, we offer a wide selection of yachts, catamarans and motor yachts
  • We have handpicked our sailing partners, who offer flexibility in terms of duration of sailing trips
  • We will design an itinerary together, which will suit the ages of your kids, the interests of the family and your budget
  • We specialize in putting together the family sailing trip that’s right for you, before and after your sailing trip

West Coast of Crete sailing itinerary

  • Day 1: Ancient site of Diktynna and Balos lagoon
  • Day 2: Balos lagoon
  • Day 3: Gramvousa

Day 1

Welcome on board! During the first day of this suggested 3-day itinerary, you will sail from the port of Chania to Balos at the westernmost part of Crete. During this trip, there will be many opportunities to go swimming or snorkelling, to visit the ancient site of Diktynna, and to indulge in great local Cretan food. Balos is one of the most scenic and most photographed bays in the world and the end destination of today will be unforgettable!


Day 2

Waking up in the Balos bay in all its glory is an experience your family will always remember. Ease into the day with breakfast overlooking turquoise waters and pink coral beaches, before taking an excursion ashore. Stroll through the shallow waters of the stunning Balos lagoon area, walk towards the caves and enjoy the sight of Agios Georgios. There is much to explore around and the immense beach area will guarantee endless hours of soaking up the sun and playing in the warm waters.Balos Gramvousa Crete kids DP (1)-min

Day 3

On the third day in Balos, the boat sets sail to Gramvousa, otherwise known as the Pirate Island. The skipper will recount many tales and legends along the way bringing the past to live. When you arrive at Gramvousa, you can hike up to the Venetian castle and enjoy some breathtaking views. Take as many photos as you can and imagine being a pirate in forgotten times. In the afternoon, the boat sails back to picturesque Chania.

Enjoy a summer adventure on a family sailing trip from Chania to Balos in West Crete, and experience unparalleled breathtaking beauty whilst having fun with your family. Let us design your ultimate sailing trip and spend time playing in the water, soaking up the Greek sun and enjoying life on the gentle sea waves!

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    • Hello Michelle! Thank you so much for your interest in our Family Sailing Adventure in west coast of Crete. This is a great way to explore the west side of Crete. You will definitely have a great time. Maria has already sent you an email with all info you need. Looking forward to your email. All the best, on behalf of Kids Love Greece.

    • Hello Angela! Thank you for your interest in our sailing options in Crete! I’m sure that you will definitely enjoy the experience. Maria has already sent you an email. Have a great trip to Greece!


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