Gramvousa is an uninhabited peninsula located on the western tip of Crete. One of the most famous beaches in Crete, Laguna Balos, is located here.
There are no human settlements in the area, and the Balos Lagoon, Gramvousa's biggest attraction, can only be reached by ferry or excursion boat from Kissamos Town. The lagoon has beautiful sandy beaches, and the color of the water looks like it was transferred from the exotic islands of the Pacific.
At the end of the peninsula, a short distance from the mainland is the islet of Imeri Gramvousa, on which the ruins of one of the largest Venetian fortresses in Crete rise. During the cruise to the Balos Lagoon, ships stop for an hour on the island to allow tourists to visit this unique monument.