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Balos Lagoon

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Kissamos, Crete 734 00, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful lagoon, amazing view. I had climbed the path upside to get even more stunning view than from bottom. Really recommend, everyone should see it!

Thank Karol S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

nice and delicious island with turquoise blue water. a great place to snorkel. definitely worth a visit.

Thank susanvestergaard
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is on of the most beautiful places I have seen in my life! The road was very difficult, steep and bumpy. Lots of hiking, so take running shoes and be prepared! Also you can take some food with you, there was a small canteen...More

2  Thank Nevenka A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The lagoon is beautiful, as are the mountains and islands around it. The beach is sand rather than pebble. We drove there in a non-AWD vehicle - do not recommend it. The vehicle was fine, but the going was slow and treacherous for the last...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

8 km to drive on the gravel road might spoil the entire opinion even when we rented SUV. However the views are spectacular, hard to see sth like this. Plan the trip carefully, take food and baby carrier as there is some distance to walk...More

1  Thank Jack W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Balos Lagoon is a top 5 must see for Crete. To get to the lagoon you must take a boat. The boat stops off on an island on the way where tourists can visit an old ruin on top of a big hill. The ruin...More

Thank Isak H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I read many reviews before going to this place and most of it said how scary it was driving to the lagoon and most of places rental places don’t allow to drive there as if something happens road assistance won’t come and insurance won’t cover...More

Thank Daiva0214
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Balos Lagoon is a marvellous corner of sea that remember the tropical seas. Anyway is very hard to be reached as you have to drive on a off-road street for 7 km ( and you must pay 1 € per person). Then you have to...More

Thank Fabio M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ballos lagoon is the place that you mast visit when you are in Chania.Best period is September and October that is also summer in greece!!!!

Thank panayiotis73
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the loveliest beaches I’ve ever been to. The best way to do this beach is to take the ferry (you can buy tickets online or at the Kissamos Port where there is lots of free parking). There’s a great little hike (lots of...More

Thank Honor H
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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
Simona D
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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.