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Balos Lagoon

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Kissamos, Crete 734 00, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Balls beach is beautiful. It is natural and a hike to get there. The drive, if you are not used to driving on narrow roads with drop offs on the edge then this may not be the easiest trip. It seems like it will take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank CRSlay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible beach just be careful with the long drive off road and the following long trek to get there. Go early as it takes ages to get in and out. Only problem was the homeless looking guy with the 3 large angry dogs who appears...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The View is amazing when you go with a boat or go on foot down the mountain but what you see when you go finally Come down... is very badly it's full of trash and it smells very bad I am so sad this is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Ελίνα Κ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Balos is a beautiful hidden beach on the northwest tip of Creta just 30 minutes by car from Kissamos. To reach it by car you'll have to go through at some point a short but bumpy unpaved road up the hills. We arrived there around...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gloriaskw
Reviewed 12 December 2018

You can choose 2 possibilities: by car od by ship. Cruises starts at Kissamos, there is a full service in the port (parking, tickets, ships). If you go by car to the parking place, you must be a good driver and sometimes risks. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Libornino
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

The most beautiful beach in Creta (together with Elafonisi) and famous for its wild nature, with turquoise waters and white sands turning to amazing shades of pink in some places. Waters are shallow, perfect for kids and lovely for grownups too. A legendary lagoon is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank marcotL403QV
Reviewed 27 November 2018

It's a paradise on the earth. The bes way to reach lagoon is by boot. Reserve whole day when you are planing be there.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank janrad11
Reviewed 26 November 2018

If do not see BALOS, while You visit Crete, You always will be sorry ! For me the absolute most beautiful blue lagoon beach on Crete. The colour of the water is absolutely the most astonishing on the whole island. If You go there from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ChristianW1735
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

We took the boat tour to Balos Lagoon including a stop at Gramvousa island. Since Balos is one of the top beaches in the world this was a must-see for us while on Crete. Beautiful, shallow and calm waters make this a nice beach and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alegria_en_sol
Reviewed 16 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.