The view of Imeri Gramvousa from Balos reveals the odd shape of the island. The castle of Gramvousa lies on the highest ground of island
The other way to go to Balos is by using a car. The road is maintained every year but the nature of the surface makes it really difficult to keep it in a good condition. Locals usually avoid using their cars to go to Balos. If you use a car, you have to drive with […]
One of the ways to reach Balos is by taking the small cruise ships from Kasteli port. If you take the ship you will have a chance to visit Gramvousa also. When in Balos the ship will dock not very far from the Balos lagoon and you will need to walk 3-4 minutes to get […]
Visiting Balos will require your full day. Plan on starting early in the morning and return back late in the afternoon. This way you will have more time to relax at the beach and to regain your powers for your long trip back.
Balos while is one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete has a disadvantage. During the very hot days, you can sense an unpleasant smell due to the muddy and shallow waters. The smell becomes noticeable especially the days with no wind. Fortunately, even the smallest breeze makes the smell to go away. In case […]
At Balos you can't find any facilities so it's better to get water amd lunch with you. The last years some umbrellas were added but if you don't come to the beach very early in the morning you will not be able to book one.
Balos is one of the most difficult-to-access beaches of Crete. However, after the long trip, the view and the calming water magically remove all the tiredness from the body.
Business Insider included Balos in the list of the world's best-kept secrets in 2015 while it claimed that Prince Charles and Princess Diana have visited the Balos lagoon with their private yacht.
Balos is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece and it is often ranked amongst the most popular touristic destinations in various lists. TripAdvisor placed Balos numerous times in the top 25 best beaches of the world and the top 10 beaches in Europe. For 2017 Balos ranks at the 7th place of the […]
Balos is one of the most photographed beaches in Crete. During summer thousands of people visit the beach and it gets really overcrowded. If you don't like crowed beaches try to avoid visiting Balos during July and August.