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Balos Lagoon

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“beautiful beach”(149 reviews)
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Kissamos, Crete 734 00, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best places i have ever visited, maybe the best sea. I still have a mouse pad customized with a photo of this place. I was there about ten years ago (, i rented a car and arrived there taking a long unpaved...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Massimo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply stunning views. Once again get there early to get a park as walk to beach is about 2 km or further if the car park is full. Can take a donkey ride downto beach. Not much Chopin weather is windy but beautiful views.

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

Balos beach is a natural wonder on the island of Crete. Getting to it is not for the faint of heart because of the narrow dirt road that overhangs a perilous cliff all the way to the beach. It is harrowing to drive the road...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank N3761MDalexk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place to visit, crystal clear water, sand is all shells!! The sea is so inviting, almost like a scene from a tropical island! This place is unique one must go and experience this.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 40floras
Reviewed 13 February 2019

I am few minutes in front of my pc and i can not find the words. Mabe the photo can say more Just amazing !!!

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank SPIROS X
Reviewed 28 January 2019

I think it's the most beautiful beach I've ever seen. I was really impressed. It not easy to get there: you drive 40 minuts on very bad road with 20-30 km/h and than go by foot another 20. But it's worth it. The view is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Ilona K
Reviewed 6 January 2019 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
3  Thank CRSlay
Reviewed 30 December 2018 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
1  Thank SgrMachine
Reviewed 22 December 2018 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
6  Thank Ελίνα Κ
Reviewed 14 December 2018

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
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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.