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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.
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  • Great place unfortunately we got there a bit late but still amazing. Only downside is that to get there you have to go off road for a while and once your there it's a bit of a walk to the beach. But.....  more »
  • Spectacular view and marvellous scenery, but hard to get there by car. Parking space is very limited, the car is to be left much before and walking to the “view point” might take nearly an hour. Flip....  more »
  • What a beautiful place. The was calm and the color of the water was incredible. The walk to the beach takes approx 30min, depending on how many pictures you take. We took many. The walk is very rocky and steep, would not recommend walking it in flip flops. The views are amazing. The road to get there is very rough (8km on an unpaved road, took approx 45min with a small car) but I think it’s worth it. Lots of cute hairy goats. We were here during Christmas and the place to ourselves.
  • One of the most spectacular beaches in Crete.

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