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Balos Beach and Lagoon, Kissamos

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Balos Beach and Lagoon resides on the uninhabited island off the northwestern coast of Crete. The lagoon features warm and shallow waters, making it a popular spot for families with small children. At the height of the tourist season, daily ferries running from the nearby Kissamos port bring hundreds of visitors to the beach. Avoid the crowds by taking your swim early in the morning, before the Kissamos ferries arrive. You can also spend a few solitary moments by exploring the ruins of a small Roman settlement, located just north of the lagoon. The island offers limited tourist facilities, so bring lots of drinking water and a light snack. Balos Beach and Lagoon is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Kissamos Edition.
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  • Beach and lagoon is beautiful, spoilt only by too many of us tourists invading it in boat loads but still worth a visit. A visiting inquisitive and hungry goat made a great photo opportunity!  more »
  • There are few possibilites to Access the Balos Beach, the main ones' are by the boat from Kissamos and by renting a car, driving fra Kissamos and then walking for ca 2 km. We didn't take the boat, but...  more »
  • Amazing Lagune with Caribic flair. The way down from the parking place takes about 20 Minutes, but in the heat back again it can be about 1 hour. You will need enough water cause there is nothing. Be ...  more »