Balos Lagoon, Kissamos

4.4
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • Amazingly beautiful! The color of the water is just like in the Maldives, the sand is pink, it’s like paradise (full of dudes :)), if you are around I really recommend!  more »
  • A very good advertised place with no equivalent status. The pollution and the crowd make the place disgusting. There was an harship to arrive there and the place did not ';repaid'' us I am very...  more »

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