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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  • There is nothing more beautiful in West Crete, no better beach, but you go there with a packed lunch, water and drinks since there are no restaurants and maybe not even a public loo. Don't drop your w...  more »
  • It's a heavenly place. Really beautiful. When entering, there is a very heavy descent (especially to re-raise it to the return). It is very nice to see the view of the beach from up there when you enter, but it really gets very hard to return. There are people who offer to climb you on donkey. I saw that, in a moment, a big ship brought people. I think if I am lucky enough to go back, maybe I would find out that option to avoid the climb.
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