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The journey to the westernmost point of Crete starts from the port of Kasteli Kissamou and lasts for about an hour. The deep blue waters from the one side and the steep hills of the Cretan coast on the other make a landscape of unspeakable beauty. When you arrive at the little port of Gramvoussa you you will want to take a swim in the exotic waters that you usually only see in card postals. However, don't get too comfortable: walk up the historical fortress, whose history starts in Venetian times and later became a site of fierce battles and a pirate hub. From up there you will enjoy one of the best views you've ever seen. After you've taken lots of pictures of the view, the fortess and the shipwreck, you are ready to depart for the equally exotic lagoon of Balos.