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Beautiful place of Crete, where there is unspoilt nature, there are three seas, and the color of the water has several different shades.
Balos Lagoon is located in Gramvousa Peninsula in the north-western part of Crete. You can reach it from the town of Kissamos.
The bay and the beach of Balos are impressive for the scenery, here, surrounded by tropical plants, you can dive into a state of trance when the beauty of nature around you knocked down.
Protected from strong winds, Balos Beach is a wild place where there is only rent sunbeds, but no shops with souvenirs and food. The water in the bay is crystal clear, and in some places, it poured all colorings of blue and green.
Balos Lagoon on the map
More places to visit on Crete
The picturesque small village, that has preserved its authenticity despite the great popularity among tourists, and offers a relaxing stay on their sandy beaches.1
One and the best places in Crete for snorkeling and diving with fishes. Underwater canyons make diving especially interesting.13
Beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by a mountain landscape, creating a special atmosphere of seclusion and isolation from the rest of the world.45
The Leper Island Spinalonga
A former leper colony, this island has preserved only the ruins of a once-powerful fortress and abandoned houses of leprosy patients.30
Saint Nikolas church
The snow-white church on a low cliff is seen from afar, it is a path from rough stones, and from it opens the magic views of the surroundings.23
Built by the Venetians in the 14th century, this fortress was intended to protect the population from the pirates, and now you can watch the unusual phenomenon drosoulites here.3
Glyka Nera Beach
Hidden away from the prying eyes of rocks and cliffs, Glyka Nera beach is considered one of the most beautiful in the world due to its well-groomed and close freshwater supply.12
Beautiful and unguarded cave, where only rare travelers come and where stalactites and stalagmites form fanciful shapes.14
The most famous landmark of Crete depicted on all the postcards and souvenirs, the place where according to legend was the Minotaur maze.22
If you want to reach this picturesque gorge, you need to overcome a long way through another famous and marvelous Cretan gorge.15
Treasure of Richtis Gorge, this waterfall is considered one of the most beautiful in Greece, but to reach it, you need to overcome a long way through the gorge.25
Fortress of Spinalonga
Built to defend the island, the castle turned it into an impregnable area, but now there is just a ruin, from which you can see the bay and Crete.32