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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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  • On arrival boat docked and we got off.it was very rocky and the walk to beach for me was extremely difficult. I slipped and hurt my toes and wirried about getting back to boat. I thought it would be.....  more
    On arrival boat docked and we got off.it was very rocky and the walk to beach for me was extremely difficult. I slipped and hurt my toes and wirried about getting back to boat. I thought it would be.....  more »
  • Was really looking forward to see this incredible island. Sadly the weather was bad, we got caught in a windstorm. Check weather before you pay for this trip. The big boat moors further down, then... 
    Was really looking forward to see this incredible island. Sadly the weather was bad, we got caught in a windstorm. Check weather before you pay for this trip. The big boat moors further down, then...  more »

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