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Stunning, worth the hike

No one believes that my pictures from Balos are NOT Photoshop enhanced! Yes, the water is that... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
P M
Peaceful

The beach is very long and there aren't many people so it is very peaceful. We went to the end of... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Cuci_12
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Ankara, Turkey
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A beautiful beach located on the south side of the island, it has a large cave on the beach and excellent snorkeling. Drive to the end of the road and you will see the cave. A few good places to eat and relax are also nearby. Quiet, shade and wonderful rock formations.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“dirt track” (3 reviews)
“rocky road” (2 reviews)
“clear sea” (2 reviews)
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

No one believes that my pictures from Balos are NOT Photoshop enhanced! Yes, the water is that clear, that blue, that emerald green. The sand is that white, that pink. The last 6 km of the drive was awesome, until a car came from the...More

2  Thank P M
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

The beach is very long and there aren't many people so it is very peaceful. We went to the end of the beach where there was a restaurant with shower and sunbeds. Sunbeds are free. The sea is clear, it deepens very easily so be...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Family friendly place, not too many people. Good views from local hills and beach rocks. Worth to go there. Must have at least flipflops. Get best snorkeling gear and enjoy the water.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lagoon and beach on the North-West of Crete, pink sand in some places and gorgeous water. However getting there might be an issue. Many book ship tours from Gramvousa, but we chose higher mobility and came there at 10 am while the beach and...More

1  Thank Alice P
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

A pebbled beach so bring beach shoes that can be worn in water. Water is very clear, although it was cold whilst we were there. The beach is very clean and although situated on a no through road, it is very quiet and idyllic. A...More

2  Thank 720jackson5
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

A beautiful place stunning views beach and water a true paradise location off the beaten track. Hiring a car is recommended to get there lots of goats to see on the way up the bumpy windy rocky road !

Thank mariegreen590
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a lovely little mini resort along the east coast of Samos. Beautiful crystal clear sea ideal for swimming. Saw a pod of dolphins off the coast. Beautiful!

Thank shamwo
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This beach is very beautiful but it is not for the fat and lazy people who complain about everything.. yes you have to go thru 7 kms of rocks by car and then go down 200 steps from the parking but once u get there...More

1  Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

First of all this Balos in Samos, NOT CRETE. So forget the dirt track and salt crystals. It's an OK beach with a quayside in the middle. One side is large stone and the other is shingle. A few tavernas, easy parking. Clear water, of...More

1  Thank Pedroofpobla
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

This place is ideal for relaxation at a clean pebble+sand beach with clear waters. The landscape is beautiful with spectacular rocks and the view of Mt. Kerkis in the west. Tamarisk trees provide shade at the beach. Olive orchards, pine trees and numerous herbs and...More

2  Thank nmueller2
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BalosFan
9 June 2015|
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Response from Chris Z | Reviewed this property |
The road is there. The problem is that many people mistaken Balos beach at Samos with Balos beach at Crete!
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