Gramvoussa peninsula

Gramvoussa peninsula

Gramvoussa topoGuide: Balos beach and the island of Imeri Gramvoussa
Gramvoussa topoGuide: Balos beach and the island of Imeri Gramvoussa

Following a rather common pattern in Greece, the geographical term Gramvoussa refers to a number of distinct locations: two islets, a peninsula and a group of villages.

Gramvoussa topoGuide: Free roaming sheep in Gramvoussa
Gramvoussa topoGuide: Free roaming sheep in Gramvoussa

Gramvoussa peninsula is defined by the road line from the port of Kavonisi to Drapanas bay, the whole area has a size of 45 sq. kms.

Gramvoussa topoGuide: Marks of the uplift of the shore
Gramvoussa topoGuide: Marks of the uplift of the shore

Access to Gramvousa is feasible through Kissamos. Kissamos is accessible by plane (50 km distance from the Chania airport) or by ferry, from the port of Souda (45 km via the New Natonal Road E-75/65, Chania-Kissamos). Hikers who wish to visit the area would find the Chania public bus sevice (KTEL) very practical. Buses to Kissamos depart from the central bus station in Chania (Kidonias and Partheniou Kelaidi Str.) and the route lasts 1 hour. The terminal is in the port of Kavonisi, from where the bus returns to Chania.