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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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  • Definitely one of the nicest beaches on the island. Water of a different kind, indescrivibile, sand purity beautiful inland with a fantastic flora sponatena full of scents and aromas. In front of the fantastic Gramvousa Venetian fortress with rtdi.
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  • This is a truly lovely beach, well worth the walk down the gentle slope from where you can park your car.  more »
  • Loved this place, it was absolutely beautiful. Warm water and stunning, heaven! I will defintely go here again.  more »