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Balos Lagoon

Kissamos, Crete 734 00, Greece
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Full-day Tour of Balos and Gramvousa by Boat with Diving
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  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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“dirt road” (90 reviews)
“boat trip” (76 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Kissamos, Crete 734 00, Greece
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Reviewed today via mobile

Unique beach easy access from the sea very hard access from the hill. Hard effort to climb the hill back to car parking! The horses saved our lives! I strongly recommend sea access especially if you have small kids with you and luggages! On the...More

Thank Carmen T
Reviewed yesterday

I wish I had read the comments on tripadvisor before visiting Balos. Here are some tips for travellers to avoid our mistakes: Avoid travelling by car at any cost. We travelled by a rent car on a dirt road from Kissamos, more than 40 minutes....More

Thank Fenerlady
Reviewed yesterday

One of the best beach I have ever seen in my life!! It is a must if you are visiting Crete!! Natural paradise!!

Thank AiEm90
Reviewed yesterday

This beach was one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever visited. A long drive up a dirt mountain then once you reached the top you had a long walk around 845 stone steps down to this incredible paradise - waters of turquoise, aqua,...More

Thank janrebmel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Traveling by car means 8km of horrible road - who said dusty is a liar - tires insurance is a minimum recommendation. If you are early bird - you must walk downhill cca 2km (cca 200height meters). If you arrive later, you can add a...More

Thank Ivan D
Reviewed yesterday

We took the ferry to this beautiful beach, but it was very crowded. The ferry is the only way to go due to the terrible drive, and unbearable hike to the beach (in 100 degree summer weather) The ferry sells umbrellas, which can barely be...More

Thank katc5
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place, beach and water is beatiful! We had boat trip to Balos, but we spent here only 2 hours, I want return...

Thank larisak724
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This beach is gorgeous, and we loved the way the water had many different colors. I recommend visiting here for the day. You can take the ferry or drive to Balos and then walk down the very steep path. If you cant make it back...More

Thank travelingbandacoot
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The lagoon is perfect, it was a pleasant boat journey, it was a little packed and the line for the food was a tad painful. But the lagoon is very breathtaking, the waters are so clear and it's incredible to walk around and take in...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very long trek, not so bad going down but a nightmare getting back up. You need to be fit. Car park is very busy during the day. And rough path is very narrow at times making passing other vehicles very difficult and scary when...More

Thank Joeblogs2
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Razvan S
9 May 2017|
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Response from MCRToronto | Reviewed this property |
There is no good or drink there. Before you hit the 7km road to the beach there is a restaurant where you may be able to pick up some food. A small soft sided cooler would be a good idea.
7 May 2017|
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Response from Flavio M | Reviewed this property |
If you do not want to rent a car (like me), your own hotel will get an agency that will arrange the tour. I went to Balos with a Van and then ferry. It was an excellent tour.
28 February 2017|
Response from Martina M | Reviewed this property |
Hello! You can take the boat from the port of Kissamos to Gramvousa (2h stop) and Balos beach (3 h stop). Kind regards, Martina
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