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Balos Beach

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Recommended by 55 out of 58 hikers

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  • Seabass

    It makes sense to drive the long access road, even if the first ford or channel are deterrent. After that it gets better.
    Unfortunately very touristy, so use rain or covered days. Do not overflow in winter. The water is still bakeable - a bit cold, but OK. You have to go through the sea ford anyway or hop on the rocks.

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    • January 5, 2019

  • Seabass

    The approach is cumbersome, but the view and the bay have beautiful clear crystal green water. It is best to visit when it is not overcrowded by tourists, so in winter.

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    • January 11, 2019

  • Seabass

    Hidden and perfect! Simply indescribably beautiful.

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    • January 11, 2019

  • Bruce

    Balos (Greek Μπάλος) is a bay with a lagoon behind it on the west coast of the Greek Mediterranean island of Crete. It is located in the municipality of Kissamos in the Chania region.

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    • August 28, 2021

  • Hamelunke

    Beautiful beach, unfortunately very dirty during our visit with the ruins of civilization.

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    • April 22, 2018

  • Naxxos

    The closer you get to the bay, the more exciting the sight. Until then you can already grasp the color of the water and the expanses of the lonely bay. The anticipation is rising...!

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    • June 1, 2018

  • Naxxos

    The first view of the Bálos Bay compensates for the sometimes long distance along the track.

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    • June 1, 2018

  • Naxxos

    In the midst of a dune landscape of powdery white sand, the color of the bay - a dream!

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    • June 1, 2018

  • Naxxos

    In the main season there is probably also a small tavern here.

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    • June 1, 2018

  • Dirk

    The path is quite demanding, but you will be permanently compensated by the great view.

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    • December 27, 2018

  • Lord TooL

    Most sun and great blue water!

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    • September 4, 2019

  • Naxxos

    On this beautiful beach you feel like being transferred to the Caribbean.

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    • November 7, 2019

  • Naxxos

    Since in the season the journey by boat is offered, it can ever be a little tighter.

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    • November 7, 2019

  • Claude Piotet

    Difficult hike offering magnificent landscapes with a plunging view of the Balos lagoon. This hike is absolutely not recommended for people with vertigo and children.

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    • August 21, 2021

  • Dominique

    Before you start: Take enough water with you. Sturdy shoes are an advantage, but not a must. The route is not really demanding with sturdy shoes. At peak times, things get stuck here, so come early 🌅

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    • September 21, 2021

  • Fischerhanne

    Also in October there was a lounger rental, a small kiosk and toilet block.

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    • October 17, 2021

  • Naxxos

    There is no stopping it - take off your hiking boots and dive into the sea!

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    • June 1, 2018

  • Naxxos

    The beautiful Bay of Bálos.

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    • November 7, 2019

  • Sunny Sun

    Outstanding view, Caribbean feeling. I recommend sturdy shoes.

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    • September 14, 2021

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