Things to do

During your stay in Sunny Bay Hotel in Kissamos, you will have the opportunity to join some beautiful tours and activities so to meet a total sense of the West Crete.

Our front desk team is ready to arrange excursions, local activities, dinner reservations at local restaurants, treatments, also to give you useful travel tips for your stay in the area.


Balos lagoon and Gramvousa island. Daily cruise from Kissamos port to Gramvousa and Balos. Departures every day at 10:30 (return at 18:00) or 12:30 (return at 19:00). Fare price 38€ / adult, 19€ / child

Private cruise. Visit Balos lagoon and Gramvousa island by sailing or motorboat. Available on request and mandatory pre-reservation at least the day before.

Balos lagoon by bus. Cross the overland road and admire the magnificent views of the Kissamos gulf, the Gramvousa peninsula and the Balos lagoon by 4×4 private bus. Three departures every day from Kissamos center. Ticket price 20€ / person.

Elafonissi beach. Transfer to Elafonissi by private bus. Pick up at 9:30 from Sunny Bay, return at 17:00. Ticket price 30.00€ / adults, 15.00€ / child

Samaria Gorge. All day tour to Samaria gorge. Transfer by private bus from Sunny Bay to Omalos (Samaria gorge entrance point) and from Palaiochora to Sunny Bay. Pick up at 7:00, return at 20:00 (approximately). Transfer cost 40.00€ / adult. Additional cost: 5.00€ entrance fee, 20,00€ boat ticket.

Daily walks. Organized hiking tours on the surrounding beautiful mountains. Polyrrinia, Deliana gorge, Sirikari gorge, Falassarna, Topolia and more are available on request.

History and Culture

Treasures of Kissamos. Guided tour in the most historical sites o Kissamos. Visit Kissamos museum, Polyrrinia and ancient Falassarna. The tour finish with plenty time of swim in beautiful Falassarna beach. Reserve with 40€ / adult and 20€ / child

Knossos Palace. Discover Cretes’ archaeological treasures and immerse yourself in the legends of the labyrinth and minotaur with informative guided tours in Knossos Palace and Heraklion Archeological Museum. Reserve with 40€ / adult and 20€ / child. Extras to pay 16 euro entrance fee to palace and archaeological museum (optional)

Taste and Culture

A taste of Crete. Visit beautiful unique chapels of Kissamos country on the way of local winery, organic olive oil mill, also small cheese and honey producers. The tour finish in local taverna with meze meal. Reserve with 80€ / adult and 40€ / child

Cretan cookery lesson. A unique guided tour with wonderful scenery as well as a real insight into traditional Cretan life and an opportunity to try your hand at Cretan cookery. It begins with a visit to a typical village house where a Cretan welcome awaits you with tales of Cretan past, present and tradition. The day ends with you enjoying your lunch Cretan style! Reserve with 100€ / adult and 50€ / child.

Sports & Activities

Do not hesitate to ask in reception about the many activities we can book for you, on request, making you accommodation in Kissamos more entertaining.

  • Surf and windsurf lessons
  • Snorkeling and diving
  • Canoe, SUP
  • Biking and e-biking tours
  • Yoga sessions

In short distance from Sunny Bay is available running track, soccer court, tennis court and basketball court, all of them open to public for free!

Special Events

Several special events take place in Kissamos and the surrounding area during the summer season. We are at your disposal to inform you and provide any available program.


For further information, visit our experiences platform here

or contact us directly.