Balos Lagoon

You’ll only need to travel 56 kilometres by car, to find yourself on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The Balos Lagoon is one of the most photographed cretan locations. For good reason too, as its exotic and natural beauty entices every visitor.

If you plan to get there by car, you will have to park it and walk for about 8 kilometres. Stops for panoramic pictures featuring this unique landscape as a background are a must. You can also walk all the way from Kalyviani to the beach, if you are experienced and you love hiking.

Otherwise, if you come using one of the small boats that sail from Kissamos, you’ll also have the opportunity to visit beautiful Gramvoussa.

The first thing that you’ll see on your way down to the beach, will be the hot white sand that turns pink in some places - due to the presence of thousands of shells- and its turquoise waters that are without equal in the whole Mediterranean Sea. The water is shallow and warm, like a natural swimming pool, and it’s ideal for children and grownups who like to spend their time splashing about. The beach is organised and you’re guaranteed… an unforgettable experience there!