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 […]
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.
The main reason that Gramvousa's cape is so popular is because of the famous Balos lagoon. Balos lagoon is an exotic beach where shining white sand mixed with pink sand give a vivid turquoise color to the sea. Every year Balos makes it to many popular lists of the most beautiful beaches of the world.
Many people decide to swim and rest at the beautiful beach at the south side of the Imeri Gramvousa where there are a few trees that provide cover from the sun. The beach is covered with a nice golden sand but there are also many rocks which make it ideal for snorkeling.