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Balos Lagoon

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Kissamos, Crete 734 00, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Balos by sea with the first stop on Gramvousa island. Our rented car was small and not suitable for the road to Balos, but if you can go there by car I would suggest that, because I would have liked to stay more...More

Thank AlinaR0403
Reviewed 5 days ago

Take a boat trip around the headland and view this fabulous unspoilt lagoon in all its glory. You will be amazed at the colour and temperature of the sea. Not to be missed

Thank Martyn W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the experience to visit Balos. It is an incredible place. We had a long walk on the mountains surrounded by sheep and couldn't imagine what was coming. Paradise!!!

Thank fundolaquerencia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the most stunning place I've ever swam at. We came here in October so it was fairly quiet and not too packed. I swam in one of the lagoons and ahead of me was only a huge mountain. It was an...More

2  Thank free2foto
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most amazing beach I have ever seen in my life. I strongly recommend it! (You need a car to get there)

1  Thank Mirta001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the trip which had an early morning start (06:10) by being collected from our hotel on the eastern side of the island and then a coach trip Kisamos to catch the ferry, bus trip fine, luxury coach restful with one comfort break each...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on the boat trip from kissamos. Well worth going by boat as it's the easy option. You don't have to drive the dirt road and climb down to the beach.

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with another couple. It’s a bit hard to get to. The beach is beautiful. We chartered a private boat to get there early enough to be able to get chairs and umbrellas. Over 1000 people arrived later by cruise boat or hiking down...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not that easy to get there. We went by car. First, there is little less that 8 km of unpaved road. Not in very good condition but I have seen worst examples. It took us approx. 30 minutes to reach the parking space...More

Thank KarmHr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Balos beach is one of the many beautiful beaches to visit in Crete. The views are spectacular. We took a boat trip to get there, but you can trek from the top of the mountain. The water is crystal clear and warm. There are lots...More

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18 June 2018|
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Response from AlexSpori | Reviewed this property |
You may want to check these depending where you want to catch the boat from. Either Kissamos port with: cretandailycruises Falasarna, this can be bespoke for a smaller group too: falasarna-cruises. You also want to consider... More
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Response from Susan B | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see this, I hope you went, I don't believe what you were told was true. I loved this beach, one of the best in the world. If you didn't go, you must go next time.