Balos Beach in Chania, Crete

Balos. Well-known, famous, much photographed, dreamy, heavenly, unique are some of the features of Balos Lagoon.
You just have to visit it and give your description to one of the most beautiful Greek regions.

In CNN's top 100!!!

Αλλη μία διεθνής αναγνώριση της παραλίας του Μπάλου!!! Listed in CNN's top100 (World's 100 best beaches), the greatest news channel wordwideς, among 3 others!!!! Greek beaches (Egremni in Lefkada, Navagio beach in Zakynthos and Falassarna beach in Chania).
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It is located on the southwest part of the prefecture of Chania, near Kissamos within 55 km from the city of Chania and 17 km from Kissamos.

It has shallow waters, the sea is warm with bright blue and turquoise waters and stunning color in the sand, which, at many of the points, it has a wonderful pink hue that is given by the countless broken shells, as in Elafonissi.
If you do not like crowds, it is better not to visit it during the months of July and August, because on this time is really overcrowded of visitors who come to admire the magnificent beach.

The easiest access to Balos is done by boat, which you can get from Kissamos and other places of the county, making day trips.
Even if you want to go with your own means, be aware that a large part of the road is rough dirt road and you have to cover the last mile on foot. However, if you prefer this way, you will be impressed by the wonderful scenery during the journey.
Finally, the most difficult but most impressive is the hiking route of approximately three hours starting from Kaliviani.

Accomodation
For your stay in Chania, you can book a room in one of the hotels or bed and breakfast inns.
In Chania town, as well as in many other areas of Chania County, there are hotels and various accommodation categories and types (rooms to let, residences, bed and breakfast inns, studios, rentals, hostels, guesthouses, and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's wants and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
Below you will find a list with hotels and lodgings to stay in the area as well as on our webpage under the selected accommodation’s 'offers and deals'. You will also find hotel and lodging price lists, as well as various choices of deals for low-cost holidays and offers for low-cost holidays.

 

Entertainment
As for nightlife and entertainment in Chania town and Chania county, you'll find various choices of traditional and modern restaurants, local taverns, cafes, clubs, bars, beach-bars and other activities. The high level of service and variety of goods will pay off, whatever choice you make.
Chania has dozens of dining places some simple and traditional, others high-end and luxurious.

 

Access
Moving around in Chania is easy and convenient by car, via the existing road network.
The best way to explore Chania is to have your own transportation as it is worthwhile visiting places that the local transportation and tours do not reach.
Chania is the ideal place to visit by your own boat, small or big.
It has many points where you can anchor with safety and an amazing view.
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