Balos Lagoon, Kissamos

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Balos 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. To visit Balos Lagoon on your holiday in Kissamos, and find out what else Kissamos has to offer, use our Kissamos trip itinerary tool .
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  • 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 g...  more »
  • We have been there in October on a sunny day and greatly appreciated it. After 7.7 kilometers of a dirty road, you park your car and walk 30 minutes on a good path. This place is really fantastic from...  more »
  • Awesome! In October not crowded at all. Really beautiful and wild without bungalow nothing nature
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